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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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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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 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 Core Motivations, 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 the first three Sunday of the month during second service at 11:00 PM, starting with Get Connected Luncheon. 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 - 6:30PM 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 from 6 - 8:30PM 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 Faith
Mar
17
11:00 AM11:00

Next Steps: My Faith

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 the first three Sunday of the month during second service at 11:00 PM, starting with Get Connected Luncheon. We invite you to jump in at any time.

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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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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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Candy Festival 2018
Oct
31
6:00 PM18:00

Candy Festival 2018

Join us for our annual Candy Festival on October 31st from 6:00-8:30 PM! We'll have FREE fun for ALL ages, including FREE hotdogs, cotton candy, snow cones, popcorn and TONS of candy.

**All parking for this event will be at Bayshore High School with multiple trolly services to and from the Candy Festival**

Activities include FREE:
jump houses, 
rock wall, 
bungee jumpers, 
inflatable jousting, 
games, 
inflatable obstacle course,
hayrides,
trunk or treat, 
and a fun family photo-booth! 

We will have additional food options for purchase ($) from guest food trucks. 😋

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

FOR MORE INFO AND EVENTS: 
http://www.cotcfamily.com

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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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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

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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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