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Camp Kimo, Peru Mission Trip

Posted onAugust 5, 2014 | 0 comments

Five members of The Church of the Cross (Phyllis and Bruce Ehlers, Deborah Deignan, Carolyn Wolfenbarger and her granddaughter Adrian) traveled with members of The First Baptist Church of Bluffton to Kimo, a boy’s camp in the Andes Mountains of Peru, July 19 - July 26....Keep Reading

Sole Hope Shoe Cutting Party

Posted onJuly 30, 2014 | by: Amy Weaver | 0 comments

Over 70 volunteers of all ages gathered in the Parish Hall Saturday July 26th, for what turned out to be our community's largest Shoe Cutting Party for Sole Hope ever!...Keep Reading

Samaritan's Purse

Posted onJuly 23, 2014 | 0 comments

We have secured a short term mission opportunity with Samaritan’s Purse to New Jersey to continue rebuilding from the devastation of Hurricane Sandy from August 11 through August 16 . . ....Keep Reading

Killeshandra Parishes

Posted onJuly 10, 2014 | 0 comments

The Reverend Ali Calvin, who has visited The Church of the Cross, from Diocese of KEA, Ireland, on numerous occasions, is the spiritual leader for the KIlleshandra Parishes and has been embarking on God’s vision of reaching the whole Irish community with God’s love. However, their current facility ...Keep Reading

Israel Pilgrimage

Posted onJuly 1, 2014 | 0 comments

In May several members of our parish accompanied Father Owens and Becky on the pilgrimage through Israel. Below is a link to several photos from Brad Davis....Keep Reading

Bake Cookies for Prison Inmates

Posted onApril 8, 2014 | 0 comments

The Kairos Ministry makes a difference in the lives of prisoners. You can help an inmate come heart-to-heart with the love of God. One way you can do that is to bake cookies that our Kairos ministers will deliver to the inmates. Cookies must follow one of these following recipes and are due in the church office by noon, April 23. ...Keep Reading

Strength in the Storm Retreat Reflections

Posted onFebruary 27, 2014 | 0 comments

It was a closeness as we worshipped together...........a coming together in knowing each other better....sharing laughs....holding hands..... listening..... being “present” for another...enjoying God’s beauty that surrounded us....and understanding more deeply, his love for this child as he creates the landscape of my life....Keep Reading

Understanding Grace and Humility

Posted onFebruary 3, 2014 | 0 comments

This is a prayer from one of my seminary professors. It speaks of coming to grips with our own brokenness, faults and sinfulness. If we own it, it removes the prideful thinking that we're any better than any one else. It also eliminates the self-hating and loathing which is so often how we view ourselves. It is because of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ that each of us is precious in the sight of God. We matter to Him....Keep Reading