Making Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World, by Feeding All God's Children - Body, Mind, & Soul
"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.
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
Junior Worship - 10:45am
Monday - Friday: 9am - 1pm
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.
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.