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.

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School Kits being assembled

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 will start their Back-to-School sales soon so having this new list will help you shop if this is a COTC project you would like to support. See Sharon Morrison if you have further questions.

Other video memories from June 24 can be found on COTC's Facebook page.

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Greetings to all members and guests of the COTC family in the name of Him who IS, and who WAS, and IS to come. Rev 1:4.

We give thanks and praise to God Almighty for His grace and mercy extended to us throughout the twenty-three-year ministry of Pastor John and to our COTC community. The work of ministry and mission continues as we again start with Divine grace and mercy. And in order for us to be much more effective we should recall and act on these words from the Master: "LOVE the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind and LOVE your neighbor as yourself.” Luke 10:27.

We really don’t need to discuss the merits of us LOVING God, LOVING yourself, and LOVING your neighbors, in this article. The truth is, most of us know that LOVE is a key attribute of God in Christianity for we are reminded in scripture that God is LOVE.

Therefore, let’s start from the beginning by allowing all around us to know and understand that we believe in the Creator, we believe in the one who is Coming and we believe in the Comforter by LOVING.


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).