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Resourcing children to grow in faith and values through learning and service, while celebrating God's unconditional love and presence in every child’s sacred story that is centered in the friendship of Jesus.

 


 

Meet Flor Norris-Hoydilla, Crossroads new Family and Children's Ministry director. Follow this link to read Flor's story and hear her welcome message or read more below.

 


 

Roots and Wings Yoga for Kids and Family 

July 18 and August 1, 2 - 3pm

@ Crossroads UMC

More Information

 


 

Crossover Retreat for Rising 6th Graders

 

The Crossover Retreat is August 19-20, 2017. Click here for all the details and to register.

Please contact Flor Norris-Hoydilla for more information. 

 


 

Celebrating the Sacred Story of Baptism Workshop and Celebration

Our next baptism workshop is scheduled for October 1, 2017, 9am - 1pm.

Click here for more information or to register.

 


  

 Crossroads Kids: Where God’s Kids Grow

 

Every Sunday at 10am (Summer Schedule) a group of dedicated and loving volunteers serve the youngest members of our Crossroads family. Their purpose is to share in the experience with families to “train children in the way they should go so that when they grow old, they won’t depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6 CEB).


During Sundays, Crossroads Kids are going on an ADVENTURE into ancient times, to discover that God is God, and to see that humans are incredible beings created and called to love God, to love ourselves and to love others. Children will learn a story about an amazing biblical character – always through the lens of the most amazing lead character, Jesus – and learn that we are also amazing characters in God’s Big Story.


Imagine the life cycle of a Sunflower (planting, watering, sunshine, growing, and producing fruit.) We will help the children to discover that every day God plants the seed in our hearts, calling each of us to serve and to share God’s love with ourselves and others.


The children will experience this growth with a visual of the life cycle of a sunflower, through memory verse cards and a weekly life application that they can take home and live out in their everyday lives. 

 

Please contact Flor Norris-Hoydilla if you have any questions about Crossroads Kids.

 

Come be a part of the experience! Volunteer opportunities available Sunday mornings at 9 and 11 am or Summers at 10am. Click Here.

 


 

Crossroads Four Pillars of Family Ministry

 

Family Blessing - Giving your family the unconditional love of God the unlimited welcome of Jesus and the unwavering hope of transformation

Family Values - Living the way of Jesus in daily family life - Compassion, Forgiveness, Service and Wisdom

Family Guidance - Equipping you and your children to embrace clarity around your family values, guidance, discipline and decision making at every stage of life

Family Passages - Celebrating Life Passages with the church community to reinforce lifetime values, identity and inner guidance appropriate to the developmental stage (Baptism, Bibles, Crossover, Confirmation, Right of Passage [ROP], etc)

 


 

The Path to Offering a Five-Star Family Blessing


Click here to view or download the Five-Star Family Blessing

 


   

Children's Choirs

The goal of children’s choirs is to help children experience the joy and beauty of what it means to worship Christ with song. The choirs will sing during one of the Sunday worship gatherings approximately once a month. They will also learn some elementary vocal skills.

Choirs are active September through May. Each choir rehearses once a week as follows:


Grace Notes Choir

(preschool ages 3 - 5)

Tuesdays 4:15 - 4:45 PM in the Discipleship Room

 

Joyful Noise Choir

(Kindergarten - 4th grade)

Tuesdays 5:00 - 5:30 PM in the Sanctuary

 

For more information contact: Shauna Olevson

 


  

Family Gatherings

Fun and inspirational family gatherings will be offered throughout the year.

For more information contact Marlena Blackburn.

 


 

HOPE Preschool

HOPE Preschool is an early education center serving children ages three through five years and their families. An important part of Crossroads United Methodist Church, it is a place where all children are loved. HOPE Preschool first opened its doors to the Ashburn community in 1992. Since 1992, HOPE Preschool has been a model preschool in the area serving nearly 250 students and their families each year. For more information, please visit Hope Preschool online.

 


 

MOPS

2nd and 4th Fridays, 9 - 11:30am during the school year

MOPS - Mothers of Preschoolers - is for women with children ages birth through kindergarten who desire fellowship, encouragement and friendship with other moms. For more information click here or contact Marlena Blackburn.

 


 

MOMSNEXT

1st & 3rd Firday 12 - 2pm during the school year

MomsNext is a group experience designed to encourage, equip and develop mothers of school-age children. For more information click here or contact Marlena Blackburn.