Lifelong Learning

Worship and Learning PDF Print

grow 8500cThe Wooden Cross Sunday Worship Service is at 9:30 AM.  

Following the service, folks are invited for fellowship and faith formation. 


Adults are welcome to grab a cup of coffee or tea and join Pastor Eric as he plants seeds for conversation.  Themes this year will include experiencing varieties of prayer, examining Christmas in a materialistic world, exploring what discipleship looks like, and re-discovering Jesus. While our time together on Sunday mornings will be short, we expect that this time of sharing will be rich. Our hope is that you will feel emboldened in your faith journey, and find companions for that journey.


7th-12th Grade Youth will continue to meet during this time for their own period of reflection and conversation, centered around the Sunday scripture.


Elementary-aged children will have an opportunity to focus on building friendships and community in either an activity space or the art room. We will be looking for three adults each week to serve as companions to our children, watching over their activities and engaging them in conversation. While games and projects will be available, the woods and playground may beckon, and we hope that adults and children will learn from each other. Like the adults, the time between services will, for the children, be a time to build relationships and experience a larger and loving community, one that honors explorations in the realm of faith, and inspires wonder at God’s good world. Our goal is that as children experience the love of God through those around them, they will develop a deep sense of belonging and love in the world, and in our community.


We invite children more intentionally into worship with a goal for them to experience the rhythms and rituals, songs and words of our faith. Pastor will continue with the children’s sermon.  But following this, all elementary aged children will be invited into a classroom by an adult to hear another faith story during the sermon time.


There are many ways to teach, and many ways to learn. Our goal is to raise up disciples, people mature and alive in their faith, in love with Jesus, and with each other. We want to create an environment where exercising the edges of our faith, the places of our doubts or struggles, is something safe to do within the church. Learning to share what has meaning in our lives, and practicing the words to express this in a loving environment creates new possibility. Welcome to worship!

Seasonal Activities PDF Print


The Lifelong Learning committee has sponsored a number of seasonal activities to promote growing in faith. 


There was a summer fireside story of Noah's ark.



 Marshmallows added!



 Traditional activities such as Christmas pageants and Vacation Bible School are being reworked to bring new meaning to participants and more accurately reflect the faith of our lives today.  While largely geared toward younger people, we seek to provide meaningful ways in which multiple generations can learn from and mentor each other in the traditions of the church.   Our next planned event will be to gather together to celebrate Advent and prepare both ourselves and the church for Christmas. 






Past activities at Wooden Cross have included:  Blessing of the animals on the Feast of St. Francis;  Christmas pageants; Easter Eggstravaganza with crafts, spring critters and egg dyeing;  Pentecost Stories by the fire, celebrating our confirmands with ancient Biblical stories made new.


Check Out the Church Library & Media Center PDF Print

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The Wooden Cross Church Library and Media Center houses a modest but varied collection of reading books, resource books, video study series, children’s books, movies, etc. And it continues to grow.  Wooden Cross is a member of the National Church Library Association and receives their "Branches" newsletter. 


The Church Library and Media Center is a wonderful resource for members and  visitors for lifelong learning and enrichment.  Church members and friends are welcome and encouraged to use the library.   The library volunteer team has been busy organizing and cataloging items with the goal of loading them into an online database.