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QUILT SUNDAY HELD OCTOBER 19: Beautiful quilts adorned the pews for Sunday worship services October 19. A total of 239 quilts were made for Lutheran World Relief by the Tuesday morning sewing group this year. Many thanks to Carol Beno, Debbie Beno, Sherry Berg, Grace Bickel, Julie Bickel, Lucy Bickel, Jeri Bus, Joyce Callahan, Edna DeVore, Vivian Edwards, Carol Eisinger, Renee Evans, Joyce Gibson, Dolores Gorder, Mary Howell, Lorraine Klemm, Carolyn Maura, Tina Motter, Alvina Olson, Barb Poole, Pat Richardson, Jan Schultz, Marilynn Sharp, Lee Vendegna and Sherry Yarema. Thanks, also, to all who contributed Sunday to help Lutheran World Relief now deliver the quilts throughout the world.
EAT OUT 2 HELP OUT: You can support Holy Cross efforts for Christmas Sharing simply by enjoying a meal Tuesday, October 28 at the Village Tavern (291 S. Schmale, Carol Stream). Eat there or carry it home, and 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. The next Eat Out 2 Help Out day at the Village Tavern is Thursday, November 20.
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.
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.
NOVEMBER 9 HOLY CROSS MINISTRY FAIR: Are you looking for a way to connect your passions and talents to serve the Lord and have fun with other Holy Cross members? From helping in Sunday School to playing an instrument, to sitting with someone in need of a friend, to helping with the annual Trivia Night – there is a place for you! Come to the Ministry Fair Sunday, November 9, between the worship services from 9:45-10:45 a.m. to learn about the numerous opportunities.
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.
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 in our lives as disciples of Christ. The series runs through November 16.
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.
CHURCH PHOTO DIRECTORY: Thank you to the more than 140 Holy Cross families who have signed up for a photo sitting (or had their portraits taken this summer). If just five more families sign up, Holy Cross will be able to add another activity page in the directory at no cost. 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.
PUBLIC ACTION TO DELIVER SHELTER: The first opportunity to volunteer for PADS this year was Monday, October 20. Please check your calendar and make some time to help with this vital ministry – Holy Cross is responsible for food and staffing the third Monday of each month. Sign-up sheets are in the Narthex. If you have questions, please contact Robin Fortman.
B.L.A.S.T.: Thanks to all who helped with the Kid Knits service project on October 17. If you would like to know more, please talk to Amanda Dudgeon.
SUNDAY MORNING YOUTH GROUP (SUNDAY SCHOOL) GUEST SPEAKER: Sundays, October 19 and 26, Chris Mammoser is leading our middle school and high school students in a 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!
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