New things are sometimes daunting, but we hope we have come up with a website design that will allow, in time, to add new things, events, pictures, videos, restoration updates, adding your story to the scrapbook and more.

We invite you to roam these pages and find the history, pictures, events, stories and things you can do to help God restore His precious treasure that was almost lost. If you would like to get involved there are lots of ways to make that possible. (get involved)

At the center of this endeavor is Christ Himself. He has called together a multi-denominational group of volunteers, who make up the board of directors of The Old Rugged Cross Foundation, Inc. (ORCF). This group is dedicated to raising the funds required to complete the restoration of The Original Old Rugged Cross Church in Pokagon, Michigan, where the final version of Rev. George Bennard's hymn "The Old Rugged Cross" was first sung publicly in 1913, during a revival.

Volunteers are our life-blood, working throughout the year in the garden, the church and church grounds, on this website, and behind the scenes, to accomplish the task God has set on us to finish. We are all involved in the journey of the work before us, and we invite you join us in our efforts.

-----If we never meet, please leave your story about how the hymn has touched your life.

------God Bless you!

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