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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.
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
Preschool Sunday at Cedar Cross: May 1
Sixth Sunday of Easter | Worship 8:45 and 11:00 | Sunday School 10:00
This Sunday, May 1, at the 11:00 service, we celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Cedar Cross Cooperative Preschool and we celebrate Teacher Corrine Bonkowski for her many years of dedication and service to the preschool. Teacher Correne taught approximately 650 children in preschool classes during 27 years. During her first four years, she served as teacher for the 2/3 year old class and then, for 23 years, she was the Pre-K teacher. Teacher Corenne served on numerous advisory boards for the Everett Public Schools and continues to do so. She has had a tremendous impact on the lives of many children and she provided a good foundation for the rest of their education.
Pastor James Clarke’s sermon will be “Radical Acceptance,” and the scripture is I John 4:7-21 and John 17:20-26.
A cake and cookie celebration honoring Teacher Corrine follows at 12:15pm. Friends and former students of Teacher Corrine are especially invited.