Cross of Grace

A community of grace sharing God's love with no strings attached.

Sunday Worship:
8:30am & 10:45am

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

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First Communion Instruction
Mar
3
12:00 PM12:00

First Communion Instruction

First Communion Instruction will be held on Sunday, March 3, from noon until 2pm. This is a fun, meaningful way for those in grades 2–4 to learn about the sacrament and to prepare to celebrate communion during worship on Maundy Thursday, April 18 (7:00 p.m.). Sign up by contacting Pastor Aaron: pastoraaron@crossofgrace.org.

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Aug
19
9:30 AM09:30

Ministry Fair

After each worship service come explore all the ways you can be involved in various ministries at Cross of Grace. Representatives from each ministry will set up displays and be on hand to answer any questions you may have. You can learn more about music groups, Bible studies, fellowship opportunities, youth and family opportunities, and more! Snacks and refreshments are provided.

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SonRise VBS
Jul
16
5:30 PM17:30

SonRise VBS

Again this year, Cross of Grace is hosting a Vacation Bible School experience for our SonRise friends – local adults with unique emotional, physical, and cognitive needs. We anticipate a joyful experience full of singing, worship, learning Bible stories, and making new friends. Many volunteers will be needed to make this event a success, so please contact the church office to indicate your willingness to help.

The program will be held Monday, July 16, Wednesday, July 18 and Thursday, July 19. All are welcome to participate in the program's closing worship service on Thursday at 7:30pm

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Jul
9
to Jul 13

Summer Day Camp

Cross of Grace's "Camp at Church" experience is back for its 3rd year! Kids entering grades 1–6 are invited to register for a week of Christian summer camp right here in New Palestine!

During the week of July 9-13 four college-age counselors will come to Cross of Grace and lead daily programming from 9am until 4pm Monday through Thursday (Friday's programming ends at noon). Kids will be treated to the basics of a typical camp experience combined with the comforts of home. There will be a Sunday evening kick-off event as well as a closing program for kids and parents at pickup time on Thursday.

Registration costs $50 for one child or $75 for two or more children in the same family.

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Breakfast Club Book Discussion
May
23
9:30 AM09:30

Breakfast Club Book Discussion

Join us Wednesday mornings throughout May to explore the rich and provocative book, The Marvelous Pigness of Pigs by Joel Salatin – a self-described “Radical, lunatic, Libertarian, Christian family farmer” and world-renowned authority on sustainable farming and ecology. This book explores the intersection of theology and creation care, which will help frame some of Cross of Grace's ministries including our new garden. Books are provided for free. The gatherings are B.Y.O.Breakfast.

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Service Project (Youth & Adults)
Nov
19
12:00 PM12:00

Service Project (Youth & Adults)

  • The Movie Theater Church (Washington Square Mall) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

After our 10:45am worship service we'll head over to The Movie Theater Church at the Washington Square Mall in order to help this church move into a new facility. Lunch will be provided. This service project is for adults and youth in Faith Formation and High School.

Directions: Going counter-clockwise around the mall perimeter, drive behind the AMC theater and head towards the east wall of the mall. You'll see an "MTC" sign indicating where to enter.

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Sep
23
2:00 PM14:00

Joel Salatin Seminar

  • New Palestine High School Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

World-renowned farmer and author Joel Salatin is speaking at the New Palestine High School auditorium this Saturday at 2pm. Joel runs Polyface Farm in Virginia and has been featured in numerous documentaries and books about sustainable agriculture. Joel is an entertaining and provocative speaker whose approach to farming is framed by his Christian faith. Whether you farm hundreds of acres, tend a small backyard garden, or simply care about the kind of food that you eat, this will be a valuable event. For more info visit this website: http://www.polyfacefarms.com  The event at NPHS is free; no reservations or tickets required. 

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Feb
5
9:45 AM09:45

1st Sundays Cross+Gen Discipleship Event

Join us Sunday at 9:45 a.m. for our monthly inter-generational gathering. Partners in Mission of all ages will gather in the Fellowship Room for the fourth in our series of chances to make new friends, have fun, and learn together about the many ways we can live as disciples. All other education-hour offerings (preschool, GraceQuest, Faith Formation, High School, Adult Forums) are canceled to allow for everyone to participate.

