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.


World of Love Celebrates 50 Years!

World of Love Sunday, September 24
Combined Worship at 10am

Fifty years ago our World of Love Learning Center and Infant Care was founded by Church of the Cross Evangelical United Brethren in September of 1967. The original name was The Beavertown Nursery School. The Beavertown Nursery School began as a preschool for four and five year olds. Now World of Love has expanded to offer care from infants to schoolagers.

On September 24th we will have a combined worship service at 10am to celebrate fifty years of World of Love. This promises to be a wonderful worship experience that will highlight the sacred work of caring for children. If you have pictures from your days as a student, teacher, or volunteer at World of Love, would you please consider sharing them? Bring or mail the best ones to our church office. We hope to make a slide show. Carefully mark your pictures on the back so we can return them. If you know of someone who needs to be invited, let the church office know. We plan to invite and involve as many as possible. We hope to have a children’s choir that will sing songs from World of Love Chapel for the congregation, testimonies, recognitions, and a World of Love Open House to follow worship. We will have a special commemorative bulletin featuring our history. There will be more to come in our September eReporter, but for now, save the date for worship on September 24 and remember there will be just one worship service at 10am!

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please contact Becky Johnson at 937-293-5217 or email


Living as a Covenant Community

September 20, Wednesday, 7pm, Parlor

Pastor John Whitaker will present a lecture on “Living as a Covenant Community” which examines the major covenants in Scripture. Covenant reveals the nature of God’s character and calls us to embrace spiritual practices to live as God’s connected people. 

Following a brief meeting at 7pm, Pastor John will present the lecture. (Read more on this in Pastor John's "From the Heart" column.)

I am concerned about the church these days. Covenant is not being taken very seriously. People place a lot of things above covenant... Read more


Need Help with home repair?

COTC is searching for home repair projects for individuals or families in need in the City of Kettering. Read more.

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New Class at 11:00

COTC has a new Sunday School Class called Open Hearts, Open Minds. The class is open to all seeking to know more about God and living out their faith. They will study the complete narrative of "God's Love Letter to Humanity"--The Bible. Mark Egloff, who will be leading the class, says, "We will be starting at Genesis and working our way through the Old Testament and the New, tracking the covenant and relationship that has been between God and humankind."  The class meets in the Chapel (Rm 202) on the top floor at 11:00 a.m. every Sunday.

Please contact Mark Egloff or Cheryl Wilson if you have questions.


Financial Support Needed for our Missionaries

Jane Wise, missionary to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, arrives in the U.S. on September 23rd for a stateside sabbatical. Rev. Sylvain Tshikala to follow in December pending visa approval.

Donations are needed specifically marked for the airline ticket purchase of board member and representative of N.Y.M in the D.R.C. - Rev. Sylvain Tshikala. If his visa is approved he will be state-side December & January. Read more about this here.


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