Weekly Announcements

Pastor Mike's Contact Information 

If you need to contact Pastor Mike for prayer, or pastoral care, his phone number is 330-696-6231. His email is Crosspointumcmike@gmail.com

Sermon Series

We are now in the third week of our Lenten journey. This sermon series is called Covenant. Most adults have experienced signing a contract, or legal documents of some sort in our lives. When we buy a car or house, or rent an apartment, even when we take out a loan, it requires us to sign our name on the dotted line. Contracts are founded on distrust, and they are designed to protect us if the other person doesn't hold up their end of the bargain. Healthy relationships are based on trust. This is possible when we make ourselves vulnerable, instead of trying to build up a layer of protection, or wall around us. The deepest trust is founded in our relationship with God, who gave up everything to be with us. God keeps his promises, and ours too, in an unbreakable, everlasting love known as Covenant. Join us as we learn to trust together in God's everlasting covenant with us!

Royal Family Kids Camp

Royal Family Kids Camp is for children between 7 - 11 years old, who have been abused or neglected and have been placed in the foster care system. This week long camp is a fun- filled week that teaches the children about the love of Jesus, and the impact he can have on their lives. If you are at least 16 years old, you can make a difference in the lives of youth attending camp. If you wish to make a difference, but are unable to attend, monetary donations are appreciated too! Please email Pastor Mike at CrosspointUMCMike@gmail.com for an application which is due by the end of the month, or for more information.

 

Pickleball

Are you looking for a fun way to get a workout in? Or, are you looking for a way to make it through the long dark nights of winter? Join us for Pickleball. We will offer pickleball at 7:00 pm each Thursday evening. This is a great way to involve people who are not part of the Crosspoint family to join us for some fun and fellowship. Join us, and invite a few friends too! No prior experience is required, just a desire to have some fun and fellowship, along with some laughs! Please monitor our Facebook page for possible cancelations due to the weather.

 

The Chosen

We have been gathering together in our worship center on Wednesday evenings since January 17th to watch the 3rd season of The Chosen.  This is open to everyone, even if you have not watched seasons 1 and 2. We will have activities for children ages 3-12, so everyone can participate.  Please RSVP Kelly at Kelly.CrosspointUMCevents@gmail.com and let us know: family name, total # attending, children's ages and dates attending. This is open to everyone, so even if you are not part of the Crosspoint family, please join us!

6:15PM - Family Dinner

7:00PM - View Film, Children’s Activities  (Supervised mini service projects and games for ages 3-12)

8:00-8:15PM - Film Discussion

 

Sunday Morning Tech Team

We are looking for volunteers to help with the sound board to balance sound for our praise team, the worship computer to run our worship slides and our livestream to share our worship service online.  You do not need previous experience as we will train those who would like to help. Our current livestream coverage are all high school students, which means we need to find and train replacements for this by the Spring of 2025. If you are unable to commit to helping out each week, that is ok, we can work around your schedule.  If you are interested in helping or would like more information, please contact Pastor Mike (330) 696- 6231, or Crosspointumcmike@gmail.com. This is an easy way to be the hands of Jesus and to serve Him.

 

Small Groups

John Wesley believed that small groups are an integral part of our growth as followers of Jesus. Our small groups have started back up. If you have not participated in a small group in the past, please pray about joining a group. If you are feeling led to start a new group, please let Pastor Mike know this as well. We have the following groups currently taking place:

Sunday Morning Women's Group- 9:15 am, in the Youth Room, Sandy Kanuf and Sue Ward are co- leading this group which is taking a journey through the Psalms.

Tuesday Evening Empty Nest Group- meeting online, Jerry Kalb is leading, participants are from Crosspoint, Painesville, and other churches.

Lectio Davina- This is a form of prayer that helps scripture come alive, and it is how Jesus taught the disciples to learn the Lord's Prayer. The passage is read several times and a brief discuss ion follows each reading. This is open to everyone, so invite your friends or to participate too!

Easter Flower Order 2024

Every year we decorate our Worship Center with spring flowers to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior. If you would like to purchase flowers (6 inch pots), please complete this order form and place it, with your payment, in the offering plate. Checks should be payable to Crosspoint UMC with Easter flowers written on the memo line. Deadline to order is Sunday, March 17.

