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

So, this happened!

Thanks to all who have shown so much support and prayers for Crossroads United Methodist Church

Our thanks to the first responders, both  within and outside of the congregation, who reacted quickly to care for  the injured today and for our Trustees  and Leadership who took control of securing the building and making  arrangements on the fly for the remaining Christmas worship schedule.


We are thankful that all but one person impacted by this accident have been released from hospitals and are home again. We are also  enormously thankful that it wasn't more tragic than it was, because it  certainly could have been. 

We will host our Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship on Monday evening  at 7pm in our Fellowship Hall. The Christmas Cantata that was to have  been today has been rescheduled for next Sunday during our 10:30 am  worship service. All are welcome - Crossroads is open for the business  of feeding all God's children - body, mind, and soul. 

Columbus Dispatch

Click below for the article about the incident posted to The Columbus Dispatch


current sermon series

A Series for Advent - Calm & Bright: 200 Years of Silent Night - Begins Sunday December 2, 2018

"While they were there, the time came for Mary to have her baby. She gave birth to her firstborn child, a son, wrapped him snugly, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn." - Luke 2: 6

This year is the 200th anniversary of the debut of "Silent Night, Holy Night." This hymn has become the

best-loved worship moment of many Christians–even those who only come to church once a year.

Something mystical occurs as we light our candles and sing the hope of "all is calm, all is bright"–peace and light for the world.

This worship series will celebrate the carol's message over the entire season of Advent and highlight its call for our lives that can guide us all year long.

  • Advent 1 - December 2nd - “Sleep in Peace”
  • Advent 2 - December 9th - “Glories Stream”
  • Advent 3 - December 16th - “Redeeming Grace”
  • Advent 4 - December 23rd 
  • Christmas Eve - December 24th - “Calm and Bright”
  • Sunday After Christmas - December 30th - “Let us Sing,” including the Christmas Cantata “THE GLORY OF CHRISTMAS,” presented by the Crossroads UMC Chancel Choir
  • January 6 - "...Is Born"

Contact Us


 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

1100 South Hague Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43204, United States

(614) 274-4920


Sunday Worship & Classes

Sunday Worship - 10:30am

Junior Worship - 10:45am

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. 

Past Sermons


Did you miss last week's service?

Do you wonder what our pastor preaches about?

Did you like a previous sermon so much you want to share it with a friend?

Visit our sermon blog to go back to any previous sermon to read or listen to that week's message.

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! 


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.