Let’s Build God’s House Together!

– Updates from Our Capital Campaign –

Your prayerful consideration and support of the capital campaign will make our plans possible. Please complete a capital campaign pledge card now. You can use our online pledge card (click button below), or contact Rock for a printed card if you’ve misplaced the one you received in the mail.

Or, give online today (select Capital Campaign as the fund).

At Presbyterian Church of the Cross, church is more than just a building where we gather for an hour on Sunday mornings. Throughout the week, our halls are filled with the joy of worship, education for all ages, fellowship, mission, Bible study, and outreach programs. Our church is thriving because of God’s presence in our lives made evident through the faith, hope, and commitment of our members.

While our current building can’t limit our desire to rejoice in the power of the Holy Spirit, it does hamper our ability to comfortably gather and welcome more into the fold. We need your help to expand Church of the Cross into the future through our capital campaign.

Together, we can build more than new walls. Together, we can create a space where more people will grow in faith, touch lives, and love and serve the Lord in all we do. Our success hinges on the commitment from members like you.

New Sanctuary Entrance & Welcome Center

A covered driveway will guide everyone to the new front doors.

We are a church that loves to gather, and it is good to be back together each week for worship, fellowship, and more at Church of the Cross! The past year has made us realize how much we’ve missed our church family and our cherished church-life activities. As we’ve begun to return, we can feel the need for more space to comfortably gather to worship, learn, celebrate the joy of fellowship, and care for one another.

Inside the new front doors, you will be greeted by a spacious Welcome Center, located behind the existing Narthex. This new area will promote gathering before and after worship. Everyone will easily find the Information Desk, and our congregation will enjoy nearby spaces for fellowship, education, and receptions.

Every week PCOC is home to more than just worship. Our halls are filled with music, Christian education, mission, and community outreach. Our expansion plans include more space to comfortably gather in God’s name to learn, create beautiful music, care for one another, and find more ways to serve the Lord within our community and beyond.

Just off the new Welcome Center, a large meeting room will be home to more adult education on Sunday mornings. This room’s proximity to our new South Entrance & Welcome Center will be useful throughout the week for committee meetings, handbell practice, PEO groups, and other outside groups such as AA that use our building.

The Hearth Room will provide a cozy space next to a fire for small groups. This space will be perfect for morning circle meetings, family gathering before a memorial service, or couple counseling with a pastor prior to marriage.

Fellowship Hall Expansion

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if Fellowship Hall could comfortably hold our congregation for big events like the Advent dinner? The expansion will feature up to 50 additional seats, family-friendly play space, new energy-efficient windows, and lighting, HVAC, and acoustical improvements.

Improved Parking and Traffic Flow

Improvements include 30 additional parking spaces, and a connector lane between the north and south parking lots.

Let’s Celebrate Our Successes

We are more than halfway to our goal of raising $4.1 million for the renovation, but we need the help of each and every family to make it a reality. Every donation to our capital campaign will make a difference. This summer, we’ll celebrate our church family and the milestones we’ve reached on the capital campaign with three all-church events.
Sunday, June 6 — Pennant Sunday Picnic

We’ll gather on the East Lawn for outdoor worship and the Pennant Sunday picnic. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket to sit on, and pack a picnic lunch to enjoy after the service. You’ll have a chance to celebrate our church life and learn more about the building expansion. You are invited to place a pinwheel on the perimeter of the new expansion layout, sign a pennant for your family, and have your photo taken in the batter’s box.

Sunday, July 11 — Outfielder Day

Following outdoor worship, the Pancake Man will be tossing pancakes to our best outfielders, and we will dine in the fresh air on the East Lawn. Hear updates from the capital campaign, and join in the fun of a home run derby!

Sunday, August 22 — Champions Day

Following outdoor worship, the Congregational Life Committee will be hard at work again providing a complete chicken dinner. We’ll celebrate the expansion with an all congregation photo taken on the East Lawn, and the kids can wear themselves out in a bounce house (or two!).