February 25, 2018

 

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Join us Sunday:

Worship Service 9:30-11:15* AM

Youth Sunday School after service*

Adult Bible Study after service*

*Approximately 11:15 AM

 

Upcoming Events

Adult Forum

Sundays, 11:15-Noon
Now through end of Lent

Discussing "America's Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege and the Bridge to a New America" by Jim Wallis

 

Lenten Dinner & Discussion

Join us for this joint event as hosted by our partipating partner churches.

2/21 -- Cross Lutheran

2/28 -- Cross Lutheran

3/7 -- Wauwatosa Presbyterian

3/14 -- Good Shepherd Trinity Pres.

3/21 -- Cross Lutheran

More info here >>

 

Soul Food Sunday

Feb. 25 ~ Noon-1pm

Celebrate Black History Month
with a shared meal. Sign up in
church to bring your favorite dish.

 

Spring Leadership Retreat

Saturday, April 28

More info to come!

 

Yard Clean-Up &
Garden Sign Dedication

Saturday, May 19

 

Healing Service

Saturday, May 19

 

 

News & More

Scholarships available!

Registration is open for the Ellwanger
and Luedke/Hoffman Scholarships!
Deadline is May 1, 2018.

Learn more >>


Adopt a Plot for 2018

Apply now for a plot in our 2018 Cross Lutheran Community Garden!

foodjustice.crosslutheranmke@gmail.com


Read our February Newsletter >>
African American History, Hate Crimes Prevention Act and James Byrd Jr., plus other news, articles and more!

 

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Diversity


Multicultural and Socially Diverse

Strongly rooted in Milwaukee's near north side community since its founding over 140 years ago, Cross has been enriched by a strong African American membership while still maintaining several of its legacy families. Over the years, this growing diversity has attracted seekers from near and far to be a part of our spiritual community. Today, our 420 confirmed members are about 60% of African descent, 30% European Caucasian descent, and 10% other people of color. Worship and social activities are intentionally multicultural and designed to be welcoming to persons from a variety of economic and ethnic backgrounds.




Reconciling in Christ

In 1991, Cross voted to become a Reconciling in Christ congregation. Since then, it has worked for a full inclusion and acceptance of its LGBTQ members, rejoicing in their gifts and their lives. LGBTQ members are welcome and active on all committees and at all levels of church management. Cross believes in celebrating same-sex marriages/unions, and has done so many times over the last 20 years.

 

 

Inter-Racial Adoption

As early as the 1980s, families at Cross have adopted children of other cultures and races. It's all part of understanding that we are one extended family. Because of the diversity within the church, children of all shapes and sizes find not only an abundance of love, but also a chance to connect with those who look like them and can provide a touchstone of familiarity and shared experiences. Many of those families are still with us today.

 

 

Sanctuary/Refugee Program

Cross became a Sanctuary site in 1983 and hosted a Guatemala refugee for 4 years. Over the years, we have worked with many refugee families who have come to Milwaukee from Central America, Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and the Caribbean Islands to Cross Church through the program. Some (along with their families) remain active in the church to this very day.