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January 19, 2016
We look forward to seeing you! Please know you are a welcome guest, and we hope you and your children have a wonderful first visit.
Our staff and volunteers work hard to create a safe and meaningful class experience. Here are a few things that will help you have a successful time on Sundays.
· We recommend arriving 20 minutes before the service begins.
· When you arrive, you will find volunteers at all Welcome Desks ready to assist you in checking in your child.
· We will help you fill out a simple registration form. At that time, please let us know of any allergies or health concerns.
· Your child will be assigned a class, given a name/security label, and then escorted to classrooms.
· When you visit again, you can go directly to one of our kiosks and print a name/security label for your child. Please feel free to ask any of our volunteers for assistance with the kiosk. Once you’ve printed your child’s name/security label, you can go directly to the classroom listed on the label.
1. For the protection of your child and the other children, we ask that you allow your child to recuperate at home with any of the following symptoms and/or illnesses:
Fever (99.5 degrees or higher) currently or within the previous 24 hours (Children should be fever-free without fever-reducing medicine for 24 hours)
Runny nose, green or yellow in color (excluding allergies)
Diarrhea or vomiting
Active Chicken Pox
Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
2. We will not administer medication. If your child is being treated with antibiotics, he/she should be on the medicine and “fever free” for at least 24 hours before coming to the nursery/classroom.
3. If the child develops a fever or other symptoms of illness while at church, we will contact the parent immediately so the child may be taken home to recuperate and receive the necessary care and rest.
4. If your child has a physical condition which might require some type of specialized intervention or precaution, please contact the Preschool/Children’s Minister to discuss special arrangements before bringing your child.
5. For the protection of all our little ones, caregivers and volunteers are asked to follow the same guidelines with regard to working in the preschool area when sick.
At Crossroads, we have a secure check-in process. First-time guests check-in at the Preschool Welcome Desk. We have amazing volunteers who will assist you. Once your child is in our system, you will be able to check-in at one of the kiosk located in the Preschool commons. We always have volunteers available to assist you.
How to Check-In
Enter the last four digits of your home phone number (or cell phone if that is your main contact number) to pull up your children’s information. Click on the class/service they will be attending that morning and make sure to “print all” when you are given the printing option. The label you receive for your child will have their name, the class they are assigned to, along with the parent/guardian name. There is also a random number generated weekly on the child’s label that corresponds with the random number on the parent’s label. If you are unable to locate your parent label when you come to pick-up your child, please see the Volunteer Coordinator. You will be asked to provide some identification before your child is released to you. Thank you for understanding and for helping us to make Crossroads the safest place for your children!
Magnetic Lock Doors
While we have children inside the preschool area, we have the ability to lock our doors for extra security purposes. Our Preschool Coordinators and Welcome Desk Assistants have scan card access to the doors, and we are happy to allow you in at any time. We lock the doors at the beginning of our Large Group Time and un-lock them prior to the end of each service.
Careful Screening of Volunteers and Workers
We have a careful screening process for all our volunteers and childcare staff. We review all applications, contact references, submit background checks, require a child abuse awareness training session (Ministry Safe Training), and interview all potential candidates to assess each individual is the right fit for our ministry.
We realize that the #1 way to prevent the spreading of germs amongst children is effective hand washing. We do our very best to ensure that your child and other children are not passing germs. Please help us with this effort by washing their hands before they arrive. When spending time with us, we have them wash their hands before snack, after playing on the playground and after using the restroom. We do our best to wash our hands frequently, after tending to a child’s nose, before we hand out snack, after taking the children to the restroom and after we use the restroom.
When changing diapers, our staff uses a new pair of gloves for each diaper change and we spray the changing pad with a safe disinfectant spray after each change. All surfaces in a classroom are sprayed with a safe disinfectant that kills germs but is safe on toys, after each time children have been in a classroom. All of our sheets and blankets are laundered after every use. If a crib is used multiple times, new sheets and blankets are used for every new child. Please be especially aware of signs of illness before coming to the nursery. Do not send children with symptoms of contagion to the nursery. These symptoms include green nasal discharge, fever, vomiting, and diarrhea. Children must be fever free for twenty-four hours before returning to the nursery. If a child has a runny nose due to allergies, a doctor’s note stating the child is not contagious is extremely helpful for us and other concerned parents.
