EMMAUS

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.

Restaurant Services – The Rev. RaeLee Baxter

Senior Ministry – The Rev. Bill Roberts and Mike Walbridge

Men’s Social Group

The Men’s Social 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 once a month at local restaurants to share light-hearted banter or serious discussion over breakfast. We will occasionally  perform needed work or volunteer in church or the community, using the skills with which God has individually blessed us. Meet us at Moe’s on Ten @ 9am, the 3rd Saturday of each month.

Men’s Fellowship Chair – Larry Jansen

Altar Guild

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.

Altar Guild Directress – Carole Abshier

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.

Youth Ministry

As a church we  love to have children in church for the entire workshop service, and encourages the little ones (ages 0-3) to come and play in the Soft Space provided in the Sanctuary. 

There is also Sunday School (ages 4 – 11) available during the 10am worship service and Youth Formation (ages 11+) gathers during the 10am coffee hour.

Early Childhood – Teri Landreth

Kindergarten – 5th Grade – Katie McLaughlin & Rebecca McCormick

6th – 12th Grade – Jason Paradowski & Teri Landreth

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.

Visiting EMs

Visiting Eucharistic Ministers are licensed to visit those who are shut-in or hospitalized and provide prayer and communion.

Heavenly Hands Knitting Ministry

The Knitting Ministry makes prayer shawls for the sick and shut ins. More heavenly hands always welcome! Knitting instruction is provided. Meet us in the Sanctuary at 10 am on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

Knitting Chair – Isabel Mooney

Prayer Ministry

In need of prayer? Contact the Church Office and you will be placed on the prayer chain – 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.). 

Parish Nurses

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 for further information and check out our Health & Wellness Board in the Parish Hall

 

Back Pack Ministry

During the school year, we have partnered with a local Elementary, Middle and High School, to provide food for students in need – whether it be a backpack of food for the weekend or to stock the shelves in the Student Pantry

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.

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.

New to Holy Cross – Memorial Garden and Labyrinth

Open Weekdays from 6pm – dusk & Weekends from dawn to dusk.