What measures is Crosspoint putting in place to provide a clean and healthy environment?
As we move to reopen, we will still follow the recommended AHS health and hygiene protocols. Our auditorium will have a separate seating section for those who need to continue practicing social distancing. Those present will be encouraged to continue practicing good hygiene, and to stay home if you are feeling sick.
Will I need to wear a mask?
Wearing a mask will not be required for our worship gatherings. However, if you need to or desire to wear one, you are welcome to wear one, with no judgment.
What will be required to attend in person?
If you are sick or show any symptoms, please stay home and join us online. If you plan on attending, here is what you can expect:
- To help those who still require social distancing, please come early so that we can assist you in finding the right place to sit.
- We will have hand-sanitizer and additional face masks available if you need them. Pick up a Praise Pack for your kids.
- At the entrance to the Worship Centre, we will have welcome team members who will help you find a seat.
- Laugh. Love. Worship in glad surrender.
- Before, during, and after our gathering, we encourage you to honor everyone’s personal preference for masks and physical distancing.
What if I need to use the washroom?
There is a single-person, wheelchair-accessible washroom on the main floor. There are also washrooms in the basement of the building. We will be keeping these clean throughout the morning.
What about coffee?
We will not be providing any food or beverages at this time. You are welcome to bring your own beverages. Also, please dispose of your own cups in the garbage.
What about bulletins and offerings?
You can access digital copies of sermon notes here. We no longer pass the offering plate but you can donate online or leave your offering in the boxes at the back of the Worship Centre.
What about communion?
When we have communion on the fourth week of every month, we will provide communion elements in pre-packaged, single-use units that contain both communion juice and bread. These will be available to you as you enter the Worship Centre.
What about Simpson Hall?
Simpson Hall will no longer be available during the worship gatherings.
Why are we reopening?
Some may ask, “Why don’t we just keep our doors shut until the Covid-19 blows over?” We know that many have valid reasons for not returning to in-person gatherings right away, and we support their decisions. Yet for many, gathering for worship is a critical source of community and spiritual nurture. We want to support them as well.
If you asked us before Covid-19, “Why does it matter if we gather in-person to worship?” our answer would have been the same as it is now. Jesus wants us to be one body. The church – the redeemed people of God – have been gathering together to worship Christ since the day he called his first disciples. Public worship is a sacred and vital spiritual rhythm that is part of our pursuit of God. You cannot grow as a disciple in isolation.
We are thankful that we have the technology to be able to stay connected via video, but there are many drawbacks to participating in church via screens. Moreover, the church isn’t a content deliverer, a building, an institution, or a vendor of religious goods and services. When God created the church, he had in mind a people who would meet together for encouragement, prayer, study, accountability, and worship. This is why the author of Hebrews so strongly declares: "And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near" (Hebrews 10:24-25).
Our faith isn’t singular, it’s social. When Christ called us and saved us, he called us to be part of a body, a family, a kingdom, a people. We are more than watchers of a screen or consumers of content. We are an incarnate, flesh-and-blood people. Every Sunday is a family reunion, where we get to come together and spend time with our Father.
So whether you decide to join us on Sundays in-person or online, we support you in your decision. We also long for a day when we can all meet together as one body.
We understand that personal or family situations may hinder you from joining us in person. So, we encourage you to worship with your cohort or to consider other creative and safe alternatives.
Why are we not offering children’s ministry at this time?
For the duration of the summer, we will be participating in ONE Church gatherings, giving families the opportunity to worship together with the rest of our Crosspoint community. This will also allow us the time needed to build our incredible Crosspoint Kids team to relaunch in the fall.
Join us online or in-person, Sundays at 10 am.