Coronavirus Update

An Update from Pastor Jeff on Regathering

Posted May 20, 2020

Update: Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Posted May 15, 2020

To Our Church Family, 

Thank you for your patience with our leadership team as we have carefully and continually monitored the unfolding updates regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19.) This page will continue to be the most up-to-date place for you to receive updates and answers to commonly asked questions. We have devoted significant time as a staff monitoring the situation and we are committed to following guidance from government authorities regarding gatherings for our church family. 

 

ARE THERE ANY IN-PERSON SUNDAY GATHERINGS AT OUR CAMPUSES? 

Both our Sheboygan and Manitowoc campuses are meeting together online at 9:00am and 10:45am CDT during this health emergency. With the help of our staff and our worship/tech serving team members, we will do our best to provide a quality, live worship experience online like we do each Sunday - all while adhering to guidelines to have less than 10 people on site and social distancing.  If you have trouble with the live stream, the service will be posted online later Sunday. 

Additionally, our pastoral staff are taking turns hosting Crossroads Live on Facebook each weeknight at 7pm.   

HOW CAN I STREAM THE SERVICE FROM HOME? 

We stream our services online at 9am and 10:45am CDT. We will also have the service posted later in the day on our website. Those without access to internet/wifi/devices, can also dial in to listen to the service while it is live. (Please note that long-distance toll-charges may apply. We do not have a toll-free number to dial into.)

Click here to stream live on Vimeo (recommended - more stable connection)

Click here to stream live on our Sheboygan Facebook page

Click here to stream live on our Manitowoc Facebook page

Click here to watch services on our app (to download app)

Click here to view Sheboygan Campus saved sermons 

Click here to view Manitowoc Campus saved sermons

To listen to services "live" on the phone:

Dial: (312) 626-6799

Enter meeting ID: 689 869 130, followed by the # sign

 

WHAT ABOUT CROSSROADS KIDS? 

Please know that your families will continue to be in our prayers as we navigate these circumstances together. Our hope is to keep your kids engaged and provide ways for them to grow spiritually. At 6am CDT on Sunday mornings we will be posting lessons and videos on our Crossroads website and Crossroads Kids Facebook pages which we highly encourage you to utilize. It’s super easy and is a great way for kids to do church online along with the rest of your family! We provide access to this page to anyone who calls Crossroads home and utilizes our Crossroads Kids Ministry. There are several videos for kids with optional discussion questions and activities that can be downloaded. We will also send our Sunday lessons out via email for those that do not have access to Facebook. 

Here is the link to our Crossroads Kids page on our website.

Here is the link to our Sheboygan Crossroads Kids Facebook group page.

Here is the link to our Manitowoc Crossroads Kids Facebook group page.

We also recommend using the Bible App for Kids.

 

HOW DO I CONTINUE TO GIVE DURING THIS TIME? 

The continuation of giving during this time to support the Kingdom work that God is doing in and through His church is important. Ministry will continue in every way possible. Here's some information on how you can give outside of in-person giving on a Sunday morning.

Options for giving online via our website, mobile app or texting can be found at this link: https://crossroadscc.church/give/.

Additionally, giving in the form of checks may be mailed to our campus offices or provide this information to your bank for automated giving via checks.

Sheboygan Campus: Crossroads Community Church, P.O. Box 1427, Sheboygan, WI 53081

Manitowoc Campus: Crossroads Community Church, 935 S 8th St., Suite 105, Manitowoc, WI 54220

 

ARE CROSSROADS OFFICES OPEN AT THIS TIME? 

While our physical office buildings are closed at this time, all of our staff is working remotely to continue ministry. Our office phone/email are fully operational during normal business hours. This includes meeting via phone or through video conferencing should you wish to connect with a staff member during this time. We are here to serve you during this time so please do not hesitate to reach out.
 

 

ARE LIFEGROUPS STILL MEETING?

Yes, our LifeGroups are still meeting, but are gathering in a virtual format. Please contact your LifeGroup leader for more details or reach out to Pastor Zach (Sheboygan Campus - zach.dewitt@crossroadssheboygan.org) or Pastor Nick (Manitowoc Campus - nick@crossroadsmanitowoc.org) if you have questions.

 

IS RUSH YOUTH GROUP STILL MEETING ON WEDNESDAY NIGHTS? 

Sheboygan Campus: RUSH concluded it's school year session, as scheduled, on Wednesday, May 13th. There are no small group gatherings planned for the foreseeable future. Please visit the Sheboygan RUSH website for updates.

Manitowoc Campus: RUSH concluded it's school year session, as scheduled, on Wednesday, May 13th. There are no small group gatherings planned for the foreseeable future. Please visit the Manitowoc RUSH website for updates.

 

HOW SHOULD I RESPOND SPIRITUALLY TO THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)? 

We live in a broken and fallen world where bad things happen.  Sin, suffering and death are part of our lives.  But the good news is that through His suffering on the cross and resurrection from the dead, Jesus has defeated death and sin.  And one day he will eliminate them completely (Revelation 21:4) for everyone who trusts in Him.   

And how we, as believers in Jesus Christ, respond during these times says a lot about our faith.  Here are some steps you can take to honor God and grow closer to him during this time: 

  • Choose daily to trust in the Sovereign God, our good and loving heavenly Father who is in control.   
  • Evaluate where your hope is.   
  • Pray for those who are sick, for the doctors and healthcare professionals, for wisdom for our government leaders, and for those who need to trust Jesus for salvation. 
  • Practice the second greatest commandment and look for ways to love others as you love yourself. 
  • Stay connected to your church family through online LifeGroup gatherings, Crossroads Live weeknights on our Facebook pages and through online Sunday worship services.   
  • Continue to give back to God financially out of what He provides and support the ministry of your church during this difficult season. 
  • Take time to praise God for His many good gifts in your life and look for opportunities to be a light in the darkness.  Share the hope we have in Jesus with others! 

 

HOW CAN I BE UPDATED WHEN CHANGES ARE MADE TO THIS WEBPAGE? 

The best way to be notified about updates to this webpage is to opt-in to receive text updates. We will text an update when changes are made here.

To opt-in to receive text updates:

Sheboygan Campus

Text: INFOSHEB

To: (920) 717-1715

Manitowoc Campus

Text: INFOMANTY

To: (920) 717-1715

 

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