Learn more about what’s happening at Holy Cross and how you can become involved. Just choose a category from the list that interests you and explore the opportunities!
NOAH STUDY SIGN UP: You know the song, you’ve heard the story, but what does a boat built thousands of years ago have to do with our relationship with God in 2014? Join us October 9, 16 and 23, 6:00-7:00 p.m., for a time of study and reflection as we unpack the story of Noah. All we ask that you please sign up in the Narthex to ensure we have enough study materials on hand for everyone. Questions? Speak with Amanda Dudgeon.
CHURCH PHOTO DIRECTORY: It has been five years since Holy Cross last put together a photo directory, and with lots of new faces, it’s time to do a new one. And for that, we need you! Photos will be taken at the church October 28, 29, 30 and November 1. You can schedule your sitting by stopping by the table in the Narthex on Sundays or through this link. There is no obligation to purchase anything, and all who sit for a photo will receive a complimentary 8x10 picture along with a copy of the directory. Questions? Please contact Brenda Davis.
MUSIC AND MORE for children preschool through fifth grade began last Thursday and continues on the following Thursdays through October 30. Starting with a kid-friendly meal at 5:30, Music and More involves separate music programs for older elementary school-aged children and preschoolers through first graders, together with activities and time for prayer. More information is available on the Holy Cross website. Questions? Please see Ellen Coman or Pr. Aimonette.
B.L.A.S.T. KID KNITS: For our October 17 gathering, B.L.A.S.T. students and their friends will explore their creativity with a service project called Kid Knits in which students will have the opportunity to knit a hat using yarn hand-spun by women living in Chile and Rwanda. If your student and friends plan to attend the October 17 gathering, please sign up for a knitting kit with Amanda Dudgeon. Orders must be confirmed by October 5.
FALL RETREAT 2014: Coming up in October is our annual Fall Retreat, and this year middle school AND high school students are invited! Forms and payment were due Sept. 28. More information is available from Jake Bower and at www.holycrosswheaton.org/FLIPPED.
NEW MEMBER CLASS: Are you looking for a church, a community of faith to call home? The Holy Cross community would love to welcome you home! A New Member Orientation will be held on Tuesday, November 4, at 7:00 p.m. Please speak with either Pr. Hanson or Pr. Aimonette with questions and/or to sign up.
CARING CUBE: Sunday, October 5, is the first Sunday in the month, and the day we try to be a bit more intentional about remembering those in need. If you can, please pick up a couple extra items when you’re at the grocery store so you can feed the Caring Cube. Thank you!
NORTHERN ILLINOIS FOOD BANK YOUTH NIGHT: This month, middle and high school students have explored different aspects of service through a series called All In, as we’ve talked about Giving Something, Doing Something and Being Something. To wrap up this series, our students will have the opportunity to serve at the Northern Illinois Food Bank on Tuesday, November 11, 6:00- 8:30 p.m. Spots are limited so please sign-up today!
CHRISTMAS SHARING: Please start saving the Cuisinart cookware Jewel coupons for our Christmas Sharing program. We will begin collecting them in late October. Thank you!
FELLOWSHIP COMMITTEE MEETING: Please join us Tuesday, September 30, 7:00 p.m. We will be planning fun and meaningful events for the coming year. If you can’t make the meeting and you would like to be involved, or if you have an idea for an event, please call Carol Eisinger.
NOAH MOVIE NIGHT: Join us November 1, 7:00 p.m., for Saturday Night at the Movies! In coordination with October’s adult study, we will be showing NOAH! We hope you will join us!
READING THE WORD AT WORSHIP SERVICE is a great opportunity to participate in worship! To ensure readers are scheduled at both worship services, we are trying something new. If you are interested in being on a rotating schedule to read during the worship services, please sign up in the Narthex, and Deanne Anderson will begin the rotation in October.
CAN YOU HELP?: Holy Cross is in the process of updating our list of cooks who are able and willing to prepare meals for new mothers and those in need of extra care. If you are interested, please contact Deanne Anderson.
MAKING SENSE OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH STUDY: Continuing through October 26, Pr. Hanson will lead a conversation in adult education between the worship services based on David Lose’s book, Making Sense of the Christian Faith. Join in the discussion in the Gathering Place.
MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: There are some exciting things happening in our student ministries, and we are looking to encourage more adults to be part of them. If you feel called to be more active in serving in Holy Cross youth, please contact Holy Cross Youth Director Jake Bower.