Welcome

We extend a special welcome to those who are single, married, divorced, widowed, straight, gay, confused, fancy or down to earth, wealthy or struggling. We especially welcome wailing babies and excited toddlers.

We welcome you whether you can sing like Beyonce or just growl quietly to yourself. You’re welcome here if you’re just browsing, just woken up or just got out of prison. We don’t care if you’re more Christian than the Pope or haven’t been to church since Christmas ten years ago.

We extend a special welcome those who are over 60 but not grown up yet, and to teenagers who are growing up too fast. We welcome over-scheduled moms, workaholic dads, starving artists, tree huggers, latte sippers, vegetarians/vegans, and junk food eaters. We welcome those who are in recovery or still addicted. We welcome you if you are having problems or are down in the dumps or don’t like organized religion (we’re not that keen on it either.)

We offer welcome to those who are creationists or those who believe in evolution, work too hard, don’t work, can’t spell, or are here because family is in town and you want to prove you’re not a heathen.

We welcome those who are inked, pierced, both or neither. We offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer right now, had religion shoved down their throat as kids or got lost on the Beltway and wound up here by mistake. We welcome pilgrims, tourists, seekers, doubters… and you!

About

Crossroads Underground is a new worshiping community in Ashburn who meet weekly to encourage one another and reflect on the love of God as revealed in the person of Jesus. Our services are informal and seek to create a safe space for people to experience greater hope, purpose and meaning in their lives. While we are grounded in the beliefs and practices of the Christian faith, we are willing to ask questions, to wrestle with difficult issues, and to do so with grace and compassion. Whatever your background, we hope you will dream with us as we continue our journey of knowing, loving and serving God.

Worship

The basic structure of our gatherings is very similar to a traditional church service. You can expect to sing, pray, read scripture, hear a relevant message, and take communion. What makes our services unique are the ways we innovate on these standard elements of worship; for instance, the welcoming prayer could be a poem, spoken word piece, or sung liturgy. The “message” may take the form of a facilitated conversation, or a collection of vignettes addressing one theme from multiple perspectives. We place high value on participation, but no one will be pressured to contribute. Our desire is to create an atmosphere where we can share our stories and connect with God.

Blog

Dust

We begin our new service with a Lenten series we are calling: “7 Words.” Each week the service will revolve around one of these words, which we will explore using scripture, art, music, and other creative mediums. The first word in our series is: “Dust” Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. The book of Genesis …

Contact

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