”An hour service isn't long enough. Great place, great atmosphere, great people!Tracy DeckerCrosswinds Attender
Who we are
Crosswinds cares about one thing more than anything else, Jesus Christ. Crosswinds is a family of individuals that have found hope in Jesus, and simply want as many people as possible to experience that same freedom.
Where we come from
Crosswinds started out as Canandaigua Wesleyan Church in 1888 in Hopewell, NY, moving to Bristol Street in downtown Canandaigua in 1924. We outgrew our Bristol Street facilities and relocation to our present site on Middle Cheshire Road was completed in 1975. Since then, we have gone through three major building projects that have allowed us to serve our community in greater ways.
Where we’re headed
Crosswinds is committed to seeing the Finger Lakes Region saturated with the love and message of Jesus Christ. We are committed to providing a safe place for people to explore their faith. We are committed to seeing people transformed by the power of God as they engage in faith and discipleship, helping each person to take their next step in their spiritual journey. Crosswinds is also committed to sharing the love and message of Jesus with those beyond our region, to the ends of the earth. We are committed to establishing disciples and churches, as well as partnering with other churches and organizations, around the world.
What this means for you
What does this mean for you? Most importantly, you’re always welcome at Crosswinds. We’re saving a seat for you. Wherever you’re at in your faith journey, you’ll always be accepted as part of the Crosswinds family. We hope that you feel right at home.
Crosswinds meets every weekend with three identical services to choose from:
- Saturdays @ 6:00pm
- Sundays @ 9:00 & 11:00am
The name of our church often prompts quizzical and puzzled looks. Wesleyan? What’s that? The Wesleyan Church finds its roots in the great English preacher John Wesley and the American movement against slavery in the 1800s. Wesleyans have consistently been known for their warm personal faith in Jesus Christ and their desire to make a difference for Him in the world.
The Wesleyan Church has continued to grow over the years and you can find Wesleyan churches and missions in about 90 nations, including more than 1,700 churches in the United States and Canada.
To learn more about The Wesleyan Church, visit www.wesleyan.org.
We don’t have a dress code. If you’re wearing jeans, you’ll fit right in. Come as you are and have a good time.
Our bands rock (we’re a little biased)! It’ll be upbeat and maybe louder than you expected but earplugs are available in the lobby at Crosswinds Central. You’ll hear modern worship songs during the service so feel free to sing along or participate however you feel most comfortable. Lyrics will be on the screens.
We have three identical services to choose from: Saturday at 6:00pm, and Sunday at 9:00 & 11:00am. We recommend getting here about 10 minutes early to grab some coffee and find a seat. If you have kids, allow a little more time to check them in.
We think kids should have fun learning about Jesus, so that’s exactly what we do. Crosswinds Kids meets in an area of our church called Uptown. Here they’ll sing songs, play games, and learn about Jesus in kid-friendly ways. Crosswinds Kids is available for kids birth – 5th grade. For more info about Crosswinds Kids, click here.
We have a very active student ministry. Students, grades 6-12, meet weekly on Wednesdays from 6:30 – 8:30pm. Other special events, small groups, community service, missions, camps and more are available, too. For more information about our student ministry, click here.
Yes! While being Biblically rooted is one of our values, we think you’ll find that we’re not a community that throws stones. It’s our hope that you feel welcome and comfortable when you step through our doors.
Celebrate Recovery is an international Christ-centered recovery program designed to help people with their hurts, habits, and hang-ups. Celebrate Recovery meets weekly and is open to anyone regardless of where they are in their spiritual journey, or where they attend church regularly. You do not have to attend Crosswinds to take part in CR. For more information on CR, click here.