CrossBridge's Plan to Reopen
As the state of Texas reopens, CrossBridge will slowly begin to meet together in safe ways. Below, you can read about our plan for the upcoming three weeks, but if you don’t feel comfortable coming back, that’s okay. You have all the freedom in the world to come back when you are ready. There is no rush, guilt, or timeline to come back to campus.
For those of you who are ready to meet in-person, here is what we anticipate CrossBridge’s reopening to look like:
May 31: Online Sunday
9a, 11a, 5p, and 7p
Continue to watch CrossBridge online. Join us on your favorite platform to worship and listen to God’s word. Several groups will join us in the building as our elders, staff, and Lifegroup leaders will gather for a trial-run service. We’ve limited the people in the building to these groups so we can make sure our practices and procedures are in place for you and your family.
Join us online on our:
June 7: Family Reunion
Come to our Family Reunion in-person at the CrossBridge campus! We’ll have a short outdoor worship service followed by food, fun, and a surprise for everyone in the family.
Here's what to expect step-by-step:
1. You'll park on the upper level and a shuttle will bring you down to our lower level. You'll be greeted from a safe distance by the friendliest team of volunteers around!
2. Outside, we'll worship together and hear a brief message from Kirk.
3. We have a surprise planned for you (WOOHOO!) and then we'll have food and drinks afterward (taking the necessary precautions).
4. Bathrooms will be available inside the building.
Here's what you'll want to bring:
2. Bug spray (We are outside after all!)
3. Hand sanitizer
4. A heart that loves others and puts others above self. (We all have different levels of comfort so we will respect the feelings, views, and safe proximity of all our CrossBridge family!)
June 14: First Sunday inside the building with three services
8:30a, 10a, 11:30a
Join us for our first in-person, indoor gathering since March! Our goal is to provide a safe and welcoming environment so greeters will hold open the doors, plentiful hand-sanitizing stations will be available, and our seating will be reduced by 50% and families will sit together, but spaced apart from others. Worship services will be family-friendly as our BabyZone and KidZone departments will remain closed.
In July, we hope restrictions will have eased, but we know no matter what, you’ll stay fluid and flexible with us as we all live out this new chapter of our lives together, like the family we are.
The following regular weekly activities are online:
- 815: Live Free & Grow in Christ on Tuesday nights at 8:15 p.m.
- Ablaze on Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m.
- Jesus Hour on Thursday nights at 6:00 p.m.
- Lifegroups at various dates and times
- To find one, go here.
Parents, we are in this with you. Here are several resources to help you at this time in your home:
- RightNow Media
- Parent Cue App
- Grab your May 24 Activity Packet here
- For even more amazing and practical resources, go here.
To give online, go here.
Being the Church
Historically, the followers of Jesus have stepped up in times of fear and crisis, making personal sacrifices to love others. In fact, Jesus Himself came to our earth, which was riddled with sin and sickness to take it on Himself and nail it to the cross.
Because we don’t fear death in the same way as those who do not have the hope of Jesus, we are in a position to reveal his power and hope in situations like this. We must and we can resist fear and walk in the confidence of the Lord. He will uphold us with his righteous right hand. (Isaiah 41:10)
- Check on your neighbors—especially if someone is quarantining themselves or is sick. Be safe, of course, but help them and serve them.
- If you have relationships with seniors, please make an effort to regularly check on them to see if you can serve them in some way.
- Always be careful to wash your hands.
- Avoid any actions that might endanger our senior population and those with existing respiratory illnesses.
- Pray for our nation and its leaders, our state and city and their leaders, CrossBridge, medical professionals, the sick, and for revival.
Online Health Resources