Crossroads High School Youth Group

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Sunday, August 8

11 am: Six Flags & Tailgate

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Sunday, August 22

Noon - 2 pm: 2022 ELCA Youth Gathering Info Meeting & Pool Party

1086 Polo Dr, Lake Forest

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The Crossroads Youth Ministry Vision & Values


Crossroads is a flourishing and vibrant High School Youth Group where the students are well connected to each other, the rest of the church community, and to God, and where each person feels at home, is shaping their personal truths, has a growing sense of fulfillment, and isliving out their values.

Crossroads Values:
- Honest and sincere conversations
- Service to others
- Fun, adventure, & new experiences
- Learning
- Parent involvement

Connecting & Thriving!

The Crossroads Youth Group respects the COVID-19 restrictions, and still stays connected by having regular Zoom meetings for youth, both small-group style and as a large group, as well as masked and safe monthly in-person youth events. We do something different with each event, which could involve a super active game, a service-oriented project, great conversation together, or something totally different.

Welcome video/invitation to Crossroads from youth: 

Director of High School Youth & Family Ministry: Sarah Grayer

"Hi, I'm Sarah! I'm the Director of High School Youth & Family Ministry. When I was a teenager my youth group was huge in helping me develop my faith. Because of that, I am now passionate about developing great ministry opportunities with high school youth and their parents. In addition to serving on the church ministry staff in this part-time role, I also work full-time with a wealth management & financial planning group, and enjoy family life with my wonderful husband, Justin and baby girl, Olivia. In my spare time I like to do yoga, read, and play outside with our Australian Shepherd Chloe.”

Connect with me any time about your ideas or questions at

The Fuller Youth Institute: Living a Better Story

Holy Cross was chosen to participate with 13 other churches in the wider Chicagoland area in the FYI two-year co-hort called “Living a Better Story”! The FYI is a great organization, research trailblazer, and thought leader related to all things youth and family ministry. The HCLC team consists of 5 adults and 2 youth who meet with the other churches to share best practices and develop and apply new methodologies. We are excited to introduce some new ministry opportunities in 2021!

The Crossroads Christmas Project!


Last December a few of our high school seniors went shopping and arranged gift bags that included something they handpicked for all in our Crossroads Youth Group. Also included was a Crossroads sweatshirt, some treats, and some fun things to use over our virtual Crossroads nights! We delivered the surprise gift bags to everyone's doorstep on a Sunday afternoon, and had a great time that evening all together virtually to exchange gifts and celebrate. We're hoping for an in-person holiday season in 2021, but this last one was pretty great too!