Crossroads is a loving, safe and caring place for all children. We will take the best possible care of your child and will make every effort to accommodate any child with special needs. Please let us know of any special needs your child may have by visiting with us at the Welcome Desk, or feel free to contact our preschool staff at 936-271-7500.
Spring Woodlands Ministries is an organization to support seniors and those in our senior community living with food insufficiency. SWM identifies seniors living in these communities suffering from food insufficiency. Their “Bags of Love” food distribution delivers groceries, monthly, to those seniors. Forty-one percent of all seniors in America live only on Social Security. The average Social Security check received by seniors is $1,200.00 per month. After paying bills, many seniors often have $200.00 or less for food, fuel, co-pays to doctor’s appointments, prescription medicines and any other incidentals.
In spite of COVID 19, SWM served meals and distributed groceries to 3686 low income seniors in 2020. These seniors suffered from fear, loneliness, mental and physical issues during the lockdown from COVID. For these seniors, visiting with SWM volunteers that brought them encouragement cards, food, hygiene items, hope, listening ears, and an opportunity to pray, all from 6 feet in distance.
Volunteers are always welcome to help sort, pack and deliver these “Bags of Love” as well as for special events like their annual Thanksgiving feast.
Email Debbie McCabe for more information on how you can become involved.
A ministry where REAL PEOPLE can come in contact with a REAL GOD through salvation, worship, discipleship, ministry and giving. Under Over operates a food bank, food kitchen and food distribution bus along with a medical clinic to serve the under served and homeless in the Conroe area.Volunteer opportunities include teams of 2 or more to pass out food and witness to complexes with the food bus, sort food at the food bank, help cook or serve food in the kitchen and help in the medical clinic.
To be a missional partnership of healthy reproducing congregations cooperating together to transform our community and our world.
PACN is a non-profit that serves women and their partners by offering holistic care for sexual health and pregnancy decision. PACN offers confidential services for women and men and provides consultation, testing, educations and resources to meet the immediate emotional, physical and spiritual needs of clients in a caring and loving environment. Many ways to volunteer including: working with clients (training required), performing administrative tasks and helping in the PACN Thrift Store.
Two million inmates. One Savior. We like our odds.
The Jubilee Weekend is an all-volunteer, cross-denominational Christian program where we introduce incarcerated men and women to the One who can redeem their lives and give them lasting hope.
Journey Home is a Christ-centered nonprofit Maternity Home existing to encourage and empower the women that walk through our doors to live the lives God intended for them to live. Opportunities to serve include: helping house parents with chores and errands, light office duties, making phone calls, mentoring guests, tutoring, home teachers, childcare, helping to host baby showers, cleaning and sanitizing toys, meal preparation and outdoor maintenance.
Hospitality House is the only overnight inmate family lodging facility within Texas that operates seven days a week. Currently, Hospitality House welcomes families for visitations and executions in addition to releases, marriage seminars, hospice visits, and funerals. Volunteers including individuals and small groups can come to provide an evening meal for the guests, special events, landscaping or craft projects for the children and adults staying there.
Angel Reach is a faith-based nonprofit organization that helps children and youth achieve their full potential in spite of the obstacles placed on them by broken families and a broken system. They offer services to young adults who have aged out of the foster care system with counseling, guidance, mentoring, housing, training and so much more. Volunteer opportunities include: assisting in the clothing bank or Angel’s Loft retail store, cooking meals, adopting a house and tutors to help youth with computer training, money management, life skills, completing applications and more.
An intentional outreach to the homeless in downtown Houston. Each Saturday a dedicated team pours into the homeless with great worship and a Bible message. Volunteers can assist with the provision and preparation of sack lunches along with special events and praying and connecting with those we serve. Every Saturday at 7:30 a.m.
Lord of the Streets
3401 Fannin St.
Houston, TX 77004
Email Trent Shidaker for more information or to sign up.