Making Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World, by Feeding All God's Children - Body, Mind, & Soul
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
Sunday Worship - 10:30am
Young Adult Sunday School - 9:15am
Junior Worship - 10:45am
Wednesday Morning Bible Study - 10:15am
Monday - Friday: 9am - 1pm
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.
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.