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!
PHOTO DIRECTORY SIGN UP: It is time to schedule your photo shoot so that your family is represented in the new Holy Cross Lutheran Church Photo Directory! Lifetouch makes it easy - click here to choose your date and time. Appointments are available Tuesday-Thursday, October 28-30, mid-afternoon to evening, and again on Saturday, November 1, from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
BACK TO (HIGH) SCHOOL BBQ: All high school students, you are invited to join us on Saturday, September 20, starting at 6:00 p.m. (at the Groesbeck’s home) for some food and fun. Please RSVP by Sunday, September 14, so we prepare enough supplies. Questions or want to RSVP? Contact our Youth Director Jake Bower.
MUSIC AND MORE: Continuing the excitement of summer 2014 Vacation Bible School and Music & Arts Camp, Holy Cross offers Music and More – an exciting new program for children in preschool through grade five! On Thursday evenings in fall 2014, and again in spring of 2015, children gather for a meal, choir rehearsal, crafts, prayer and games. Have fun, and let your light shine! Register now.
DUPAGE HABITAT FOR HUMANITY: Holy Cross women - our third annual Women Build with DuPage Habitat for Humanity is Saturday, Sept. 27. Our crews have had so much fun on past builds that we'll again be sending a team of 10 to continue work on the townhouse project in Glen Ellyn. No previous experience necessary - just be 16 or older, Sign up in the narthex or contact Vicki Broberg for more information.
BLOOD DRIVE: The next Heartland Blood Drive will be held at Holy Cross on Monday, September 29, from 3:00-7:00 p.m. Sign up in the narthex, or get in touch with Jeri Bus. When was the last time you had the opportunity to save a life?
DEFINING MOMENTS: Life is full of defining moments, and defining moments change us. They become the foundations that either warp our souls or move us closer to God – it is up to us to let God work through the defining moments in our lives to help us become the people God intends for us to be. In this sermon series, we reflect upon how the defining moments that touch us each and every day either help us or hinder us as we seek to follow God and connect to others in God-glorifying ways.
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.
FALL RETREAT 2014: October 10-12 is our annual Fall Retreat and this year middle school AND high school students are invited! It will be so much fun you're going to FLIP. This year's theme is FLIPPED: Discovering encounters with Jesus and how his love flips our lives around. More information, including forms, is available on the website. Or, contact Youth Director Jake Bower for more information.
MAKING SENSE OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH STUDY: Beginning Sunday, September 7, and 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.
#TEATALKS ARE BACK!: Last year we began a new way of enjoying fellowship and Bible study at our Wednesday Youth Group gatherings, now called #TeaTalks. Here we brew some tea (but you don’t have to like tea!), play some games and sit around to further grow our faith in discussion and small group times. Our first #teatalk of the year starts Wednesday, September 17, from 6:30–9:00 p.m. Questions? Contact our Youth Director Jake Bower.
MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: We are blessed with a number of student activities (retreats, fellowship times, teaching moments) throughout the year and are looking to encourage more adults to be part of Holy Cross youth ministries. If you feel called to be more active in serving in Holy Cross youth ministries, please contact Holy Cross Youth Director Jake Bower.
BUSY BAGS: The Busy Bags available for children during worship are a wonderful resource for parents. A special thanks to Kim Lambert-Haak and Julie Kanturek for volunteering to keep these bags cleaned and restocked for Sunday mornings!
COFFEE HOUR HOSTS: We still have a few open spots for people to host coffee hour. What a nice way to connect with fellow Holy Cross friends. Check the sign-up sheet in the Narthex to see if there might be a date when you could serve.
NOAH STUDY: This fall (Oct. 9, 16, 23, Nov. 1), Holy Cross will offer a congregational study featuring the account of Noah and the waves he made at the box office. Be on the lookout for more information. Questions? Speak with Amanda Dudgeon.
RESOURCES FOR PARENTS: Parents, sometimes we lament that our children don't come with owner’s manuals. Regardless of efforts to be the best parents we can, sometimes we find ourselves challenged and overwhelmed. Parents struggling with a child's perplexing or changed behavior often feel isolated and at a loss for what to do next. God is not silent and you are not alone. If you are struggling, and looking for help, please contact social workers and members Rhonda Kelloway, Michelle Rogers or Pastor Amy for resources and confidential help.
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