Baptisms At COTC
Oct
27
to Oct 28

Baptisms At COTC

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October 27 - 6:00PM | October 28 - 9:30AM & 11:00AM

Have you made a decision to follow Jesus? If you have, then your next step is to be baptized. Baptism shows the world that you are all in for Jesus. Our next baptism weekend is October 27 and 28 at all of our services.  

Sign up here if you want to be baptized:

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Candy Festival 2018
Oct
31
6:00 PM18:00

Candy Festival 2018

Join us for the Candy Festival, free fun for all ages including FREE hotdogs, cotton candy, snow cones, popcorn and TONS of candy.

Activities include FREE:
jump houses, 
rock wall, 
bungee jumpers, 
inflatable joisting, 
games, 
hayrides,
trunk or treat, 
fun family photobooth!!!  

If you would like prayer for anything, there will also be people available to pray with you.


October 31st from 6-8:30pm at
COTC (Church of the Cross)
5051 26th St W
Bradenton, FL 34207

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Next Steps: Get Connected
Nov
4
12:30 PM12:30

Next Steps: Get Connected

Sunday, November 4th, come out and meet the staff from the church! This is a great opportunity to know many of the ministry heads and pastors if you hadn't had the chance before.

Sunday Luncheon | November 4th at 12:30 PM.

Church of the Cross (COTC)
5051 26th Street West
Bradenton, FL 34207
www.cotcfamily.com/

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Next Steps: Partner
Nov
11
12:30 PM12:30

Next Steps: Partner

This class will help you to connect by learning the story, beliefs, and mission of COTC. It will also help you to get connected to other people and join the church.


We believe growth happens with that next step. We'll take it with you.

Next Steps guides you to discover your redemptive purpose and live the life God created for you. Next Steps is made up of three steps that equip you to follow Jesus and connect to the church, discover your purpose, and serve others.

Next Steps happens in three consecutive Sundays, starting with Get Connected Luncheon. We invite you to jump in at any time.

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Next Steps: Discovery Workshop
Nov
18
12:30 PM12:30

Next Steps: Discovery Workshop

We all have been given a specific gifting by God in order to live out the calling that He has placed on our lives. The only question is: How do we find out what that gifting is? At Step Two, we focus on learning who God has made us to be and discovering how He has gifted us.


We believe growth happens with that next step. We'll take it with you.

Next Steps guides you to discover your redemptive purpose and live the life God created for you. Next Steps is made up of three steps that equip you to follow Jesus and connect to the church, discover your purpose, and serve others.

Next Steps happens in three consecutive Sundays, starting with Get Connected Luncheon. We invite you to jump in at any time.

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First Thursday Gatherings
Dec
6
7:00 PM19:00

First Thursday Gatherings

We're passionate about worshiping the Lord together. This is for the core, for those who want to go deeper. This is for the moments of mystery and joy. For celebration and reflection. Our First Thursdays are nights for the church to come together for worship, for our communion, and for a deep teaching from our pastors. Join us every First Thursday as we come before the Lord's presence with thanksgiving in our hearts.

Every First Thursday.

Located in our Oasis Room.

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Child Dedication Day
Oct
14
9:30 AM09:30

Child Dedication Day

We believe in equipping and partnering with parents in raising up the next generation. Parent and Child Dedication is an opportunity to say that our children our important and that we'll help raise our children in a way that honors the Lord. It's always a great opportunity to invite friends and family to the dedication. 

Our mandatory class is Friday, October 12. If you would like to sign up for the next Child Dedication please contact our Children's Ministry Director, Karen Lofton. You can email her at karen.lofton@cotcfamily.com

When:
DEDICATIONS - October 14th, 2018

Contact:
Karen Lofton: 941-348-5761, karen.lofton@cotcfamily.com

#cotcfamily
Church of the Cross (COTC)
5051 26th Street West
Bradenton, FL 34207

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Child Dedication Class
Oct
12
6:30 PM18:30

Child Dedication Class

We believe in equipping and partnering with parents in raising up the next generation. Parent and Child Dedication is an opportunity to say that our children our important and that we'll help raise our children in a way that honors the Lord. It's always a great opportunity to invite friends and family to the dedication. 

