Crossroads is located in the heart of Upper Darby, one block east of the intersection of 69th and Chestnut Streets.
Parking is available in the church parking lot (including handicapped spaces), as well as the 69th Street Parkateria located directly across Chestnut Street. On Sunday mornings, parking is also permitted along the Barrington Road side of the church. Click on "View Larger Map" below to find directions to Crossroads.
When you arrive for the morning worship service, there will be a greeter at the door to give you a bulletin and answer any questions you might have. We have two worship services on Sunday morning - both services last about an hour - with the music being the primary difference between the two services. The sacrament of Communion is observed on the first Sunday of each month in both services.
The 8:30 a.m. Worship Service features more contemporary music – choruses accompanied by Cornerstone, a small band consisting of piano, drums, guitars, and singers.
The 11:00 a.m. Worship Service features the singing of more traditional hymns, along with a few choruses. The Crossroads choirs – adult, children’s, and gospel – also sing at the 11:00 a.m. service. Junior Church is available for children, 4 to 9 years old, during the second half of the service.
Sunday School classes meet between the two worship services, from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Classes are available for adults and children of all ages, including a free English as a Second Language (ESL) class. Click on this link for a complete schedule of ESL classes during the week.
Sunday evenings at Crossroads are filled with fellowship and activities for all ages.
September through May, there is an evening worship service, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the church. June through August there is "Crossroads in the Summer." These are informal picnics that feature fellowship and singing and meet at a local home or park each week, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Crossfire for youth in 6th grade through 12th grade, meets at 6:00 p.m. throughout the year.
Pioneer Clubs for children in Kindergarten through 5th grade; meets September through May, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The nursery facilities at Crossroads are open on Sunday morning from 8:15 a.m. until the end of the 11:00 a.m. worship service. The facilities are modern and well supervised, with separate rooms for infants and toddlers and dedicated restroom facilities.
What should I wear?
If you visit Crossroads, you’ll see people wearing everything from jeans to business suits. Since we’re a very diverse congregation, occasionally you’ll also see people wearing the traditional dress of their native countries. Wear whatever makes you comfortable - at Crossroads we’re more concerned with the welfare of a person’s heart rather than their outward appearance.
What is the PCA?
The Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) was formed to be a denomination that is "faithful to the Scriptures, true to the reformed faith, and obedient to the Great Commission."
The PCA is an Evangelical and Reformed Presbyterian denomination. By Evangelical, we mean that we emphasize the gospel (good news of salvation) through faith in Jesus Christ, as well as affirming other orthodox Christian doctrines and holding to the inerrancy of Scripture. "Reformed" defines the doctrinal beliefs of the PCA, which holds that the purest expressions of scriptural doctrine are found in the Calvinistic creeds, particularly the Westminster Confession of Faith.
To find out more about the PCA, click here.
Becoming a member
Periodically, Crossroads offers Inquirers' classes created especially for prospective members, along with anyone from the congregation who desires to learn more about Crossroads and the many programs and ministries in the church. The class is led by Pastor David Van Meerbeke.
Classes for young prospective members are also held during the year, and are taught by Elder Hadden Smith.