Everything that is not right in this world will be set right by the God who is right. If that sounds good to you, then you see the need for hell.” This was the main idea from Sam’s sermon last Sunday. One aspect to preaching through books for the Bible is that we come to passages that we cannot dismiss. We must reckon with difficult texts, and we have had our share in our series on Thessalonians. Though the subject of hell and God’s justice is difficult, the biblical writers speak of hell as good and righteous. One day God will put an end of sin once and for all, and hell is a vital part of that good and just judgment against wickedness. And for those who are in Christ, Jesus has already taken that just sentence in our place. So God’s justice is a double-edged sword: relief for the righteous and vengeance against the unrighteous (2 Thess. 1:7-8). This should all the more encourage and compel God’s children to proclaim the way of escape to unbelievers through trusting in Jesus alone for salvation.


We are planning to host a Membership Matters class for all who are interested in learning more about covenant membership at KCC. We are planning to meet on two consecutive Sunday afternoons, November 15th and 22nd, from 1:30-3:30pm. You can either join us in person at the Commons (521 W. 2nd St.) or join us on Zoom (LINK: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3419505049, PW: 2020). This is a time for people to explore what we believe and why we believe it. Due to COVID-19 precautions, we will not be having a meal or childcare and will be wearing masks. If you can only make one session, you can still pursue membership. Let us know and we will follow up with you. For more information about our covenant membership process or to sign up, click on the corresponding button below.


Most every year KCC has given the Sunday offering on Thanksgiving weekend to our Compassion Fund, which goes toward helping people in our congregation and local community. That means our church budget is based on 51 weeks of giving, not 52. However, this year our Compassion Fund is well resourced. So we’re planning to give the Thanksgiving offering to a place of more extreme need…


As the weather gets colder, people need warmth. The PATH Center, our local homeless mission and shelter, is in need of blankets to give away to those in need. COVID-19 restrictions has made it more challenging to love our neighbors, but this is a practical way to do so. You can either donate NEW or CLEAN USED (please wash beforehand) blankets. You can drop blankets off at the Commons, take them directly to the PATH Center (though their open hours have changed due to COVID-19), or bring them to your GLG. Matt Parks or Robin Nofziger will collect them and deliver them to the PATH Center. For more information, send us a message.

November 13-15

All the guys (14 and up) are invited to attend Man Camp at Miracle Camp this coming November 13th-15th! Cost is $147/person for two nights or you can choose the Friday night only option for $125/person. This includes meals, activities, and lodging. Financial aid is available. Contact Josh Wagner if you have any questions, have already registered, or plan on registering. #wearefamily



Tim and Marie Cantu – Tim’s father passed away in hospice this week. Please pray for comfort for the Cantu family, especially in light of Marie’s mother passing away last month.

Surgeries – Dean Andres, Rex Wreede, Marilyn Smith, and Maya Hogan are all either going to have surgeries or are in the process for recovery.

If you need prayer for anything, we would love to pray 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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  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