We want worship to be a place that inspires and helps us see that faith not only makes sense, it makes a difference – in our lives and in the world. And there is a role for everyone. We are on this journey together, helping each other to Be With God, Grow In God, and Do God’s Work. All are welcome here, exactly as you are, no matter where you are in your own faith journey. We hope to see you at church!
A community effort has launched the ORANGE FOR EMILY campaign to benefit the Emily Anhalt family: Emily is a high school senior at Waunakee High School. Emily is very sick and we are raising money for her family by selling signs & t-shirts. Your gift, by buying these items, will allow her parents to continue to stay by her bedside until she gets better.
Drop by the Church office to find out how you may help support Emily; or go to http://orange4emily.com/.
We have a fundraising opportunity that gives us the chance to do all of these. Order a T-shirt, Polo or sweatshirt with our bold new Crossroads UMC logo and show everyone that Crossroads is a spirit-filled, God-centered community. Drop by the office to browse the catalog for clothing selection and prices. These items are available for a limited time. All orders are due by June 1, 2013.
During Easter we celebrate all Jesus does for us. But, how do we respond? What is it Jesus asks of us? Join us the next six weeks in worship as Pr. Sharon shares the assignments Jesus gives us and asks us to consider how we are completing this “Holy Homework”.
Adult study of the parables of Luke began Sunday, January 13, right after worship. Each week we study one of the parables. We will read the parable and see what it has to say to us today. We’ll look at some insight from Kenneth Bailey, a Presbyterian pastor who lived in the middle east for 25 years, who gives a literary-cultural approach to the parables. Come to any of the classes, no RSVP required.
CUMC’s quartet, the Faithful Men, will lead the National Anthem and the 7th inning stretch at the Madison Mallards baseball game on Thursday, June 27th at Warner Park in Madison. The game starts at 7 pm and we have a block of seats reserved. To secure your tickets with the CUMC group, contact Crossroads UMC with how many tickets you would like, or sign up in the church lobby. Tickets are $10, and carpooling will likely be available.
Youth Mission Trip
This summer, July 28-August 2, we are taking our youth to Lake Lucerne for a mission trip. All youth currently in grades 6-12 are invited to join us. Friends who are not members of this church are welcome to register — Pastor Sharon will need to meet their parents/guardians. Contact the office as soon as possible to register.
Sunday School for ages 3 – 12 at Crossroads includes games, drama, and singing. Come join the fun with Cooking, Crafts, Science and Computer rotations. Sunday School begins during worship, right after Children’s Time (approximately 9:45 am) and finishes at 10:45 am each week.
Here’s a riddle… you see it every day… you’ve used it before… it’s everywhere you go… and it keeps on giving… what is it?
It’s “scrip,” a way to generate charitable rebates through common purchases from your favorite stores, restaurants and service providers. With scrip, you’ll be able to provide much-needed funding support to Crossroads UMC.
To get a better idea of what we’re talking about, just think of your own family’s spending habits. For instance, just in the past three days has anyone in your family:
- Refueled a car with gas
- Stopped to pick up coffee or doughnuts
- Paid bills
- Taken a business trip
- Bought gifts for an upcoming event
- Shopped for groceries
- Dined out with your family, co-workers or friends
- Had their hair cut
- Picked up a prescription
- Planned a vacation
If you answered “yes” to any or all of the above questions, you have experienced a potential opportunity to generate funding for Crossroads. Practically everywhere you go and everything you spend, presents a chance to support Crossroads.
There are no points to redeem… no box tops to collect… no coupons to distribute. It’s a smooth and simple cash rebate for Crossroads, generated by your spending. Stop on Sunday mornings to pick up your cash and carry scrip cards.