Visitor Information

We invite you to watch a brief WELCOME VIDEO we created to help you get a feel for who we are. Click on the link to see for yourself the culture, the calling, and the congregation that IS Cross of Life! 

Welcome to Cross of Life!
We're glad you're visiting us  even if it's "virtually" on our website! When you walk through our doors, you'll be met with friendly faces, a warm and welcoming atmosphere, and the essence of our Mission Statement displayed on our walls: "Worship, Learn, Serve, Invite."


To listen to a SERMON from a recent Cross of Life service, click here.

REGULAR Worship times at COL through JUNE 4: Saturdays at 5:00 pm / Sundays at 8:30 & 10:45 am


To provide a full complement of service times, Unity Lutheran Church offers the following Summer Worship Schedule, which is in effect through Labor Day Weekend:

Days & Times                        Campus
Thursdays       6:30 pm           CTK: Christ the King
Saturdays        5:00 pm           COL: Cross of Life
Sundays          8:30 am           COL: Cross of Life
Sundays          9:30 am           CTK: Christ the King
Sundays        10:00 am           COL: Cross of Life

ABC Summer Sunday School for ages 3-Grade 2 is held at Cross of Life during both Sunday services.

Christ the King Campus

4600 Pilgrim Rd. in Brookfield
(North of Capitol Dr. & South of Lisbon Rd.)


Cross of Life Campus
20700 W. North Ave. in Brookfield
(West of Barker Rd. & East of Springdale Rd.)




Some Info About our Regular Program Year:
During our regular program year, on Saturday evening there are Sunday School classes at 4 p.m. for Grades 4, 5 & 6.  The Saturday worship service follows at 5 p.m. Sunday School classes for Preschool- Grade 3 are held during the 5 p.m. worship hour.

During our regular program year, on Sunday morning there is a Sunday worship service at 8:30 a.m., followed by an Adult Education Hour. During the Adult Education Hour, you can choose from a Bible Study class or an Adult Forum, which focuses on a different topic each week. 

Also on Sunday morning, Sunday School classes for Preschool-Grade 3 are held during the 8:30 a.m. worship hour. Sunday School classes for Grades 4, 5 & 6 are held during the Adult Education hour from 9:30-10:30 a.m.  A second worship service is held at 10:45 a.m. Sunday School classes for Preschool 1-Grade 3 are held during the 10:45 a.m. worship hour. Join us! There truly is something for everyone ... of every age!

Have More Questions About Cross of Life?

Click on the links below and you will be whisked (yes, whisked) to some very informative pages!

earn what to expect when you visit us ... by visiting our "What to Expect" page.

For (almost) "Everything You Wanted to Know About Cross of Life But Were Afraid to Ask," read more about us in our FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions) page.


Location & Contact Info
We are located just west of the intersection of Barker Road and North Avenue, at 20700 West North Avenue, in Brookfield, Wisconsin, 53045. (We're situated in a quiet residential area and are often referred to as "that pretty blue church on North Avenue.")

If you'd like to call us, our phone number is 262-785-9420.

To contact us via email, simply type in the name of the staff member you wish to contact followed by "" (for example, Pastor John Horner-Ibler's e-mail is To determine which staff member is the appropriate contact for you, please visit our "Meet the Staff" page.



If you are considering membership at Cross of Life, join us for our New Member Gatherings! During these fun and informal gatherings, we discuss Christian and Lutheran beliefs and the ministries of Cross of Life, and we introduce you to the elected and staff leadership of the congregation. C
hildcare is provided by Miss Gail in the nursery. Anyone is welcome to attend to learn more about COL, our Lutheran heritage, our role in the larger faith family, and to meet others. 

SPRING 2016 NEW MEMBER GATHERINGS were held on three consecutive Thursday evenings: April 14, 21 & 28 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. New Member Welcome Weekend was Saturday, April 30 & Sunday, May 1. We hope you joined us for brunch on Sunday, May 1, at 9:30 a.m. as we welcomed our New Members. Thanks to our Invite Committee, who provided the food! Questions about New Member Gatherings? Contact Debbie Riederer

If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a member at Cross of Life, please sign up for classes by contacting Invite Committee Chair Elizabeth Klick or Debbie Riederer in Member Care, or talk to either Pastor John or Pastor Sherrie

HAVE YOU MET OUR SPRING 2016 NEW MEMBERS? Click here for brief bios and photos. And please be sure to introduce yourself when you see them!

To learn more about what's going on in the life of our faith family, view our MOST RECENT NEWSLETTER.

Cross of Life is an ELCA church. Our mission statement is as follows:

"Through the Holy Spirit, we are inspired by the Good News of Jesus Christ to love our neighbors as ourselves,
reaching out to the world as we Worship, Learn, Serve and Invite in his name."