Here are some of the latest events coming up here at

Cross Roads Community UMC.  

Cross Roads Kayakers

Beginning in June, Pastor Leslie and Donald formed a kayaking group (canoes are welcome!) called Cross Roads Kayakers. We will be meeting once a month at a different lake location to just kayak together and fellowship.


We had our second outing this past Sunday.  Our group was small but we had a wonderful time and the weather was perfect (except for a little wind).  


If you would like to join us for our next event, we will be meeting up on Sunday, August 28, from 4-6pm.  The location is still being determined so if you are interested in joining us, please watch this bulletin and weekly worship email for updates.     


If you would like to join us, just show up! No RSVP needed.


For the month of August Cross Roads will be collecting school supplies. The Link has graciously agreed to ensure they get distributed. Following are the most common items from the NLS elementary schools supply list. If you’d rather view the list yourself to see other items…..go to for a complete listing. If you’d rather donate cash to the white bucket; the mission team will shop for you!


Leave the items in the Food Pantry box near the kitchen. 


-#2 pencils SHARPENED (the church office has an electric one if needed)          

- Large pink erasers

-Glue Sticks                                                      

- red ink pen


 - blue ink pen

-Spiral notebooks (wide rule)            

- plastic pencil box

-Colored pencils (8-12 pack)             

- 8-10 pack of washable markers

-Crayons (24 pack)

-Pocket folders (variety of colors needed – green, blue, yellow)

IN ADDITION….our own Tiahna Rohloff, who teaches 6th grade in Willmar, has provided us with a list of needs for her classroom. This is an Amazon list and you can simply select the item(s) and it will be shipped to her home. Click HERE to access this list.  


Thank you for your continued support of those in our community who perhaps need just a little extra help! 




Our annual Fall Boutique is returning to Cross Roads and we are ready to receive items for.  There is a room designated near the Fellowship entrance.  There are two types of price tags available too.  If you aren’t a crafter, wood-worker or baker, but want to support the event, please consider making a donation towards BOUTIQUE EXPENSES.  You can also support the event by volunteering on the day of the event, Saturday, October 8.  You can contact Bonnie Triplett at or Pastor Leslie at


All proceeds of this event go towards Missions & Outreach ministries.  If you have questions, please reach out to our Mission & Outreach Team Leader, Jenny Daby, at  

We look forward to seeing you all in October! 

Cross Roads Coffee Corner

Cross Roads is continuing one of its first small groups and everyone is invited!


Cross Roads "Coffee Corner" is held the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays each month at 9:00am in the Fellowship Hall. Everyone is invited to come as frequently or as little as you like. This is a time for coffee and fellowship; just a way to catch up with what is going on with others in the congregation, especially those you perhaps haven't had a chance to really talk to since the pandemic began, or those you would like to get to know better.  If you would like to bring treats to share with others, feel free.


We encourage you to bring a friend, especially someone who doesn't have a church family. This would be a terrific way to introduce them to folks at Cross Roads in a casual setting.


We look forward to seeing you soon!!