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.

Welcome Belinda Sullivan!


We would like to introduce everyone to our new Administrative Assistant, Belinda Sullivan! Belinda is a graduate of Beavercreek High School who has much experience being an office manager and working in offices, which includes being an Administrative Assistant at two other United Methodist churches.

Belinda was married for 38 years and has been a widow for the past five years. She has three children, one living in Tennessee, one in Cincinnati and the third in Tipp City. She has nine grandchildren. Currently she shares her home with her dog, Ollie.

Please welcome Belinda to the Church of the Cross any weekday after she begins her new position on May 1, 2019.

Staff Parish Relations Committee

Hygiene Kits to be Donated at Annual Conference

Church of the Cross plans to bring Hygiene Kits to the West Ohio Annual Conference in June for donation to UMCOR. We will be collecting money for the kits until May 26. Each kit costs about $15. There are envelopes available in the pews for contributions

The Missions Work Area will be responsible for putting the kits together. Any amount is appreciated. Thank You!

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My mother is with the Creator after eighty-one years of living and loving and leading and laughing and looking after her nine plus one children. It is said that:

A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials, heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine, desert us; when troubles thicken around us, she is the one who will still be on our side, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.
— Washington Irving

One can’t easily argue with the above assessment. And so, Read more...


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