Cross of Grace

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

Summer Sunday Worship:
8:30 am & 10 am
(Begins Memorial Day Weekend, May 26th)

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

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Thanks to a Clergy Renewal for Congregations grant from the Lilly Endowment , this summer at Cross of Grace will be characterized by creativity, worship, artistic endeavors, and spiritual practices. Take a look at what is being offered below and click the links to register.

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Aaron Niequist

Renowned worship leader, musician, and author will preach and lead 8:30am and 10:45am worship services at Cross of Grace on Sunday, May 19.

Aaron Niequist’s website


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Experimental Worship Gathering*

Aaron Niequist offers a community-wide worship and workshop at Cross of Grace, demonstrating how worship connects to daily faith. Sunday, May 19 at 5pm.

Aaron Niequist’s website

*RSVP Required - click here


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Book Groups

Pick up a free copy of Rob Bell’s book, How To Be Here and learn why creativity and spirituality are inextricably linked. Rob gives you the support and insight you need to silence your critics, move from idea to action, take the first step, find joy in the work, persevere through hard times, and surrender to the outcome.

Meet up with others reading the book to share stories and ideas. Dates for upcoming book groups will be listed here as they are scheduled.


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Felting Arts w/ Gary Schmitt*

Indianapolis artist Gary Schmitt offers felting workshops (i.e., wool sculptures) at Cross of Grace in which participants will create a dove out of wool. Saturday, July 13 at 10am or 2pm (choose one). Each workshop is limited to 10 participants. The workshop is free for participants.

Gary Schmitt’s website

*RSVP Required - click here to register for 10am

*RSVP Required - click here to register for 2pm


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Painting w/ Kyle Ragsdale*

Cross of Grace will host an exhibit of paintings by Indy-based artist Kyle Ragsdale throughout August. Kyle will also lead a free painting workshop on September 15 at Noon.

Kyle Ragsdale’s website

*RSVP required - click here


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Potluck, Exhibit & Concert

Cross of Grace concludes its Creative Arts and Worship Summer Series and welcomes back the Stamper family with a potluck dinner on Sunday, September 29 at 5pm. This event will coincide with an exhibit of various artwork created by Partners in Mission over the summer as well as a music concert by Joel David Weir and Sister Sinjin. 

Sister Sinjin’s website


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