About Cross Wood

About Cross Wood

Cross Wood UCC is a member of the United Church of Christ denomination—a community of faith that seeks to respond to the Gospel of Jesus Christ in word and deed.

Formerly, the Woodruff and Cross Roads Community Churches were sister congregations located close to one another in Long Beach and Lakewood, CA. In 2015, the congregations merged and became Cross Wood United Church of Christ and now hold services at the Long Beach location on Woodruff Avenue.

Cross Wood United Church of Christ mission statement:

“We are a congregation that seeks God’s truth about how to live together on earth in peace and harmony by:

  • Worshiping God as revealed in Jesus Christ
  • Nurturing one another in spiritual growth, fellowship and song
  • Ministering to the needs of all people and,
  • Practicing the stewardship of God’s world.”

Cross Wood UCC recognizes two sacraments: Baptism and the Lord’s Supper or Holy Communion.