Pastor Jim Clarke’s sermon for Sunday, June 21 (Father’s Day). Pastor Jim encourages us to live with wide open hearts, live for each other and be the salt of...
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
Guest Preacher, Sunday, July 19
Sunday, July 19, we welcome as our guest preacher the Reverend John Haller, a retired United Methodist minister. He and his wife live in Bellingham, Washington except in the winters when they reside in Austin, Texas. Rev. Haller pastored churches in central and south Texas including Corpus Christi, San Antonio and Austin. Rev. Haller also served as a church consultant in Texas as well as in Washington State. At the request of the bishop, he has worked as a coach with our Cedar Cross Beta Vitality Team for the past two years.
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.
Pastor Jim Clarke’s sermon for Sunday, June 7. Pastor Jim relates the need for spiritual renewal with being present with people and working together to make the world better for everyone. Here is the link: https://soundcloud.com/cedar-cross-umc/make-me-a-captive-lord
Pastor Jim Clarke’s sermon for Sunday, June 21 (Father’s Day). Pastor Jim encourages us to live with wide open hearts, live for each other and be the salt of the earth. Here is the link: https://soundcloud.com/cedar-cross-umc/be-the-salt-of-the-earth
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.