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Welcome to Cross Winds United Methodist Church

Connecting, Serving, Worshiping and Teaching, and Growing in Faith.

Service Times

Worship Sundays at 9:30

Location

15051 Weaver Lake Road, Maple Grove, MN US 55311

Plan Your Visit

Sunday Mornings Worship Time:

8:30 & 10:45 am

Occasionally, we'll have one large 9:30am service with a special potluck or event to follow.  See the calendar for these special dates!

To listen to past messages, go to our podcast page.

To read more about what you can expect at Cross Winds, we offer you this website which shares the picture of this community.  We invite you to explore our history, events, our church life programming, and our mission outreach!  

We welcome you to explore faith, hope and love with Cross Winds and the community of Maple Grove, Minnesota!!

  • Start Here
  • What to Expect
  • For Your Kids

WHAT'S CROSS WINDS ALL ABOUT?

Connecting, Serving, Worshiping and Teaching, and Growing in Faith.

JOIN US, WON'T YOU?

Every Sunday 9:30am

Join us for our monthly New Members Class, an informal get-together with a Brunch or Lunch where you can learn more about Cross Winds. Call 763-494-9463 to register or sign up at the information table in the lobby. Childcare is provided. This is a terrific way to get to know a lot more about the church, meet the staff, and see if this is the right church home for you.

Cross Winds United Methodist Church
15051 Weaver Lake Road
Maple Grove, MN 55311
763-494-9463

Let everything that has breath praise the LORD!  Psalm 150:6

Welcome to Cross Winds Church, a community in the community who serves God, loves people, and is always discovering ourselves.

Sundays 

When you arrive at Cross Winds, expect to be greeted and welcomed into our sanctuary for worship.  You will see singles, families, young kids, old(ish), new to the church.  Dress however you'd like, sit anywhere and say hi to those around you.  There will be a time for greetings toward the beginning of most services.

Once per month we will serve Holy Communion.  We serve grape juice (not wine) and offer gluten free wafers with our bread so all can participate

Our music is amazing!  You'll sing and hear traditional hymns, modern tunes, choirs, ensembles, bands and more!  At Cross Winds, we embrace all the arts so expect to see a variety of experiences during worship.

We always have a time in worship special for the kids (preschool through 5th grade).  If comfortable, send your children up to the front of sanctuary during the Children's Message for a short talk.  Often our Director of Children's Ministry will be leading that time.  No kids are expected to talk!  At this time in worship, these kids are welcomed to a children's worship time where they hear Bible stories, do service projects, rehearse for kids choir and more!  You'll have them back before the service ends!

Feel comfortable touring the building, seeing the children and student ministry areas (downstairs), our nursery (main floor down the hallway), and relaxing in the fellowship hall.  Coffee is always served and people genuinely want to meet you! 

Our welcome desk (outside of sanctuary in main lobby) will be staffed with knowledgable volunteers ready to answer questions and connect you with people.  You will also be offered a special gift (with a yummy treat)... so be sure not to be shy!!

If you have more questions before arriving at Cross Winds, please call our office manager Lori, at 763-494-9463!!

"Jesus said, Let the children come to me... for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."  Matthew 19:14

Children and Students mean everything to Cross Winds!  To Jesus!!

We have amazing and thriving programs for birth-12th graders with core beliefs that the family is at the center of it all.  We combine the Love of Family with the Light of Church to establish a faith foundation for kids.

KIDS IN WORSHIP

First we believe that children are always welcome in worship... no matter how wiggly they may be!  We want church to be fun and exciting for kids so we offer many experiences for families to chose.

The special time for the kids (preschool through 5th grade) in worship is called "The Children's Message".  If comfortable, send your children up to the front of sanctuary during the this for a short talk.  Often our Director of Children's Ministry will be leading that time.  No kids are expected to talk!  

After this time in worship, these kids are welcomed to a children's worship time where they hear Bible stories, do service projects, rehearse for kids choir and more!  You'll have them back before the service ends!  Again however, kids are always welcome to stay with parents.

KIDS IN SUNDAY SCHOOL

We have a strong, quality Sunday School program for birth-12th graders.  

  • NURSERY - Birth-age 3:  for young children to have a safe and friendly environment to experience God’s love and grace.  Bible stories, songs and short videos reinforce these beliefs.
  • PREK-5th GRADE:  for school age kids to build friendships and Jesus' teachings in large group and small group settings.
  • MIDDLE SCHOOL:  for middle schoolers to gather with friends to learn more, and dive deeper into how the Bible relates to them.
  • HIGH SCHOOL:  for high schoolers to prepare for the next phase of life, among friends, in a uniquely personal way.

Please feel free to visit these pages to learn more!

If you'd like to talk with our youth directors, you can contact them here:

Tracy Ottenstroer

Director of Children's Ministries (birth-5th grade)

Rachel Devereaux

Director of Student Ministries (6th grade-young adult)