Welcome To Cedar Cross!

 

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I have served as a pastor in the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference for 25 years. I was appointed to Cedar Cross UMC on July 1, 2010. I have previously served United Methodist Churches in Spokane, Anacortes and Renton. My spouse, Paula McCutcheon is also a United Methodist clergy now serving at Ronald UMC in Shoreline. We have two sons, one is a student at Western Washington University and one is in middle school. I grew up in Corvallis, Oregon and graduated from the Religious Studies Department at Oregon State University. I subsequently graduated from the Claremont School of Theology in California. I have lived in Japan for four years in three different capacities: exchange student, missionary English teacher and post-graduate student studying Buddhist-Christian dialogue.

I believe the United Methodist Church offers a distinctive and meaningful face to Christianity. Our denominational theme is Open Hearts, Open Minds and Open Doors. Because we believe that God’s love is the bedrock of faith, we value inclusivity and believe that when we embrace diversity we embrace God. We stress the primacy of God’s grace in Jesus Christ. We affirm the reality of God in our everyday life through the power of the Holy Spirit. We believe that faith is more than dogma or assenting to a rational proposition, but is grounded in a relationship to God in Christ. We believe that relationships are primary, that life is interconnected and that we have a responsibility to each other and to the creation. At Cedar Cross UMC we may not all believe the same thing, but we believe in God and in each other. If you are searching for something to believe in, Our Hearts, Our Minds and our Doors are Open. Come and join us.

Yours in Christ,

Jim Clarke, Pastor

 

What’s Going On at CCUMC

This Sunday at Cedar Cross August 31

This Sunday at Cedar Cross August 31

We invite you to worship with us at Cedar Cross United Methodist Church. During the summer, we have one worship service at 10:00 am. Next Sunday, September 7, we...

 
Adult Sunday School text: Thirsty for God

Adult Sunday School text: Thirsty for God

I am very excited about the return of our regular Sunday schedule on September 7 and will also mean the resumption of Adult Sunday School. I am also excited about...

 
Wednesday Study Group

Wednesday Study Group

The Wednesday Study Group has been meeting now for three years.  During those years various people have come and left due to life changes.  There is always a group...

 
Return to Two Services on September 7

Return to Two Services on September 7

Don’t forget, we go back to two services on Sunday, September 7:  8:45 and 11:00 am.  And in between the services will be Sunday School Classes for all ages!