There is a mandatory class for parents on October 12th at 6:30pm in the Big City at Church of the Cross (COTC). Please contact our Children's Ministry Director, Karen Lofton, before Friday to register for the class. Her number is 941-348-5761

When:
CLASS - October 12th @ 6:30pm
DEDICATIONS - October 14th, 2018

Contact:
Karen Lofton: 941-348-5761, karen.lofton@cotcfamily.com

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Church of the Cross (COTC)
5051 26th Street West
Bradenton, FL 34207

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First Thursday Gatherings
Oct
4
7:00 PM19:00

First Thursday Gatherings

We're passionate about worshiping the Lord together. This is for the core, for those who want to go deeper. This is for the moments of mystery and joy. For celebration and reflection. Our First Thursdays are nights for the church to come together for worship, for our communion, and for a deep teaching from our pastors. Join us every First Thursday as we come before the Lord's presence with thanksgiving in our hearts.

Every First Thursday.

Located in our Oasis Room.

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Married People Night Out
Sep
21
6:30 PM18:30

Married People Night Out

Hello Married People! We are so excited to begin a new season of Married People events, this year's theme is called "Game Changers".

We'll be kicking things off with a Married People event here at COTC in the Oasis room on Friday, September 21st, starting at 7 PM. The topic will be "What Happy Couples Know”. We will meet for fun, laughs and a yummy dessert! Tickets are $5 per couple. That price includes dessert and childcare. You can purchase your tickets at the welcome center today!

What is Married People Night Out? It's a chance for YOU to take time for the TWO of you. And it's a chance for you, as a couple, to strengthen your marriage, meet other couples, and have fun!

When: 
September 21, 2018 | 6:30PM - 8:30PM

How much: 
$5 per married couple - includes childcare and dinner

Includes: 
Dinner, childcare, and serious fun!

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Next Steps: Discovery Workshop
Sep
16
12:30 PM12:30

Next Steps: Discovery Workshop

We all have been given a specific gifting by God in order to live out the calling that He has placed on our lives. The only question is: How do we find out what that gifting is? At Step Two, we focus on learning who God has made us to be and discovering how He has gifted us.


We believe growth happens with that next step. We'll take it with you.

Next Steps guides you to discover your redemptive purpose and live the life God created for you. Next Steps is made up of three steps that equip you to follow Jesus and connect to the church, discover your purpose, and serve others.

Next Steps happens in three consecutive Sundays, starting with Get Connected Luncheon. We invite you to jump in at any time.

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Next Steps: Partner
Sep
9
12:30 PM12:30

Next Steps: Partner

This class will help you to connect by learning the story, beliefs, and mission of COTC. It will also help you to get connected to other people and join the church.


We believe growth happens with that next step. We'll take it with you.

Next Steps guides you to discover your redemptive purpose and live the life God created for you. Next Steps is made up of three steps that equip you to follow Jesus and connect to the church, discover your purpose, and serve others.

Next Steps happens in three consecutive Sundays, starting with Get Connected Luncheon. We invite you to jump in at any time.

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First Thursday Gatherings
Sep
6
7:00 PM19:00

First Thursday Gatherings

We're passionate about worshiping the Lord together. This is for the core, for those who want to go deeper. This is for the moments of mystery and joy. For celebration and reflection. Our First Thursdays are nights for the church to come together for worship, for our communion, and for a deep teaching from our pastors. Join us every First Thursday as we come before the Lord's presence with thanksgiving in our hearts.

Every First Thursday.

Located in our Oasis Room.

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Next Steps: Get Connected
Sep
2
12:30 PM12:30

Next Steps: Get Connected

Sunday, September 2nd, come out and meet the staff from the church! This is a great opportunity to know many of the ministry heads and pastors if you hadn't had the chance before.

