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.

Youth Fellowship BBQ Dinner & Auction!


Saturday, March 2,
5:30p to 9:00p in the Social Room

Come and have a blast at the Youth's BIGGEST fundraiser of the year. Enjoy a great BBQ dinner with all the fixin’s provided by Kevin & Sharon Manley.

Dinner served from 5:30p to 7:00p

There will be a HUGE silent auction featuring many amazing gifts, and back by popular demand is the Balloon Buy... purchase a balloon and keep the prize inside!

Tickets are 1 for $8, 2 for $14, 3 for $21 and 4+ for $25. Kevin Robillard and members of Youth Fellowship will begin selling tickets in the lobby before and after both services starting Sunday, February, 10, 2019.

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Six-Week Lenten Study
Mondays, March 11 –
April 14, 7:00p in the Parlor

Pastor Gus will be leading a six-week Lenten study. The study is following the book, He Set His Face to Jerusalem, by Richard B. Wilke. Jesus set his face toward Jerusalem and in so doing, he offered us God's life, power, and salvation. As followers of Jesus, we are called to reflect on and pray about where we set our faces day by day. Books for the study will be available in the office by Sunday, February 10th, and will be yours to keep. A donation for the book would greatly be appreciated. If you have questions, please contact the office at 293-5217 or office@churchofthecrossum.org.

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It’s February 2019. And as United Methodists, there are no doubts that we have been focusing on this period because we all know that:

  1. The Council of Bishops has called a Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church to be held February 23-26, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri.

  2. The purpose will be to receive and act on a report from the Commission on a Way Forward based on the recommendations of the Council of Bishops.

  3. The Commission was authorized by General Conference 2016 and appointed by the Council of Bishops to examine paragraphs in The Book of Discipline concerning human sexuality and exploring options to strengthen the unity of the church.

Most of us may not be present in person during discussions and debates, nor participate in the voting process. But as Christians indwelt and led by the Holy Spirit, we should make our presence felt through the powerful gift of Intercessory Prayers, which is the act of praying on behalf of others, and in this instance, all the participants in St. Louis, Missouri.



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