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Happy Fifth Sunday in the season of Eastertide. Eastertide is a period of 50 days where we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. This year's Eastertide theme is P.S. I Love You: Love letters from God that teaches us how to live as people of the resurrection. This Sunday, we deviate a bit from our scheduled programming to celebrate our graduates. As we worship, we pray the for the changing of seasons as people follow their hopes and dreams strengthen by the love and support of Christ and Community. All are invited to come and worship. All are invited to celebrate. All are invited to learn.

The scriptures this Sunday come from Acts 8:26-40

Graduation Sunday

Sunday April 28th, 9:30am

We have people in our congregation graduating and being promoted this Spring.

On Sunday, April 28th, we will hear the message from Margarita Monjaras. Following service we will honor our graduates by celebrating with cake and a light lunch.

Learn about the graduates:

Aurelia Davis

Aurelia is being promoted from 8th grade and is entering high school. Aurelia is our Lay Member, Susan Davis', daughter and is a part of our youth group.

Auna Beukma

Auna will be promoted to Cactus High School from Marshall Ranch Elementary, where she is an Honor Student, played basketball, and was on the district champion volleyball team. She was also active in choir and was in the Peoria District Honors Choir for the last three years. She looks forward to singing on at Cactus. Go Cobras!

Auna is Mark's, praise band singer, daughter.

Schylar Beukema

Schyler is graduating from Cactus High School where he was involved in Jr. Varsity and Varsity Baseball, was First Chair of the trombone section in both Marching and Concert Bands. He was also First Chair in the Peoria District Honor Band. In his senior year, Sky branched out and joined the choir and was a stage tech for the Drama Team.

He will be attending Northern Arizona University majoring in Early Childhood Development and has already been accepted as a member of the NAU Marching Band. Go Lumberjacks! Schylar is Mark's son.

Valery Martinez

Valery is graduating from Grand Canyon University with her Bachelors of Science in Sociology with a double minor in Communications and Psychology. She plans on attending the University of Michigan to complete her Masters of Arts in Higher Education. Valery has served on our Missions Committee and helps run the tech booth on Sunday mornings.

Margarita Monjaras

Margarita is graduating from Grand Canyon University with her Bachelors of Science in Biology with an Emphasis in Pre-Medicine. Her focus now is passing her MCATS and applying for medical schools. Margarita is the Administrative Assistant at Cross Roads, she has served on many committees and also helps run the tech booth on Sundays.

This Week

Sunday, April 28th

Join us in person or via Facebook Live/Zoom for Sunday worship.

Cross Roads Cafe

Join us after service for Adult Bible Study, in the Chapel.

Singles Supper Club

Singles Potluck the 2nd Saturday of every month at 5:30pm. Meeting at My Mother's Restaurant on the 4th Saturday of every month

4130 N 19th Ave

Phoenix, AZ 85015

Wednesday Morning

Bible Study

9:30 am on Zoom

A New York Best Seller, Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith by Kathleen Norris.

Two or three short selections are covered each week.

Our Giving

Dear Cross Roads,

We continue in our Keep Cross Roads Cool Campaign. Our AC units in the Patio Room have run the course of their lifespan and summer is coming. Through our Keep Cross Roads Cool Campaign we are looking to raise $20,000.00 to help aid in the purchase and installation of two new AC units. By replacing our AC units we will gain six months of use in the Patio Room!

  • For Cross Roads – this ensures availability for activities that socially connect and strengthen our faith in community. New AC Units will expand opportunities for CRUMC to G.R.O.W. by hosting additional missional events.
  •  For Outside Groups – this offers opportunities for rentals of the Patio Room and can contribute to an increase in CRUMC revenue.

New AC units will also allow us to be more energy efficient by reducing our carbon footprint which contributes to Cross Road’s sustainability efforts in becoming more ‘green’.

 Here are some cool facts about this project:

  • The AC Units stopped functioning properly in June of 2023.
  • We need to replace these units as soon as possible to be able to schedule/rent out the Patio Room in summer and fall.
  • The CRUMC Trustees have explored a variety of solutions and a replacement was deemed necessary.
  • We have obtained two bids for a 3 ton split system and a 3.5 ton split system
  • We will likely utilize Williams Mechanical to complete replacement/install as their bid was lowest and we have a long-standing relationship with this business.
  • All funds raised will go into the restricted building and maintenance fund and earmarked to Keep Cross Roads Cool.
  • Any additional funds raised that surpasses the total amount of the project will go into the restricted building and maintenance fund for future needs and continued maintenance of the new system.
  • We have the opportunity to receive a match of up to $5,000 from the Desert Southwest United Methodist Foundation. We are very close to meeting this match!


Thank you for your contribution to help Keep Cross Roads Cool

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.

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Scripture Readers Needed!

We are looking for volunteers to read scripture on Sunday during service.

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Opportunities to Serve
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
For more information on any of these, email us at or call the church office at 602-944-1524.
Prayer Requests
This week,
please pray for...

Rev. Terry Reid, Twylla Ehlers, Dixy Iglesias & Family, James Pelfrey, McGuire & Nixon Family, Doris Siders, Diana & Family, Susan Turner, Leaders of The U.S. Government, Lura Turner Homes Residents & Care Givers, Navajo Nation, Cross Roads Community ​

The Bridge UMC, The Fountains UMC,

White Mountain UMC

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