Sunday Luncheon | September 2nd at 12:30 PM.

Church of the Cross (COTC)
5051 26th Street West
Bradenton, FL 34207
www.cotcfamily.com/

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Summer Small Group Launch - Weekend 2
Aug
25
to Aug 26

Summer Small Group Launch - Weekend 2

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Small Groups are the heart of COTC. Finding positive influences so that we can grow and help others grow is exactly how Jesus showed us to live. We have many groups and can help you connect.

This is a special weekend where all of our small groups have tables set up where you can meet leaders, ask them any questions you have, and see what they are all about. It's a great opportunity to find out more info before you head out to a group.

Service Times:

Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 6:00 PM
Sunday, August 26, 2018 - 9:30 AM & 11:00 AM

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Fall Small Group Launch - Weekend 1
Aug
18
to Aug 19

Fall Small Group Launch - Weekend 1

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Small Groups are the heart of COTC. Finding positive influences so that we can grow and help others grow is exactly how Jesus showed us to live. We have many groups and can help you connect.

This is a special weekend where all of our small groups have tables set up where you can meet leaders, ask them any questions you have, and see what they are all about. It's a great opportunity to find out more info before you head out to a group.

Service Times:

Saturday, August 18th, 2018:  6 PM
Sunday, August 19th, 2018: 9:30 AM & 11 AM

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First Thursday Gatherings
Aug
2
7:00 PM19:00

First Thursday Gatherings

We're passionate about worshiping the Lord together. This is for the core, for those who want to go deeper. This is for the moments of mystery and joy. For celebration and reflection. Our First Thursdays are nights for the church to come together for worship, for our communion, and for a deep teaching from our pastors. Join us every First Thursday as we come before the Lord's presence with thanksgiving in our hearts.

Every First Thursday.

Located in our Oasis Room.

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"First" Thursday Gatherings
Jul
12
7:00 PM19:00

"First" Thursday Gatherings

This month we're having our normal First Thursday on the SECOND Thursday of the month. The Cuba team will just be getting back and will be sharing all that they experienced in Cuba for their missions trip. There will be worship hosted by the Cuba team and ice cream too!

We're passionate about worshiping the Lord together. This is for the core, for those who want to go deeper. This is for the moments of mystery and joy. For celebration and reflection. Our First Thursdays are nights for the church to come together for worship, for our communion, and for a deep teaching from our pastors. Join us every First Thursday as we come before the Lord's presence with thanksgiving in our hearts.

Every First Thursday.

Located in our Oasis Room.

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Next Steps: Discovery Workshop
Jun
24
12:30 PM12:30

Next Steps: Discovery Workshop

We all have been given a specific gifting by God in order to live out the calling that He has placed on our lives. The only question is: How do we find out what that gifting is? At Step Two, we focus on learning who God has made us to be and discovering how He has gifted us.


We believe growth happens with that next step. We'll take it with you.

Next Steps guides you to discover your redemptive purpose and live the life God created for you. Next Steps is made up of three steps that equip you to follow Jesus and connect to the church, discover your purpose, and serve others.

Next Steps happens in three consecutive Sundays, starting with Get Connected Luncheon. We invite you to jump in at any time.

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FREE VBS - Mega Sports Camp 2018
Jun
22
6:00 PM18:00

FREE VBS - Mega Sports Camp 2018

We're having our FREE Mega Sports Camp VBS June 18 - 22 from 6pm - 8:30pm everyday. Soccer, basketball, and cheerleading teachings will be offered. Each kid will pick one sport and spend the week learning their chosen sport. This year's main theme is Team Spirit! Yes, it is free! 

What:  Mega Sports Camp, Team Spirit.

When:  June 18-22, 2018 from 6:00PM to 8:30PM

Who:  For children entering Kindergarten through 5th grade

How Much:  FREE

Where:  Church of the Cross (5051 26th Street W  Bradenton, FL 34207

 

Online registration is now closed, but you can still register your child at the registration table when you come.

