Our church is on the move again! We’re moving to the Defiance YMCA in less than two weeks. We are not only changing locations but also our meeting time. Starting Sunday, October 4th, we are going to be meeting at the YMCA for our Sunday morning worship gathering @ 10am. One detail that stood out in last Sunday’s sermon on  1 Thessalonians 3:1-13 was not only Paul’s deep concern for the Thessalonian believers but specifically his words in 1 Thessalonians 3:10, “…we pray most earnestly night and day that we may see you face to face…” This was definitely true of the KCC Elders when we moved from “meeting” online to meeting at the Independence Dam. Now, again, we are looking forward to moving to the Defiance YMCA.

There is no online experience that can replace the physical gathering of believers. Even though we will be cautious without being fearful when moving indoors, we are grateful to be meeting to encourage one another face to face. That being said, we recognize that it is wise for some people to stay home. So when we move, we are still going to have an option to join online. We also want to strongly encourage those who are healthy and able to attend in person. Unfortunately, the nursery and King’s Kids will not be available at the YMCA until further notice. In the meantime, everyone knows that kids make some noise sometimes, and we can all live with that. The large lobby at the YMCA Youth Center will be a “cry room” if parents want to take their kids out. We’ve all been there, some of us still are there, and prioritizing corporate worship even when there is no childcare is worth it.


In celebration of seven years together, we have designed a new KCC t-shirt for 2020. We are having them printed locally so we are taking reservations. They are $10 each that will be due upon pick-up. If you would like to order one, please let us know by filling out the Google Form by clicking on the button below. If you want to order multiple shirts, then fill out the form multiple times. Please fill out this form by Oct. 1st.


Women’s Study will be starting back up on Tuesday, October 6th at 7pm and will meet every week for 8 weeks. Ladies will have the choice between two studies: 1) Exploring Racial Reconciliation led by Eron Mosier and Becca Rupp or 2) The Book of Titus led by Chelsea Andres and Barbara Leatherman. Location for both groups is still to be determined.

For more information or to sign up, click the button below, scroll to the bottom of the Women’s Study webpage, and fill out the contact form at the bottom of the page. Please indicate which study you would like to attend.


Last Sunday we passed out some business card size invites as a way of equipping KCC to invite people into gospel conversations. Rather than just say, “Go proclaim the gospel!,” Sam recorded this short video to walk you through how to use this simple tool to tell others about the good news about Jesus.


Covenant Eyes is an accountability and filtering software that protects individuals and families online and live free from pornography. Jesus considered sexual purity and holiness so important and serious as to propose gouging out one’s eye or cutting off a limb before lusting after another human being (Matt. 5:27-30). Internet accountability doesn’t have to cost you a proverbial arm or leg. If you join the King’s Cross community on Covenant Eyes, you will be able to sign-up at a discounted rate of $11.99 for individuals and families. Of course, if you ever have any questions, please email Matthew Parks.



Marie Cantu – Marie’s mother passed away last week. Please pray for comfort for her and her family.

Don Retcher – Please pray for Don. He is back at home from the hospital for pneumonia. Pray that the doctors can find an underlying problem that is causing it.

If you need prayer for anything, we would love to prayer for you. Click the button below and fill out the form and we will pray for you.


We understand skepticism about online giving, which is why we have an Online Giving Frequently Asked Questions page on our website that explains how it works. Here are a few ways to give :
  1. Give online by clicking on the “GIVE ONLINE” button which takes you to our secure transaction site.
  2. Text (888) 554-8664 to receive a link for you to give.
  3. Send your check or money order by mail, made out to King’s Cross Church, to the King’s Cross Church, 521 W. 2nd St., Defiance, OH 43512.
  4. Drop in giving box on Sundays at the Dam.


We know that with many businesses and services being shut down, people are losing jobs and struggling to pay their bills. If you are in need of help, we would like to know. We have a Compassion Fund for this reason. Fill out the film below as best you can and we will follow up with you.

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You can stay connected with all that is going on in the life of King’s Cross by signing up to receive KCC text alerts or the KCC LOOP email:


  1. KCC Info – Text “@kccin” to the number 81010 to receive KCC text alerts and updates
  2. KCC LOOP – Click HERE to sign up for our weekly email