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Welcome to the Crossroads District!

 

 

The Crossroads district is made up of  70 United Methodist churches from Victoria to Manor, Seguin to Columbus, Edna to Del Valle, and beyond. God is bringing us together as one district of the Rio Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church. We exist to support local churches and communities of faith make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation for the world! Pray for God to do a special work in us and in our communities.

 

Continue to be in prayer with us as we begin this new chapter in our District, welcoming our clergy, both new and returning appointments. May we seek Christ's guidance fervently as we strive towards FRUITFULNESS in our congregations and ministries.

Contact Information

Crossroads District UMC
5606 N Navarro St
Suite 200 C/D
Victoria, Texas 77904
Phone 361 573-4233
Fax 361-573-4392
Mobile 210-382-4085

Announcements

  • Funeral Information for Barbara Scales-Freeman

    Funeral Service for Mrs. Barbara Scales-Freeman will be held on Saturday, October 26th at Cook-Walden Funeral Home (6100 N. Lamar Blvd. Austin, 78752). 

    Viewing will begin at 10 am and the homegoing service at 11 am. 

    Obituary

  • Lay Delegate form for Annual Conference

    Click HERE for the Lay Delegate forms.  Look through the pdf and choose your individual church. 

    If you have any questions, contact the District office. 

  • Webinar for People Who Work with Youth

    Join us for a live, interactive webinar with Rev. Bill Buchanan who will explore what it looks like to go beyond colonial paradigms of short-term mission with youth, and instead engage young people in the intersectionality of poverty, race, privilege, and power.

    Presenter: Bill Buchanan

    Dates: October 22, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m

    Cost:  $15

    REGISTER HERE

  • Safe Gatherings

    Every year, Safe Gatherings recognizes their top performing churches. In 2019, Safe Gatherings recognized 87 Rio Texas Congregations for their excellent work in keeping children, youth, and vulnerable adults safe. These congregations have 3.5% or more of their average weekly worship attendance approved by safe gatherings, with a minimum of 3 people approved for even the smallest churches. Churches recognized by Safe Gatherings receive window clings for their community to share their commitment to keeping children, youth, and vulnerable adults safe.

    Please join me in celebrating these churches for their excellent work!

    Click the LINK to see the list of churches

  • Consultation forms *DUE November 15th*

    Consultation forms have been mailed out to all clergy and SPRC chairs. These forms are available on the District website as an editable document. CLICK HERE

    The Pastor's & SPRC Consultation forms are due Friday, November 15th to the Crossroads District office via email, fax or mail. These forms, along with the Assessment questions from SPRC and pastors, will be used during the Annual Consults with the District Superintendent in December. 

    Pastors, you will be able to sign up for an appointment soon.

    Thank you for the diligient work!

    If you have any questions, email or call the District office. 


     

  • Church Van for Sale * Seguin FUMC

    FUMC Seguin has a church van for sale. It's a 16-18 passenger van with handicap access and two flat screen tvs. It's comfortable, in excellent condition with low mileage. 

    For details, pleave visit the ad included below or contact Jerry Evins at First UMC in Seguin at 830-303-5302.

    Craigslist Ad

  • Mission Funding Opportunity

    Would you like to try a mission outreach event outside the walls of the church? ...in your nieghborhood? ...In your community?

    The Crossroads District Strategy Team, on behalf of our Chief Mission Strategist and District Superintendent, Rev. Dr. Marcus Freeman, wants to help!

    Email or snail mail your plan to request up to $500 of funding to the District office no later than October 16th. 

    Funds Request Form

  • The Hub * September Edition

    Be sure to read the District Newsletter - September Edition!! Don't miss out on seeing what is going on in the churches of the Crossroads District. 

    The Hub

    You can also view past editions of the newsletter by clicking on the Hub tab. 

  • Lay Servant Training *November 1-2nd

    Lay Servant Training is around the corner!

    Register for the Basic or Advanced training on November 1-2nd at Cathedral Oaks Worship & Retreat center (1225 CR 248, Weimar, 78962)

    Registration forms are to be mailed in to the District office along with the $50 payment. Please ensure registration & payment are postmarked by October 18th. 

    FLYER

    Registration form - Advanced

    Registration form - Basic

  • Books for Sale

    Attention Crossroads District

    Monday, September 16th, we had a working retreat at Cathedral Oaks led by the District Strategy team. There were several books recommended and available at a Book table

    We have several of these books still available for sale at the District office!

