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Portraits of Grace: CEM Story (4 of 4)

“Portraits of Grace: CEM Story” follows the development of our Children’s Education Ministry at King’s Cross Church. As “kingdom minded, kingdom people,” we recognize God’s work in every aspect of our church. We invite you to witness God’s work in the children of our church.

“When my mom brought me to SSP, I didn’t know a lot about God. I was a really clueless kid. But as I went to the classes, I learned more about why I was there, the Bible, and how God died for our sins: how God is great and that He’s our savior. I also gained really good friends. Their moms are close with my mom―you know...

Portraits of Grace: CEM Story (3 of 4)

“Portraits of Grace: CEM Story” follows the development of our Children’s Education Ministry at King’s Cross Church. As “kingdom minded, kingdom people,” we recognize God’s work in every aspect of our church. We invite you to witness God’s work in the children of our church.

“In the beginning, CEM was very small and honestly just a place for us to put the kids during service. But over time, especially with the outpouring from SSP, it became something the kids could call ‘home.’ You can see they don’t feel like this is just a place where they get dropped off, but that it’s a place they’re...

Portraits of Grace: CEM Story (2 of 4)

“Portraits of Grace: CEM Story” follows the development of our Children’s Education Ministry at King’s Cross Church. As “kingdom minded, kingdom people,” we recognize God’s work in every aspect of our church. We invite you to witness God’s work in the children of our church.

“I wanted to wait until the church was more cemented before doing SSP [Summer Saturday Program], but Serena was insistent on being present and doing it by faith. So we did, God amazed us, and I walked away with two key lessons. One, my cynicism needed to be dealt with in light of faith. I thought young adults were more...

Portraits of Grace: CEM Story (1 of 4)

“Portraits of Grace: CEM Story” follows the development of our Children’s Education Ministry at King’s Cross Church. As “kingdom minded, kingdom people,” we recognize God’s work in every aspect of our church. We invite you to witness God’s work in the children of our church.

“We started King’s Cross’ (KCC) first CEM class with less than five kids shortly after KCC was established. Initially, we were asking: “What can the families and children do during service? How can we serve them?” But shortly after, Peter introduced me to Lois (CPC Director), who shared the needs of Flushing children,...

Portraits of Grace: Brian

Portraits of Grace is a snapshot into the lives of the people at King's Cross Church. As "kingdom minded, kingdom people," we recognize God's work in every detail of our lives. We invite you to meet the people of our church.

I was hospitalized for a week during senior year of high school due to a ruptured appendix. That week was especially agonizing as I was spiking 104F fevers and had to wait 2 days for the doctors to attempt to drain my appendix, which was ultimately unsuccessful so they removed it. I was bedridden after the surgery in a very vulnerable/humble/weak state. I was very lonely...

Portraits of Grace: Jovita

Portraits of Grace is a snapshot into the lives of the people at King's Cross Church. As "kingdom minded, kingdom people," we recognize God's work in every detail of our lives. We invite you to meet the people of our church.

When we first found out we were pregnant, I didn’t believe it. I must have taken 5 pregnancy tests and we waited days before sharing the news with even the closest people in our lives. Charles and I had been trying to conceive for 2 years. By that time we had failed 6 cycles of intra-uterine insemination (IUI) and were planning on doing IVF the following month. As a Nurse...

Portraits of Grace: Nico & Noah

Portraits of Grace is a snapshot into the lives of the people at King's Cross Church. As "kingdom minded, kingdom people," we recognize God's work in every detail of our lives. We invite you to meet the people of our church.

Who do you want to be when you grow up?

– Nico: “A fish scientist.”

-Noah: “A zoo keeper.”

What is your favorite thing about church?

– Nico: “I like CEM because we can do activities.”

– Noah: “I like worship because we can sing songs!”

When you think of Jesus what do you think of?

– Noah: “I think about the cross, because he died on the cross to make my sins go away.”

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Portraits of Grace: Jamie

Portraits of Grace is a snapshot into the lives of the people at King's Cross Church. As "kingdom minded, kingdom people," we recognize God's work in every detail of our lives. We invite you to meet the people of our church.

During the first year that our family moved into Flushing, I was at a birthday party with the boys at Chuck E Cheese. I was getting ready to redeem our tickets as a young boy begins speaking to me in Mandarin. My first thought was, ‘Why is this obnoxious kid yelling at me?’ I had gotten stuck in traffic, fought for a parking space, and dragged the kids through a busy...

Portraits of Grace: Joanne (2 of 2)

Portraits of Grace is a snapshot into the lives of the people at King's Cross Church. As "kingdom minded, kingdom people," we recognize God's work in every detail of our lives. We invite you to meet the people of our church.

I have an eating disorder and it’s something that I’ve kept a secret for a very, very long time. Growing up, I always teetered between being average and overweight. This is great for people with eating disorders because no one suspects that you’re bulimic and quietly hating yourself.

When I was in the 6th grade, Teen People Magazine wrote an article about Jamie-Lynn Sigler...

Portraits of Grace: Joanne (1 of 2)

Portraits of Grace is a snapshot into the lives of the people at King's Cross Church. As "kingdom minded, kingdom people," we recognize God's work in every detail of our lives. We invite you to meet the people of our church.

I was 6 when I first learned how to unlove myself. A classmate told me that my eyes were too small, my nose was too flat and my body was too big. I was a minority within my peers, TV shows and even my Barbies told me I was different. It’s like being an extra puzzle piece; I was someone that could never fit in. In art class, I used to draw “myself” with blonde hair and blue...