Compass 5/24/20

Watch online at 10:30 a.m. at www.youtube.com.
Search for “crossroadsi85”.
Or click the link on our Facebook page!

  •   If you mail a check or have bill pay through your bank, please use our new address. PO BOX 161465 Boiling Springs, SC 29316.
  •  Drive by parade honoring Mrs. Amanda will be Saturday, May 30th from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at Crossroads. Please check your email for additional information.
  • Graduate Recognition Service– June 14th during 10:30 a.m. Service
  •  Vacation Bible School has been postponed. We will update you as we have more information!

CROSSROADS KIDS Amanda Lemmonds, amanda@crossroadsbaptist.org
For Your Children: Nursery is not provided at this time.
Crossroads Kids Zoom sessions will be held on Wednesdays at 6pm and Sundays at 4:30 p.m. Email amanda@crossroadsbaptist.org if you’d like the link to join in!!

ONE80 STUDENTS Michael Evans,  michael@crossroadsbaptist.org
FUELED services will be on Thursday nights in the sanctuary beginning May 28th through the end of the summer at 6:00 p.m.
Check your email for important D-Group meeting information!
Thursday evenings: 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Regathering Information

Welcome Back Crossroads Family!

We are excited to get back to “in person” worship beginning next Sunday, May 24, 2020. We have
spent a lot of time praying, planning and preparing for this time. We know some of you may continue
to feel more comfortable worshipping online and we want you to know we fully support your
decision. Please know we look forward to you joining us when you feel safe and comfortable. On
Sunday, May 24, we are going to gather in our worship center with a “minimal contact environment”
and proceed in a safe and practical way. Here are some specifics:

CROSSROADS REGATHERING
Sunday, May 24 – Sunday Morning Worship Services, 8:30am and 10:30am.
(Only the 10:30am service will be streamed live.)
• Doors open at 8:00am and 10:00am
• Please remain in your vehicle until the doors open
• Parking for the 8:30am service will be on the Gossett Road side of our building. You will
park there and enter and exit through the doors on that side of the building.
• Parking for the 10:30am service will be on the gym entrance side of our building. You will
park there and enter and exit through the doors on that side of the building.

Guidelines for Worship Services

Masks: You are welcome to wear your own masks and/or gloves. Masks will be available on the
foyer table.

Doors Open: All exterior and interior doors will be propped open to minimize contact.

Hand Sanitizer: There will be hand sanitizing stations placed throughout lobby and the sanctuary.

Marked Seating: Seating will be clearly marked and staggered between pews and sections to
preserve social distancing guidelines of a 6ft space between you and those around you, other
than family.

Safe Exit Strategy: We have a safe exit strategy to minimize contact and preserve social
distancing guidelines. We will share these at the end of the service.

Childcare: We regret that we cannot safely offer childcare at this time. We encourage you to have
your family sit together in worship.

Limited Restroom Guidelines: We ask that you limit capacity to 3 or fewer persons in a restroom at
a time.

Giving: You will be able to give your tithes and offering through offering boxes placed around
the sanctuary. In order to preserve social distancing guidelines, we will not pass the offering
plates.

Cleaning: Our housekeeping staff has been at work this entire time and they diligently clean and
disinfect surfaces and rooms each day. We will also clean and disinfect all surfaces: restrooms,
pews, doors, handrails, and etc. after each service to preserve a safe environment.

D-Groups: Classes will continue to meet online.

Compass 5/17/20

  •  Our anticipated first time gathering together in worship again is now tentatively scheduled for Sunday, May 24, 2020.  We pray that you and your family are doing well and ask you to contact the church office if there is any need. We love you all and look forward to the reunion on May 24. Check your email for more detailed information!
  •  If you mail a check or have bill pay through your bank, please use our new

address. PO BOX 161465 Boiling Springs, SC 29316.

  • Vacation Bible School has been postponed. We will update you as we have more information!

 

CROSSROADS KIDS Amanda Lemmonds, amanda@crossroadsbaptist.org
For Your Children: Nursery is located in the gym. 5K-5th grade are dismissed to children’s worship before sermon. All children should be registered.

