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#TEATALK: Cornerstone students: Do you ever feel like your friends see you differently than your parents do or your church does? Join us on Wednesday, November 19, for our next #TEATALK where we will talk about authenticity and the pressure we sometimes face to put on a “mask.” Questions about #TEATALKS? Please contact Jake Bower.
EAT OUT 2 HELP OUT: To help support Holy Cross’ participation in this year’s Christmas Sharing program, on Thursday, November 20, if you eat or carry-out at the Village Tavern (291 S. Schmale, Carol Stream), 20% of your pre-tax tab will be given to Holy Cross for Christmas Sharing. However, you must give your server a flyer (available in the Narthex or download here). Thank you!
THANKSGIVING EVE WORSHIP SERVICE AND PIE NIGHT: Mark your calendar now for the annual Holy Cross worship service at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, the eve of the national Thanksgiving Day holiday. Come to thank God for blessings received, and stay for a time of fellowship over pie in the West Wing!
CHRISTMAS SHARING: Sign up has begun to help our neighbors! In the coming weeks, watch for ways in which you might help – buying food for a family for a week, serving as a volunteer as we prepare to receive our guests, assisting with a special need...the list goes on and on. Right now, the Christmas tree in the Narthex has needs and ideas for children. Another way you might participate in this ministry is by saving the Cuisinart cookware Jewel coupons and donating them to our Christmas Sharing program; simply put them in the cooking pot in the Narthex. Thank you!
SOAP FOR HOPE 2014: Children pre-kindergarten through fifth grade have an opportunity to help and contribute to the Christmas Sharing ministry by donating bottles of laundry detergent now through December 7. Questions? Contact Amanda Dudgeon.
ADVENT LESSONS AND CAROLS: Mark your calendar for special Advent services on Sunday, December 7, at both 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. Our worship will be enhanced by beautiful music from the adult choir and a special orchestra.
2015 MISSION TRIP FORMS AND DEPOSIT DUE: For eighth-twelfth grade students interested in going on the mission trip, Sunday, November 9 was the day that mission trip forms and deposits were due. While we will accept forms and deposits after this date, because there is the potential for exceeding our maximum number of participants, the date we receive these items will be a factor in availabilty. We have a great opportunity to serve in Ashland, Montana, and we hope you will join us next summer! For more information, please contact our Youth Director, Jake Bower.
BUTTERBRAID SALES: ButterBraids will be on sale in the Narthex one more Sundays, November 23, before and after each service. If you are a student, please be sure to sign-up to help sell ButterBraids (required for mission trip students). For more information, please contact Jake Bower.
CM15 TEAM DAYS: Our first mission trip Team Day for students going on the mission trip was Sunday, November 16. We began to talk about what to expect on the trip and to prepare ourselves to serve God’s kingdom as individuals and as a Cornerstone Team. Reminder: two of the three Team Day dates are required for mission trip students. Questions? Contact Jake Bower.
PLEDGE SUNDAY: November 9, we gathered our financial commitments to our ministries in 2015 as we turned in our pledge cards in gratitude and thanks for all of God’s blessings. If you are a member or regular attender at Holy Cross and did not bring your pledge card with you, please pick up a blank card at the Welcome Center in the Narthex, or mail it to the church this week. If you would like to consider the convenience of regular giving by direct debit to your checking or savings account through the Simply Giving program, please pick up one of the forms at the Welcome Center, or speak with Deanne Anderson in the church office.
NEW MEMBER SUNDAY: We formally welcomed Alicia Bainbridge and Bernie Santiago, Marcie Koon, Melissa and Joe Macrito and children Anthony and Aiden, Debbie Mueller, Nick and Kara Parry and children Bryce and Linnea, and Andrew and Nicole Thonn to Holy Cross and its ministry and mission. May we be a blessing to these new members as they have already been a blessing to us!
PADS: We served PADS Monday, November 17, through Tuesday, November 18. Please consider volunteering in an upcoming month! Also, if you so generously give your time to this effort and are an overnight volunteer, please contact Robin Fortman regarding registering and training.