Life, together in the orchard.
Come as you are
As a community of faith, it is our privilege to love all, knowing that the world is often an unloving place. Affirming with the apostle Paul that in Christ “there is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female” (Galatians 3:28). Christ has made us one to share a living, daring confidence in God's grace. Liberated by that grace, we will embrace you as a whole person – questions, complexities and all.
We welcome all who are seeking God's love and grace. Welcoming all because God welcomes us, regardless of race or culture, sexual orientation, gender identity, or relationship status. Welcoming all without regard to addictions, physical or mental health, imprisonment, socio-economic circumstances, or anything that too often divides us. Our unity is in Christ.
There is a place for you here in the orchard.
Worship this Sunday at 10:30am
Visiting a new church can be intimidating. To help ease your concerns, we would like to share a little about what to expect as a guest.
To start, you will find plenty of parking upon your arrival and a warm greeting when you come inside. Coffee or tea is almost always on, grab a bulletin from an usher, and find a seat in the sanctuary.
Worship is at the center of who we are as God's people. It is what keeps us grounded. That worship is based in the rich traditions of the Christian church. In those traditions there is a pattern of gathering together to hear and reflect on God's Word for our lives and our world, to pray together, share a meal and then sent out to share that grace with the world that God loves.
This Month at Holy Cross
Community BBQ Potluck
Good Start Back to School Drive
Saturday, July 16th, 3-6pm
Come out to the Orchard and meet the neighbors at this family friendly community event. Grills, meat and a vegetarian option, and condiments will be provided. More information »
July through August
Throughout the month of July, we will be collecting new and unused school supplies in cooperation with Congregations for Kids (CFK) and The Eastside Interfaith Social Concerns Council. In August these supplies will be organized into backpacks and distributed throughout the Bellevue School District so that every child has an opportunity to start the school year with the supplies they need to be successful students. All types of supplies can be put to good use and there is a particular need for jump drives this year.
Sundays, 9:00-10:00am in the Conference Room
From April 3rd through May 8th during forum hours we'll explore ‘Welcome: What does it mean?’ Each session is conversation-based in a relaxed atmosphere. Coffee and tea provided. See calendar for more details.
Join quilting women and men Tuesday mornings from 9:30am to Noon as they tie, pin, and put together quilts that are donated locally, nationally, and globally. Contact Dave at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.