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Crossroads

United Church of Christ  

Indianola, Iowa 

 an open and affirming congregation

Worshiping at Smith Chapel

on the Simpson College campus

 

Pastor: Rev. Julia Tipton Rendon

Worship at 10:00
 
Sunday School resumes after Labor Day
 

Pentecost is June 4!

 

 


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Crossroads members Easter 2014

Here we were at Easter breakfast!

 

What we believe

The United Church of Christ is a non-creedal church.  It is the responsibility of every member to work toward a coherent and informed faith.

 

The United Church of Christ embraces a theological heritage that affirms the Bible as the authoritative witness to the Word of God, the creeds of the ecumenical councils, and the confessions of the Reformation. The UCC has roots in the "covenantal" tradition—meaning there is no centralized authority or hierarchy that can impose any doctrine or form of worship on its members. Christ alone is Head of the church. We seek a balance between freedom of conscience and accountability to the apostolic faith. The UCC therefore receives the historic creeds and confessions of our ancestors as testimonies, but not tests of the faith. 

 

 

Want some links to scientific information about climate change?  Go to our Links page!

 

Some of what we do at Crossroads

 

We serve two meals a month at the Catholic Worker House in Des Moines. 

 

We also serve a free meal on the last Thursday of every month at the county administration building.  We find that eating together in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere feeds more than just the body.

 

We micro-lend to small business owners through Kiva.  We have lent about $7000 to help people start or expand businesses!

 

We are a Jubilee Congregation, supporting efforts to serve, protect and promote economic participation by the most vulnerable.

 

Several of us go together to the Ames Theologian in Residence every year and discuss him or her hotly.

 

PIE Group meets Sunday nights to discuss a book or film and eat pie, at the home of one of our members.

 

All who have time and inclination after coffee hour and cleanup on Sunday go out for lunch somewhere cheap and not too unhealthful.

 

We march in the Gay Pride parade most years.

 

We visit our friends at the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota every summer.

   
 

musicians

 


About Crossroads UCC

Crossroads United Church of Christ is an open and affirming congregation of the Iowa Conference of the United Church of Christ.  We believe that we are called by God, as Christians, to gather people

into community, build them in a relationship

with God, and send them into ministry.

 

We try to make our congregation a place where you can be yourself, and we believe that the practice of hospitality helps us to learn the mind of God.

 

We are "the church you didn't know you were looking for"--a small but active congregation

that is focused on mission, spiritual growth, and community involvement--that doesn't take itself too seriously.

 

Visitors are always welcome.  If you're looking

for a church home, or if you're just curious, please come worship with us!

 

 

Church council June 11 after worship Dirlam Lounge
Table of Plenty free dinner June 29 5:30 County Administration Building
Church rummage sale August 4, 4-7; August 5, 8-2 1400 Country Club
  

 

Church bylaws

 

 2016 Mission report

May 2016 council minutes

PO Box 811, Indianola IA  50125


tel.: 515-961-9370

email: pastor *at* crossroadsucc *dot* org 

our pastor

 

The Rev. Julia Rendon

 

Where to find us

We are in Indianola, Iowa, a community of 14,000 just 12 miles south of Des Moines on Highway 65/69. 

 

Crossroads UCC does not own a building.  We meet in Dirlam Lounge in Smith Chapel of Simpson College.  Here is a campus map

 

Here is a Mapquest map. 

 

 

Worship and Sunday School

Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:30 during the school year, and worship is at 10:30.  During the summer, worship is at 10:00.

 

 

Hey, spiritual seekers!

 

I hope we're clear here: we are a church that doesn't care what your sexual orientation or gender identity is.  It's all good.  Also we think Islam is a beautiful religion, and we don't want to convert anybody. If you suspect that "us against them" is not a good position from which to design your life, come on down!

 

How to contact your legislators and other legislative information: Go to our "Links" page.