Welcome to CrossRoads UMC PhoenixWhere Faith Hope and Love intersect
Special Announcement: Christmas Eve Service at 6pm
Join us for our Christmas Eve Service where we celebrate 200 years of Silent Night with a lil’ Jazzy “Calm & Bright” Christmas Eve Service
Advent Sermon Series
Singles Night Out
Singles Night Out on Dec. 22 at 5:30pm
at CrossRoads UMC
New Here?Are you new to CrossRoads UMC? Great!! We are so glad to have you here. Feel free to take a look around and if you have any questions, feel free to contact us. We would love to hear from you.
CrossRoads UMC New Year's Eve Dinner
One and all are invited to the 9th Annual New Year’s Ring-Out-The-Olde-Get-to-Gether hosted by the Singles Ministry for ALL friends at CrossRoads UMC and in the community. This year’s dinner will be held at Aunt Chilada’s Historic Mexican Restaurant located at 7330 North Dreamy Draw Drive. Please RSVP by 4pm Saturday December 29th at 602-944-1524 or by contacting Max McQueen.
Cafe Bible Study & FellowshipJoin us Sunday’s immediately after service for Bible Study and great fellowship.
POWWOW: Produce on Wheels Next Event: December 22 from 8am to 11am
Our Mission & Vision
At CrossRoads UMC
our mission & vision is to help connect people to faith
CrossRoads is a diverse, loving and caring congregation where people from all walks of life come together to grow in their relationship with God and each other.
CrossRoads is a place where hope, faith and love intersect!
Our mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world! We believe that being in mission with the community and the world is essential and is one of our core values. We believe education through Sunday School, Bible Study, and a variety of studies are important for our children, youth and adults.
Moreover, CrossRoads affirms all individuals are of sacred worth without exception. We seek to journey together in faith with God’s love toward greater understanding and mutual respect. Our community of faith welcomes all persons who seek God’s love through Jesus Christ.
Adopt a Family for
See Alison Belkin for information
This year, we have 3 families to adopt for Christmas. See Alison Belkin for information
- UMOM Meal Prep – Dec. 16 at 10am
- Youth Group – Dec. 16 at 4pm
- Foundation Meeting – Dec. 18 at 6pm
- Leadership Training Meeting – Dec. 19 at 5:30pm
- Praise Choir Rehearsal – Dec. 20 at 6:30pm
- Fellowship Breakfast – Dec. 20 at 7am
- POWWOW – Produce on Wheels – Dec. 22 at 8am
- Singles Time Out – Dec. 22 at 5:30pm
Faith . Hope . Love .Reverend Pastor Kimberly Scott
Obediently stepping out on faith to follow my call to ministry has been the most transformative experience of my life. In my four years of study at the Iliff School of Theology I discovered, refined and embraced spiritual gifts that ignited a passion to minister as an Ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church. Upon graduating with my Master of Divinity, I received my first appointment as the Associate Pastor at First United Methodist Church Phoenix. God willing, I will be Ordained Elder in Full Connection in 2019.
My first few years of ministry have been filled with many “firsts,” and awesome experiences, learning, tests and testimonies that keep reminding me that God is not through with me yet. Since moving to Phoenix, I have had plenty of opportunities to become actively engaged in the local community through my work with One Community Arizona, the Arizona Faith Network and through the Valley Interfaith Public Policy Institute. I am looking forward to embarking on the next leg of my ministerial journey as the Senior Pastor at Crossroads UMC. I am hoping to continue the work that has already been started at Crossroads; to help it stand out as a vital, vibrant, mission-focused and inclusive community in North Central Phoenix corridor. I pray it will become a place where all of God’s children regardless of age, race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and/or ability can find sanctuary and a space to grow their faith.
Join Us At Any Event!
