Although we aren't able to meet in person on Sunday mornings, there is a lot going on this Fall at Crossroads!

If you are new to Crossroads, we invite you to learn more about us by looking at our Fall Welcome Booklet and this listing of upcoming Fall events. These resources will help you get to know us and provide a way to connect to a ministry that speaks to you.

So sit back, get a cup of coffee or tea and check out what's happening this Fall. You can also always visit our website for more information!
Upcoming Message Series
Sunday October 4th we kick off a new series called “Together Into the Unknown...The Great Adventure Continues” 

During the month of October, Larry Thompson, our new Interim Pastor, will share a series of inspiring messages that will help us to catch a glimpse of the new things God is doing in and through the Crossroads community. Together we are entering a new chapter in the Crossroads story as we continue to share God’s unconditional love with the world. 
Adult Spiritual Formation
Small Groups
Romans 12:11 Don’t burn out; keep yourselves fueled and aflame. If there ever was a time for this message, it’s now! We need ways to connect, and a great way to make those connections is by joining a small group. Small groups give us opportunities to offer prayers and receive support, to build rich enjoyable relationships, and grow together. For questions about small groups contact Deborah Michel. Take the next step.

Our current online Zoom small groups include:

Additional Resources
SERVE/Social Justice
SERVE/Justice is a pathway for transformation as individuals and families work alongside our neighbors to make a difference in the world and grow compassion, forgiveness, wisdom and justice. Ultimately service
transforms the world one person, family and community at a time.

We will be focusing on homelessness in the month of October. Check out our weekly resource Hope in Action for all the latest Serve/Justice opportunities.
What's Happening This Fall
  • DC Food & Fellowship – Since the onset of COVID-19 in March and the closure of Franklin Park in July, Crossroads has not been able to serve our brothers and sisters experiencing homelessness in Southeast DC on a regular basis. We are partnering with the DC Downtown Day Services Center to provide hygiene kits throughout the year as well as coats and boots this Fall.  

  • DC Tutoring – During this school year, Crossroads will be tutoring online with students who are distance learning at Payne Elementary in SE DC. No specific skills are required, only a loving heart and a desire to serve some of the most needy among us, the children. This is a once a week commitment for one hour.  

  • Warming the Homeless - Coats and Boot - Crossroads is once again gearing up for our Annual Warming the Homeless, “Coats and Boots” mission. Coats and boots will be distributed to the DC Downtown Day Services Center and the Loudoun County Shelter. All donations are tax deductible. The deadline is October 31st.
  • Sort - Wednesday, November 4th, 4 - 6pm @ Crossroads
  • Load Trucks & Deliver - November 5th, 9am @ Crossroads

  • New Racial Justice Book Study - coming Mid-October 

  • Guatemala Mission Trip - Porch de Salomon – Panajachel, Guatemala Next trip: February 27 - March 6, 2021 (subject to COVID-19 travel restrictions) Porch de Salomon’s mission is to serve the Least, the Lost and the Last. This is a one week experience where team members take part in building a small concrete block home for an impoverished, indigenous Mayan family.

What's New for Families
Crossroads Kids @ Home
Sunday, 9:30am
Every Sunday online at 9:30am we are offering Crossroads Kids @Home for preschool and elementary grade kids to learn about God’s
unconditional love for themselves and others. This one truth has the ability to transform each child, who in turn can change the world. Each child is welcomed just as they are and loved for who they are.

Student Ministries
We are offering online resources and outdoor connection events for students grades 6th – 12th to come together and learn how teaching from the bible can be relevant to modern teens. Each student is
welcomed just as they are, and loved for who they are.

Monthly Outdoor Events for Middle and High Schoolers
Come meet new friends and catch up with old ones! Bring your mask, meal, and a picnic blanket. Join us for fellowship, games and a SERVE project, all meeting social distance regulations. Meet on the Crossroads lawn.

  • Sunday, October 25th, 5:30-7:00pm
  • Sunday, November 15th, 5:30-7:00pm

Register here. Email Erin Videgar-Laird with any questions.
Additional Family Resources

Coming Soon:
  • Preschool Moms Connect
  • Parenting Classes
Unlimited Welcome
Jesus taught over and over again that loving our neighbors, including those on the margins, is the pathway to loving God as we love ourselves. The
Unlimited Welcome of Jesus calls us to be spiritually transformed personally and as a church community, as we experience the frontiers of grace and love
with all people and in care for the earth and for those who are suffering.
An Unlimited Welcome is offered by:

  • Being nationally listed as a UMC LGBTQIA Reconciling Congregation.
  • Offering the Open Table of communion to all at every Sunday gathering.
  • Advocating for social justice related to race, immigration, the environment and affirming the importance of science as described in the United Methodist Social Principles.
  • Hosting monthly Loudoun County PFLAG gatherings. PFLAG is a national organization that offers support and nurture for families and friends of LGBTQIA persons. Loudoun PFLAG offers three separate groups for LGBTQIA teens, adults, families, and allies.
  • Hosting Imagine Well Being gatherings with a focus on compassion, forgiveness, service, and wisdom with people who come from secular or differing faith traditions, or a secular worldview.
  • In continuing to welcome AA, Al-Anon, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and hosting various non-profits who use the building to serve others, Crossroads will continue to offer an unlimited welcome.