serving the community
and the world
Crosswood Church has vibrant missions and outreach programs led by many incredible and dedicated parishioners. We are active representatives of Jesus Christ in our community, our nation, and the world.
4-H Clubs, Sports Teams, Scouts, and Community Classes
Crosswood Church is a host site for several community organizations including a large 4-H club, a local middle school basketball team (that utilizes our multi-use sanctuary and our basketball hoops), several local scout troops (that utilize our beautiful green space and woods), and even a few artisans who hold special classes such as stained-glass making workshops, etc. We love to make our space available to our community and to see ministry flourishing in and through our church.
Outreach Ministry to Red Bird Mission Clinic and Operation Christmas Child
Folks from Crosswood Church faithfully support the health and community outreach ministry at Red Bird Mission in Beverly, Kentucky, and the international relief efforts of Operation Christmas Child through the Samaritan’s Purse organization. We do this by participating in local outreach through the Ohio Department of Transportation. Donations received from giving out free coffee and snacks at our local rest stop each summer go to financially support these important mission efforts - and we materially support these mission efforts by mission trips, visits, gift drives, and special collections.
Outreach Ministry to Turning Point
In partnership with many local organizations, Crosswood Church regularly works to support our local domestic violence shelter. We sponsor children and families at Christmas and on an as-needed basis, providing school supplies, clothing, bedding, and toiletries through collection drives and helping in other ways as opportunities present themselves. This is a wonderful way for you to consider serving the Marion Community!
Ronald McDonald House
Our Kids Ministry is leading the way in collecting aluminum pop tabs for Ronald McDonald House. Ronald McDonald House recycles the pop tabs to raise funds for their charitable work with families. Last year, our kids collected several thousand pop tabs for Ronald McDonald House!
Salvation Army Soup Kitchen
Crosswood Church has a long-standing tradition of serving dinner at our local Salvation Army Soup Kitchen. During the pandemic, the dinner has been carry-out, but volunteers are always needed – and the folks who receive food through this important ministry are grateful.
Food Pantry Sunday
Crosswood Church gathers non-perishable food items and paper products to give to our local food pantry. In addition, we have hosted annual coat and blanket drives for people in need.
1551 Richland Road
Marion, Ohio 43302
Crossword Church Office: (740) 389-1210
Crosswood United Methodist Preschool: (740) 386-2619