Working With Church and Community
Men’s Fellowship Group
The Men’s Fellowship Group offers a chance for the men of Holy Cross to gather for fellowship and service. Non-members are also welcome to join us. We gather at least once a month at local restaurants to share light-hearted banter or serious discussion with breakfast or lunch. We will occasionally perform needed work or volunteer in church or the community, using the skills with which God has individually blessed us. Participation is voluntary.
Emmaus Restaurant Services
Food brings people together and Church happens where Christians are. Bring the two together and you get Emmaus – Christian fellowship through food in the community. Join us for a great meal and even better discussion about walking with God and others.
Visiting Eucharistic Ministers are licensed to visit those who are shut-in or hospitalized and provide prayer and communion.
Heavenly Hands Knitting Group
The Knitting Group consists of parishioners who donate their time and skills to provide prayer shawls and other linens for the church and for others.
The Altar Guild is responsible for storing, preparing and removing worship items from the Sanctuary for services, including candles and linens. They are also charged with the preparation and disposal of communion bread, wafers, and wine.
The prayer chain is a group of parishioners who have taken on the ministry of praying for people in a time of crisis or need (such as surgery, illness, etc.). Please see the prayer chain tab if you would like to contact the prayer chain.
Parish Nurses is comprised of Nurses (active and retired) who are members of Holy Cross. These volunteers provide information, screenings, and outreach to those who may be confined at home for a period of time. Contact the church or one of the nurses for further information.
Ladies’ Luncheon and
Girl’s Night Out
We have two groups of ladies that meet for fellowship monthly. Our Luncheon group meets at Steve and Rocky’s on the second Friday of the month. Our Girl’s Night Out meet at various restaurants once a month on a Friday, depending on how many of us are around. We share good food and fun and strengthen the bonds of our community. We also do occasional project such as volunteering at the Santa Shop.
As a church we love to have children in church for the entire workshop service, and encourages them to come and play on the pillows and with the soft toys (ages 0-3) or join our creche in the church hall.
There is also Sunday School (ages 4 – 11) available during the 10am worship service and Youth Formation (ages 11+) gathers after communion at the 10am service and continues during coffee hour.
Back Pack Ministry
We provide food for students in need over the weekend. We participate in a program at a local high school and elementary with set weeks of distribution each month.
We also participate in Feed the Need over the summer months when school meals are not available and families and children suffer from food poverty.
Social Justice Ministry
Our social justice ministry is focused on combating prejudice and discrimination on the basis of creed, color or gender. We take on actions such as donation drives, campaigning and marches to raise awareness with our congregation and in the community.
We collect on alternate months for the ACLU and SPLC.
Building Our Village
Building Our Village meets first Saturday of each month at 11am in the parish hall. It is to connect and support parents of children with special needs.
Landscaping and gardening
This group of volunteers assists during the non-winter months with the appearance of church grounds. Volunteers design, clean, plant, and maintain the flower beds, herb gardens, shrubbery, and outdoor meditative space. If you have a green thumb or simply enjoy God’s gift of nature, join us.