COVID-19

Our Plan and our Hope for Dealing with Coronavirus

Our Plan – Updated May 3, 2020

Service Schedule

Stage One: May 17th – May 24th

Sunday Morning Gatherings Resume

Limited to 50 per service at 9:00, 10:30 am and 5:00pm (additional services will be added as needed)

Wednesday Bible Study by Zoom

Amplify Youth Meetings resume on Thursday evenings at 7:00pm at CrossPointe Church.      

Stage Two: May 31st – June 7th

Sunday Morning Gatherings Continue

Limited to 100 per service at 9:00 and 10:30am (additional services will be added as needed)

No Sunday Evening Services

Wednesday Bible Study by Zoom

Stage Three: June 14th

Sunday Morning Gatherings Continue

One Service at 10:00am – Welcome Home Celebration!

Sunday School and CORE Classes Resume

Wednesday Morning and Evening Bible Studies Resume

Sunday Evening Services will resume on July 5th with First Sunday.

 Stage One Procedures

Those who want to attend a gathering must sign up for the service time they prefer.  The early service will be reserved for members and attendees who are 60+ years old. Three identical services will be offered in stage one.  Additional services will be added as necessary to meet demand. Parking areas and entry doors will be assigned to specific service times:

9:00am

Parking: Upper Parking Lot (East Side)

Entry:    East Doors

Exit:     East Doors

10:30am*

Parking: Lower Parking Lot (North Side)

Entry:    North Doors

Exit:     North Doors

5:00pm*

Parking: Upper Parking Lot (East Side)

Entry:    East Doors

Exit:     East Doors

Services will last less than one hour and will continue to be streamed on the CrossPointe website, Facebook, and Youtube.

 

 Stage One Precautions

Seating capacity in the worship center will be reduced, allowing for ample space between members who are not part of the same family.

HEPA certified air filters will be installed in the HVAC units for the worship center, lobby and entry ways.

No offering plates will be passed during the worship service, please use the offering boxes in the back of the Worship Center.

Face coverings and gloves will not be required for those attend, they will also not be discouraged for those who wish to wear them.

Exterior and interior doors will be propped open before and after services.

Greeters will not make contact with those who attend and will wear face coverings and gloves.

Restrooms will be closed except for emergencies.

Drinking fountains will not be operational.

Coffee will not be served.

Face coverings and hand sanitizing stations will be available.

Sanitation teams will clean and disinfect the campus between all services.

There will be no children’s ministries, nursery, or Sunday school classes.

There will be no Core Group meetings.

We will not observe the Lord’s Supper during this time.

Guest bags will not be handed to first-time guest, but they will be free to take one for themselves.

There will be no formal greeting time and everyone who attends will be discouraged from initiating personal contact with others.

Our Hope

The response to Covid-19 has been unprecedented—most of us have never seen anything like this in our lifetime and perhaps you, your children, or people you know have struggled with anxiety or fear as the media continues to paint a dismal picture. 

Uncertainty can drive a host of emotions—but let me encourage you to remember that our God is completely sovereign, and He is most certainly in control of this situation.  The 46th Psalm says, God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble…The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah

The message of that Psalm is timely because it reminds us that God is the one to whom we run because God is the One who is worthy of all of our confidence and trust.  

In these uncertain times, don’t panic and don’t adopt the attitude of those whose only hope is in this life.  If you are saved, then you are in Christ and the Holy Spirit is in you—so rest in His presence and find comfort and joy in the reality that your life is in the sovereign grip of God.  This means you can be diligent, wise and discerning without worrying or giving in to fear.  You can also be ready to share the hope you have in Christ with those who are struggling and trying to make sense of everything that is happening.  

We have an amazing opportunity unfolding right before our eyes to help people find the assurance and certainty that they are desperately searching for.  Let’s stay on mission, together.

This is certainly a challenging time in the life of our nation, but this is the time when we must remember that we are the light of the world and the salt of the earth. 

Covid-19 is a stark reminder that we live in a fallen world filled with sin, heartache, and destruction.  But the greatest enemy of humankind, death, was defeated when Jesus rose from the grave and now, because of His death and resurrection, all who believe in Him for salvation can enjoy everlasting hope and life in Him. The gospel is the good news we get to carry to our neighbors in this time of uncertainty.  So, have faith in God and place all of your hope in Him.

 

Our Prayer

How do we pray and what do we pray for during this challenge? 

Pray for this pandemic to end quickly with minimal loss of life.

Pray for researchers to find a vaccine. 

Pray for health care professionals as they stand on the front-lines attempting to help as many people as possible.

Pray for our government leaders to make wise decisions and be united in their efforts to protect our nation, our state, and our community.

Pray for other believers to stand strong in the faith so that we might be a light in this darkness.

Pray for gospel-preaching churches to encourage and equip their members to have faith during uncertainty.

Pray for those who are sick with this virus, and pray for the families of those who have died from complications brought on by Covid-19.

Pray for those who have lost their jobs and are experiencing financial and relational stress as a result of decisions made to curtail the spread of this virus.  

 

Our Responsibility

We have a responsibility to care for our neighbors.  If you or someone you know has been quarantined or is struggling with anxiety, fear, or with basic needs because of this outbreak, please contact CrossPointe by clicking the button below.  We will do our best to respond as quickly as possible.    

 

Your Next Right Step

Join us this Sunday at 10:00 am where we will hear an encouraging message, inspiring worship, a kid’s environment your children will love, and perhaps the best church community in Westerville, Ohio.