Next Steps: My Faith
Apr
27
6:00 PM18:00

Next Steps: My Faith

This class will help you to grow by learning about what COTC believes and by learning how to grow in your faith. When you come, follow the Next Steps signs to Group Room B.

April is a different month because of Easter so Next Steps will happen the 1st, 2nd (Saturday only), and 4th weekends of April.


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.

WHEN?
Next Steps class happens the first three weekends of the month, Saturday at 6:00 PM and Sunday during second service at 11:00 AM. Each day is the same class so come out to the one that fits your schedule the best! We invite you to jump in at any time.

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Next Steps: My Faith
Apr
28
11:00 AM11:00

Next Steps: My Faith

This class will help you to grow by learning about what COTC believes and by learning how to grow in your faith. When you come, follow the Next Steps signs to Group Room B.

April is a different month because of Easter so Next Steps will happen the 1st, 2nd (Saturday only), and 4th weekends of April.


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.

WHEN IS NEXT STEPS NORMALLY?
Next Steps class happens the first three weekends of the month, Saturday at 6:00 PM and Sunday during second service at 11:00 AM. Each day is the same class so come out to the one that fits your schedule the best! We invite you to jump in at any time.

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First Thursday Gatherings
May
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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Good Friday Service
Apr
19
7:00 PM19:00

Good Friday Service

Good Friday is the day we remember the sacrifice of the cross. It's good because we believe that Jesus Christ died, paying the price for our sins that we might be redeemed. Come remember with us as we have worship, a message, and a time of reflection. Service will begin at 7:00 pm on April 19th.

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Community Worship Service
Apr
14
11:00 AM11:00

Community Worship Service

We're having a Community Worship Service on Palm Sunday. Come out for a special service at 11:00 AM and stay afterwards after for more family fun. There will be Easter Egg hunt for kids and one for adults (with gift cards!), Free Food, Cotton Candy, Snow Cones, Raffles and more.

To be able to comfortably host and give everyone the best experience possible, there are 500 tickets for the egg hunt. Register below!

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Next Steps: My Purpose
Apr
13
6:00 PM18:00

Next Steps: My Purpose

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 MY PURPOSE, we focus on learning who God has made us to be and discovering how He has gifted us.

For the month of April only, My Purpose will only be offered Saturday, April 13th at 6:00 PM, no Sunday option.


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.

WHEN DOES NEXT STEPS NORMALLY HAPPY?
Next Steps class happens the first three weekends of the month, Saturday at 6:00 PM and Sunday during second service at 11:00 AM. Each day is the same class so come out to the one that fits your schedule the best! We invite you to jump in at any time.

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Next Steps: My COTCFAMILY
Apr
7
11:00 AM11:00

Next Steps: My COTCFAMILY

Still looking at how to get involved? Come to My COTCFAMILY! Sunday, April 7th, come out and learn more about how to make COTC your FAMILY. This is an overview of all things about the church.

Since March 2019, Next Steps happens every 1st, 2nd, and 3rd weekend of every month. This is your next step if you want to be connected at Church of the Cross. Saturdays will be at 6:00 PM during service and Sundays will be at 11:00 AM during service.

April is a different month because of Easter so Next Steps will happen the 1st, 2nd (Saturday only), and 4th weekends of April.

Sunday | April 7th 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: My COTCFAMILY
Apr
6
6:00 PM18:00

Next Steps: My COTCFAMILY

Still looking at how to get involved? Come to My COTCFAMILY! Sunday, April 6th, come out and learn more about how to make COTC your FAMILY. This is an overview of all things about the church.

Since March 2019, Next Steps happens every 1st, 2nd, and 3rd weekend of every month. This is your next step if you want to be connected at Church of the Cross. Saturdays will be at 6:00 PM during service and Sundays will be at 11:00 AM during service.

April is a different month because of Easter so Next Steps will happen the 1st, 2nd (Saturday only), and 4th weekends of April.

Sunday | April 6th at 6:00 PM.