Sundays– from 5:30-7:30pm.
Wednesdays– from 6:15-7:30pm.

Crossroads Kids Zoom sessions will be held on Wednesdays at 6pm and Sundays at 4:30. Email amanda@crossroadsbaptist.org if you’d like the link to join in!!

ONE80 STUDENTS Michael Evans,  michael@crossroadsbaptist.org

 NO FUELED!

Check your email for important D-Group meeting information!

Wednesday evenings: 6:15-7:30 p.m.
Student LIFE Groups: on campus Sundays 9:15 a.m.

 

Compass 5/3/20

Remember to join us online this Sunday morning at 10:30am. You can click the live link on our Facebook page or you can go to Youtube and search for “crossroadsi85”!

  •  Our anticipated first time gathering together in worship again is now tentatively scheduled for Sunday, May 17, 2020.  We pray that you and your family are doing well and ask you to contact the church office if there is any need.
  •  If you mail a check or have bill pay through your bank, please use our new
    address beginning in April. PO BOX 161465 Boiling Springs, SC 29316.
  •  SAVE THE DATE– VBS 2020 will be on June 14-18!

    CROSSROADS KIDS Amanda Lemmonds, amanda@crossroadsbaptist.org
    For Your Children: Nursery is located in the gym. 5K-5th grade are dismissed to children’s worship before sermon. All children should be registered.
    Sundays– from 5:30-7:30pm.
    Wednesdays– from 6:15-7:30pm.
    Crossroads Kids Zoom sessions will be held on Wednesdays at 6pm and Sundays at 4:30. Email amanda@crossroadsbaptist.org if you’d like the link to join in!!

ONE80 STUDENTS Michael Evans,  michael@crossroadsbaptist.org
NO FUELED!
Check your email for important D-Group meeting information!
Wednesday evenings: 6:15-7:30 p.m.
Student LIFE Groups: on campus Sundays 9:15 a.m.

Compass 4/19/20

Remember to join us online this Sunday morning at 10:30am. You can click the live link on our Facebook page or you can go to Youtube and search for “crossroadsi85”!

  •  Crossroads is committed to protecting people and doing our part in helping in the national campaign of 30 days to slow the virus. Therefore, our physical building will remain CLOSED through April 26. Stay tuned in and stay safe!
  •  If you mail a check or have bill pay through your bank, please use our new address beginning in April.

PO BOX 161465 Boiling Springs, SC 29316.

  • Midweek Worship will tentatively resume on Thursday, May 7th!
  • SAVE THE DATE– VBS 2020 will be on June 14-18!

CROSSROADS KIDS Amanda Lemmonds, amanda@crossroadsbaptist.org
For Your Children: Nursery is located in the gym. 5K-5th grade are dismissed to children’s worship before sermon. All children should be registered.
Sundays– from 5:30-7:30pm.
Wednesdays– from 6:15-7:30pm.
Crossroads Kids Zoom sessions will be held on Wednesdays at 6pm and Sundays at 4:30pm. Email amanda@crossroadsbaptist.org if you’d like the link to join in!!

ONE80 STUDENTS Michael Evans,  michael@crossroadsbaptist.org
NO FUELED!
Check your email for important D-Group meeting information!
Wednesday evenings: 6:15-7:30 p.m.
Student LIFE Groups: on campus Sundays 9:15 a.m.

Compass 4/12/20

Remember to join us online this Sunday morning at 10:30am. You can click the live link on our Facebook page or you can go to Youtube and search for “crossroadsi85”!

Happy Easter from the staff and leadership of Crossroads!

  •  Crossroads is committed to protecting people and doing our part in helping in the national campaign of 30 days to slow the virus. Therefore, our physical building will remain CLOSED through April 26. Stay tuned in and stay safe!
  •  If you mail a check or have bill pay through your bank, please use our new address beginning in April.

PO BOX 161465 Boiling Springs, SC 29316.

  • Midweek Worship will tentatively resume on Thursday, May 7th!
  •  One80 will be attending Centrifuge at Charleston Southern June 8-12. More details to come!
  • SAVE THE DATE– VBS 2020 will be on June 14-18!

