The Giving Tree

Holiday Gifts for COOL

Thank you for your generous support of families and individuals in need in our community through our annual Giving Tree program with Holiday Gifts for COOL. Gift items benefit families in the COOL Transitional Housing program in Waukegan. All gifts have now been filled.


​If you chose a gift donation online, and did not return it to Holy Cross yet, please do so by Tuesday, December 1. Wrapped gifts should be marked and returned to the church office M-F, 9 am - 5 pm or on Sundays during Drive-In Worship at the main church entrance.

For questions about The Giving Tree, contact Katie Ormson at

Holiday Meal Boxes for COOL


With the need this year being greater than ever, COOL Ministries is preparing to provide food assistance for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays to thousands of people in Lake County. You can make a $20 donation towards a pre-made meal box.

Holiday Meal Boxes will include items such as ham/turkey, gravy, stuffing, canned vegetables, cranberry sauce, cornbread mix or rolls, dessert, shelf stable milk/juice.


Please donate by Sunday, December 13.

Christmas at LSSI


You can help make the holidays brighter for children served by Lutheran Social Services of Illinois' Intact North! LSSI's Children's Community Services staff are working to support families who are providing children a safe home. Your gift will help provide a Christmas gift to each child served by their programs, as well as ensure that they have winter essential items. To keep everyone as safe as possible this holiday season, they are accepting donations toward theri total fundraising goal instead of collecting physical items.


Every donation helps.

$10 provides a pair of gloves or hat for a child.

$20 provides a pair of warm winter boots for a child.

$25 provides a Christmas present for a child.

$50 provides a meal for a family during the holidays.

Thank you for making a difference in the lives of the children and families! Donation deadline: Sunday, December 13.


After prayerful and thoughtful deliberation, the decision has been made to suspend indoor worship at Holy Cross Lutheran Church until further notice.


Virtual worship services are posted on the following page:

Sunday School classes, educational and relational groups will meet virtually. See a list of groups meeting online here:

See the latest details and updates regarding COVID-19 here:


Holy Cross Lutheran Church

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1151 N Saint Mary's Road

Libertyville, IL 60048

(847) 367 - 4060