News and Notes

Monday Night Kick-Off

Posted onAugust 22, 2016 | by: Pastor Jonathan Riddle | 0 comments

Last year our we began Monday Main Events. Being spread across two campuses, five worship services, over eighty ministries and numerous communities, it's important that we become more intentional about building the personal relationships that hallmark the Body of Christ. This is a special night once a month for adults, youth and children - bringing the whole family together! There will be a group activity, a children's message and a free meal for all....Keep Reading

What Draws Us Together

Posted onAugust 4, 2016 | 0 comments

After a 20 year break I've gotten back into running. Part of my regiment is assisting the Bluffton High School X-Country team at their nightly practices. I've learned a few things in the process, the first being any talent I possessed in High School and College has since left me. Secondly, the resilience of young people is incredibly refreshing and wonderful to be around....Keep Reading

Padre's Ponderings, July 28, 2016

Posted onJuly 28, 2016 | by: Father Chuck Owens | 0 comments

It's 3:00pm; and with the predictability of the church bell announcing the start of worship, a summer shower is bringing relief from a wilting combination of temperature and humidity above 90. The rain is falling softly from clouds too white to be menacing and too ephemeral to offer the promise of a lingering respite. That said, the sun's momentary return will be welcomed, for it's been robbed of sufficient time to reignite its earthly oven....Keep Reading

Focus Group Announcement Second Phase

Posted onJune 30, 2016 | 0 comments

The first set of Focus Group meetings being conducted as part of a capital campaign feasibility study is completed! These meetings looked at how The Church of the Cross compares to national religious trends. Our thanks to everyone who attended and shared their opinions. You can review the results by clicking here....Keep Reading

Therefore, My Heart Is Glad

Posted onJune 23, 2016 | by: Pastor Jonathan Riddle | 0 comments

At least once a year our family escapes to the North Carolina Mountains. It's a special place for me, it's where I went to college and Jesus Christ became real. I've often arrived weary and left feeling full. It's hard to hide my children's enthusiasm, especially my youngest, when they visit "Tweetsie Railroad" and see Thomas the Train!...Keep Reading

Focus Group Schedule Announcement

Posted onJune 22, 2016 | 0 comments

This past weekend we began a three part series of focus group meetings. The meetings will help us determine if we should pursue a capital campaign at The Church of the Cross. Your participation is encouraged because your input is critical....Keep Reading