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.


God has a purpose for us on this earth. Our calling is to be in mission with God where God has placed us. Since many people spend the majority of their waking hours on the job, we need to stop compartmentalizing life into “spiritual activities” and “work activities.” How are we living examples of the gospel while we work?

You’re invited to the 2018 Work as Worship Retreat, where eleven influential business leaders and pastors will discuss what it looks like to connect faith and work. Taking place as a 1–Day Local Church Retreat on February 23, 2018, the live event in Dallas will be web-streamed to over 2,000 churches around the world. Church of the Cross UM at 3121 Wilmington Pike in Kettering will be one of the satellite locations. The day’s events will be held in the sanctuary beginning at 8:30am and will conclude at 3:30pm.

Join Patrick Lencioni (Author, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team), Joel Manby (CEO, SeaWorld), Phil Vischer (Creator, VeggieTales and Jellyfish Labs), Wendy Davidson (President, US Specialty Channels Kellogg Company), Anne Beiler, (Founder, Auntie Anne’s and author of Twist of Faith), Matt Chandler (Lead Pastor, The Village Church), and others in a day filled with real-life stories, biblical teaching, and practical wisdom that will equip Christians in the marketplace to see their work as an opportunity to care for their families, fulfill their calling, and bring glory to God.

Go to https://www.workasworshipretreat.org/Registration/?id=315685388 to register for the retreat at Church of the Cross. For more information about the retreat check out the website at www.workasworshipretreat.org. The cost is $25 and all registration money will go directly to Church of the Cross as host of the event. Lunch, coffee, and snacks are included in the registration price.

View the video below to learn more.


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Listen to the December 10th sermon of Rev. Sylvain Ilunga. 


Nuru Ya Mapendo has some needs.
Can you help?

 1.   Garage space is needed for Jane’s car while she is in Africa 2018-2019. Jane’s daughter will need access to the car during this time. Willing to pay a rental fee, if needed. If you have a space or know of someone, please call Jane at 992-1014.

2. Jane is in search of two laptops, new or used, that can be taken back to Kasenga and used at the facilities there.


Each year we live brings an array of positive and negative experiences. Some of the things that happen we have no control over. Other things happened for which we carry blame.
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