The "You Asked For It!" messages are based on requests and ideas received from you in a survey last year. Paul's letters made up several of those requests, so we begin with his letter to the church in Galatia. Over four Sundays in May we'll survey the key points and lessons from the gospel that Paul thought vital to faith for the Galatian church, and we'll explore what they mean for us today as well.
The sermon series begins Sunday May 7, and continues through the month of May.
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 musicans. 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. We invite you to come join us this week in Worship!
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
Tuesday - Thursday: 9am - 12pm
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.