Mission Team of Nurture
Those with a passion for enhancing vibrant worship, nurturing education, and engaging community life find common cause with others through the ministries of the Nurture Team. You can connect here, too! Find like-minded folk and collaborate to bring creativity and joy to community life. Here is a sampling of some of our current, active nurture ministries:
Inquirers’ Gatherings – Periodic conversations describing the amazing origins of the United Church of Christ and of the historic witness of Church of the Crossroads.
New Member Orientation and Sponsors – When folk decide to become members of Crossroads, the community steps forward to welcome them and help them find the connections between their passions and the ministries and people of Crossroads.
Easter Breakfast – The men of Crossroads rally each Easter Morning to serve pancake breakfast (one option has chocolate chips!) to the entire gathered community.
Neighborhood Hui – gatherings by geographic location, for food, community-building, talk-story, disaster preparedness, and other neighborhood-based conversations
All-Church Camp – Held on beautiful North Shore at Camp Mokule‘ia in February each year, this weekend retreat gives the entire Crossroads community a chance to unwind, sing, play, converse, and enjoy the great outdoors while also digging into a program designed each year with the community in mind.
Volunteers pay phone and in-person visits to home-bound persons and others, provide respite for family members, send cards, run errands, provide rides to doctors and to church, help with shopping, and try in general to be “a friend indeed” for those in need.
Church School – Sunday classes for grades Pre-K through high School, using Seasons of the Spirit and led by Safe-Church-trained adult volunteers
Childcare – Nursery care is available every Sunday during the Adult Education class and worship, and during select programs at the church throughout the year.
Worship Mentors – Our children join us for the beginning of worship on Sunday and sit with Worship Mentors – experienced worshipers who help the kids learn how to participate in worship and follow the events listed in the bulletin, how to appropriately interact with the rest of the worshiping community, and how to move with the flow of the speaking, singing, silence, and listening of our way of worship.
Adult Education – Adult Education class explores a wide range of topics, from the individual faith journeys of participants to study of contemporary theology, and welcomes speakers from around the world and the community.
Organizes Sunday Kokua Teams (greeters, ushers, communion servers, Aloha Hour after worship)
Provides Sunday Lay worship leaders (read texts and guide the gathered community in worship)
Lectionary (Bible) Study group (Tuesday noon)
Special Services – Christmas, Epiphany, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter, National Coming Out Day, Martin Luther King Jr Peacemaker Celebration
Includes Meditation Groups – two during the week (Thursday 7:30pm and Sunday 8am)
Liturgical Dance – occasionally during worship
Choir Scholarship Program
(See the Music Ministry page and links for lots more)