3121 Wilmington Pike Kettering OH 45429-4003  937-293-5217                        Sunday Worship: 9:30 & 11:00 am

3121 Wilmington Pike
Kettering OH 45429-4003
Sunday Worship: 9:30 & 11:00 am

Church of the Cross is a growing community of faith where Jesus Christ changes lives.

We welcome the Holy Spirit so all will discover their God-given gifts and delight in sharing the love of Christ in the community and the world. Grace so pervades the atmosphere of the church that questions, doubts and fears can be honestly expressed and every person is loved, respected, nurtured and celebrated.

New Children’s Music Ministry Begins Aug. 12th!

Hey Parents! Do your children love to sing? A new music ministry is starting for children ages Kindergarten through 5th grade. We wanted to make music fun, exciting and convenient for everyone. This will take place in the upper level Chapel immediately following the 9:30a worship service.

Emily Adams believes that sharing music is a calling in her life and has asked to begin this ministry. Music is a wonderful and exciting way of praising our Lord, Jesus! The children will learn new songs as well as some of the classic Bible songs in this fun filled ministry.  

Starting on Sunday, August 12th, the class will begin by 10:40a and end at 11:00a. Each week we will meet and learn to sing, praise, and make a joyful noise. Our hope with this ministry is to share some of the songs we learn with the congregation.

If you are interested in having your children join in this ministry please email Emily at kidspraise316@gmail.com or look for our sign up sheets in the Lobby.

Col. 3:16 Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
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HOW BUSY ARE YOU? An important question because, during the month of August it’s either baseball or football or family gatherings or school shopping or preparation for college or time apart for quiet meditation or spiritual retreats and; the list could be endless. So, how busy are you? 


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NEW Guidelines for the UMCOR School Kits are available in the lobby. The collection will run through August 26th. These kits will now only be distributed in the USA and its territories.

They have new restrictions, new items, and new assembly directions so please pick up the new assembly and shipping instructions at the display in the lobby. 

Stores have started their Back-to-School sales so having this new list will help you shop. See Sharon Morrison if you have further questions.


Sunday sermons are available as podcasts. You can subscribe through the iTunes Store or the RSS link on the Worship Podcast page of this website.

You can query the sermon podcasts for particular topics such as "faith" or "salvation" or "fear" or "hope"? Scroll to the bottom of the Worship Podcast page and search for your topic of choice. It may take a minute, but a list of podcasts on that topic will appear (as well as other references throughout the website).