    CLICK HERE to view the books we have, details on prices, etc. 

  • Charge Conference Season has begun!

    Looking for editable documents of the Charge Conference forms?

    HERE THEY ARE

  • Scholarships Available

    Looking for funds for school? The Rio Texas Annual Conference Board of Ordained Ministry strongly supports our seminary students and offers financial assistance whenever when funding becomes available. Scholarships and Book Expenses are awarded to qualified applicants once a year. 

    The Board of Ordained Ministry is currently offering $15,000 in Scholarships per academic year. Completing the application will qualify a student for the BoOM scholarship, the "Then Sings My Soul" scholarship and the Rio Texas Perkins Alumni scholarship (for Perkins students only).

    CLICK HERE for more information and ways to apply.

    The next deadline for July 10, 2020. 

    Scholarships for Book Expenses are also available at this time, with deadlines as follows: 

     Fall Semester:            September 30

  • Camino Pilgramage * October 30-November 5

    Walking pilgrimage from Sarria to Santiago

    If you are interested in joining this pilgrimage from October 30-November 5th, please contact Pastor Jeana Martin from Wesley UMC in Harlingen, TX. 

    Email

    FLYER

  • District Pastors & Professionals meeting

    The next Pastors and Professionals meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 19th. (Location TBD)

  • Crossroads Emmaus

    The next Emmaus Gathering will be on Friday, September 20th at 6 pm at First United Methodist in Seadrift.

    103 W. Baltimore Ave (Seadrift, 77983) 

    Visit the Crossroads Emmaus website for more information on future walks and gatherings. 

    Crossroads Emmaus Community

  • Interim Program Director

    Fritzi Simon
    Interim Program Director

    We are pleased to announce that Fritzi Simon will be assuming the role of Interim Program Director for the Crossroads District during the period of time that we seek to hire someone permanently for this position. Fritzi is the ideal choice to keep the work of programming underway for the District as she is very familiar with the activities of the District in her role as Co-Lay Leader and also Co-Chair of the Board of Laity. 

     

    The District Office is still accepting applications for the Program Director position until July 15th. Click on the Info Center tab for details. 

  • Candidacy Information

    Click on the Info Center Tab for details on the Candidacy Process and Course of Study 

  • Annual Conference 2020 & 2021

    Save the date for Annual Conference 2020 and 2021

    Wednesday, June 10- Saturday, June 13, 2020 at American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, TX 

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    Wednesday, June 9 - Saturday, June 12, 2021 at McAllen Convention Center in McAllen, TX. 

  • Check out the United Methodist Men's tab!!
  • Leadership Interest Survey

    Click HERE to print the Leadership Interest Survey. 

    If you are interesting in serving on a District Committee such as Trustees, Building & Location, Disaster Response, Young People's Team and more, let us know by checking that box and sending in your form to the Crossroads District Office. 

    Mail: 5606 N. Navarro Ste. 200 C/D
            Victoria, TX 77904

    Email: gocrossroadsdistrict@gmail.com

    Fax: 361-573-4392

     

  • Stop & Pray

     “Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” 

    ~Matthew 18:19-20

    *Let's take a moment each day to pray for the church, the Crossroads District, the Rio Texas Conference, and the United Methodist body as a whole. 

  • Job Opportunity a Gonzales FUMC

    Click on the INFO TAB for more details on the following part-time positions available at Gonzales FUMC. 

    *Contemporary Worship leader

    *Choir Director 

  • How to make UMCOR Flood Buckets

    Flood buckets are needed!! These buckets are filled with items that help clean up after a flood or hurricane...items like dust masks, insect repellant, sponges and soaps. Click on the link below to go the UMCOR website. Here you can find a video on how to put together a bucket, a list of items to include and information on where to send them.

    https://www.umcor.org/UMCOR/Relief-Supplies/Relief-Supply-Kits/Cleaning

  • Resources for Church Safety Policies

    If your church is looking for clarification, policy and release form templates or other Safe Gatherings resources, click on the link below. 

    RESOURCES

    Editable Policy Template (Info Center tab)

    The Rio Texas Conference website also has details on several in person and online trainings to complete your Safe Gatherings training as well as special webinars on specific topics like how you can choose the best policy your church. 

    WEBINARS

     

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