Crosswood United Methodist Church is the product of a merger of three congregations in 2006: Calvary United Methodist Church, Community United Methodist Church, and Greenwood United Methodist Church.
We broke ground for our 400-seat multipurpose sanctuary in February 2008 and dedicated the building in April 2009. We are a friendly neighborhood church full of people of all ages and backgrounds.
Here is some information that honors the three congregations that blazed the trail before Crosswood United Methodist Church was formed in 2006:
United Methodists come in all sizes, shapes, colors, dispositions, outlooks, and life stories. Our members speak many languages and live in many countries. But we all share a unique history and faith perspective. No matter how or where we serve Jesus Christ, United Methodists do God’s work in a unique structure called “the connection." This concept has been central to Methodism from its very beginning.
Connectionalism can be seen in our United Methodist clergy appointment system, our shared mission and outreach efforts across the world, and through our collective apportionment giving to fund worldwide ministry. As an entire denomination, United Methodists live out our call to mission and ministry by engaging with the poor and marginalized and by combating diseases of poverty by improving global health. We create new worship spaces for new people and we renew existing congregations. And we prioritize developing principled Christian leaders for the transformation of the world.
No single congregation can do worldwide ministry by itself. But TOGETHER – through the power of our CONNECTION – the United Methodist denomination and its congregations across the face of the globe make a tremendous difference in the world. Every United Methodist Church helps to contribute, all for the glory of God.
The people of the United Methodist denomination:
1551 Richland Road
Marion, Ohio 43302
Crossword Church Office: (740) 389-1210
Crosswood United Methodist Preschool: (740) 386-2619