Desert Cross isn’t gathering in person for worship or education because of the COVID-19 outbreak; however, we can be there for each other in new ways. Today we’re sharing some information with you on growing faith at home. Take a look and know that other families are gathering together and exploring these faith practices “with you” in their homes. Click the link below to visit our Children’s page.
Desert Cross sent out an email today with an announcement that we’re suspending worship services, programming, and meetings until further notice because of COVID-19. It’s a difficult decision to make, but decisions like this aren’t made out of fear. Decisions like this are made to protect each other. Protect each other out of concern. Protect each other out of love. That’s what we’re called to do for Desert Cross, for our families, for our neighbors, for the world.
Click the link below to visit our Adult page for some reassuring words from The Washington Post.
Last week we shared a Lent 101 article with you. It highlighted different faith practices for Lent. One of those is Service. Today’s post offers research on the power of serving others and its impact on teens. Use the link below to visit our Youth page to learn more about it.
Come and worship with us during our Simply Lent Midweek Worship Services March 4, 11, 18, 25, & April 1 at one of our two sites.
Tempe Site: Noon & 7:00 pm
Gilbert Site: 7:00 pm
We’ll be singing Holden Evening Prayer. To learn more about this worship service, click the link below to visit our Worship&Music page.
If you visited our website yesterday, you read about Lent 101 and may be curious to try a new faith practice for Lent. Today we’re sharing some information about Praying in Color, and it’s not just for kids! Visit our Children’s page by using the link below for more information.
Today is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. Christians around the world are gathering for Worship and marking the beginning of Lent with ashes and the mark of the cross on their foreheads. Use the link below to visit our Adult page to learn more about Ash Wednesday and the faith practices of Lent.
This weekend at our Worship Services we’ll be hearing about the Transfiguration of Our Lord. It’s the last Sunday prior to the start of Lent. During WE╬ogether Education the kids will be exploring the Gospel Lesson through some fun hands-on activities. They’ll be making Quiet Place Collages and forming objects with Play-Doh based on the images from the readings they’ll hear during WE╬ogether Worship. Click the link below to visit our Children’s page and read the Gospel Lesson prior to attending the Worship Service.
We’re about halfway through the Epiphany Season. Today we’re providing you with some study materials to help you delve deeper into the meaning of this season. Using study materials to prepare for worship can be a powerful way to practice our faith. Please visit our Worship&Music page for more information.
Ben’s Bells will be our guest at Family Night at Desert Cross Gilbert Wednesday, January 22 at 5:30 pm. They will lead us in a conversation on kindness. Family Night is for ALL ages and for ALL types of households. Families with kids, single households, families without children, grandparents, etc. Please click the link below to visit our Children’s page to learn more about Ben’s Bells and Family Night.
WE╬ogether Education restarts this weekend. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone at WE╬ogether Worship and WE╬ogether Education. We know it can be difficult to get the kids up and out the door for church. For some inspiration, we’re sharing an article on our Children’s page. Click the link below to check it out. See you at church!