Gatherings

Sundays

We gather weekly on Sunday mornings around 10a. Our people, the people of God, have been gathering regularly for millenia. The goal has always been to retell the story of God and remember that we’re his, to share the peace of God, and to encourage one another through the good and bad of life. So those are our goals too. If you join us, you can expect a heartfelt retelling of the story, space to worship the God and we usually have lunch together.

Kids

We want our kids to learn what it means that they belong to the God who made them and saved them. We have three groups of volunteers who work through curriculum towards that end. The groups are divided by age. The oldest kids (Kindergarten through fifth grade), Preschoolers and toddlers. Our mornings consist of building community through faith and story. The goal of our time on Sundays is to learn to live together with the story of Scripture as our main conversation. Its a gathering with the biggest focus of building a foundation of faith for our next generation of believers.

Neighborhood Dinners

When church is at it’s best, it becomes like a second family. We may not agree on everything, but we’re committed to love one another and can count on each other to stand with us through good and bad. For many of us the Cross has become like that, the regular “Neighborhood Dinners” are like an extended family meal. It’s an informal potluck where we hear each other’s stories and catch up on any church business. Contact Ben or Carole to figure out how you can get connected to your neighborhood dinner.

Next southside neighborhood dinner: September 29th Next central city neighborhood dinner: October 8th

Know Our Neighborhood

Most of the time, the best we have to offer anyone else is genuine friendship. That can be hard across cultural or societal barriers. But hard does not equal impossible. We are motivated by the conviction that a life like Jesus’ leads to fulfillment and joy. So we’d encourage you to make friends in your neighborhood and ours. Here are some opportunities:

Every week: Diverse Word at Lake Lorna Doone Park Every Tuesday from 4-6pm Quarterly Poetry Slams 730-10pm Park is immediately north of Camping World Stadium, Church St and Rio Grande Open to all, just show up

Prayer for the Neighborhood (NEXT: May 26th at 9am) Every Friday from 9-10am Kaley Square 1030 W. Kaley Open to all, just show up

Monthly: MVP Families Helps strengthen families and improve academics with children who live in eye-shot of Camping World Stadium First Monday of the month from 630-830pm New volunteer orientation starts at 5:30pm Meets at Frontline Outreach – 3000 C.R. Smith St, 32805

Jackson Center trash clean up. Helps children and families who utilize this community center Second Wednesday of the month 330pm 1002 Carter St, Orlando, FL 32805 Open to all, just show up

Habitat for Humanity

Ty Willison is one of our own. He works with Habitat of Orange County organizing a cool neighborhood revitalization project. We’re designating group work days to help him out once a month. Our next work day is December 2nd.