 Given by __________________________________          Phone Number ____________________________

 _______ To the Glory of God          _______ In honor of ________________________         

_______ In memory of ______________________

 Lillies                    $13.00 x _______ = $ _______          Tulips (assorted)   $10.00 x _______ = $ _______

 Daffodils              $10.00 x _______ = $ _______            Hyacinths             $10.00 x _______ = $ _______

 Total payment enclosed $ _______

(order forms are on the table in back of the worship center) 

Crosspoint Yard Sale

The 2024 Crosspoint Yard Sale is scheduled for Thursday, Friday & Saturday June 20, 21 and 22, from 8am – 2 pm daily (8am - 1pm Sat).  If you have items you would like to donate to our sale, the Crosspoint garage will be open from 9am – 1 pm on Saturdays March 9, April 13, May 11, June 1, June 8 and June 15. You can drop off your items on those dates. The yard sale will accept most items except exercise equipment and non-flat screen TV's. Clothing that is donated will in turn be donated to Crystal Closet at Crystal Park United Methodist Church.  For large items, please contact Johnny to make sure we can take the item, our storage space is limited.  Your support for this event is appreciated, and proceeds support our mission programs. If you have any questions, contact Johnny Mayer (330-592-3698).

 

Reaching New People with Kim Griffith

We will be hosting a training designed to help congregations learn how to reach new people by aligning them with their mission field. When this happens, the numerical decline many congregations are experiencing can be stopped. Please plan to attend this training as it should be very informative!

  • Date: March 9, 2024
  • Location: Crosspoint UMC (9687 Portage Street NW, Massillon OH 44646)
  • Registration Check-In will begin at 9:30 a.m., workshop begins at 10:00 & will conclude around 4:00 p.m.

Please register by emailing Pastor Mike Ward (crosspointumcmike@gmail.comwith your name and number of people attending.

 

We Are A Lighthouse Church!

There are some United Methodist Churches who have disaffiliated from the United Methodist denomination.  The Leadership Board at Crosspoint has spent time in prayer, research, discernment, and conversation over the past year.  At this time, Crosspoint will remain a United Methodist Church.  Crosspoint is now a Lighthouse Church. This means that Pastor Mike and some members of the leadership board are attending trainings to help us be ready to welcome United Methodists that may have parted ways from their home churches due to disaffiliation. The trainings are helping us prepare to welcome with open arms those who may be angry, upset, confused, hurt, or otherwise feeling lost. We will continue to be a church that works to Love God, Love Others and Serve others as we grow closer to God and others.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact Pastor Mike, or anyone on the Leadership Board.

 

You Matter Rock Garden

We are making serval improvements to our backyard.  We are getting a new playground which is being funded by a grant the preschool received as well as donations and several fundraisers.  We also going added a firepit and bench area that Jack Wells is completed for his Eagle Scout Project.  Finally, we are adding a “You Matter” Rock Garden inspired by a former JCA student, James Ward, who passed away suddenly at the age of 10. We are asking for everyone to decorate a rock to place in the garden.  Please choose a rock on Sunday morning, take it home, decorate it with your family and bring it back to place in the garden.  If you have any questions, contact Sheri Boyd (330-268-7377).

 

Online Worship adds a YouTube Option
We know worship is an important part of our life of faith.  We also know that not everyone is able to join us for in person worship.  At Crosspoint we offer both in person and online options for worship.  We currently Livestream our worship service on Sunday mornings at 10:30 on www.facebook.com/crosspointumcjacksontownship and https://crosspoint-umc.freeonlinechurch.com/  We are now adding YouTube as an option.  You can follow this link, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHzj5ssDhZfPeAaJYNjnBrg/videos or you can go to YouTube and search CrosspointUMC.  Once on our channel you can subscribe.  By subscribing you can receive updates whenever we go live with a new video.  If you have any questions, you can contact Pastor Mike at 330-696-6231.

 

Giving

Crosspoint relies on the generosity and giving of each of us to continue to support the operation of our facilities and the ministries of our congregation.  Even though our ministries are making adjustments during this time, we will continue to rely on our offering to help us share God’s love in practical ways.  Many share their offering on Sunday while we are in worship together.  Since not everyone is meeting in person, we have made online giving available.  If you wish to make a one-time donation or set up a recurring donation you may do so by following this link (https://crosspointumc.breezechms.com/give/online). You may also mail your donation to the church (9687 Portage St. NW Massillon, Ohio 44646).  If you have any questions about your giving moving forward, please contact Katy Hoffman (330-417-0263). Thank you for your genericity to Crosspoint.

 

QR Code
Crosspoint is trying something new.  We are going to use a QR Code to provide a quick and easy way to access our weekly announcements.  Just scan the QR code with your smart phone camera app and it will send you to the announcement page on our website.  The QR Code will be posted around the building at Crosspoint, on our Facebook page and in our weekly announcement slides on Sunday Mornings.  If you have any questions, contact Katie Wells (330-418-7515).