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ALL means ALL! PERIOD! All means you, you, you, and me, and yes….you. Period! This emphasis on the period further highlights our congregation’s unconditional commitment to being a beloved community for ALL of God’s children. End of sentence! Full stop! Last week, Tres Adames kicked off our ALL MEANS ALL series by challenging us to love through differences. This Sunday we are joined by Cat Holbert, Director of Camping Ministries for the Desert Southwest United Methodist Conference. Pastor Deontez will conclude the series when he returns next Sunday at our annual Open and Affirming Sunday. Come, let us worship the God whose Spirit welcomes us ALL. 

Cat knows camp and retreat experiences shape lives in various ways. At camp, people are accepted in communities of belonging. They are loved for who they are and are often called into their vocations because of a camp experience.

As a 25+ year “veteran” in United Methodist Camp & Retreat Ministries, Cat knows this first hand. She has filled many of the regular camp staff positions: counselor, cook/housekeeper, lifeguard, high ropes specialist, Program Director, Camp Director, and Executive Director of Camp & Retreat Ministries in the Desert Southwest Conference, as well as Director of Mingus Mountain! She is a member of the American Camp Association (ACA) and serves as a visitor for the accreditation program.

Cat received her Bachelor of Science (Magna Cum Laude) from Virginia Commonwealth University, where she studied Recreation and Parks Management and Religious Studies. She also completed coursework for Professional Camp & Retreat Ministry Certification at Drew University. During COVID, Cat continued her education by receiving a Fundraising and Strategic Planning certificate from the ASU Nonprofit Management Institute. Most recently, Cat is a Trained co-active Coach and is on her way to becoming a certified coach with the International Federation of Coaching.

Recently, Cat’s rolled off the United Methodist Camp & Retreat Ministries Association (UMCRM) Board of Directors after serving for 10 years and providing leadership for multiple UMCRM National Gatherings. An avid believer in training and education, Cat has served as faculty for the ecumenical camp leader’s training, “Compass Points,” Furthermore, she is dedicated to personal life-long learning, always striving for excellence so that she can be a better leader, supervisor, and human.

When she’s not living the camp life, thinking about camp, or dreaming of new ideas for camp, Cat enjoys hiking and biking in Prescott, AZ (and the surrounding areas), baking up a bevy of delicious goods, studying the enneagram and connecting with friends from around the country.

This Sunday's scripture comes from Matthew 22:36-40

This Week

Sunday, August 13th

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Cross Roads Cafe

Join us after service in the Patio Room for our adult Bible study class. Get the material for class HERE

Every Tuesday

Meditative Prayer

via Zoom and Facebook Live

is on Summer Sabbath. Join us again on Tuesday, August 15th at 8:30am.

Pastor Deontez is out on some much needed rest and relaxation. He will be back in office on August 15th and will answer emails and phone calls by August 18th. For any questions or concerns please reach out to the church office at (602)944-1524 or [email protected] and we will direct your questions and concerns to the right person. Please continue to pray for Pastor Deontez as he relaxes on his vacation.

Please plan to donate blood at our Blood Drive on SAturday 8/19 from 9:00-2:00. Got to and search for Cross Road's event on 8/19 to sign-up. Also, we would greatly appreciate it if you would post this in your social media accounts: "There’s a REEL need for donors! Schedule a time to give at our Red Cross blood drive on Saturday 8/19 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Cross Roads United Methodist Church, in the lobby, at 7901 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ, 85020. All who come to give will get a $10 e-gift card to a movie merchant of your choice. Appointments:"

We are back to our normal office hours starting Monday, August 14th.

For any questions call the church office at (602)944-1524

Scripture Readers Needed!

We are looking for volunteers to read scripture on Sunday during service.

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Opportunities to Serve
Have an announcement about a service or committee at Cross Roads? Submit it to the church office by 2:00pm on Wednesdays.
Join our new Veterans Ministry as a veteran or a grateful volunteer. For details, contact
Carol Culbertson [email protected]
For more information on any of these, email us at [email protected] or call the church office at 602-944-1524.
Our Giving

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A reminder: If your giving comes by check, please expect a slight delay in your bank account deduction. A growing number of tithes and offerings now come to us electronically, so our money counters only meet every other Monday to deposit cash and checks. Until then, all gifts wait patiently in our church safe.

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Prayer Requests
This week,
please pray for...

Hawaii, Tom & Norma Winters, Lisa, Selaise, & Nicole Hanson, Tanya Willis & Family, Barbara Hoddy, McGuire & Nixon Family, Doris Siders, Diana & Family, Susan Turner,  Leaders of The U.S. Government, Lura Turner Homes Residents & Care Givers,  Navajo Nation, Cross Roads Community ​

Dayspring UMC, Desert Mission UMC

Frist UMC Mesa, Song of Life UMC

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