Welcome to Crossroads United Methodist Church

Making Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World, by Feeding All God's Children - Body, Mind, & Soul

current sermon series

"Listen - Hearing that Still Small Voice and Finding Your Own" - A Series for Lent

Beginning Ash Wednesday at 7:00pm  and then Sundays at 10:30am through Lent.


Have you ever misplaced your phone–which is on vibrate of course–and then asked someone to call it? We get really still and really quiet. Our ears perk up in all directions in order to be ready to hear that little buzz. It is a quieting down and high alert all at the same time. This Lent we will quiet things down and heighten our attention to the “still, small voice” of God and our own True Self. Listening through prayer as well as meditation on holy texts is an ancient Lenten practice. Come and rest, come and listen.


Past  sermons and message series can be found by visiting OUR BLOG. Audio recordings of some sermons can also be found there as well as on our FACEBOOK page.  


Our  Sunday worship service begins at 10:30AM and is a more traditional  style worship service featuring music from our chancel choir, our praise  band, or from guest musicians. We also include a children's moment,  after which our dedicated children and youth ministry servants lead  Junior Worship while adults are in worship. We hope you'll join us. 

lenten bible study

"JOHN-The Gospel of Light and Life" - A Lenten Study

Beginning Wednesday, February 21 from 6:00-7:00pm for 6 weeks


Join us on Wednesday evenings in Lent as Revs. Jay Anderson and Danny Dahl guide you on an adventure through the Gospel of John. John’s portrayal of Jesus is markedly different from that of Matthew, Mark, and Luke. Many of the events recorded in John are not found in the others. John’s Gospel is largely set in and around Jerusalem, whereas the other Gospels, the synoptics, record Jesus’ ministry in the Galilee. Jesus even sounds different in John than how he sounds in the Synoptic Gospels. 


While John explores the questions of the identity and meaning of Jesus, we invite you to do the same. Our guide will be Rev. Adam Hamilton’s book, “John: The Gospel of Light and Life.” Using that book and brief video segments along with questions to guide our discussion, we will gather for one hour each Wednesday of Lent to listen, to learn, and to share our own reactions to what has been called a “spiritual gospel.”

wednesday morning bible study

Every Wednesday Morning at 10:15am in the Lounge

The Gospel of John


The fourth and final of the Gospels, or "Good News" of Jesus Christ, John is considered unique among the evangelistic writings. Concerned less with the history of Jesus than with the meaning of Jesus. John's gospel is often referred to as a "spiritual" gospel that stands distinctly apart from Matthew, Mark, and Luke, the synoptic" (seen together) gospels. We'll spend 8 weeks studying John's Gospel using the Immersion Bible Study Guide that we've used for our ongoing study of the Bible.


We invite all who would like to come and be a part of this study to join us as we come alongside the sermon series on John's gospel that will mark the first half of 2018 at Crossroads.


Study guides are available now. There is no charge, but a suggested donation of $10 will cover the cost of the book.

Contact Us

Welcome!

 Welcome to the Crossroads United Methodist Church website. We  strive to recognize and nurture the Christ in ourselves and each person  that we encounter along the way. Our church is a thriving community of  believers, and lovers of the word of God. Crossroads has a long  tradition of outreach and service to its members and the community. We  hope you will join us for service on Sunday to experience for yourself  the fellowship of Christ. 

Crossroads United Methodist Church

(614) 274-4920

Schedule

Sunday Worship & Classes

Sunday Worship - 10:30am

Young Adult Sunday School - 9:15am

Junior Worship - 10:45am

Wednesday Morning Bible Study - 10:15am

Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 9am - 1pm

Pantry Hours

Tuesday: 4:30pm 

Wednesday: 11:30am

You do not need an appointment to visit the Crossroads Food Pantry. We serve those who live in the 43204 and 43223 zip codes. 

First Time Visitor?

We know it can be a little scary the first time you visit someplace new,  especially a church, so we want to make it as easy for you as possible.  So, to help make this time as comfortable for you as possible here's  some "helps." We have two parking lots at Crossroads, both of which you  enter off of Hague Avenue. The north lot is closer to the sanctuary, and  has designated VISITOR parking spots adjacent to the main entrance, but  you can get there from the south lot as well. Restrooms are located in  the main hallway off the sanctuary, as well as near the Fellowship Hall  and Kitchen at the other end of the building. Greeters will give you a  copy of the worship folder (you can't tell the players without a  scorecard!) and ushers will help you find a comfortable seat in the  sanctuary. Worship begins at 10:30 am and usually lasts about 75  minutes. 

What to Expect

Worship at Crossroads is pretty casual, as is the dresscode. There  are hymnals in the rows if you like to read music, but all the words are  generally on the screen as well. We share in common readings or  liturgy, prayers and singing, and have a Children's Moment with a  special lesson for the kids before they are released for Sunday School.  While kids are welcome in worship, children under the age of 4 are also  welcomed in our supervised nursery, and children age 5 and up are  invited  to our Sunday School program, just down the hall from the  sanctuary, where they will engage in lessons, crafts, games that are  more suitable for their age than the worship service.    The pastor's messages are usually tied to a theme with practical  application points as well as challenges to how to grow in your faith -  at Crossroads we don't tell you WHAT to think about the faith, we help  you discern HOW to think about YOUR faith. There's a "Notes" page in the  worship folder for your use during the message. Announcements and a  calendar of upcoming events in the life of the church can also be found  there. Usually near the end of the worship gathering we will respond to  God's love for us as shared in the Scripture, prayer, music and  teachings by giving our gifts, tithes and offerings to support the  ministries of the church. As a first time visitor, we invite  you to not  feel like you need to make an offering - your presence is a gift to us.  We just hope that you'll appreciate and enjoy what you experience here  and will want to return! 

Communion

And finally, on the first Sunday of every month, and occasionally on  other Sundays, we celebrate Holy Communion, which commemorates the last  meal Jesus had with his disciples. In some churches you have to be a  member in order to receive communion, but in the UNITED METHODIST CHURCH  we practice "OPEN COMMUNION." That is, ALL ARE WELCOME to come to  Christ's table BECAUSE it is Christ's table, and not ours. It is an open  table and all are welcome to share if they would like. 

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