Welcome to CrossRoads UMC Phoenix

Where 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

Calm and Bright: 200 Years of Silent Night

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.

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CrossRoads UMC New Year's Eve Dinner

CrossRoads UMC New Year's Eve Dinner

Singles Ministry

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 & Fellowship

Join 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

Christmas

See Alison Belkin for information

This year, we have 3 families to adopt for Christmas. See Alison Belkin for information

Events Happening This Week

  • 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

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Desert Southwest Devotional Book: We Make The Road By Walking by Brian McLaren

Discussion Group meets on Wednesday’s at 10am. Call church office for details at 602-944-1524. 

Faith . Hope . Love .

Reverend Pastor Kimberly Scott
I am a cradle United Methodist from Biloxi, Mississippi where my family and I were members of St. Paul United Methodist Church until we relocated to Las Vegas. My father served as the Lay Leader and my mother as the Children’s Choir Director at St. Paul during our time there. Upon relocating to Las Vegas, we joined Zion United Methodist Church. I graduated from Valley High School in 1994 and I went on to earn my Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Humboldt State University. Just after returning home from my undergraduate studies in 1999, I was blessed to meet my wife Sofia Simon. I went on to earn a Master of Science in Counseling from Long Beach State University and a Master of Educational Leadership from the University of Phoenix. From 2003-2012 I was a School Counselor in the Clark County School District of Las Vegas. After relocating to Denver, I worked as a School Counselor in Aurora, Colorado for 3 years before I retired so I could to fully focus on the reason God had sent us to Denver, Co, my call to ministry.

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.

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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.

SErvices

We Gather Every Sunday

Sundays at 9:30am 

Plan Your Visit

Let us know if you would like to visit us in person. You can reach us at 602-944-1524 or email at info@crossroadsphx.com

Our Location

7901 North Central Avenue

Phoenix, AZ. 85020

(Corner of Northern and Central)

Sunday School & Child Care

Sunday School starts at 9:30 am

Child Care is provided during service.

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Desert Mission Food Bank

A 24/7 Mission: Bring your canned and/or non-perishable goods to CrossRoads UMC to support the Desert Mission Food Bank or drop off at Desert Mission Food Bank at 9229 N. Fourth Street, Phoenix, AZ. 85020 or click below to learn more on how you can volunteer.
This weeks "Special Offering"

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. 

Beth Rambukin

Beth Rambukin

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

Pastor Kimberly's Blog

Weekly Updates

Week 3 of Advent
As we enter week 3 of our Advent series “Calm and Bright” we will continue to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of Silent Night. This week, we turn our focus to God’s redeeming GRACE and what it mean to be recipients of that GRACE.
The presence of God in human form is the “dawn” of redeeming grace, says the hymn’s third verse. God so desired to be “up close and personal” that God came to live, breathe, feel, teach, touch, and love.
Made in the image of God, we are called to nurture relationships that birth, multiply and radiate grace in the world. What would the world be like if “love’s pure light” was at the center?
I hope you are excited as I am to hear Rev. Beth Rambikur’s message, Lovely Peace in Graceful Pieces drawn upon the text of John 1: 1-18. For John, God in becoming flesh in Jesus has committed God’s self not only to revealing what God’s grace looks like, but that God wants to know it and feel it as well.” Can you feel the PEACE and LOVE in lovely pieces and GRACEFULLY share it? I pray you will!
See you on Sunday
Pastor Kimberly
Week 4 Advent

Updates Soon 

Twylla Ehlers

Twylla Ehlers

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.