What to Expect

Come Worship With Us

Outside Service

Sundays at 10:30AM

Reformed Theological Seminary
2101 Carmel RoadCharlotte, NC 28226

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We’ve all been designed for worship. As Christians, we worship in all areas of life, but God especially calls his people to come together on Sundays to worship as a community. Whether you’re excited to worship God with the church, looking for a church to call home, or simply not sure what you believe about God, we would love for you to join us this Sunday.

If you have any questions about our church, our contact page will connect you with us. We want you to feel welcome, and will be happy to help you find any information you need about visiting or getting connected.

Gathering Place

Temporary Worship Service Location Information

During COVID-19, our typical worship location at Smithfield Elementary has been closed for all indoor community events. In the interim, we are grateful to be able to worship at Reformed Theological Seminary (2101 Carmel Rd, Charlotte, NC 28226) on Sunday mornings at 10:30AM (fall schedule). Alternatively, we also offer a weekly, pre-recorded worship service for use at home.

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Please park in the lot off of Sharon View Road and gather for service in the lot off of Carmel Road (map linked in the “device friendly guide” above)
We encourage you to bring chairs to sit on. Typically, the sun is very bright in the center of the parking lot so try to position yourself accordingly depending on the outside temperature and your comfort level.
If you need accessibility assistance to get down to the lower level parking lot where the service takes place (down a few stairs), please contact Stephane Jeanrenaud at (704) 726-4099.

When we celebrate communion, the elements (juice and cracker) will be individual, pre-packaged servings. Those participating will open the pack themselves. The communion serving packs will remain boxed from the manufacturer and will only be carefully handled with gloves immediately before the service. Of those who are invited to the table (communing members of our church or any faithful church), participation is optional, as always. If you are not comfortable taking the elements due to possible exposure, then you are welcome to refrain from participating. Everyone will remain in their seats to be served. Prior to serving the elements, deacons will distribute hand-sanitizer for anyone who wants it. Next, elders in masks and gloves will go aisle by aisle and distribute the pre-packaged communion packs on trays, to avoid handling them. Once all have been served, we will partake together as usual. GF option available.

We will now have deacons safely carrying around the offering basket for those who want to give Sunday morning. If you would like to give online or have questions about giving, click here or email Missy at bookkeeper@crossparkchurch.org.
Please resist the temptation for your family to sit down with friends or for kids to go sit with friends. In addition, we are recommending face coverings to all who are able throughout our worship service, while also sitting six feet apart. We will have some extra masks available if needed, but we encourage you to bring your own. Our officers are committed to wearing masks, except when speaking up front. We will also have hand sanitizer available.

If there is rain in the forecast, we will be sure to send out an email pending cancelation of our outdoor service. You can also check our Facebook and Instagram for these cancelation notices.

We firmly believe that children are a vital part of our church family. At this time, our usual classes and children’s ministry programs are paused, but this fall we are offering Kids Club for potty-trained 3’s through 1st graders. We will be singing, playing games, and memorizing The Lord’s Prayer together during the sermon.

For our younger children, we would like to help connect families with other families/volunteers who are willing to help care for a child during the sermon so that parents can focus on the preaching, uninterrupted. If you are a parent who would like to receive help during the sermon with your baby/toddler, or if you are a parent/volunteer who is willing to help take a child one Sunday a month (or every other month), please reach out to Katie Gignac. She will keep a list of families/children who need to be taken into consideration each week, and reach out to families and volunteers accordingly.

We also encourage families with children of all ages to join us for our weekly worship gathering. We will continue providing activity bags for younger children and would love to have them join us each week. We hope to see you there!

Reminder to Parents
One of the great advantages of being outside at RTS is that we don’t need to be quite as worried about how loud kids are being, and there is freedom to let them wander. However, there are still a few activities that we need to help our kids avoid for the sake of being good guests at RTS. Behind the seating space in the parking lot there are some areas behind the brick wall against the building of the seminary that need to be off-limits. There are HVAC units in that space, and children should not play in that area, for their safety and so we don’t damage the expensive equipment. Parents should also monitor their kids to make sure that we aren’t leaving trash in the parking lot or ripping off branches and bark from the trees. These are all reminders of ways we can be grateful guests on the RTS campus. Thanks for helping us be considerate toward our gracious hosts.

Bathrooms are available in the two buildings close to the worship area (please see map linked in the “device friendly guide” for specific locations).

What to Expect

At Cross Park we fully believe that God has given us the wisdom of the ages in the person of Jesus Christ and in the Bible.  When you join us you should expect to find preaching that seeks to show how the good news of God’s work speaks to your personal reality.  We will also sing songs that are shaped by the realities spoken of in the Bible.  We are a growing church that would love to welcome you on a Sunday morning.

Get Connected

Coming to our service on Sunday morning is a great way to see what Cross Park Church is like.  You can also check out current or previous Sermon Series.  Additionally, we have small groups, discipleship groups for men and for women, as well as specific ministries for all ages that you can Get Connected with.  As always, feel free to Contact us with any questions.

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