CROSSROADS KIDS Amanda Lemmonds, amanda@crossroadsbaptist.org
For Your Children: Nursery is located in the gym. 5K-5th grade are dismissed to children’s worship before sermon. All children should be registered.
Sundays– from 5:30-7:30pm.
Wednesdays– from 6:15-7:30pm.
Crossroads Kids Zoom sessions will be held on Wednesdays at 6pm and Sundays at 4:40. Email amanda@crossroadsbaptist.org if you’d like the link to join in!!

ONE80 STUDENTS Michael Evans,  michael@crossroadsbaptist.org
NO FUELED!
Check your email for important D-Group meeting information!
Wednesday evenings: 6:15-7:30 p.m.
Student LIFE Groups: on campus Sundays 9:15 a.m.

Compass 4/5/20

Remember to join us online this Sunday morning at 10:30am. You can click the live link on our Facebook page or you can go to Youtube and search for “crossroadsi85”!

We would like to ask families to take a picture this week as you attend our worship service from home.  Gather your family together and take a family selfie.  Then submit that picture to media@crossroadsbaptist.org.  We will be putting a church slide show to show as the service gets ready to start on Sunday, April 12.
*Please understand that by submitting a picture of your family, you are agreeing to allow Crossroads to use in the slide show.  Let’s be the church and worship together

  •  Crossroads is committed to protecting people and doing our part in helping in the national campaign of 30 days to slow the virus. Therefore, our physical building will remain CLOSED through April 26. Stay tuned in and stay safe!
  • If you mail a check or have bill pay through your bank, please use our new address beginning in April.   PO BOX 161465 Boiling Springs, SC 29316.
  • Midweek Worship will tentatively resume on Thursday, May 7th!
  • One80 will be attending Centrifuge at Charleston Southern June 8-12. More details to come!
  • SAVE THE DATE– VBS 2020 will be on June 14-18!

CROSSROADS KIDS Amanda Lemmonds, amanda@crossroadsbaptist.org
For Your Children: Nursery is located in the gym. 5K-5th grade are dismissed to children’s worship before sermon. All children should be registered.
Sundays– from 5:30-7:30pm.
Wednesdays– from 6:15-7:30pm.
Crossroads Kids Zoom sessions will be held on Wednesdays at 6pm and Sundays at 4:40. Email amanda@crossroadsbaptist.org if you’d like the link to join in!!

ONE80 STUDENTS Michael Evans,  michael@crossroadsbaptist.org
NO FUELED!
Check your email for important D-Group meeting information!
Wednesday evenings: 6:15-7:30 p.m.
Student LIFE Groups: on campus Sundays 9:15 a.m.

Compass 3/29/20

Church family,
While many of our plans are contingent on Covid-19 at this time, we are still confident that God is in control. We will give updates as we have them, so please look for more information in the next few days/weeks. Should any of the events below be postponed or changed, we will send a notification to you via email. More exciting summer information is coming soon!

  • April 19-22 we will be hosting  A Celebration of Unity, a joint time of revival and celebration with area churches. Plan to join us each night at 6:30 p.m.
  •  Midweek Worship will resume on Thursday, May 7th.
  •  One80 will be attending Centrifuge at Charleston Southern June 8-12. More details to come!
  • SAVE THE DATE– VBS 2020 will be on June 14-18!

 

CROSSROADS KIDS Amanda Lemmonds, amanda@crossroadsbaptist.org
For Your Children: Nursery is located in the gym. 5K-5th grade are dismissed to children’s worship before sermon. All children should be registered.
Sundays– from 5:30-7:30pm.
Wednesdays– from 6:15-7:30pm.
NO CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES!

ONE80 STUDENTS Michael Evans, michael@crossroadsbaptist.org
NO FUELED SUNDAY NIGHT!
Wednesday evenings: 6:15-7:30 p.m.
Student LIFE Groups: on campus Sundays 9:15 a.m.

Compass 3/22/20

Please check your email or our website for an important update from Pastor Rich!

