COVID-19 (coronavirus) response
updated 04.02.2020
 
 
 
Online service only this Sunday
 
Due to public health concerns, we are not meeting at East Ridge High. Instead, we will continue hosting online-only worship services. Join us for a Facebook Livestream 10am this Sunday at Facebook.com/crossingclermont/
 
 
 
Updates and FAQs
 
Hey Crossing family!
Please read this entire section, as it contains important details!
 
Following the recommendations from the CDC, our president, and our governor to shelter in place, we will continue holding online services via Facebook Live. Our Facebook page is facebook.com/CrossingClermont. Go there Sunday morning around 9:50 for our ‘online lobby’ and at 10am we’ll worship together!
 
Why did we decide to do this?
We want to care for one another and our community well. That means being cautious and taking prudent steps to protect the most vulnerable among us. Because we are a people of faith, not fear, we are proactive, seeking God’s wisdom, listening to the advice of medical professionals, and acting with purpose.
 
How are other Crossing gatherings affected?
We have moved Life Groups and other gatherings online as well, utilizing the Zoom platform.
 
How can I stay updated?
As a church family, we are committed to keeping you up to speed. We will send regular text and email updates; this web page will also have the latest developments. You can also go to CrossingCentral for our weekly Sunday update. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for daily video devotionals at bit.ly/CrossingYouTube. You’re also invited Tuesdays from 8-8:30pm for a Facebook Live Bible Study. We’re currently going through the Lord’s Prayer. Here’s the link: Facebook.com/CrossingClermont
 
What can I do?
The uncertainty of this outbreak is creating anxiety in our workplaces, schools, and day-to-day activities. Yet we remain confident of God’s faithful presence and careful attention to all that is happening. So let’s respond in several ways:
 
1) Pray for those affected by this illness; pray for our community and businesses that are struggling; pray for our medical workers; pray for government leaders.
 
2) Pray for our church and continue to partner with us financially. Two-thirds of us give online; if you’re not one of them, this would be a great time to start! We anticipate needs arising and want to be in a position to meet them. In addition, there’s a very exciting and practical consideration: in order to be approved for our building loan in the next few weeks, our weekly giving needs to remain steady! Go to bit.ly/CrossingGive and it will help you set up ongoing electronic giving.
 
3) This is an opportunity to shine the light and hope of Jesus! Social distance doesn’t mean spiritual isolation! Look for ways to be the hands and feet of Jesus to those around you! Maybe it is bringing a meal, buying groceries for a shut-in, or simply checking in on some neighbors. Here’s how we’re saying it these days: Have need? Ask us. Have means? Help us.
 
4) Practice health safety:
* If you or a family member is sick, stay home
* Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
* Try not to touch your face (I know, that is really hard!)
* If you or someone you know tests positive for COVID-19, let us know immediately so we can help and take any necessary precautions.
 
As Psalm 46 reminds us, God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble.So we will not fear when earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea.Let the oceans roar and foam. Let the mountains tremble as the waters surge!
 
God is with us! We love and appreciate you, and are praying for you! If there is any way we can help you, please let us know.
 
In this together through the power and peace of Christ,
Pastor Kendal