New Series Starts September 13th
Why do we strive to keep up with our neighbors? What drives us to have what they have, do what they do and be like they are? Can we break away from this cycle and still be happy? Join our five week series starting Sunday, September 13, 2015 to discover the answers to those questions and learn how to get off the “merry-go round”.
- Sept. 13 – “Keeping up With the Joneses – The Phenomenon”
- Sept. 20-27 – “Get Me Off the Merry-Go Round! – Priorities” – How do you say no without feeling guilty?
- Oct. 4 – ” Counter Culture” How do we live in this modern culture and please God at the same time?
- Oct. 11 – ” Too Busy to go to Church” A personal story of how sports schedules competed for a family’s time.
Growth Group registration has begun and will run through Sunday, September 27th. All are welcome to join any group at any time. You do not have to attend every week to be in a group Fall semester runs for 8 weeks and starts the week of Sunday, October 4th unless otherwise noted. In Crossroads’ Growth Groups you can expect to:
- Spend 1-2 hours weekly building friendships and exploring faith.
- Find a comfortable environment to question and share.
- Find others who are new and may be uncertain about groups too.
- Find you are not alone in your doubts, fears, and imperfections.
- Expect the group to pray but you will NOT be expected to pray out loud.
- Have FUN, make friends, and grow!
Want more information? Come to worship the next two weeks to learn more details about the groups being offered. Group leaders are available after worship by the registration table in the lobby.
Want to register now? Email the office at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know what group(s) you’re interested in attending!
What’s Next? Leaders will contact you with more details and will order your books and materials for you.
The Bible From Scratch: The Old Testament for Beginners ; Donald L Griggs: Book Study
Do you think everyone knows more about the bible than you? Afraid to ask questions because they seem dumb? Find it hard to find Bible passages? Never been in a bible study before? Then this is the group for YOU! Spend 8 weeks with similar folks learning a little about the Old Testament.
More Jesus Encounters; Discussion on Selected Bible Passages
Lively discussion on Jesus encounters in the Bible and how they apply to our lives today.
Monthly Movie Group **Starts Sept 27 **ongoing – drop in’s welcome
Join this group for fellowship and discuss selected movies you watch first at home on your own.
Sept 27 movie to discuss: “Walk the Line”.
Eco Group Includes Lunch!
Join us for lunch, bring your bibles, and explore environmental issues and how they dovetail with our Christian faith .
Prayer Group **ongoing – drop in’s welcome
Deepen your prayer life in response to joys and concerns of CUMC family, our community and the world. Pray along with leaders, in silence, or voice your prayers aloud.
Newcomers **starts Oct 21**
New to Crossroads? Thinking about membership? Join this 3 week dinner group, connect with others, learn about Crossroads and the United Methodist faith and see how YOU can plug in.
Community Bible Experience Bible Study/Discussion Group **Starts Sept 30**
A different way to read the bible. Written like a novel, and organized by authors – read the Bible more like it was written. This group will feel less like a Bible Study, and more like a book club. Join us to cover the New Testament and discuss 5 simple questions each week.
Holy Conversation: Talking about God in Everyday Life ;
Richard Peace: Book Study / Dinner Group
People today want to talk about spirituality and who better than Christians to talk with them? Trouble is, many of us don’t know how to express faith in everyday language. Come learn how to engage in comfortable conversation about Jesus.
Sunday School is for children in 4K thru 6th Grade, and will meet Sunday mornings from 9:45-10:30am. Our format has changed slightly to encourage more connection between the adults and children in our church. Children will be with their families in worship for the first 15 minutes, and will return in time to fellowship with the adults. Children will be in worship for the entire service once a month, in a large group event once a month and in classrooms twice a month. Classrooms will be split between grades 4K-3rd and 4th-6th.
Confirmation is a two year program that meets during the school year on Sunday’s from 5:00-6:00pm in the youth room. Students are invited to stay for supper and Youth Group, which meets immediately after confirmation (see youth group information below). Confirmation is available to all students who feel ready to make the commitment to learning more about being disciples of Jesus Christ, but is designed for those in 7thgrade or older.
Calling all students in grades 7th– 12th! Lisa & Tressie have a lot of wonderful events and learning planned for you this year. Youth Group will meet weekly on Sundays from 6:00-7:30pm in the Youth Room. Youth group students will receive more details and the year’s schedule soon. Questions? Contact our office at email@example.com or (608) 849-9599.