Church of the Cross UMC
Call Us at (330) 345-6472

Guest Info / FAQ

We would like to extend an invitation for you to join us for worship. But even beyond that, we invite you or your family to join us for any of our ministry opportunities. At Church of the Cross, we are a family first. Our church is not the building, but rather the lives of individuals and families that call Church of the Cross their spiritual home.

From the moment you step inside our doors, you will feel welcome. We know no one is perfect. We all have our faults. But at Church of the Cross, our doors are always open. We don't require or even ask that you get your life in order before you join us...that's what the church is there for. We believe that the church is like a hospital. If our lives were perfect in every aspect, we would not have the need for God. But our lives are anything but perfect. In fact, for many of us, our lives are a complete mess. But like a hospital, the sick and wounded are welcome. Within and outside of our walls, you will feel welcomed, loved, and accepted...just as you are. By doing "life-together", we can all move toward healing in Jesus Christ.

If you decide to join us for worship, you might find the following info helpful:

When do things begin?  

Sunday mornings beginning at 8:45 feel free to join us in our lower lobby for fellowship around coffee, tea, baked goods and other goodies.

At 9:15am we offer  Christian education opportunities for all ages

Then at 10:30am we gather for our worship service. Something for everyone!

V Nursery: The nursery is available from 9:00 am through  11:30am.

V Assistance: Ear phones for audio amplification and large print bulletins are available!

V Where to Park: Feel free to park anywhere in the lot you wish. You will find handicapped parking spaces close to the bell tower / main entry door and the fellowship hall / lower lobby doors.

V Our Welcome Center: We know coming to a new church can be scary and uncomfortable, especially since everyone else seems to know everyone else and know where everything is. From the moment you enter our facility, you will be greeted by members of our congregation that are available to point you in the right direction or answer any questions. We also offer a Welcome Center just inside the main doors that has information regarding our Sunday School classes, their locations and also information regarding nursery needs.

V Our Service: Come just as you are. You will find individuals in full suits, but also those in jeans and t-shirts. If you worship best with a tie or dress, go for it! If you worship best in your favorite jeans and hoodie, by all means, come that way. Like we've said, we're a family and care more that you are  here, desiring to draw close to God, than how you choose to dress. 

V Communion: The first Sunday of each month we celebrate the sacrament (churchy word) for Communion. Holy Communion is an opportunity to remember the Last Supper of our Lord.  This is a tradition among the United Methodist Church...regardless of which UMC you attend on the 1st Sunday, it's a safe bet to know Communion will be offered. You do not have to be a member of our church or the United Methodist Church for that matter to take part. Your faith in Jesus Christ makes you welcome at the table. You do not have to participate if you wish not to.

V Tithing / Offering: As our guest, you are encouraged to simply worship and pass on the offering. Our members support our ministries with their faithful giving. Their blessings from God in their own lives lead them to support the ministries of Church of the Cross.


Rooted in Grace.    Growing in Faith.    Reaching in Love.

5100 Cleveland Road      Wooster, Ohio  44691