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.
The previously announced Building a Strong & Loving Marriage Class has been postponed. Watch here and in other church publications for rescheduled dates in the spring of 2018.
Financial Support Needed for our Missionaries
Jane Wise, missionary to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, has arrived in the U.S. for a stateside furlough. Rev. Sylvain Tshikala is to follow in December pending visa approval.
Donations are needed specifically marked for the airline ticket purchase of Rev. Sylvain Tshikala. If his visa is approved he will be state-side December & January. Read more about this here.
All Saints Worship Services
November 5, 9:30am and 11am
On November 5 we celebrate All Saints Sunday when we remember those who have died in the Lord and are recipients of the ministries of Church of the Cross. We read the names, bells are rung, and family and friends light candles in memory of loved ones A letter will go out soon to those who are included in our records for the service. This worship service is often a blessing to many. If you do not receive a letter by October 15, please call the church office to be included.
Kettering Foundation Project
Looking for Help!
COTC receives grant money from the Community Foundation for Kettering Fund to assist Kettering residents with home repairs. Our grant money goes the farthest when we can use the skills of our congregation to complete these repairs. Currently, we are assisting two homeowners.
One home needs masonry repair for two 12" by 12" holes on the outside of the home. Another home needs three exterior doors replaced and some electrical work done. The doors are on order and we will have a work day soon to install the doors and to install new outlets in the kitchen and bathroom.
If you have masonry experience or would like more information about either project please contact Becky or Tim Grinstead 429-8576. Read more.
People in our culture tend to make decisions unilaterally. Often what happens is that a decision is made and then we look for support for our decision. We look for evidence to say that our decision is right. There is little reflection about whether the decision is best for God’s family, the immediate family, the community, or the world. Read more
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 are studying the complete narrative of "God's Love Letter to Humanity"--The Bible. Mark Egloff, who is 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.
Did you know...
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).
Sunday sermons are now available as podcasts. You can subscribe through the iTunes Store or the RSS link on the Worship Podcast page of this website.