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.
Interpretation of worship services: Most Sundays, the 10:45 worship service is interpreted into Karen language and American Sign Language. Karen language interpretation can be heard through ear pieces that can be picked up in the Narthex. ASL interpretation is also offered most Wednesday evenings at 6:00pm during the prayer meeting. For more information about these services and to verify that these services are offered on a particular Sunday or Wednesday, please call the church office.
Worship This Week
SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT
Sunday, December 4, 2016
KNOW JUSTICE, KNOW PEACE
Jason Crosby preaching
Service of Communion
Advent Vespers Service at 6:30 PM in the Sanctuary followed by cookie reception in Fellowship Hall