Gary Ballew – Dec. 31

Award-winning singer Gary Ballew will help us bring a great year to a close and start the new year on a high note! Gary now lives in Nashville, but his dad pastored Church of the Cross many years ago Gary is a talented singer and speaker. You will be blessed!


All Church Christmas Party – Dec. 20

Our all church Christmas Party will be on Wednesday, December 20th, at 7:00pm. Please bring some Christmas goodies to share. We will be playing some fun games. There will be NO gift exchange this year. Don’t be a Grinch! Come out and have some Christmas fun! All ages are welcome.


Youth Christmas Party – Dec. 10

Our Crossfire Youth Christmas Party will be on Sunday, Dec. 10th, after church. It all starts at 2:00pm at the church, where we’ll kick off a scavenger hunt. Food will also be provided! All youth are invited. Please talk to Pastor Becky for more details.


Men’s Breakfast – Dec. 9

Men, join us on Saturday, December 9th in the Fellowship Hall at 8:00am for a delicious breakfast. There will be men from four other churches joining us. It is going to be great time! We will be ending promptly at 10:00am. Please talk to Pastor Brian for more details.


The Case for Christ – All Nov.

Sundays this November, we are examining The Case for Christ!
 
The Case for Christ is the amazing true story of Lee Strobel, a journalist who set out to disprove the claims of Jesus, only to discover the truth.
 
It all starts Sunday, November 5th, with a FREE movie night at 6:00PM. Everyone’s invited! Also, starting Sunday morning on the same day, we will be kicking off The Case for Christ sermon series: 
 
Nov. 5th: Investigating the Case for Christ
Nov. 12th: Exploring the Evidence for Christ
Nov. 19th: Embracing the Truth of Christ
Nov. 26th: Explaining the Good News of Christ
 


Operation Christmas Child – Nov. 12

Church of the Cross is participating in Operation Christmas Child this year, and now is the time to pack your boxes!
 
Operation Christmas Child is an annual project ran by international relief charity Samaritan’s Purse. Partnering with ordinary people everywhere, Operation Christmas Child sends shoe boxes filled with gifts to disadvantaged boys and girls around the world who would otherwise not get to experience the joy of Christmas.
 
If you’re interested in packing a box for a child this Christmas, please stop by the church information booth for a box and instructions on how and what to fill it with. All boxes must be returned to the church by November 12th along with $9 for shipping. If you have any questions about Church of the Cross’ participation in Operation Christmas Child, please talk to Merrié Scriber for more information.
 
For more information about Operation Christmas Child and Samaritan’s Purse, visit:


Trunk or Treat – Oct. 29

Trunk or Treat is a safe alternative to children going door to door to collect candy. It will be on Sunday, Oct. 29th, and the event will be open to the community from 5:30-7:00pm. It’ll be a night of candy, fun, and games. There will also be a petting zoo! You don’t want to miss it!
 
We need volunteers to bring their cars and decorate them in any theme they want (nothing scary or gory). If you’re interested in helping out, please sign-up at the information booth. Please talk to Jenna Pershing for more information.


Chosen Women’s Conference – Oct. 13-14

All women are invited to the Chosen Women’s Conference, which will be at Harbor Light Church. It will be on Friday, Oct. 13th, at 6:00pm, and Saturday, Oct. 14th at 9:00am. Lunch will be included on Saturday. The cost is $40 for women under 30, and $45 for women over 30. If you’re interested in attending, please talk to Connie Nickel for more information.


Senior Luncheon – Dec. 14

The Senior Luncheon for December will be on Thursday, December 14th at 11:30am at the Thorsons’ house. Everyone’s invited!


Special Guests – Oct. 15

For two services on Sunday, October 15th, we will have guest speakers Jerry and Plum Gillock. They established His Restoration Ministries for the purpose of renewing an emphasis in the church on the Kingdom of God. Their passion is to see Christ’s kingdom being expressed through the followers of Christ in their daily lives. They present their message through music and preaching.