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 10:30 
9:30 Sunday School
Simpson College requires masks on campus regardless of vaccination status.
We have masks available.
 

 


 




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 worship by Zoom as well as in person.  If you'd like to join us via Zoom, email the pastor, identify yourself, and we will send you a Zoom link.  Pastor *at* crossroadsucc *dot* org


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


We micro-lend to small business owners through Kiva.  We have lent about $21,000 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. Find out more about Jubilee here!

 


   
 

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!

 

 

 

PO Box 811, Indianola IA  50125


tel.: 515-961-9370

email: pastor *at* crossroadsucc *dot* org 

 

 

head and shoulders of womanThe 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. 

 

We invite interested parties to contribute to our mission projects.  These include the Indianola Helping Hand Food Pantry, the Des Moines Catholic Worker Charitable Fund, and support for families on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.  Please mail CHECKS only to PO Box 811, Indianola IA  50125 and make payable to "Crossroads UCC Charitable Fund."  Donations will be reserved for mission projects only, not the ongoing expenses of the church.

 

 

Worship and Sunday School

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

 

We have a Safe Church policy for our Sunday School and youth programming.

 


A good resource for learning about dismantling racism is here.