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  • Join us Good Friday & Easter Sunday

    Let's celebrate Easter together in a new way this year! The significance of what Christ did for us on the cross is as relevant today as ever, and many are seeking the hope that is found in the Easter story. 

    GOOD FRIDAY SERVICES: April 10 - 9am & 11am 

    A time of Communion will be shared during the online service on Good Friday, April 10. You're invited to join us in partaking of Communion, using whatever elements you may have at home (any juice & bread will do!). Share this Communion time with your kids, too! Find out more at CrossroadsChurch.ca/K-4athome or CrossRoadsChurch.ca/56ersathome. Hope you will join us in this special sacrament as we celebrate the Easter season together online.

    EASTER SUNDAY SERVICES: April 12 - 9am, 11am & 6pm

    You'll want to login for part three of Pastor Dan's series, "Unshakeable - Why Jesus Matters". The title of this message is "The Resurrection & The Life", and is based on John 11:25-26. Watch it LIVE this Sunday at CrossRoadsChurch.ca/watch or on the CrossRoads Facebook page.

    Help us spread the Good News!
    We’ve created an invite that you can share with your friends and neighbours to invite them to join us online for Good Friday & Easter Sunday services. Download your own printable invite at CrossRoadsChurch.ca/Resources.

    Categories: All Church
  • Journey to the Cross

    As part of this Easter Season, we've provided a unique set of readings to help you connect in a personal way with Christ as you explore His experiences on the Journey to the Cross

    Use this as a tool to pause and reflect on those last days of Jesus leading up to and including His death and resurrection. We encourage you to take time to meditate on the scripture and enter into a conversation with God. 

    Categories: All Church, Daily Reflection
  • Online Prayer Requests & Options for Giving

    PRAYER LINK: If you need prayer, we have a team of prayer supporters who would like to pray for you. There is a handy Need Prayer link on our home page if you or anyone you know may have prayer needs.

    ONLINE GIVING: We understand that this unexpected situation has hit everyone in different ways. Our prayer for us all is that God will provide, and together, we will trust in His faithfulness. You need only to participate where God is asking of you and your family. If you feel led to give, find options on how to give here. Thank you for your faithful giving.

     

    Categories: Finance
  • CrossRoads Connect: Weekly Updates - 3 Days/Week!

    Join the CrossRoads Pastors &/or staff & guests as they broadcast important updates weekly on things pertinent in their ministry areas and our church family.

    LIVE Updates Broadcast Schedule:
    Tuesdays 3pm: Missions / Outreach
    Wednesdays 3pm: Pastor Dan Cochrane
    Thursdays 3pm: CrossRoads Community Life

    This past Tuesday, Tracy Minke gave us an update on Missions, with a focus this week on Italy. Tracy shares a touching interview she had recently with Raney Brown, serving as Missionary in Bergamo, Italy, where the Corona virus has been devastating. 

    On Wednesday, Pastor Dan gave another uplifting word about "Keeping Perspective in this Season". As always, Dan's words speak of wisdom based on God's word.

    Thursday's message from Pastor Shawn Hubert gave a positive message about staying connected as a church community. Be sure to watch it, if you haven't already!

    The Pastors' Weekly Updates are streamed on Facebook, or available to view anytime on the Pastors' Weekly Updates page.

    Categories: All Church
  • CrossRoads Kids & Family Resources

    Don’t forget, we have Sunday School ready for your kiddos to do at home. Take a look on CrossRoadsChurch.ca/watch and find the link to your child’s age group.

    Share Communion time with your kids at the Good Friday services, April 10! Find out more at CrossroadsChurch.ca/K-4athome or CrossRoadsChurch.ca/56ersathome.

    Categories: 56ers, Early Childhood Ministries, Family, K-4
  • ALPHA - Starts Online April 14

    Alpha is a place to explore the Christian faith with others. It is designed for people without a church background or who wouldn’t call themselves a Christian. It’s an opportunity to invite friends to hear the Gospel (potentially for the first time) and explore a relationship with Jesus.

    Join us in the conversation via Zoom on Tuesdays at 7pm starting April 14th

    To register, please email us with your name and email address.

    Full details at CrossRoadsChurch.ca/Alpha

     

    Categories: Community Life
  • Groups Are Now Going ONLINE

    Connect into [online] Community: No better time than now to engage in community - online!

