Welcome to Church of the Cross. We seek to be a community where people can grow in relationship with God, grow in deeper friendship with one another, and grow in blessing and serving our surrounding community. Below is some information that will help you get to know us a bit better.
Sunday Worship Services: 9 a.m. & 10:45 a.m. (From July 7 through August 11, we will have only one service at 10am, with children’s ministry available for kids up to 6th grade.)
Children’s Ministry: 9 a.m. & 10:45 a.m., Sundays.
Youth Ministry: Youth Group, Sunday evenings, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
We offer nursery care for infants and toddlers at our services. Our children’s ministry, Kids of the Cross, is held during the first half of the worship service. Children begin in the service with their families, and are dismissed before the readings. All children rejoin their families as we celebrate Communion.
We value the presence of middle school and high school students in the service or at offerings of adult Christian education on Sunday mornings. Our youth ministry serves students grades seven through twelve and meets at the church most Sunday nights from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Youth group is a great time of fellowship, worship, prayer, and study. Please contact Peter Berg for more information, or to let him know you are coming so that they can be ready to welcome you.
What to Expect When You Visit
We would love to have you join us for a worship service.
Church of the Cross is a liturgical church, which means that there is an order to the service which is based on forms used by Christians since the Church first began 2,000 years ago. This order includes singing (both ancient hymns and contemporary songs), Scripture readings, a sermon, and prayer. We have a bulletin which guides participants through the different parts of the service and gives some brief explanations on why we do what we do.
We also celebrate Communion together every Sunday. This is a time to celebrate Christ’s death and resurrection and His work in our lives. We invite all those who are committed to living for Christ and have been baptized to join us in this celebration. If you choose not to receive Communion, this time can be used for reflection and giving thanks.
If you have a child who would like to participate in our children’s ministry time, you may ask one of our greeters to show you the way to our children’s ministry area. A children’s ministry helper will ask for basic information about your child and direct you to the right classroom.
Our worship service lasts about an hour and twenty minutes, and children are brought back into the sanctuary during the announcements’ time (about an hour into the service). This is also the time when parents pick up infants and toddlers from the nursery.
After our services, we offer bagels and coffee for anyone who wants to stay around for a few minutes and meet others in the church. If you have questions, we encourage you during this time to seek out a pastor or anyone else you have seen participating in the service.
Our hope at Church of the Cross is that you will experience us as a welcoming place.