Services are taking place every sunday in the Kreuzkirche Mainz. Important information on this as well as our offers for you at home can be found here.
All important and current dates for our sunday services and events can be found in our weekly Kreuzkirchenpost. Register now and stay up to date.
“For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”
The Kreuzkirche Mainz is a place where people can find community.
People of all backgrounds are welcome to come together and connect with God.
This takes place in a variety of events and activities, most especially in our Sunday services.
The cross, which is the sign of this congregation, is also a symbol of the relationship between God and man: It is a symbol of the path that we walk with God.
→ Video about us (german only)
We are an Evangelical Free Church congregation. Through our personal faith in Jesus Christ, we share a strong ecumenical bond with churches of other denominations.
The core of our faith is the gospel of God's love for mankind as manifested in Jesus Christ. As a free church, we advocate the freedom and personal choice of faith for everyone.
We belong to the
→ Bund Evangelisch-Freikirchlicher Gemeinden in Deutschland K.d.ö.R. (BEFG) (Union of Evangelical Free Churches in Germany). We live our Christian faith in community, which is open to all and offers everyone the opportunity to develop their faith.
Together with churches of other denominations, we strive to be communities for our city. We are committed to ecumenism in the Gonsenheim district and throughout Mainz as part of various cooperative projects.
Our community is vibrant and diverse. We not only experience God in Sunday services, but in many other group activities as well. These are for all ages and take place in various settings – regardless of whether you are already deeply rooted in the faith or find yourself at the very beginning of your journey.
You can find an overview of these activities in our → Group Overview. Under → Regular Events, you will find a list of all dates. For anyone who missed the last sermon or would like to listen to sermons, you will find our audio archive at → Listening to Sermons.
At the beginning there was the idea: Couldn't plants that are mentioned in the Bible thrive in a part of the garden of the Kreuzkirche? Could this Bible Garden not only promote the plants and associated Bible words, but also be an oasis of peace that invites people to linger, reflect and pray?
Inspired by the enthusiasm of Franz Böhres, who had come up with the idea, many people became actively and financially involved in the project. The result - a small but beautiful Bible Garden with individually designed seating - invites everyone on a special biblical-botanical journey. Small boards with the names of the plants and matching Bible words accompany visitors on their way.
Simply drop by or → continue (german only) your virtual visit here.
Every 1st Friday of the month from 3 to 6 pm we open our „Café der Kreuzkirche“. With a piece of homemade cake and a cup of organic fairtrade coffee, our church café and courtyard turn into a place of encounter not only for members of our parish, but also for friends, guests and neighbors. Whether young or old, fond of drinking coffee or just curious - all are welcome!
And anyone who would like to join in, for example by baking a cake, helping with set-up or take-down, or hosting the guests, is welcome to contact the Café der Kreuzkirche team.
→ Contact „Café der Kreuzkirche“: Esther Dormann
Would you like to take a deep breath and find peace in your hectic everyday life? Feel more inner freedom, perceive God's presence and experience the work of the Holy Spirit?
Then we invite you to „Durchatmen“ on Sunday evenings (upcoming dates will be shown above). Here we take a deep breath in our encounter with God and listen to his words. In praise we give God the glory and experience his love. And in different forms of prayer we bring our thanks and issues to God and bless each other.
We are looking forward to meeting you!
If you would like to be invited to „Durchatmen“ by e-mail, you can sign up for the „Durchatmen“ update via the following link:
→ Durchatmen Infomailgruppe
If you have any questions or would like to share something with us, feel free to contact Antje Siedler.
→ Contact „Durchatmen“: Antje Siedler
What do we offer?
- Personal interaction, particularly with Iranians who would like the opportunity to discover the Christian faith
- Activities in the Persian language, including kids and youth programs
- Preparation for and baptism of Persian-speaking Christians and help with integrating into existing churches
- Letter exchange and regular mailings of a biblical message in letter form
- Home visits, reception centres
- Bible correspondence course
- Pastoral counselling for Germans and Iranians (therapeutic/prayer ministry)
→ Contact „Farsi-Speaking Community“: Amir Paryari
Praying, singing and reading the Bible together, talking about God and the world or just spending time together – that's why we meet in small groups, known as our Fellowship Groups. The meetings take place in private homes and apartments. Each program is organized for and by fellowship members, allowing everyone to share their ideas and experiences in an accepting environment. Our Fellowship Groups reflect the diversity of our congregation.
