WHAT IS THE UPDATE?
After much prayer and in concert with the best advice offered by healthcare professionals and other authorities, Crystal Spring Baptist Church will not be hosting in-person events or meetings for the next two weeks (through April 5th). This decision has been made in lieu of efforts being made to curb the spread of COVID-19 in our community.
Additionally, our Palm Sunday Lunch (originally scheduled for April 5th) and Easter Egg Hunt event (originally scheduled for April 11th) will be cancelled. Join us in praying for creative ways that we can reach out to our neighborhood in light of these changes.
WHAT WILL WE BE DOING?
Facebook Live sermons will be conducted on Sunday mornings at 11:00am on pastor Jeff Dickson's Facebook page. Sermon audio will also be made available at our church's website (www.crystalspringbc.com) Join us for a special series of sermons that will offer a biblical perspective on this ongoing crisis and how we ought to show truth in love to those around us.
To listen to Sunday March 29th's message, follow the link below and scroll down to media player on our church's website.
Prayer meeting videos will be posted on Wednesday evenings that will take us through our digging deeper series.
To watch last Wednesday's prayer meeting video, check out the link below:
Weekly emails/devotionals will be sent out providing up-to-date information, praises, and prayer requests. To access some of these encouragements, visit Pastor Jeff's Vimeo page at
Support is available for those unable to go out for needed supplies. If you or someone you know needs an errand run for them, reach out by emailing pastor Jeff at email@example.com.
We are here to pray for you too. If you would like someone to pray with you, email pastor Jeff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
- Take advantage of the resources available on our website (www.crystalspringbc.com). This includes RIGHTNOW Media--an online repository of Bible-study material you can access 24/7.
- Stay vigilant in prayer for your family, friends, church family, and neighbors as we all face this crisis and the many implications thereof
- Reach out in love to those around you by checking in on them and supporting them any way you can.
- Continue to support our ministries through the giving of offerings by mail (send to 2411 Rosalind Ave Roanoke VA 24014) so that we can continue our work of making disciples and sharing God's love. While we may not be able to meet in person, we can still invest in the ongoing mission at hand! In addition to your regular offerings, be sure to consider supporting our ongoing campaign: "Open the Door to the second floor." 100% of these gifts go toward creating and exciting and engaging environment for children and parents in our neighborhood that we hope will be a blessing to many and share the love of Christ. If you want to designate a gift to this effort, write on the memo line of your check: “Open the Door to the Second Floor.”
- Keep in mind that in the month of April, we will also be collecting a special "Annie Armstrong Offering." 100% of the gifts given to this will go to help support church-planting and disaster relief efforts in North America. We are excited to give to this effort as we do every year and know these gifts will be a blessing. If you'd like to give to that, please indicate such on the memo line of your check by writing "Annie Armstrong Offering."
HOW ARE WE MONITORING THE SITUATION?
Our team is carefully and continually monitoring this situation, learning from what other churches are doing, and following advice given/best practices share by SBCV in concert with what is being presented by the WHO (World Health Organization) and CDC (Center for Disease Control). As information evolves, this page will serve as a forum that provides the most up-to-date information concerning our response to what is taking place. We are committed to doing everything we can to provide a safe environment for our church family and surrounding community.
Wondering how you can continue to grow in your knowledge of God's Word? Check out RightNow Media! Our church allows invites guests and members alike to take advantage of this Christian Meida library 24/7. To sign up for your free and unlimite access, click the link below.
Look for our weekly "Digging Deeper" prayer meeting series that takes what was introduced on Sunday a bit further. Video discussions are posted Wednesday evenings on Pastor Jeff's youtube channel.
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