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.

Six-week Bible Study Offered

"Summer on the Mount" is a six week Bible Study of the Sermon on the Mount - Jesus' core teachings of the Christian life, (Matthew: Chapter 5, 6, and 7). Carla Stengel will teach this study, that will be offered on Sundays, 2:30 - 4:00 or Mondays 7:00 - 8:30. (The same topic will be taught on Sunday and Monday). Each week will focus on a text that is independent of the others, so you can miss a week and still follow the study.

The Sermon on the Mount study will include Jesus' teachings on: forgiveness, prayer, materialism, living life following God, not the world, anxiety, and more. All are welcome. If you have any questions you can contact Carla at (937) 287-2119.


A bargain by U.S. standards!


The Jane Wise School, one of the primary missions of Nuru Ya Mapendo, is doing well in its first year. Next year they are planning to give scholarships to encourage girls to stay in school. When a family can only afford to send some of their children to school, they often decide to send the boys and not the girls. A scholarship for one student for a year is $50 which covers tuition and exam fees. A bargain by U.S. standards! The school also needs funding for supplies for teachers for next year such as books and other teaching aids for 6 primary classrooms. The total cost for these is about $1500. Donations will be received throughout June. Checks can be made payable to and mailed to Church of the Cross, 3121 Wilmington Pike, Kettering OH 45429. Please write “Jane Wise School” on the memo line. Thank you so much for your support!

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They are called FATHERS! But who are they?

Well, they are rightfully the male parent of a child.

Is there a difference between fathers and dads?

As stated, a father is the male parent of a child, and a dad is really the adult-male who supports that child by providing parental affection such as loving and caring, parental provisions such as food, shelter and clothing, parental directions for emotional support and stability, spiritual guidance, and good citizenry. 

Fathers, it is said that there is no role in our modern society that suffers greater neglect…


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