Welcome To Cedar Cross!


Thank you for visiting our website. We hope it will give you insights and information into our church and its ministry.

I believe the United Methodist Church offers a distinctive and meaningful face to Christianity. Our denominational motto is Open Hearts, Open Minds and Open Doors. Because we believe that God’s love is the bedrock of faith, we value the inclusion of all people and we 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.

Recently our congregation voted overwhelmingly to become what is called in our denomination, A Reconciling Church.  This means that we welcome Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender (LGBT) people to fully participate in the life of our Church.  More than that, we actively support same sex marriage and the ordination of LGBT people.  In other words, we take the motto Open Hearts, Open Minds and Open Doors seriously

We are blessed at Cedar Cross United Methodist Church with people of all ages.  We have over 125 children in an incredible Vacation Bible School each year, we have an active youth program, and younger adults, too.  Most of all, Cedar Cross has a good and warm spirit.  People love each other here.  I think if you join us you will feel this spirit – I sincerely invite you to come.

Yours in Christ, James Clarke, Pastor


 As you explore the Cedar Cross Church website, you’ll find links to several new worship and music experiences and a convenient way for online giving.

 Selections Performed by our Pianist

At the 11:00 service, Cedar Cross’ pianist, Povilas Stravinsky, offers classical and religious music during the prelude and offertory. You can hear two selections, typical of the this music, “Nobody Knows” and “I Want Jesus to Walk With Me” by clicking on the “Music” link at the top of the home page. Look for these song titles within that page.

Chancel Choir

On the same “Music” page, you’ll find a link to a video presentation of the Chancel Choir, led by Cedar Cross Music Director David Chrysler, singing “Jesus What a Wonderful Child.”

Praise Band and Vocal Music

You can listen to selected songs performed by the Cedar Cross Praise Band, led by Bradley Davidson, and vocalists. You’ll find this music at the same link as some of the pastor’s sermons.

Online Giving

Cedar Cross United Methodist Church now offers a new convenient way for you for online giving for the general operation of the church, and to designate specific amounts for missions, scholarships, food bank and our sister church in Nairobi, Kenya. Look for the “Online Giving” link at the top of the column on the right side of the home page. Follow the directions given there. If you have not previously used online giving, you’ll need to create an online profile.

The Pastor’s Sermons

You may listen to complete audio recordings of Pastor James Clarke’s sermons as preached during Sunday morning worship services.  You’ll find these by clicking on the link for “What’s Going on at CCUMC,” the column on the right side of this page, or go to the top of this page for Worship, then select Sermons.







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What’s Going On at CCUMC

A Profound Ignorance

A Profound Ignorance

The Pastor’s Sermon for May 31, 2015: A Profound Ignorance. Scripture: John 3:1-10 We’ve all heard the stories of American stupidity…. 40% of Americans don’t...

What is the Wesleyan Quadrilateral?

What is the Wesleyan Quadrilateral?

In their preparation for Confirmation Sunday, May 17th, the Cedar Cross youth met with Pastor Jim in weekly Saturday meetings. They talked about images of God and...


United Methodist history quiz

United Methodist Church History Quiz: Want an opportunity to test your knowledge about United Methodist Church history? The United Methodist Church has existed in...

20 Cedar Cross youth attend UMC youth event

20 Cedar Cross youth attend UMC youth event

Twenty Cedar Cross youth attended CONVO, the biggest and most exciting youth event in the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. This...