Making Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World, by Feeding All God's Children - Body, Mind, & Soul
May 7, 2018 ~ 6:00-8:00pm
Celebrating our five year partnership of serving the children in our community, Binns Elementary School and Crossroads United Methodist Church join together to present our first “Spring Art & Music Fest,” featuring artwork and music from the students at Binns.
Crossroads UMC began partnering with Binns in 2013 by providing reading tutors for students who needed a boost in order to improve their reading skills to meet the State of Ohio’s “Third Grade Guarantee,” that all students should be reading at grade level by the end of third grade. Over the following years, that partnership has bloomed into a real friendship between the school family and the church family as both groups seek to serve the community that surrounds us in various ways. This “Spring Art & Music Fest” is a next step in that evolution.
Under the guidance of Mrs. Kerry Abraham, the Binns Elementary art instructor, the children have prepared special pieces of art that will be on display at Crossroads beginning the week of April 30th. That artwork will be made available for sale through a silent auction at Crossroads on the night of the “Art and Music Fest,” with the proceeds of the sale going to support the Crossroads UMC Food Pantry. Binns Elementary has been a strong and growing supporter of the
Crossroads Food Pantry, which serves thousands of people in our shared community each year.
During our “Art & Music Fest,” we will also hear music provided by the Binns Elementary Choir, under the direction of Mr. Jonathon Satterfield, who will perform their Spring Show for those
We hope you’ll come out on Monday, May 7th to support our children and our partnership!
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.