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

PASTOR JIM’S SERMONS RECORDED DURING WORSHIP SERVICE

You may listen to complete audio recordings of Pastor James Clarke’s sermons as preached during Sunday morning worship services at Cedar Cross United Methodist Church in Mill Creek, Washington, located in the metropolitan Seattle area.  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.

Sermon March 22: The Persistence of God

If we dispense with judgements about who is “in” and who is “out,” and instead try to see things as God sees them, through His unending grace, we see people in a new way. To listen to an audio recording of this sermon, click on this link: https://soundcloud.com/cedar-cross-umc/the-persistence-of-god

 Sermon March 29: The Way of Death

What is “The Way?” It is a commitment to do more than believe things about Jesus but to be like him. It is a way of living that follows the heart. To listen to an audio recording of this sermon, click on this link: https://soundcloud.com/cedar-cross-umc/the-way-of-death

 Sermon April 5 (Easter): The Way of Life

The resurrection means that everything has become new. We are challenged to be more than “Accidental Christians” and to take on the extra baggage than means changing ourselves and changing the world we experience. To listen to an audio recording of this sermon, click on this link: https://soundcloud.com/cedar-cross-umc/the-way-of-life

 

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What’s Going On at CCUMC

Sermon April 5 Easter Sunday: The Way of Life

Sermon April 5 Easter Sunday: The Way of Life

The sermon by Pastor James Clarke for Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015: The Way to Salvation. The resurrection means that everything has become new. We are challenged...

 
Sermon March 29: The Way of Death

Sermon March 29: The Way of Death

The sermon by Pastor James Clarke for Sunday, March 29, 2015: The Way of Death. What is “The Way?” It is a commitment to do more than believe things...

 
Sermon March 22 The Persistence of God

Sermon March 22 The Persistence of God

The sermon by Pastor James Clarke for Sunday, March 22, 2015: The Persistence of God. If we dispense with judgements about who is “in” and who is “out,”...

 
But We’ve Always Done It This Way

But We’ve Always Done It This Way

At our last Beta-Vitality event the words above were identified as… evil.  Well, not evil, but not helpful and to be avoided.  If the church stays the same it...