Here are some of the latest events coming up here at
Cross Roads Community UMC.
Event Live Stream
If you missed the Wetterling Book Event presentation on November 18, you are in luck! This presentation is available via live-stream.
Click HERE for the link to this presentation offered on our YouTube page.
Be sure to pass it along to a friend who might be interested. This video can also be found on our Facebook page.
Advent Bible Study
Join us beginning Thursday, November 30, for our 4 week Advent Study. We will be using the book by Matt Rawle entitled Experiencing Christmas: Christ in the Sights and Sounds of Advent. This study will be held on Thursdays at 10:00 am in-person in our church library, or online via Zoom at 6:00 pm. If you are interested in participating, please contact Pastor Leslie.
Everything seems different at the end of the year. We put lights on our houses to dispel the growing darkness, Christmas music floods local radio stations, apple cider and cranberry sauce are again on the menu, and wrapping paper and tape are always ready. Things just look, smell, and taste differently during the Advent and Christmas season, and these differences are a sign to us that God is about to do something radical and different. Christmas is when God surrounded the divine with senses of his own. That first noel was when God had eyes to see suffering, ears to hear our cries, and hands to hold those in need, and all of these senses were bundled in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. “This will be a sign to you,” the angel told the shepherds, and they traveled to Bethlehem and found a child. What signs do you see during the Advent and Christmas season that point you to the divine?
November Mission Ministry
Our Mission Focus for November and December will be funds towards Bless A Home.
We will put together holiday meal totes for 10 families; and purchase Christmas gifts for a few families as well.
If you would like to make a donation to help with either food for the meals or Christmas gifts, please make a donation to our MISSION OFFERING. You can do this online or drop your donation in the mission box at the Giving Station in the church narthex.
Cross Roads Coffee Corner
Cross Roads is continuing one of its first small groups and everyone is invited!
Cross Roads "Coffee Corner" has changed its meeting dates. This small group will begin meeting the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 9:00am (beginning in November) 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!!