Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information+

 
Beginning June 7, Cross Pointe will be reopening under the following guidelines:
 
 

  Thursday, March 19, 2020 – With the newest regulations coming from the CDC, our church services will continue to be an online experience only until further notice.  With the newest number of no more than 10 in a group, we are asking that only the worship team be on site (and that group will also be under the number restriction).  We recognize that not all of our Cross Pointe family may have internet access.  So, if you have family members or friends that don’t have access, perhaps you can share the service with them through your phones or laptops. 

We need each other during this time, and another way we can be there is to become a part of an old-fashioned phone chain.  Why is this important? 
 
If this is a way you can minister during this time, please contact Cindy at the church office.  Once a list is compiled, we will make sure you have the information needed.  (When we were onsite and had bulletins and other written communications, these materials were mailed out each week to this group, so the need to maintain contact is more important than ever.)
 
Even though we are unable to worship together, we can worship through the giving of our tithes and offerings.     We know many of you have been affected by lay-offs and income adjustments.  We ask that you prayerfully consider to continue to give financially to the church, as you’re able,  by mailing in your tithes and offerings or donating online at https://crosspointenaz.breezechms.com/give/online.  A locked box will also be available inside the church office entrance if you’d like to drop it off during office hours (Tuesday thru Friday 9-4).
   

A good reminder for today:  Isaiah 26:3 NLT  “You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!”   This is a great time to soak in the Word, which offers peace!  Again, please reach out to our pastoral staff, church board or leadership team, and other members of the Cross Pointe family with prayer concerns and needs. 

 
 
 
Thursday, March 12, 2020 – Governor Hogan issued a proclamation prohibiting large gatherings and events in light of the threat posed by the Coronavirus. Sections I and II of the proclamation read as follows:
 
“Social, community, spiritual, religious, recreational, leisure, and sporting gatherings and events (“large gatherings and events”) of more than 250 people are hereby prohibited at all locations and venues, including but not limited to parades, festivals, conventions, and fundraisers.”
“Planned large gatherings must be canceled or postponed until after termination of the state of emergency and the proclamation of the catastrophic health emergency has been rescinded.”

 

With this proclamation by Governor Hogan regarding public gatherings, Cross Pointe has suspended ALL formal gatherings until the order is lifted.  That will include Sunday School, Wednesday groups, and all Upward sports practices and games. 
 
The Sunday services will be streamed online at 10:30 a.m. with minimal staffing. 
 
Because there was a congregational vote for our new lead pastor already scheduled for this Sunday, the church will be open for voting from 9-12 a.m. for both members and non-members. Tables will be set up in the foyer by the doors. For our seniors and others who may might need it, you can drive up to one of the canopies and we’ll have one of the volunteers bring a ballot to your vehicle.
 
Please maintain your financial giving to the church by donating online or mailing in your tithes and offerings. Baskets will also be available this Sunday for your tithes and offerings. 
 
Your Church Leadership Team, in conjunction with the Nazarene District Office, is choosing to be cautious – not lead out of fear but of wisdom and prayerful discernment. Prior to the proclamation, your team had already compiled our response to the COVID-19 virus and that is available by clicking here: Cross Pointe Nazarene – Caronavirus info.
 
We continue to be a church family that loves and supports one another. Thu church office will maintain its regular hours Tuesday-Friday. Please reach out to pastoral staff, church board, and other members of the Cross Pointe family with prayer concerns and needs. 
 
We believe that taking these steps will help us protect the most vulnerable and at-risk among us and in our community. In this way we hope to embody Jesus’ concern for the “least of these.” Matthew 25:40-45,