Weekly Announcments

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

Roof Update

Our roof replacement will take place Wednesday, September 20th through Friday, September 22nd. The roofer is keeping Saturday, September 23rd as a makeup day/ rain day in case of inclement weather. If you are coming to the church building, please be aware that there will be two dumpsters in the parking lot w/ a wheeled vehicle for loading the dumpsters. There will also be several piles of materials, so drive carefully and watch where you are walking to avoid any potential injuries.

Bagel Table help
Every Sunday we serve bagels and coffee.  Come a little early for worship and enjoy a bagel or coffee and a few minutes of conversation with others.  Janice Spangler coordinates the coffee table.  We are looking for some volunteers who would be willing to help Janice set up the table once a month.  If you are able to help, please contact Janice (330-904-3434) or sign up on the back table.

Sunday Morning Tech Team
We are still 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.  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.

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).

Small Groups

Small groups are an integral part of our growth as followers of Jesus. Our small groups are starting back up this week. 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

Tuesday Evening Empty Nest Group- meeting online

Tuesday Evening Women's Group-This is a new group that will be focusing on Grace in our lives.

Wednesday Evening Group- this is a combination of the Wednesday and Thursday night groups.

United Methodist Church Update
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 will help 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, Dennis Boyd, Brian Strunck, Zack McFee, Janice Spangler, Stephen Passerini, Katie Wells, Katy Hoffman, Amy Steiner or Jim Bavis.

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.

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).  We are currently accepting donations to replace our roof. This is due to hail damage which is letting water seep in and ruin the paint in the worship center. If you are making a donation for the roof, please indicate this on your donation. 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.



Are you interested in enjoying God’s creation while getting some exercise? Join Pastor Mike for Summit County MetroParks Fall Hiking Spree. This is a fun way to spend time in God’s beautiful creation enjoying the changing of the leaves. Pastor Mike will start off the hike with a short devotion. Hike at least eight of the designated trails. After completing each hike, date your form. Hikes must be completed September 1 through November 30. Parks are open daily, from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., unless otherwise noted. First-year hikers earn a hiking staff and shield. Returning hikers earn the hiking shield. Hikes are FREE for all participants. Since the program is funded by Summit County tax dollars, out of-county residents pay to receive their hiking rewards ($10 for first-year hikers and $5 for returning hikers). Pastor Mike will meet anyone who is interested in participating each Monday evening (except Labor Day, this will take place 9:00 am) at 6:00 pm. In the event of rain/ bad weather that week’s hike can be completed on your own. The order of the hikes will be:
Date     Park                             Trail                             Mileage           Difficulty Rating           

9/4      Firestone                    Redwing                      1.1                   1

9/12*   Silver Creek               Pheasant Run             1.2                   1        (moved to Tuesday due to a schedule conflict)

9/18    Wood Hollow              Downy Loop                1.2                   1

9/25    Goodyear Heights       Alder                           1.4                   1         

10/2    Furnace Run               Old Mill                       1.4                   1

10/9    Cascade Valley            Celebration Trail         1.6                   1          (Hikers Choice)

10/16  Cascade Valley            Oxbow                        1.2                   2

10/23  Deep Lock Quarry       Quarry                         1.4                   2


For park maps & directions: hikingspree.summitmetroparks.org