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Cross Point to Resume In-Person Services

  

Cross Point Reopening 

  

May 12, 2020

Hi!

I hope this letter finds you doing well. As you know, we have been worshiping together virtually for several weeks. During our times together online, we have seen God answer prayer, save souls, and feed us spiritually. Yet the longing to be back together physically never lessens. Your pastoral staff and Elders have watched and prayed for the right time to begin having face-to-face worship services again. We have waded through the information as it has become available. We have seen the parameters for gatherings be set and changed and changed again. Trying to hit a moving target is difficult. Additionally, everywhere you look there is an opinion about what we should do. To say this has been frustrating is an understatement. Yet, in the midst of all the noise, God’s still small voice has been speaking and your church leadership has sought to listen.

I am pleased to announce to you that Cross Point Church will resume face-to-face worship experiences on Sundays beginning June 7. Let me share with you some of the rationale for June 7. During our weeks of virtual worship, we have seen the need to enhance our online and video footprint. This enhancement allows us to teach, train, provide announcements, and inspire when we are not meeting together. Because of this, we need time to teach and train the team who will minister to our online church family. Virtual worship will be an ongoing feature of our worship services at Cross Point. June 7 gives us an opportunity to create the best virtual worship venue possible for our church family.

Second, we are redesigning the face-to-face worship experience in light of the protocols put in place because of the pandemic. There will be some things that will change in order to assist people when they come to worship. An example is ushers will assist people to their seats. This is to make sure social distancing is observed and seat the maximum number of people possible. This is a time of great change. And we are going to great lengths to plan our time together.

Third, June 7 gives time for us to see how the reopening of our area goes, and we can watch to see if a second wave of positive test results comes to fruition. Our prayer is that the infection rate continues to decrease. By waiting until June 7, we give ourselves a little time to see the medical developments. The last thing we desire to do is begin face-to-face services and then have go cancel them again.

Fourth, waiting until June 7 gives us time to re-sanitize the building, and put teams in place to help people know what to do when they return to face-to-face worship. More will follow on the process for getting into the auditorium.

Fifth, our children’s ministry will pause on Sundays for a few weeks (not too long parents we promise). As we reopen Sundays, we are asking that families worship together in the auditorium. While this will be different for the kids, it will also be different for the adults. We need to make sure we are people of grace as we worship and love on each other from a distance in a new setting. Always keeping in mind, it will not be long before our children’s ministry on Sundays is back up and running.

Lastly, you will receive another letter as we get closer outlining how we will enter and exit the building on Sundays and what to do to insure a positive experience for all who attend.

Thank you for your patience as you have read this lengthy letter. We want to make sure everyone who calls Cross Point home is informed and understands how your church leadership came to the decision to reopen face-to-face church on June 7.

As always, if you have any questions or something is unclear to you don’t hesitate to call the church at 304.252.6684 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

I am so looking forward to being together in the same place again. May God bless you as we strive to serve him. While our circumstances change and the way we are doing church may change, our God is still the same! And all God’s people said...

Love,
Pastor Vondie

  

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