Â· The way people have opened their hearts and homes to us.
Â· The fact that worship is taken seriously; it is never just â€œmatter of course.â€ We particularly relish the wonderful music in our worship services
Â· The importance given to the authority of the Bible, striving to understand and interpret its whole message, in contrast to narrow line-by-line or â€œliteralâ€ interpretation.
Â· Father Johnâ€™s stress on Christian Life as a â€œpathway to God.â€
Â· Emphasis upon the one-ness of love-for-God and love-for-neighbors (that is, all of humanity). We appreciate Father Johnâ€™s phraseology that â€œLove for God and love for our neighbors are inextricably intertwined.
Â· The fact that, by choice, Holy Cross is a vital part of the Weare community.
Â· The acceptance of diversity of liturgical practices, such as sitting, standing, kneeling for prayers, diversity of opinions, such as around the issue of sexuality.
We are happy that Holy Cross is â€œhomeâ€ to us!