News and Notes

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

Padre's Ponderings, "Bottom Fishing", June 16, 2016

Posted onJune 16, 2016 | by: Father Chuck Owens | 0 comments

While vacationing with my grandsons on Edisto Island last week, I noticed that Drew (13) and Charlie (11) were focused on the waves before them, while my eyes were drawn to the ocean beyond. I noticed, too, that they didn't have to get up during the night, while I . . . well, you get the idea. These two observations colluded to spawn another in the midst of a midnight hour near the end of our time together....Keep Reading

Padre's Ponderings "Summer Shoes", June 9, 2016

Posted onJune 9, 2016 | by: Father Chuck Owens | 0 comments

"Summer Shoes" Though my childhood seems so far away, it's not . . . in fact, it's as close as a suddenly triggered memory; and may I quickly add, I find that comforting. Mind you, I've no desire to relive those pivotal years; but neither do I want to forget them, for to do so would be akin to erasing a portion from the chalkboard of my life as if it never existed. But it did - and my, oh my, was it significant in this lad's life!...Keep Reading

Padre's Ponderings, 5-26-16

Posted onMay 26, 2016 | by: Father Chuck Owens | 0 comments

Early on the morning of April 27, 2010, Becky and I glimpsed Ireland for the first time. As the plane traversed the countryside, we could see below the patchwork of hedgerows, narrow winding roads, brilliant shades of green dotted with sheep and cattle, and quaint hamlets, appearing to have somehow avoided the onslaught of the 21st century . . . quite a contrast to what greeted us upon landing in Dublin!...Keep Reading

Vacation Bible School 2016 Wish List

Posted onMay 24, 2016 | 0 comments

Vacation Bible School 2016 Donations: To offer this event to the community at no cost, we try to get many craft and game supplies, decorations, and snacks donated by our Church and school families. Particularly if you are not able to serve as a volunteer, we hope that you will check out our “Donation Wish List” and find some items you would be willing to provide! Donation bins are located in the Parish Hall on the Historic Campus and the atrium on the Cross Schools Campus. Please bring all items in by June 3rd....Keep Reading

Living Through Miracles & Tragedy, 5-19-16

Posted onMay 19, 2016 | by: Pastor Jonathan Riddle | 0 comments

Our Church and the Bluffton Community have experienced a heart wrenching loss. Twelve days ago 14-year-old Grace Sulak was tragically killed in a hit and run car accident outside of Columbia. Andrea Dewey and her 14-year-old daughter Emma were critically injured. It's difficult to communicate how hard this has hit so many because both families are such a huge part of our Church and Community....Keep Reading