    From the comfort of your own home, connect with others via various online platforms. Bible Study, crocheting, homeschooling, Mom's support groups, Singles hang-outs, prayer groups, serve groups and so much more! Start a group or join a group. 

    For more information about groups available, head to CrossRoadsChurch.ca/Groups.

    Ever thought about leading a group? We are not asking you to be a biblical scholar or an extreme extrovert. All we ask is you have a desire to bring people together. If that's you, please email AmandaR@CrossRoadsChurch.ca

    Categories: All Church, Community Life, Groups
  • CrossRoads Cares Initiative

    During this time of uncertainty for many, we have the opportunity to act out our faith through generosity and continued commitment to our local partners.

    We will continue to focus on vulnerable youth and single parent homes in Central Alberta, and while we can no longer funnel this support through our closed schools, the door is still open to provide much needed care to these families. 

    In partnership with The Mustard Seed, Red Deer Public Schools, and Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools we are challenging you to use your heart and hands. Our involvement in each aspect will follow strict Alberta Health protocol in relation to COVID-19. We encourage you to consider what part you can play in caring for your neighbour, community, and city. 

    How can you get involved? 

    1. DONATE
      You can donate food and hygiene items for care packages that will be delivered to homes within our city.
    2. SORT & PACK 
      You can be a sorter and packer of food packages assembled at CrossRoads Church.
      You can be sent to The Mustard Seed to make & pack lunches.
    3. DELIVER
      You can be a deliverer, dropping off food packages prepared by our packers from CrossRoads and/or lunches prepared by The Mustard Seed to children, youth, and families in Central Alberta.

    If you are interested in being involved, please contact us by emailing WeCare@CrossRoadsChurch.ca

    For more information, and to see a full list of donation items needed, please visit CrossRoadsChurch.ca/WeCare

    Categories: Outreach
  • Important Message from CrossRoads Church Leadership

    Dear Church Family, 

    The COVID-19 crisis has created an unprecedented and significant state of uncertainty economically and socially – all of which has been unforeseeable and far beyond our control. Due to these unfortunate circumstances, the financial impact on CrossRoads Church and its ministry efforts has been significant.

    Through much prayer and deliberation our church leadership has had to make some difficult decisions in regards to the church budget, outgoing costs and the current level of work that can be done during this time. It’s been a hard week for many and we’ve had to lay off a number of our valued staff members here at CrossRoads Church. We are deeply saddened that we have had to take these measures but feel it was necessary in order to be fiscally responsible with the funds that God has entrusted to us, ensuring that His work would continue now and into the future.

    Please join us in praying for all staff members, those laid off and their well being, and those that remain to carry on with the essential task of carrying on our church’s mission. We pray and trust that God will remain faithful in all of this and hope that on the other end of this journey that we will be able to rehire as necessary. Thank you for your ongoing support. 

    Respectfully, 

    Pastor Jordan Polson, 
    on behalf of the Lead Team and the CrossRoads Church Board

    Categories: All Church
  • Help a Neighbour!

    We’ve created a simple “Hello Neighbour” card that you can print off in your home and take around your neighbourhood. Now is a great opportunity for you to reach out and see how your neighbours are doing and offer to help them in different ways while respecting the governments mandate of social distancing.

    There's even some toilet paper available for those that may want to hand it out to neighbours! Read all about this idea on our COVID Resources page. 

    Categories: All Church
  • NEW Podcast & Blogs!

    If you enjoy thought-provoking round-table discussions, check out the third installment of the "Get Ready Podcast" featuring Jason Frizzell and special guests Wes, Jesse, and Charlene, as they discuss "Loving Through Outreach". It's definitely worth a listen! Find it at CrossRoadsChurch.ca/Podcasts (also available on iTunes & Spotify).

    Maybe you're more of a reader -- we have something new for you, too! Some of the staff at CrossRoads have contributed their creative insights in four new blog entries that are sure to touch your heart. Find the blog here: CrossRoadsChurch.ca/Read  

    Categories: Get Ready
  • Right Now Media

    Looking for more tools to grow and learn in your faith? Right Now Media is a free subscription to a library of Bible study videos and resources for groups, families, and individuals. 

    Visit CrossRoadsChurch.ca/RightNow and request to join.