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

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First Thursday Gatherings
Apr
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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Next Steps: My Faith
Mar
17
11:00 AM11:00

Next Steps: My Faith

This class will help you to grow by learning about what COTC believes and by learning how to grow in your faith. When you come, follow the Next Steps signs to Group Room B.


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.

WHEN?
Next Steps class happens the first three weekends of the month, Saturday at 6:00 PM and Sunday during second service at 11:00 AM. Each day is the same class so come out to the one that fits your schedule the best! We invite you to jump in at any time.

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Next Steps: My Faith
Mar
16
6:00 PM18:00

Next Steps: My Faith

This class will help you to grow by learning about what COTC believes and by learning how to grow in your faith. When you come, follow the Next Steps signs to Group Room B.


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.

WHEN?
Next Steps class happens the first three weekends of the month, Saturday at 6:00 PM and Sunday during second service at 11:00 AM. Each day is the same class so come out to the one that fits your schedule the best! We invite you to jump in at any time.

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Married People Date Night
Mar
15
7:00 PM19:00

Married People Date Night

Hey married people!

We have a date planned for you! Stop by the church Friday, March 15th between 6:00 - 6:30 PM and grab your date night bag. In the bag you will find instructions for your dinner date and some extra goodies. Childcare will be provided at COTC for $5 per kid. Mark your calendar and RSVP at the Welcome Center or by calling the church office at 941-756-0060.  Dating in marriage is NOT an option.

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Next Steps: My Purpose
Mar
10
11:00 AM11:00

Next Steps: My Purpose

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 MY PURPOSE, 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.

WHEN?
Next Steps class happens the first three weekends of the month, Saturday at 6:00 PM and Sunday during second service at 11:00 AM. Each day is the same class so come out to the one that fits your schedule the best! We invite you to jump in at any time.

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Next Steps: My Purpose
Mar
9
6:00 PM18:00

Next Steps: My Purpose

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 MY PURPOSE, 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.

WHEN?
Next Steps class happens the first three weekends of the month, Saturday at 6:00 PM and Sunday during second service at 11:00 AM. Each day is the same class so come out to the one that fits your schedule the best! We invite you to jump in at any time.

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First Thursday Gatherings
Mar
7
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: My COTCFAMILY
Mar
3
11:00 AM11:00

Next Steps: My COTCFAMILY

Still looking at how to get involved? Come to My COTCFAMILY! Sunday, February 3rd, come out and learn more about how to make COTC your FAMILY. This is an overview of all things about the church.

Starting in March 2019, Next Steps will be happening every 1st, 2nd, and 3rd weekend of every month. This is your next step if you want to be connected at Church of the Cross. Saturdays will be at 6PM during service and Sundays will be at 11AM during service.

Sunday | March 3rd at 12:30 PM.

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

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Baptisms At COTC
Feb
23
to Feb 24

Baptisms At COTC

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February 23 - 6:00PM | February 24 - 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 February 23 and 24 at all of our services.  

Baptism class is Wednesday, February 20th at 7PM in Office A (the building closest to 26th Street).

Sign up here if you want to be baptized:

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First Thursday Gatherings
Feb
7
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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Legacy Seminar
Feb
6
7:00 PM19:00

Legacy Seminar

Designing your legacy. Pass on your values, not just your valuables

Christian Financial Resources (CFR) is a not-for-profit organization with a mission of "Funding Ministry... Changing Lives."

We provide estate planning services, including the creation of wills and living trusts. Serving the Christian Community for over 35 years, FPM provides stewardship and estate planning seminars and assists individuals in the creation of their personal Estate Plan.

Designing your estate plan allows you to. . .

1-Pass on your values

Preparing for the future reflects good stewardship and protects the things that mean the most to you.

2-Save yourself and your beneficiaries time and money

Establishing a living trust may lower your estate taxes and will eliminate probate. On average, this saves your loved ones 9 months to 2 years and $16,000 to $60,000 in probate, alone.