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FREE VBS - Mega Sports Camp 2018
Jun
21
6:00 PM18:00

FREE VBS - Mega Sports Camp 2018

We're having our FREE Mega Sports Camp VBS June 18 - 22 from 6pm - 8:30pm everyday. Soccer, basketball, and cheerleading teachings will be offered. Each kid will pick one sport and spend the week learning their chosen sport. This year's main theme is Team Spirit! Yes, it is free! 

What:  Mega Sports Camp, Team Spirit.

When:  June 18-22, 2018 from 6:00PM to 8:30PM

Who:  For children entering Kindergarten through 5th grade

How Much:  FREE

Where:  Church of the Cross (5051 26th Street W  Bradenton, FL 34207

 

Online registration is now closed, but you can still register your child at the registration table when you come.

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FREE VBS - Mega Sports Camp 2018
Jun
20
6:00 PM18:00

FREE VBS - Mega Sports Camp 2018

We're having our FREE Mega Sports Camp VBS June 18 - 22 from 6pm - 8:30pm everyday. Soccer, basketball, and cheerleading teachings will be offered. Each kid will pick one sport and spend the week learning their chosen sport. This year's main theme is Team Spirit! Yes, it is free! 

What:  Mega Sports Camp, Team Spirit.

When:  June 18-22, 2018 from 6:00PM to 8:30PM

Who:  For children entering Kindergarten through 5th grade

How Much:  FREE

Where:  Church of the Cross (5051 26th Street W  Bradenton, FL 34207

 

Online registration is now closed, but you can still register your child at the registration table when you come.

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FREE VBS - Mega Sports Camp 2018
Jun
19
6:00 PM18:00

FREE VBS - Mega Sports Camp 2018

We're having our FREE Mega Sports Camp VBS June 18 - 22 from 6pm - 8:30pm everyday. Soccer, basketball, and cheerleading teachings will be offered. Each kid will pick one sport and spend the week learning their chosen sport. This year's main theme is Team Spirit! Yes, it is free! 

What:  Mega Sports Camp, Team Spirit.

When:  June 18-22, 2018 from 6:00PM to 8:30PM

Who:  For children entering Kindergarten through 5th grade

How Much:  FREE

Where:  Church of the Cross (5051 26th Street W  Bradenton, FL 34207

 

 

Online registration is now closed, but you can still register your child at the registration table when you come.

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FREE VBS - Mega Sports Camp 2018
Jun
18
6:00 PM18:00

FREE VBS - Mega Sports Camp 2018

We're having our FREE Mega Sports Camp VBS June 18 - 22 from 6pm - 8:30pm everyday. Soccer, basketball, and cheerleading teachings will be offered. Each kid will pick one sport and spend the week learning their chosen sport. This year's main theme is Team Spirit! Yes, it is free! 

What:  Mega Sports Camp, Team Spirit.

When:  June 18-22, 2018 from 6:00PM to 8:30PM

Who:  For children entering Kindergarten through 5th grade

How Much:  FREE

Where:  Church of the Cross (5051 26th Street W  Bradenton, FL 34207

 

Online registration is now closed, but you can still register your child at the registration table when you come.

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Father's Day
Jun
16
to Jun 17

Father's Day

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To all you men who love some bacon, to all the men who live out their calling as fathers, to all the men who stand up for what is right: we have bacon. Just for you. Happy Father's Day!

Bacon and giveaways at every service for every dad.

Saturday at 6:00 PM | Sunday at 9:30 AM & 11:00 AM

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Artist Meet-Up #4
Jun
11
7:00 PM19:00

Artist Meet-Up #4

We value art because we believe that God is the best artist and made us to reflect Him. If you are an artist, we’d like to invite you to our fourth Artist Meet-up on Monday, June 11 from 7 - 9 PM. This is an great opportunity to make art and meet other artists. Make sure to bring your own art supplies and a willingness to create.

