We believe that God loves all people without condition. Therefore, at Crescent Hill you will find a diverse community of faith including people of various races, ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientation, and world-views. Refugees and immigrants compose roughly one-third of our congregation. While most foreign-born members of our community are refugees from Burma, people born in Latin and South America, Europe, the Middle East, and other parts of Asia also call Crescent Hill their spiritual home. In 2013 the church clarified its relationship with LGBTQ individuals. The congregation overwhelmingly voted to be open to grant ordination, hire, or perform wedding ceremonies for LGBTQ individuals. In other words, sexual identity or orientation will not be a factor in determining whether the church will ordain, hire or perform a wedding ceremony. Crescent Hill Baptist Church also voted in 2013 to join AWAB, the Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists. No matter who you are, where you are from, or where you have been, you will be welcomed at Crescent Hill.
Worship is a vital element of our life together as a community of faith at Crescent Hill Baptist. Our worship is one that is built around traditional elements of Christian worship, yet also infuses creative components so that all people may experience and be transformed by God's presence.
Many worshipers at Crescent Hill wear traditional attire on Sunday mornings. However, many worshipers wear jeans. Others wear indigenous clothes common in their native lands. Whatever your dress, you are likely to find another worshiper at Crescent Hill similarly dressed on Sunday morning.
Worship This Week
Sunday, October 19, 2014
"Our Sacred Stories"
Jason Crosby and Carrie Newcomer in conversation
Carrie Newcomer in song