Welcome To Cedar Cross!

 

Pastor Jilm closeup  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

SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE – ONE SERVICE AT 10:00 AM

New Member Orientation Class July 30

I will be offering  an orientation class on Saturday, July 30  from 9:00am-12:00pm in Room 13. This class is designed to familiarize people with the United Methodist Church and our local church – Cedar Cross United Methodist Church.   Anyone who wants to know more about our Church is encouraged to attend,  even members are welcome !  It is also a good time to get to know other people.  If you are interested please let me know.  Call me at 425-338-7845  Leave a message that you are calling about the new member orientation class. P.Jim

 

SUNDAY | JULY 24 | ONE SERVICE AT 10:00

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THE TENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

We invite you to worship with us this Sunday morning, July 24. During the summer, we have one worship service at 10:00 am. The service will be lad by our Pastor James Clarke. His sermon asks, “What Does the Lord’s Prayer Really Mean?” The scripture is Luke 11:1-13.

Summer services include both traditional hymns and songs led by our Cedar Cross Praise Band. There’s a one room Sunday School at 10:00 am for children. Everyone is welcome and invited to attend.

 
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