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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.

   

 


  

 Crossroads Kids: Where God’s Kids Grow

 

Jesus Blesses the Children
Luke 18:15-17 One day some parents brought their little children to Jesus so he could touch and bless them. But when the disciples saw this, they scolded the parents for bothering him. Then Jesus called for the children and said to the disciples, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children. I tell you the truth, anyone who doesn’t receive the Kingdom of God like a child will never enter it.”


Every Sunday at 9:00 and 11:00 am, a group of dedicated and loving volunteers serve the youngest members of our Crossroads family by embracing them with the unconditional love of God and the teachings Jesus.

 

We will offer a Children Designed Worship Gathering at both services, where we will sing songs, pray and learn our weekly Bible Verse in community.
The kids will dive into the Biblical Story and learn more about it in a classroom setting. In the classroom the teachers will pray with our kids and will focus on a “monthly mission” to serve our Loudoun community, our DC friends and our Uganda and Guatemala brothers and sisters. Kids will be using their creativity and will have fun making a craft.

 

A gluten free/peanut free environment is offered in our Crossroads Kids Area.
 

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. Click Here.

 


 

Third Grade Bible Celebration

 

Click here to register your 3rd grader to receive a Bible.

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Crossover Retreat for Rising 6th Graders

 

The Crossover Retreat is held each August prior to the beginning of the school year. It is designed for rising sixth graders and their parents as students transition from Children's Ministry to MIddle School. It is an overnight retreat where parents and preteens make memories, share life stories and learn how to navigate the joys and challenges of adolescence together. The retreat combines outdoor activities (zip lines and low ropes), family challenge and support course, storytellings, s'mores and unforgettable blessing under the stars. 

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.

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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

 

 


  

Family Gatherings

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

For more information contact Tammie Bond

 


 

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 Tammie Bond.

 


 

MOMSNEXT

1st & 3rd Friday 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 Tammie Bond.