  • NO CHURCH ACTIVITIES THROUGH MARCH 29. 
  •  Food Pantry at Cannons UMC on April 3rd at 9 a.m.
  •  Midweek Worship will resume on Thursday, April 9th!
  • April 19-22 we will be hosting  A Celebration of Unity, a joint time of revival and celebration with area churches. Plan to join us each night at 6:30 p.m.!
  •  One80 will be attending Centrifuge at Charleston Southern June 8-12. More details to come!
  • SAVE THE DATE– VBS 2020 will be on June 14-18!

CROSSROADS KIDS Amanda Lemmonds, amanda@crossroadsbaptist.org
For Your Children: Nursery is located in the gym. 5K-5th grade are dismissed to children’s worship before sermon. All children should be registered.
Sundays– from 5:30-7:30pm.
Wednesdays– from 6:15-7:30pm.
NO CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES!

ONE80 STUDENTS Michael Evans, michael@crossroadsbaptist.org
NO FUELED SUNDAY NIGHT!
Wednesday evenings: 6:15-7:30 p.m.
Student LIFE Groups: on campus Sundays 9:15 a.m.

Update from Pastor Rich

Dear Crossroads Church family,

These truly are unprecedented, unnerving and unpredictable times. COVID-19 has brought
most of our church activities to a temporary halt. Yet even still, we rejoice in this Truth that
our awesome God still sits on His throne and He is in control of all matters. As I said Sunday
morning, we may not know what the future holds, but we know Who holds the future – and
He is faithful and good in all His ways.

“Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your
heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?”

After speaking with other church leaders, here are our plans moving forward.

  •  The church building/facility will remain closed through March 29, 2020. The company contracted to clean the church is taking additional cleaning and sanitizing steps to minimize the risk of lingering germs and infestation during this down period.
  •  Per the request of our political and spiritual leaders, and as we strive to care for one another and our neighbors, there will be no corporate worship gatherings on Sunday mornings for at least the next couple of weeks (March 22 and March 29, 2020). Instead, we will be offering our Sunday morning worship services via YouTube Live to any and all who would like to join us in worship (expect details and instructions soon if you do not know how to pull up our live worship services on your different electronic devices on YouTube Live in the convenience and safety of your own homes). I plan to be preaching and our Praise Band will be leading in worship – so expect much of the same Crossroads feel and flavor…
  •  For those asking about how to faithfully continue to give of your tithes and offerings during this time, we recommend several options be considered. (All checks are to be made out to Crossroads Baptist Church.)

* You can set up “Bill Pay” through your local bank and have them
automatically send your weekly offering to the church address (Lisa and I
plan to use this method).
*You can mail your tithes and offerings to the church.
For both of the above options, please send to:
Crossroads Baptist Church
130 Conway Black Road
Spartanburg, SC 29307

* You can come by the church and drop off your giving on Thursdays from 7am
to 1pm. Someone will walk out to your car or meet you at the door for you to
place your tithes and offering in a basket.

– No church activities (Wednesday evening Bible studies, Archery, Card Ministry,
Prayer Group, DGroups, LifeGroups, etc.) on the church campus through at least
March 29, 2020.

– An electronic version of the Compass will be coming out today with more
details about other events and changes as we adapt to these trying times.
– Church communications will continue through other venues such as GroupMe, texts,
emails, the website (www.crossroadsbaptist.org), YouTube Live, etc. You can also
call the church at (864) 579-3120 – staff calls will be forwarded to their mobile
phones.
– The Prayer Team at Crossroads is still ACTIVE and will continue to pray for all
requests that come to the team. Call our church office to notify us of any prayer needs.

Hopefully – prayerfully – we can all be together soon. But as we wait, this we know… God
has always been faithful, God is even now displaying His faithful love, and God will always be
faithful – and He will surely take care of us all.
This too shall pass soon. The Bible proclaims:

 “For our momentary light affliction is producing for us an absolutely incomparable eternal
weight of glory. So we do not focus on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is
seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”
 2 Corinthians 4:17–18

May we – the church – be the church for the glory of God – for such a time as this (Esther
4:14). Love you all…

Jesus is Lord – and He alone commands our destiny…

Pastor Rich
March 19, 2020