We welcome you as you seek a faith community for your spiritual journey with God.  You may be new to Cross of Life, new to North Metro-Atlanta, even new to Christianity — but you are not new to God!  God has been with you from the time you were knit together in your mother’s womb to the moment you thought “I want to look for a new church.”  (Read Psalm 139!)

You are also not “new” to us.  Even though we don’t know you personally, we know the ways we all seek to grow and learn, the incredible demands on our time and energy, the ways the church has let us down in the past, even the times when life has been so overwhelming that we question God’s very presence.  But we at Cross of Life also know the joy of intentional spiritual growth, the peace we find when we simplify and put first things first, the incredible gift of forgiveness in community, and the power that comes through an authentic faith struggle lived out in community.

Our vision statement is:  “Through God’s unconditional love made known in authentic community, inspiring worship, and meaningful service, we connect with the distracted, disillusioned and detached.”  All of us get distracted, disillusioned and detached.  And God loves us anyway!  God also provides a safe place to be more intentional, to let go of our disillusionment and to connect more deeply with God and with one another.  We invite you to be a part of such a community.

Below you will find some nuts and bolts information for new-comers — good information, but not the heart of the matter.  The heart that matters is yours, ours, God’s — earnestly desiring to connect in the one body of Christ, dwelling deeply in God’s love.  Wherever you are on your journey, you are welcome here.


Breakfast with Pastor Terri — the 2nd Sunday of each month

Peace –

Pastor Terri

P.S. — Please join me for a hot breakfast and informal conversation on the 2nd Sunday of each month in the Fellowship Hall!  I look forward to getting to know you and answering any questions you may have about our congregation!

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