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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Schedule Your Family’s Photo Session Today!

April 24-26, 2:00 - 9:00p &
April 27, 10:00a - 5:00p

This year is Church of the Cross’ 175th anniversary! To commemorate this anniversary, we have contracted with Lifetouch to produce an Anniversary Edition Pictorial Directory.

Click the picture below to go to Lifetouch’s scheduling page where you can schedule your photo session.

If you need assistance, you can either call the church office (293-5217) or Joyce Evenden (609-6448). Also, someone will be in the church lobby on three Sunday mornings—March, 31, April 7, April 14—to schedule your appointment.

Friends & family members are welcome to sign up even if they don’t attend Church of the Cross. They will receive a complimentary 8 x 10 photograph but will not be printed in the church directory. It’s a great way for families to have professional family photographs taken. Invitation cards are available in the lobby at the Visitor Center.

If you are unavailable the week of the photography, it is possible to schedule at other churches two weeks ahead of or two weeks after Church of the Cross’ scheduled dates. Just let us know and we will find a nearby location for you.

** Military and First Responders (active or retired) and Seniors 60+ can receive a 20% discount on photo orders.

** Bring a non-perishable food item for our food pantry collection and receive $5 off your photo order.

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Easter Day marks the high point of the Christian year; and on April 21st the Community of Faith celebrates the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. We praise God for the opportunity to celebrate what to us is the foundation of our faith.

As we celebrate Easter and demonstrate faith in our risen Lord, how could we as United Methodists forget the outcome of our 2019 General Conference special session?

No doubt, the church is alive, empowered by the Holy Spirit and, shall continue with the mission of making disciples for the transformation of the world. But let’s be honest, the church is also in agonizing pain because even though some are overjoyed others are disappointed, due to the decision of the Special General Conference.



Sunday sermons are available as podcasts. You can subscribe through the iTunes Store or the RSS link on the Worship Podcast page of this website. 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).