UMOM Meal Prep
2nd Sunday at 4pm & 3rd Sunday at 10am
For more information contact the church office at 602-944-1524
We Are Here
Jazzy Christmas Eve
December 24, 2018 @ 6:00pm
Celebrate Christmas Eve in a jazzy atmosphere. Service starts at 6pm. Hope to see you there.
We Gather Every Sunday
Plan Your VisitLet us know if you would like to visit us in person. You can reach us at 602-944-1524 or email at email@example.com
Our Location7901 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ. 85020
(Corner of Northern and Central)
Sunday School & Child CareSunday School starts at 9:30 am
Child Care is provided during service.
The Latest News & Updates
This weeks "Special Offering"
Craig Memorial Congregational Church
This weeks “Special Offering” will go to Pastor Andrew McHenry and Craig Memorial Congregational Church in Paradise, CA.
Guest Pastor for Sunday December 16th
Beth Rambikur was born and raised in Prescott, Arizona, where landscapes of deserts and mountains shaped her imagination and sculpted a deep wonder and love of God’s world, she enjoys camping and hiking every chance she gets. She is a graduate of Northern Arizona University with degrees in Psychology and International Affairs. She earned her Master of Divinity from Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta. Her work in ministry began in 2006 in Atlanta, Georgia where she worked as a chaplain with a homeless ministry, the Atlanta VA Medical Center, and as a ministry intern at Atlanta’s Trinity United Methodist Church. She has served in appointed ministry as a pastor in the Desert Southwest Conference since 2009. Most recently she served First United Methodist Church of Tucson as the senior pastor and has been appointed as the Director of Connectional Ministries for the Desert Southwest Conference since July of 2017. Her passion for ministry is bringing all people to God’s table to learn, listen, and be transformed by meeting Christ in one another.
Pastor Kimberly's Blog
Week 3 of Advent
Week 4 Advent
Member of the Month - December
Once you meet Twylla Ehlers you learn two things about her right away. Actually, three. First, she’s from Iowa. The kind and gentler values of that middle-America state runs in her very DNA. Secondly, Twylla’s career was nursing. And even though she’s retired, the saying is true: “Once a nurse, always a nurse.” About that third thing…well, Ms. Ehlers’ first name is spelled with two ‘l’s. Every other Twyla has only one “l.” So the unusual spelling verifies our Twylla’s uniqueness.
In this, Cross Roads’ third time at recognizing volunteers of the month, Twylla is in good company with previous honorees: Bertus Berg and Claude Culbertson. All three have in common a willingness to say “yes” to almost any request. Yet, their actual hands-on activities for the church vary widely. Whereas Bert might be carving some beautiful hand-made item to enhance our sanctuary and Claude might be found 15-feet high on a lift changing light bulbs, Twylla has spent much of the past six months doing a job no one wants to do: paperwork.
Working with Mary Bullis, Twylla has spent countless – and we do mean “countless” – hours straightening our financial records. No one but a CPA would find this fun, but it has to be done and Twylla has risen to the occasion with flying colors.
Combing through an Everest-high pile of financial files is but a small bit of Twylla’s contributions as a volunteer. In the office, she answers the church phones as well as a myriad of other office needs – and always with an easy-going cheerfulness and earnestness. In worship, when Pastor needs assistance at the altar, Twylla leaps to the task, whether it’s to help with communion or making announcements. She also accepted the responsibility of being a lay leader and has taken the training toward that lay leadership position.
As a “retired” nurse, Twylla has volunteered at the Lura Turner Homes’ annual camp near Payson. Her caring bedside manner was in full display when she needed to spend an entire day at the hospital with an ailing camper. The developmentally-disabled campers love having Twylla as their nurse, not just for her nursing skills but for her right-on sense-of-humor, which comes in handy with such a vulnerable population.
The list of everything Twylla does for CrossRoads’ church family could go on and on. Let’s stop here, however, and thank Twylla from the bottom – and top – of our hearts for giving of her time and talents to the Cross Roads’ community. Her example is clearly one of servant leadership set by our Lord Jesus Christ.