On October 7, 2018, the Spirit of the Cross congregation voted overwhelmingly to affiliate with the United Church of Christ (UCC). The UCC is a mainline Protestant Christian denomination with over 5,000 churches and nearly one million members across the United States. The UCC believes in God's extravagant welcome for all, a God that is still speaking, and a God that is all-loving and inclusive. The UCC welcomes and accepts everyone as they are, a church where your mind is nourished as much as your soul. Spirit of the Cross will become an official UCC congregation as soon as the UCC Southeast Conference receives Spirit of the Cross into membership, which is expected in the very near future. Learn more about the United Church of Christ
Sunday Worship - 11 a.m.
Each Sunday, Spirit of the Cross desires to worship and praise God, listen to God's Word speak to us, and then leave encouraged and motivated to live out the values of the Reign of God and share God's love throughout the week. The blended worship service includes both traditional hymns and contemporary praise choruses, Scripture readings, a sermon, and communion. For children age four to the sixth grade, children's church is offered in the fellowship hall. The children are dismissed to children's church right before the Scripture readings and then rejoin the service in time for communion. A nursery is also provided during Sunday worship.
Gay Christian 101 - Wednesday Nights - 6:30 p.m.
The fall edition of Gay Christian 101 will begin on Wednesday, September 26. Over a six-week period, Pastor Richard will discuss the six “clobber” passages that are often used to oppress GLBTQ people. Then the class focuses on the positive Scriptures and biblical role models for GLBTQ Christians, including a session affirming gay marriage. This class has been spiritually rewarding to many. You are welcome whether this is your first time to attend or whether you are attending as a refresher course. It's also a good class for GLBTQ allies, family, and friends to attend. Discover that you are not condemned for being who God created you to be.
Couples Bible Study Life Group - October 21 - 5:30 p.m.
The next gathering of the Couples Bible Study Life Group will be on Sunday, October 21, at 5:30 p.m. The group will meet at a private home. This life group's primary focus is a monthly Bible Study and the building of fellowship with other couples. All couples are welcome to attend. Contact the church office for more information or directions.
Other Events and Meetings
- October 21 - Choir Rehearsal - 1 p.m.