Hey Crosspoint Family,
I’d like to take a few minutes to update you on what’s happening at Crosspoint as we proactively respond to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
You may have heard that Governor Newsom and Riverside Public Health have mandated that large group gatherings be temporarily suspended in order to contain the Coronavirus. Our responsibility during this time is to prioritize the health and well being of our church community and support our local health agencies by temporarily redirecting our mid week gatherings and weekend services at the Temecula Campus from in person to online/in homes for the next few weeks.
This weekend, our services will be held online only. Our hope is to be able to gather together on our church campus as soon as possible, but in the meantime, we believe we can continue to learn and grow together as a church by worshipping together in our homes, with friends and family, and with our Small Groups. You can access our live gathering experience at our usual service times, Saturday at 5:45 pm and Sunday at 9 and 10:45 am, by clicking here. You can also access the service on demand on our Messages page!
We have been a church living Here, There, and Everywhere, and that does not change in this season. This is a great opportunity to spread hope by inviting someone to join you in watching the service online or sending them the link to check out what “this Jesus thing” is all about.
FOR FAMILIES WITH KIDS & YOUTH
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 and youth engaged and provide ways for them to grow spiritually. We’ve gathered online curriculum for your kids that can be accessed on our CrosspointKids Facebook Page. And we are working on regular devotions for youth that can be accessed here.
OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE, PRAY & GIVE
While the impacts of the coronavirus mean some changes to our daily lives, the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of people have not been put on hold and we must continue to care for those around us. If you would like to stay in the loop about ways to serve Sign up here on our Digital Connection Card. You can also submit prayer requests and updates through that link as well.
Even though we’re not gathering in-person for church, you still have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others by giving your tithes and offerings through our giving page.
Even though our world has changed, the power of God has not changed. The truth of Scripture has not changed. The hope of Jesus has not changed. Our mission as a church has not changed. Let us not give in to fear. Rather, let’s fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith.
The uncertainty of this pandemic is creating anxiety in our workplaces, schools, and day-to-day activities. Yet we remain certain of God’s steadfast presence and careful attention to all that is happening.
In Psalm 46, we are reminded that it is God who is our refuge and strength, and our ever-present help in trouble. Therefore, let us not fear, but with confidence use this opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus. Let’s lead in showing love, lead in serving others, and lead in maintaining community even though it's smaller groups—the scripture is clear, we will be known by our love. You will be hearing more about how we can love well in the days and weeks ahead. Stay tuned!
STAY HEALTHY AND INFORMED
In a crisis like this, it's common for misinformation to spread, and it can be difficult to figure out who and what to trust. Here are some reliable resources that can connect you with accurate and helpful info.
The CDC is the leading national public-health organization in the U.S. and has up-to-date info on COVID-19 (coronavirus).
The CDPH is the state department responsible for public health in California.
WHO is the United Nations' agency for global public health.
Uncertainty and confusion can have a harmful effect on your mental health. This article from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention gives you five ways to take care of your mental health in the face of uncertainty.
Crosspoint Worship has put together this Spotify playlist titled "Hold on to Hope." It's filled with hopeful worship songs. Listen and be reminded of the hope that God provides every day: