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Old Three Rivers Middle School Converted Into Church

Posted On March 06, 2014

Press release from Crossroads Church

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(Cleves, Oh.) – Crossroads’ new West Side campus is opening on March 23. Crossroads, an interdenominational church community of about 17,000, currently has three locations in Florence, Mason and Oakley. This fourth and newest West Side location at 8575 Bridgetown Road in Cleves is in the old Three Rivers Middle School.

The church, which began in 1995, is a place for people who have given up on church but not on God. It’s focused on creating a welcoming environment for anyone who wants to attend and invite their friends to, regardless of what they believe. Features include free coffee, free Wi-Fi, along with comfortable seating and a space just for kids.

“Crossroads coming to the west side means our friends and neighbors are more likely to take us up on an invitation to come to a place that’s changed our lives,” said Crossroads West Side Pastor Greg McElfresh, of Cleves. “We’re excited to have a Crossroads location that’s more convenient for all of us to hear about Jesus in a language we can understand.”

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Crossroads West Side will hold two services on Sundays at 9:30 and 11:30 am. Each service will feature live music along with teaching—either a video from Crossroads’ Oakley campus, or a live message. Kids ages birth-5th grade can attend Kids’ Club while parents attend service. It’s a free, immersive experience and it’s created just for them to learn and play with others of the same age. Middle School Ministry (6th-8th grade) will be offered at the 11:30 am service. High School Ministry will meet Thursday evenings.

The new campus is in the former Three Rivers Middle School. Crossroads purchased the site in the Fall of 2013 and renovated parts of the building to include two auditoriums with a total of 700 seats, state-of-the-art audiovisual technology, 13 Kids’ Club rooms and a bright, open atrium. A few photos of the renovations are attached.

“I wholeheartedly believe that God has very specific plans for the West Side,” said Phil Rueve of Cleves. “Since being a part of Crossroads’ community, I’ve received incredible blessings in my marriage and my family.”

For general information about Crossroads, go to crossroads.net/explore.