Monday, June 11, 2018 | 7pm

Located in the Oasis Room at Church of the Cross (COTC)
5051 26th Street West
Bradenton, FL 34207
www.cotcfamily.com

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Next Steps: Partner
Jun
10
12:30 PM12:30

Next Steps: Partner

This class will help you to connect by learning the story, beliefs, and mission of COTC. It will also help you to get connected to other people and join the church.


We believe growth happens with that next step. We'll take it with you.

Next Steps guides you to discover your redemptive purpose and live the life God created for you. Next Steps is made up of three steps that equip you to follow Jesus and connect to the church, discover your purpose, and serve others.

Next Steps happens in three consecutive Sundays, starting with Get Connected Luncheon. We invite you to jump in at any time.

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Summer Small Group Launch - Weekend 2
Jun
9
to Jun 10

Summer Small Group Launch - Weekend 2

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Small Groups are the heart of COTC. Finding positive influences so that we can grow and help others grow is exactly how Jesus showed us to live. We have many groups and can help you connect.

This is a special weekend where all of our small groups have tables set up where you can meet leaders, ask them any questions you have, and see what they are all about. It's a great opportunity to find out more info before you head out to a group.

Service Times:

Saturday, June 9th, 2018 - 6:00 PM
Sunday, June 10th, 2018 - 9:30 AM & 11:00 AM

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Summer Small Group Launch - Weekend 1
Jun
2
to Jun 3

Summer Small Group Launch - Weekend 1

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Small Groups are the heart of COTC. Finding positive influences so that we can grow and help others grow is exactly how Jesus showed us to live. We have many groups and can help you connect.

This is a special weekend where all of our small groups have tables set up where you can meet leaders, ask them any questions you have, and see what they are all about. It's a great opportunity to find out more info before you head out to a group.

Service Times:

Saturday, June 2nd, 2018:  6 PM
Sunday, June 3rd, 2018: 9:30 AM & 11 AM

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Child Dedication
May
13
9:30 AM09:30

Child Dedication

Mother's Day is such a special day and we wanted to celebrate it by having our Parent and Child Dedication on the same day. Parent and Child Dedication is an opportunity to say that our children our important and that we'll help raise our children in a way that honors the Lord. It's always a great opportunity to invite friends and family to the dedication. 

Our mandatory class for parents has already passed. If you would like to sign up for the next Child Dedication please contact our Children's Ministry Director, Karen Lofton. You can email her at karen.lofton@cotcfamily.com

When:
DEDICATIONS - May 13th, Mother's Day 2018

Contact:
Karen Lofton: 941-348-5761, karen.lofton@cotcfamily.com

#cotcfamily
Church of the Cross (COTC)
5051 26th Street West
Bradenton, FL 34207

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Happy Mother's Day!
May
12
to May 13

Happy Mother's Day!

Mother’s Day is this weekend and we want you to spend it with us! 


We’re planning Mother’s Day festivities that will take Mom’s special day to the next level.  We’ll have FREE PHOTOGRAPHY so that you’ll get a picture with the whole family.  We’ll have FREE CHOCOLATE and TREATS to satisfy your sweet cravings.  AND, we’ll have a FREE ALL YOU CAN EAT PANCAKE BREAKFAST for the whole family.  Nobody has to cook!!!  All of these festivities happen before each of our weekend services so you get to choose when you’d like to attend.
 

Saturday Night Mother’s Day Pancake Breakfast for Dinner starts at 5:00 PM

1st Sunday Morning Mother’s Day Pancake Breakfast starts at 8:00 AM

2nd Sunday Morning Mother’s Day Pancake Breakfast starts at 10:15 AM


*If you arrive at the start time, you’ll have time to get your breakfast and photos before the service starts.


Mom’s use your special MOM POWER to get your family here!  We’re looking forward to making your special day better.

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