Thursday, March 12 7:15pm
In consideration of the public health concerns related to COVID-19, beginning this Sunday, March 15, we will not be hosting services or student ministry gatherings at any of our church locations. We will reevaluate regularly and our hope is to welcome you back to our campuses as soon as we can.
We will have worship services online at thecrossinglv.com/live both Sundays at 8:30 am, 10:00 am, 11:30 am and 6:00 pm. It is very important for you to join us online. In addition to our regular programming, we will update you on how we plan to stay engaged with you and your family during this season.
If someone asks why your church chose to respond to this health crisis by closing its doors, here’s our response:
- We are loving our neighbors by protecting our neighbors.
- We are not being fearful. We are being responsible.
- This is what love requires of us in this season
- This is a great opportunity to remind everyone that the church is not a building, but a body of believers following Jesus …not a place, but a people.
I will be watching alongside all of you this weekend via our online platforms at thecrossinglv.com/live or on Facebook Live. We will be breaking some new ground as we come together during this challenging time.
Our pastors will continually be available to you via email and we plan to continue serving the needs of our community at this time. You can also give us a call during our normal office hours to talk to a Pastor. We will be following up with more updates over the next few days so make sure and follow our social media.
Activities that take place on our campuses will be held on a case by case basis and we will be releasing a full list shortly on our website at thecrossinglv.com. Pastors overseeing those gatherings and ministries leaders will be able to let you know of any adjustments. Our campus is still open! We are just being prudent in not gathering in large numbers for the next two weeks. Let’s be the church!
Thursday, March 12 8:00am
At The Crossing, the health of everyone is of utmost importance to us. We are taking our lead and following directives from our city and state agencies in regard to our Sunday Services and other larger gatherings. Each one will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
With this in mind, we will currently have our normal services this Sunday on campus at all of our locations. However, this may not be possible for you or your family. We want you to know that we will be heavily utilizing our streaming services in order to ensure that you are able to join us online even if you are not able to be in the room.
We encourage you to watch online either on our website or our Facebook page if:
- You are considered high-risk for COVID-19 (ie. Health issues, elderly, etc)
- You are sick or have been exposed to someone who may have symptoms.
Make sure to follow CDC guidelines in regards to washing your hands, coughing and sneezing, etc. Also, please take precautions in regards to shaking hands with people. In this season a smile and a simple “hi” may be more appropriate.
As always, we are taking the cleanliness of our campuses very seriously. Under these circumstances, we have increased our care including wiping down frequently touched surfaces throughout the day, as well as, providing extra cleaning and disinfectant treatment to our campuses. You will also notice we are distributing communion in a new way to allow for a healthier experience for everyone.
At The Crossing, we have always been a digital church. All of our services are broadcast on our website at thecrossinglv.com/live and on our Facebook page. In addition, we have all of our services On-Demand at thecrossinglv.com/media.
In addition, we have other tools such as the 411 and online giving available for you. We encourage you to take advantage of all of these. You will notice our teams ramping up our digital presence in this challenging season and utilizing additional interactive tools. Our hope is for you to continue to engage at the highest level even if you cannot be physically present.
As you know, this situation is changing rapidly and we will continue to keep you updated on our response. We feel it is important to be prudent and wise in this season. When people’s health is involved, we must be diligent. We are fully committed to that as a staff and leadership team.
In the Bible, we are told over and over again to not fear! This extends to what we are experiencing now. We can be diligent, wise and prudent without a spirit of fear. The most important thing you can be doing in this season is praying and seeking God.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:6-7