If you would like to participate in one of our Fellowship Groups, have any questions, suggestions or organizational concerns, please contact Dietmar Kolthoff, our Fellowship Group coordinator.
→ Contact „Fellowship Groups“: Dietmar Kolthoff
Fun, games and excitement!
A varied program awaits you around the Kreuzkirche every Sunday during the service, as well as on the first Friday of the month during the Café of the Kreuzkirche:
You can play exciting games with Julia and Eickholm, sing happy songs and make creative things! If you have any other ideas, we will be happy to put them into practice together with you. Then grab your parents, grandparents, siblings or friends and just come by to get to know us.
We also welcome children and young people who are not members of the church!
→ Contact „Kids“: Dirk Baumann
Our personal journey through life and faith is not always simple and straightforward. Sometimes we wander, sometimes we stumble and sometimes we encounter seemingly insurmountable obstacles. The Pastoral Circle aims to provide inspiration, not only in these situations, but for all fundamental questions of life and faith. Its staff is trained in pastoral psychology and strives to assist and support those in need. Anyone who is distressed and burdened should experience relief, and those lacking direction should be encouraged to find a way. Our pastoral care is open to everyone, no matter in which phase of life or faith they find themselves.
Rolf Kleister is the leader of the Pastoral Care Circle and the primary contact person for all questions and concerns.
→ Contact „Pastoral Care“: Rolf Kleister
But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil. (Hebrews 5:14, NIV)
What does the bible say to the latest political topics and social questions und biblical coherences? The Schwarzbrotabende in the Kreuzkirche want to give answer. In every month there is an overall topic, which we will discover on the particular evenings from different perspectives.
On every thursday in the time between 7:30 pm and 9:00 pm the individual aspects of the topic will be extensively examined. An introductional presentation invites the visitors into a discussion and conferencing.
Interesting coherences and controversial opinions will be revealed to judge them from a biblical perspective.
We're looking forward to your visit!
→ Contact „Schwarzbrotabend“: Tamara Schenk
"Sing to the LORD, praise His name; proclaim His salvation day after day." (Psalm 96,2)
Music is our passion, and we use it to honour God. We hope to touch people and awaken their love for God with lyrics that tell of His love and deeds.
Our musicians rehearse regularly in different ensembles to provide musical accompaniment for our church services, weddings and special events. We welcome a wide variety of enthusiastic instrumentalists.
Music lovers who would like to join us, or have questions or suggestions are welcome to contact Tarek Niesen.
→ Contact „Worship“: Tarek Niesen
The Senior Citizens' Afternoon, organized by a team of members of the Kreuzkirche, is aimed at older people aged 65 and over (younger people are of course also welcome). Over coffee and homemade cake, the lovingly decorated pillar room in the basement of our house is transformed into a place of fellowship. A short devotion, readings and singing together frame the get-together, each of which has a different theme appropriate to the age group.
For people who are no longer able to come to us themselves, we are happy to try to organize a transport service. All you need to do is call 06131-6278762, where you can also submit song requests.
→ Contact „Senior Citizens' Afternoon“: Esther Dormann
LISTEN TO SERMONS
Our live Sunday service will be broadcast on Sunday from 10:30 a.m. from the Kreuzkirche as a live stream - and can also be seen later. The live stream can be found via YouTube at → this link.
The sermons of the last Sundays in the listening version are available here:
Regular Events at the Kreuzkirche
|• german/farsi (1. and 3. Sun)||Sun||10.30 a.m.|
|• farsi (exc. 1. and 3. Sun)||Sun||3.00 p.m.|
|DiLoGe (worship evening)||Tue||7.30 p.m.|
|Schwarzbrotabend (bible talk)||Thu||7.30 p.m.|
|„Durchatmen“ (every 6 weeks)||Sun||7.00 p.m.|
|Café Kreuzkirche (1st friday each month)||Fri||3.00 p.m.|