CrossBridge's Plan as We Navigate COVID-19
Our nation and the world are in a crisis. The enemy sows sowing fear, sickness, and anxiety. At the same time, Jesus advances peace, healing, and power. One of the main ways Jesus does this is through the Holy Spirit who dwells in us. Because the Holy Spirit lives inside us, we have God’s power to be wise and brave, patient and loving, bold and courageous.
We are not hurried and hassled sheep without a shepherd, but cared-for sheep with the best shepherd of all. We are people who pray, who seek the Lord with our whole heart, and love others as we love ourselves.
As a church, we are staying in compliance with local, city, state, and national leaders, which impacts the church in several ways. This situation is ever-involving and we will continue to provide information as we have it.
Here’s what you need to know about the happenings at CrossBridge and what you can do to be active followers of Christ:
- March 22 + 29 and April 5: We will meet online, but not at Overlook Parkway.
- NEW!!! 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.: Join us here for KidZone Online for a Bible lesson just for our elementary-aged kids. Here's your downloadable packet.
- 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.: Join us online on our
- 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.: Join us here for our Sunday service.
- April 12: Please continue to check here as we monitor how COVID-19 impacts gatherings on Easter Sunday.
The following regular weekly activities are canceled until larger groups are allowed to gather together again:
- The Gathering
- Jesus Hour
The following weekly activities will continue to meet:
- 33 Manhood Study (The study will take place via Zoom call. To register, go here or reach out to leader John Deboer - firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Lifegroups (To find one, go here.)
The following special activities are canceled:
- March 28 - Bonfire
- April 3 - Parent’s Night Out
- April 17 - AblazeOne Foam Night
- April 17 - 19 - Agape Trail Retreat
- April 23 - Ablaze Fundraiser at Sonic
- April 23 - 26 - Outreach to Reynosa Mexico
- April 24 -26 - Women’s Retreat
To give online, go here. Offerings that exceed our weekly expenses will be designated as a benevolence fund to help those in the community who have immediate financial hardship resulting from this pandemic and its effects. We desire to be the Church as we extend help generously to our neighbors in need.
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.
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