for worship, small groups, and meetings.
Meeting ID: 671 792 1650
Passcode: 556948
Reorientation: From Doubt to Hope

This Sunday we continue in our series on Reorientation: From Doubt to Hope. Through biblical characters such as Doubting Thomas, Denying Peter, and Determined Mary, we have seen how the grace of God is able to meet us exactly where we are, be present in our suffering, provide new opportunities, and guide us through any situation. Despite our growing hope in God, many of us still struggle to have hope in the people of God–the Church. Due to the church not always being as loving as we should be, there are many who doubt us and the God we proclaim. Today we learn of the greatest commandment taught by Jesus, the commandment to love. We turn to the commandment of love in hope that it will transform us to love like God loves. We turn our hearts and minds to the Ultimate Source of ABUNDANT and UNCONDITIONAL Love. Let us worship the God who created us in love, by love, and for love.
The scripture this Sunday come from John 13:31-35
This Week
Sunday, May 15th
Join us in person or via Facebook Live/Zoom for Sunday worship.
Masks will be worn during worship and safe distancing will be maintained.
Cross Roads Cafe
Following our morning worship, please join us for Adult Bible Study in the Patio Room and via Zoom
Get material for class HERE
Every Tuesday
8:30am - Meditative Prayer via Zoom
and Facebook Live

Singles Time Out

Potluck at 5:00 pm
Meetings This Week

Trustees 5/17 - 6pm via Zoom
Finance 5/17 - 7:15pm via Zoom
Lura Turner Homes Founder's Day

One and all are invited to Lura Turner Homes’ Founders’ Day,
3 p.m., Sunday, May 15 at
Central United Methodist
1875 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Since 1986, this event shines the spotlight on those people who have nurtured the special needs men and women at Lura Turner Homes, now in its 57th year. Join us in Central’s Kendall Hall as we salute donors, residents, supporters and volunteers. Additionally, we’ll honor LTH’s hard-working caregivers, and the Bible teachers of the Christian Ambassadors, celebrating its 50th year. Featured entertainment is multi-talented, globe-trotting musician Igor Glenn, long-time member of the New Christy Minstrels and founder of the Jazz Cowboys. There’s no cost for this family-friendly celebration.

Meal Train

Sign up to provide a meal by clicking on the link below.
May 18th
Questioning the Death Penalty

The Conference Prison Reform Task Force is present a 5-week Zoom series on "Questioning the Death Penalty," featuring a DVD series by Sr. Helen Prejean. This series will be at 6:30pm from 5 Thursday evening beginning April 28 and ending May 26.

This series will take place of our normal Wednesday night book study.

What do you think about the Death Penalty?
Use the link to register and come share your thoughts with us.
Young Adult Event!

Reserve your spot by contacting the office at
(602)944-1524 or
Veterans Ministry


The public is invited to Cross Roads United Methodist Church, 7901 N. Central Avenue (southeast corner of Central and Northern Avenues), Phoenix 85020 for a Military History series of guest speaker programs from 8 am to 9 am. Coffee will be provided.

The series:
Sunday, May 22nd, 8 am to 9 am - Pete Lumianski, Captain, US Navy, Retired: Honoring Arizona's Cold War Veterans (invited)

RSVPs from the public are appreciated. Please leave a message at (602) 943-7834 (Carol Culbertson, Church Veterans Ministry Team).
Movie Showing

Join us for a FREE showing of Mrs. Miniver
Sunday, May 29th at 10:30am.
This will take place in lieu of Cafe (adult bible study class).
Foundation Committee
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Opportunities to Serve

Donate nonperishable food or funds to our Cross Roads Food Pantry.
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 Clayton Bowman or
For more information on any of these, email us at or call the church office at 602-944-1524.
Our Giving

If you use your mobile device to give your tithes and offerings to Cross Roads, you'll need to install the Vanco Mobile App.

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.

Click HERE to give online.
Prayer Requests

This week,
please pray for...
Amanda Robinson & Andrew Montano Sr and Family, Susan Turner, Rev. Kimberly Scott, Chris Basped, Bertus Berg & The Berg Family, Ed McQueen, Leaders of The U.S. Government, Lura Turner Homes Residents & Care Givers, Navajo Nation,  
Cross Roads Community 
Wesley & Golden Gates Community Centers, Arizona Korean UMF, Aldersgate UMC
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Meeting ID: 671 792 1650
Passcode: 556948 -- updated 11/4/2020

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