Stay connected, offer or receive help, and continue growing in Jesus throughout these months.
We are a church family who loves Jesus and is committed to growing as His disciples, and serving our Fox Valley community. Scroll down to see ways you can connect online or in person as we continue to live with changes due to the pandemic.
Covid Testing site in CTR Parking Lot
Calumet County and ThedaCare are using CTR’s north parking lot as a free drive-through Covid testing site on Thursdays, 9:00 am-3:00 pm by appointment only. For more information, and to schedule a test time, click here to visit Calumet County’s website. We are thankful for their efforts to help our community.
If you plan to visit:
We offer in-person and online Sunday services to care for the spiritual needs of our whole church family. Masks are required in our building on weekdays, and at our 8:45 am services (for adults, volunteers and children over age 5). At our 10:45 am services, masks are optional. If you have any symptoms or have recently spent time with someone who tested positive for Covid, we ask that you participate in our online services instead. Online services are livestreamed at 8:45 and 10:45 am on our website, on Facebook, and on YouTube. You can also watch them anytime afterward on our YouTube channel. If you wish to begin receiving email updates from Christ The Rock, send your contact information to email@example.com.
CTR Ministries and Covid Guidelines
Our Sunday morning Children’s Ministry has reopened, and masks are required at our 8:45 am service for kids over age 5. At 10:45 services, masks are optional. Our Wednesday night Student Ministries has reopened too, with masks. We will continue to offer online Children’s Ministry resources each week on our Children & Families page. You can find information about Student Ministries here.
Small Groups/Classes, Fireside Cafe & Food Pantry Reopening Info:
Groups of smaller size are meeting in our building with masks and social distancing. These small groups include: Fresh Hope, Celebrate Recovery, Freedom Fighters, discipleship groups, Men of The Rock Bible studies, and Crossing Young Adult Ministry small groups.
Our Food Pantry will continue to operate as it has all through these months of Covid, with safe curbside pick-up procedures for our Fox Valley neighbors who are facing hunger. To donate food: Leave donations on our shelves, just inside the main doors, Mon.-Thurs. 7 am-8 pm, Fri. 7 am-2 pm and Sun. 7 am-1 pm.
Online Children’s Ministry
Our in-person Sunday morning Children’s Ministry has reopened for infants-grade 4. Because we want ALL kids to keep growing in Jesus, we invite our families to keep growing in Jesus through our online Children’s Ministry resources. You’ll find new teaching and worship videos on our Children & Families page every week: www.christtherock.org/children-families. We invite your family to open up your Bibles and practice the memory verses, watch the videos together, then talk about what you watch. To keep the conversation going during the week, print out the Kids’ Devotionals and Parent Guide. If you don’t currently receive Children’s Ministry emails, contact Sara.
Midweek Devotion, Study & Prayer | Wed. at Noon on Facebook
Join our pastors for a time of Bible study and prayer in the middle of the week. You’ll find our Wednesday devotional on our Facebook page.
Wednesday night Student Ministries has resumed, and meets 6:30-8:30 pm (with masks required). Our Student Ministries large group teachings are also offered online, and some of our small groups are meeting online. Join us on our Student Ministries YouTube channel at 7 pm on Wednesdays for live teachings and some fun, then meet with your small group online afterward. If you’re new and want to get connected with a small group, contact Tom or Lisa about AMPED (middle school), or Dave or Lisa about NarrowPath (high school). You can also click over to our Student Ministries page for full details. Like CTR Student Ministries on Facebook, and on follow us on Instagram (ctr_students).
Crossing Young Adult Ministry
Crossing small groups are meeting in person again Thursdays at 7 pm. If you’re age 18-30, and would like to be part of Crossing, leave a message with Clayton through email or the Crossing Facebook page. He will connect you to Crossing on the GroupMe app, where you’ll hear about online meetings, small groups and other events.
Our Food Pantry is open, and operating with safe social distancing practices in place. You can donate food Mondays-Thursdays 8 am-8 pm, and Fridays 8 am-2 pm on donation shelves inside our main entrance. Thank you for your generosity! Items needed are: diapers and baby wipes, non-perishable items, peanut butter and jelly, bread, cereal, canned meats, diapers, baby wipes, cleaning supplies, sanitizing wipes, hand sanitizer, and hand soap.
If you are in need of food: Because of increased requests, we are not packing bags for specific requests* – we will have pre-packed bags groceries for different family sizes. We are changing our pick-up method to a “drive-up” instead of our usual procedure. Our volunteers will meet you at your car and will be handing off bags. If you missed the sign-up deadline (5:00 pm Fridays) but still need food, we will have extra bags packed during these weeks. *If clients have serious health needs, such as food allergies or Crohn’s disease, we are asking people to please leave that information on the voicemail when you call.
CTR Covid HelpLink
If you have needs or want to request prayer OR want to help other people in our church or community during this time of “safer at home,” click here. Needs might include a request for a household item you’re not using, delivering groceries, requesting someone to call to talk and pray everyday, or other simple ways we can help each other. Requests will be added to an email group where you can choose to help with someone’s need.
Community Resources for Mental Health
If you need access to mental health resources, domestic violence or a crisis hotline, our counseling staff has put together a list of resources here.
Share Your Story
One thing we can count on during uncertain times is that God is always at work! If you have a story of how God showed himself, or ways that Christ The Rock has blessed you or our community, during these months since March, please consider sharing it here. We would love to bring God glory by celebrating these stories online or in blog posts.
For Hospitalization and Funerals:
Our crisis line for hospital visits and funerals will continue to operate. Call 920.730.8383 ext. 4361 if you have a death in your family or are requesting support for someone who is hospitalized. At this time, some hospitals are allowing pastors to visit. If a hospital does not allow visitors, our pastors can still call and pray (with the patient’s permission).
Give to the mission at CTR
Our mission is: Seek the Lost, Love the Hurting, and Make Disciples. Click here to give toward our Food Pantry, ongoing counseling and support groups, Community Partners (including Leaven, World Relief, Fox Valley Jail Ministries and more), and all ministry at Christ The Rock. You can give via text, direct withdrawal, credit/debit card, or by mailing a check to Christ The Rock: W6254 Highway 10-114, Menasha WI 54952.
Safety Measures in Place at Christ The Rock
Regarding masks at Sunday services:
Masks are required for our 8:45 am services for adults, volunteers and children over age 5. At our 10:45 am services, masks are optional.
Check-in procedures, extra cleaning protocols and hand sanitizing stations
Extra cleaning is scheduled between and during Sunday services, and throughout the week. We have added more hand sanitizing stations near entrances and other areas in our building. Free masks are available at our doors.
We will not pass offering baskets during services. Instead, we will have offering boxes just inside the entrances of the Worship Center. You can also continue to give online.
We are using sealed, pre-packaged juice and communion bread.
Self-Serve Coffee Suspended.
We will not offer carafes of self-serve coffee on the hospitality table in the lobby on Sundays. Please feel free to bring your own travel mug of coffee if you wish.