Welcome to Church of the Cross! We desire everyone who calls our church “home” to be a meaningful part of our community by establishing strong relationships and actively serving in various ways. We hope this introduction will help you understand how that can become a reality. We also recognize that you may, for various reasons, just need space and time to acclimate to a new church environment. Know that there is freedom to move along this path at your own pace.
As you get to know us, will you allow us to get to know you? The welcome card at the bottom of this page is a good place to start!
Steps to Connect
Visit on a Sunday. Nothing takes the place of being with our community in worship on a Sunday. You’ll see much of who we are in how we worship God together each week.
Newcomers’ Dinner. We gather every 4-6 weeks for a casual dinner and conversation at our pastor’s home. This is a great way to get a better sense of who we are and how you can be better connected. Click here for more information.
Neighborhood Group. These groups meet weekly and are always open to newcomers. It’s through these groups that we can live life together as a community. You are most welcome to visit a group near you. Click here for more information and a list of groups.
Serving. Rolling up your sleeves and serving in our community is probably the best way to make it feel like home. Contribute a side to our Sunday meal, welcome people to our service as a host, or pray with someone during our time of Communion—these are just a sampling of the many ways to serve.
Parish Retreat. Once a year we gather for a day away. This provides a wonderful time to accelerate relationships in the community, and newcomers are always welcome.
Catechesis. Beginning in mid-October of 2016, we invite you to engage a common curriculum with us in your Neighborhood Groups or for an hour on Sundays. Consider this an opportunity to deepen your faith in response to the gospel through believing in Jesus (doctrine), belonging to Jesus (spirituality), and following Jesus (ethics).
Membership. For those who want to call CotC home, we have a membership covenant that can be signed after completing our catechesis program and meeting with one of our pastors.
Ongoing Ministry. Once you’ve come to know and belong to our community, you are an essential part of the ministry of this church. Our aim is to support you as a disciple of Jesus and to encourage you to minister faithfully as a member of Christ’s body and as an ambassador of Christ.
Welcome Card. Now that you’ve learned a bit about us, we want to learn about you! Complete the form below so that we can be in touch with you. You will be added to the official email list of the church, from which you can unsubscribe at any time, and we will be delighted to extend an invitation to the next Newcomers’ Dinner.