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!
NEW SERMON SERIES BEGINS TODAY! On Oct. 12, we kicked off a new sermon series called Two Bags of Chips in which we explore how even little things make a big impact.
NOAH STUDY GUIDE: Are you participating in this month’s study of the story of Noah found in Genesis? If you didn’t pick up a copy of the study guide for October 16, please check with Pr. Hanson. And if you didn’t get a chance to sign up for the study, and are still interested in participating, please talk with Amanda Dudgeon. We’d love to have you join us!
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.
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.
COLLEGE CARE PACKAGES 2014: As finals approach for our freshman and sophomore college students, Holy Cross would like to show them we care by putting together college care packages. Please take a look at the sign-up sheet outside Youth Director Jake Bower’s door to see how you can help. Questions? Contact our parent coordinators Tracy Vought and Brenda Davis before noon on Sunday, November 2.
EAT OUT 2 HELP OUT: Christmas is still almost two months off, but plans for Christmas Sharing are already underway. To help support Holy Cross’ participation this year, eat out to help out! On Tuesday, October 28, and Thursday, November 20, if you have breakfast, lunch, dinner or carry-out at the Village Tavern (291 S. Schmale, Carol Stream), 20% of your pre-tax tab will be donated to Holy Cross for Christmas Sharing. However, you will need to submit to your server a flyer (available at the Welcome Center in the Narthex or download HERE). Mark your calendar, and plan to enjoy a great meal knowing that, in the process, you are helping to support Christmas Sharing.
MAKING SENSE OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH: Continuing through October 26, Pr. Hanson is leading a conversation between the worship services based on David Lose’s book, Making Sense of the Christian Faith. Join us in the Gathering Place.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR UPCOMING MUSIC OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHILDREN: Parents of kids in second through sixth grades, mark your calendar for Tuesday evenings during November and early December. Your kids can participate in the Ukulele (grades 3-5) and Chimes (grades 2-6) Choirs. Both choirs will prepare to play for the December 7 Advent Lessons and Carols services at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. Please talk with Ellen Coman for more information, or to register your children.
B.L.A.S.T.: The next B.L.A.S.T. (third through fifth grade kids) gathering is Friday, October 17, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. We will begin the Kid Knits service project. If you would like to know more, or are interested in helping on Friday, please talk to Amanda Dudgeon.
SUNDAY MORNING YOUTH GROUP (SUNDAY SCHOOL) GUEST SPEAKER: Starting on Sunday, October 19, we welcome guest speaker Chris Mammoser to lead our middle school and high school students in a two-week series called, Road Signs. No matter where you hope to end up, the road you choose matters. God works throughout the journey; what signs are you following? Questions? Please contact our Youth Director Jake Bower.
BIGGER AND BETTER COSTUME PARTY: Fall is here which means we are hosting our annual Bigger and Better Costume Party! Middle school AND high school students are invited to our Bigger and Better Costume Party on Wednesday, October 29, starting at 6:00 p.m. We will play the game Bigger and Better, have a costume contest and enjoy snacks, games and more! This is a great event to which to invite your friends. Questions? Please contact our Youth Director Jake Bower.
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!
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!