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Nov
28
6:30 PM18:30

South Africa Presentation

Fourteen Indiana pastors, including Cross of Grace's Pastor Aaron, recently returned from a two-week study tour of South Africa. You are invited to attend a two-night event to hear their experiences and learn what this experience can mean for our local churches and communities. All ages are welcome; refreshments will be provided.

6:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 27 @ Cross of Grace

6:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 28 @ Movie Theater Church (inside Washington Square Mall)

 

 

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Nov
27
6:30 PM18:30

South Africa Presentation

Fourteen Indiana pastors, including Cross of Grace's Pastor Aaron, recently returned from a two-week study tour of South Africa. You are invited to attend a two-night event to hear their experiences and learn what this experience can mean for our local churches and communities. All ages are welcome; refreshments will be provided.

6:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 27 @ Cross of Grace

6:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 28 @ Movie Theater Church (inside Washington Square Mall)

 

 

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Nov
13
5:00 PM17:00

"Stewards of Children" Training

Cross of Grace will be hosting a sexual abuse prevention program called “Stewards of Children.” This program has been developed by the national organization Darkness to Light. The training is for adults who work with children and adolescents. Registration costs $15, is open to the public, and is limited to 30 participants. To register, email Pastor Aaron.

Click here to watch a video about the program.

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Sep
18
1:00 PM13:00

High School - Festival of Faiths

High School youth are invited to bring their friends and meet at the church parking lot at 1pm to carpool to the Indy Festival of Faiths at Veteran's Memorial Plaza in downtown Indy. This annual festival is a rich and energetic experience of different faith traditions and expressions. There will be food, music, dancing, and interesting encounters.

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Sep
6
9:30 AM09:30

Breakfast Club

For four weeks, (August 16 through September 6) Pastor Mark will lead conversations inspired by Adam Hamilton’s Why? Making Sense of God’s Will, engaging tough questions about the suffering of the innocent, unanswered prayers, seeking God’s will for our lives, and more. We suggest BYOB - Bringing Your Own Breakfast - while we meet for discussion and study. (“Breakfast Club” is really just “Soup, Salad, and Scripture” at a different time.) Books cost $10.00. Contact the church office to sign up and order your book.

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Aug
30
9:30 AM09:30

Breakfast Club

For four weeks, (August 16 through September 6) Pastor Mark will lead conversations inspired by Adam Hamilton’s Why? Making Sense of God’s Will, engaging tough questions about the suffering of the innocent, unanswered prayers, seeking God’s will for our lives, and more. We suggest BYOB - Bringing Your Own Breakfast - while we meet for discussion and study. (“Breakfast Club” is really just “Soup, Salad, and Scripture” at a different time.) Books cost $10.00. Contact the church office to sign up and order your book.

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Aug
23
9:30 AM09:30

Breakfast Club

For four weeks, (August 16 through September 6) Pastor Mark will lead conversations inspired by Adam Hamilton’s Why? Making Sense of God’s Will, engaging tough questions about the suffering of the innocent, unanswered prayers, seeking God’s will for our lives, and more. We suggest BYOB - Bringing Your Own Breakfast - while we meet for discussion and study. (“Breakfast Club” is really just “Soup, Salad, and Scripture” at a different time.) Books cost $10.00. Contact the church office to sign up and order your book.

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Aug
16
9:30 AM09:30

Breakfast Club

For four weeks, (August 16 through September 6) Pastor Mark will lead conversations inspired by Adam Hamilton’s Why? Making Sense of God’s Will, engaging tough questions about the suffering of the innocent, unanswered prayers, seeking God’s will for our lives, and more. We suggest BYOB - Bringing Your Own Breakfast - while we meet for discussion and study. (“Breakfast Club” is really just “Soup, Salad, and Scripture” at a different time.) Books cost $10.00. Contact the church office to sign up and order your book.

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Mar
20
9:45 AM09:45

"My Neighbor is Muslim" Class

Tom Orr will facilitate this weekly chance to learn more about living faithfully alongside our Muslim brothers and sisters. Topics include:

  • the five pillars of Islam,
  • Islam and Jews/Christians,
  • Islam and violence,
  • the Islamic State,
  • what the Qur'an says about Jesus, and more...

Please contact the church office to sign up.

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