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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Don’t forget #GiveUMC Tuesday!

With more than 600 projects and 300 missionaries to support, there is a mission focus to fit the interest and passion of everyone — through a channel you know and trust.

Prayerfully consider a pledge of monthly support to our own Jane Wise, missionary to the Republic of the Congo. Her ministry, Nuru Ya Mapendo, is an approved 501(c)3 non-profit organization. You may give online (see link below) or mail a check to General Board of Global Ministries Advance Giving, memo as: "Advance #982465 - Jane Wise" and mail to: Advance GCFA, P. O. Box 9068, New York, NY 10087-9068.

The Advance is an official program of The United Methodist Church for voluntary, designated, second-mile giving. Through The Advance, United Methodist annual conferences, districts, local churches, and organizations, as well as individuals and families, may choose to support mission programs or mission personnel with their financial gifts. Each Advance project has been vetted and approved by Global Ministries and Advance staff.

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Join Pastor Gus for a
Six-Week Advent Study

Monday Evenings, 7:00p, November 12 - December 17, in the parlor.

Pastor Gus will be leading a six-week Advent study using Advent The Gift of New Hope by Christopher L. Webber. The study will start on Monday, November 12th at 7:00p in the Parlor and run through Monday, December 17th. Books for the study are available in the church office and are yours to keep. A small number in large print are available if needed. A donation for the book would greatly be appreciated. If you have questions, please contact Becky 293-5217 or office@churchofthecrossum.org.

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It’s the month of November and as Americans we prepare for a gathering of family and friends as we celebrate: THANKSGIVING!

As Ohioans, and especially if your college football loyalty is with The Ohio State Buckeyes, you just can’t wait for a victorious clash with the team from up north!

As Christians, we also celebrate Christ the King Sunday, leading to another season of Advent. For all these and many more, we give THANKS to God.

THANKS be to God for our members; our worshiping guests; and all who in diverse ways…


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Holiday Window Painting &
Hanging of the Greens!

Sunday, November 25th, 4:00p to 7:00p
Learn More…

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Bishop Palmer Sets ”A Way Forward” Learning Sessions


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