Dear Crossroads’ Family,
We are carefully and closely monitoring the situation regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19). Like you, we take this very seriously and want to assure you our #1 priority is the safety and well-being of everyone who comes on our campus. We are also paying attention to recommendations from the CDC and local and state officials here in Texas.
We want you to know we already have practices and procedures in place to keep our campus, facilities and equipment safe and clean for all of our ministries every week. But we have upped our game in recent weeks and even in recent days due to the current situation.
We are taking every possible precaution to make sure everyone who comes to worship or participates in any activity here is safe.
As of now our Sunday services will continue as planned. Here’s what you need to know when you come:
• At all of our facilities, either our doors will be open or our volunteers will open doors for you.
• Our volunteers will gladly check your kids into their respective areas for you using the check-in kiosks.
• All the toys in all of our nursery and children’s areas will be wiped down and sanitized, even between services.
One thing we are certain of: God is a Sovereign God and He is watching over us and will get us all through this. Psalm 37:25
• All of our restrooms have plenty of soap and water as well as hand sanitizer available for you. We should all follow the recommendation of washing our hands regularly and thoroughly for at least 20 seconds. Which is one of the most effective ways to combat the spread of any virus.
• We will have plenty of hand sanitizer in other parts of our facilities as well.
• We recommend fist bumps or elbow bumps, or just a gracious smile right now.
• We do not have any kind of meet and greet time in our services, so you can relax about that, too.
• We will not be passing the offering, but will make the offering bags available as you leave. You can also give via text or in any of our giving boxes. We encourage you to consider online giving by visiting our website.
• Our communion is always served in non-reusable plastic cups and those preparing it always wear gloves. All of our trays are cleaned and sanitized before use. We have gone a step further and are ordering disposable communion cups with the wafer attached.
• All of our staff and volunteers will wash their hands frequently and use hand sanitizer while serving. Any staff or volunteers who feel sick will not be allowed to serve in any capacity and will be encouraged to stay home.
• Our cleaning crews and maintenance team will be wiping down all door knobs, handles and surfaces regularly and often, in addition to the everyday disinfecting we have already been doing.
That’s what we are doing here on our campus. Here are some things you can do:
• If you or another member of your family isn’t feeling well, stay home and watch our services online.
• If one of your children isn’t feeling well, please keep them home until they are illness-free and fever-free for at least 24 hours.
• Wash your hands frequently, for at least 20 seconds, and avoid touching your face.
We realize these are uncertain days for everyone, but one thing we are certain of: God is a Sovereign God and He is watching over us and will get us all through this (Psalm 37:25). The Bible reminds us, “For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control” (2 Timothy 1:7).
Encourage your unchurched friends and family members of all the above and bring them with you to Crossroads Sunday.
See you here!
Barry L. Cameron has been the Senior Pastor of Crossroads since 1992 when the church was averaging 188 in morning worship. Pastor Cameron and his wife, Janis, have three children and two grandsons. He’s the author of the bestseller: The ABCs of Financial Freedom, Contagious Generosity, and The Financial Freedom Workbook. The Cameron family has been completely debt free since November 2001.