Welcome To Cedar Cross!

 

Pastor Jilm closeupThank 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.

We are a Progressive Congregation:  We believe that faith is not about belief in doctrine but about a journey in relationship to God through Jesus Christ that we all take together and share in the community of faith.  As our denominational motto declares, we believe in having Open Hearts, Open Minds and Open Doors:  we share about our lives, our passions, our joys and concerns and in so doing ignite the Holy Spirit amongst us.

We are united in our devotion to Jesus Christ, but recognize that we experience Christ differently and have a variety of images of Jesus. We believe diversity is a strength and that when we embrace diversity we embrace God.  We take the Bible seriously but not literally.  We affirm the presence of God through the power of the Holy Spirit;  not a distant and omnipotent God to “believe in” but a present and loving God to open our hearts to; we believe in the primacy of God’s love and grace.  We believe in spiritual growth and social justice.  We stress relationships, believe that all of life is interconnected and we have a responsibility to each other and the creation.

We are a Reconciling Congregation: 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.

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

 
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What’s Going On at CCUMC

Love Is The Last Thing Standing

Love Is The Last Thing Standing

Pastor James Clarke’s sermon for Easter Sunday, March 25, 2017. Do we know how many times people in the gospels are terrified? We think that since it’s “good...

 
VBS 2017: Hero Central

VBS 2017: Hero Central

At VBS Hero Central, your students will enjoy an interactive, energizing, bible-based good time as they discover their strength in God. They will become Heroes...

 
Shaking Things Up

Shaking Things Up

Confirmation class is underway. Last Saturday, the topic was Jesus and we talked about the different images of Jesus that we have. The starting point is the gospels...

 
“FAKE NEWS!”

“FAKE NEWS!”

Pastor James Clarke’s sermon for Sunday, March 25, 2017: ”FAKE NEWS!” The scripture: John, chapter 9, verses 1-41. The Pharisees grilled him, put him on...