3-Have peace of mind

In your legacy plan, you can ensure your desires on medical decisions, guardianship of your minor children, and distribution of your valuables will be fulfilled. Your instructions are legally binding and guaranteed to be followed.

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Bonfire in the Backyard
Feb
1
6:30 PM18:30

Bonfire in the Backyard

Toasted Marshmellows. Melted Chocolate. Crunchy Graham Crackers. Yes, it is that time of year again. We're talking about our annual COTC Bonfire Night. We’ll have a huge bonfire, hotdogs to roast, and yes, all the s’mores you can eat. The event starts at 6:30 pm on Friday, February 1st. This event is held at our new property near the church. Just come to the main church parking lot and we will have shuttle service right to the Backyard. It is a fun night to relax with good people on our new property. And, we did say unlimited s’mores right?! See you there!

Make sure to bring a chair to warm up by the fire!

WHERE:
COTC Backyard
Parking at COTC Main
5051 26th Street West
Bradenton, FL 34207

WHEN:
February 1st, 2019; 6:30pm - 9pm


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

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Spring Small Group Launch - Weekend 2
Jan
26
to Jan 27

Spring 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, January 26th, 2018:  6 PM
Sunday, January 27th, 2018: 9:30 AM & 11 AM

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Spring Small Group Launch - Weekend 1
Jan
19
to Jan 20

Spring 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, January 19th, 2018:  6 PM
Sunday, January 20th, 2018: 9:30 AM & 11 AM

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"Second" Thursday Gathering
Jan
10
7:00 PM19:00

"Second" Thursday Gathering

We're passionate about worshiping the Lord together. We normally meet on the first Thursday, but we moved this due to the holidays. “Second” Thursday is for the church to come together for worship, for our communion, and for a deep teaching from our pastors.

When: January 10, 2019 at 7 PM

Located in our Oasis Room.

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Christmas Eve Services
Dec
23
to Dec 24

Christmas Eve Services

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3 services:

December 23 at 6:30 PM
December 24 at 5 PM & 6:30 PM

Merry Christmas! You are invited to join us for our Christmas Eve services! Christmas means a lot to us so get ready for energetic music and a special Christmas message.

We will have 3 Christmas Eve Services: one on Sunday, December 23 at 6:30 PM and two on Monday, December 24 at 5 PM and 6:30 PM.

We will be having regular weekend services as well: Saturday at 6 PM | Sunday at 9:30 AM and 11:00 AM.

Bring a friend and join us as we celebrate Christmas Eve on 26th Street.


When:
Sunday, December 23: 6:30 PM
Monday, December 24: 5 PM and 6:30 PM

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

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Jingle Jam
Dec
12
6:30 PM18:30

Jingle Jam

Jingle Jam is a Party Big Enough for the whole family! Join us as our cast of crazy characters learn about the true story of Christmas. This fun family experience is Wednesday, December 12th. It all starts at 6:30 PM in our worship center and ends in the Oasis with lots of sprinkles at our annual cookie decorating and craft party. Bring the kids and the neighbors. This is a night you won’t want to miss! Doors will open at 6:15!

Where: COTC

When: December 12 at 6:30 PM

How much: Free

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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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Christmas Married People Night Out
Nov
30
7:00 PM19:00

Christmas Married People Night Out

Hello Married People! We are so excited for the first holiday event of the season at COTC!

The Married People Event will be in the Oasis on Friday, November 30th from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM. Please bring one white elephant gift per couple (re-gifted item) and a dessert to share. This time it is free for each couple. Childcare is available for $5 per child. 

Worship • Games • Teaching

When: Friday, November 30th | 7:00 - 8:30 PM


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


How much: Free

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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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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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"Second" Thursday this month
Nov
8
7:00 PM19:00

"Second" Thursday this month

Our normal First Thursday is rescheduled to “Second” Thursday for November! Make sure to come out on November 8th.

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 (2nd Thursday in November) as we come before the Lord's presence with thanksgiving in our hearts.

November 8th, 2018 @ 7PM

Located in our Oasis Room.

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