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Relational Ministry

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Saturday Men's Group

Dates: Saturdays, June 15 & 29

Time: 7 - 8:30 am 

In person (Room 208) or via Zoom

Join the Zoom group:

This group is for men of faith to come together throughout the year to share their faith and thoughts about challenging topics.

Beginning on Saturday, June 15 for six sessions ending August 24, this group will be reading the book, viewing corresponding videos, and discussing Amy-Jill Levine's book Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi. Please join us. 


Questions? Contact Pastor Chris at 

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Women's Discussion Group

On hiatus until September

This group typically meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month. All women are welcome to join.

Questions? Contact Pastor Chris at

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FMSC "Pack The Place"

Date: Friday, June 28

Time: 5:00 - 6:30 pm

Location: 742 East Park Ave, Libertyville

Register at:

Last year, Feed My Starving Children—Libertyville, had a significant shortage of volunteers and ran at only 47% of capacity of volunteers. Together with 20 other churches from Lake County, let’s help to “pack the place” during the week of June 24. You may volunteer for a shift at any time during that week or join the shift Holy Cross is organizing on Friday, June 28 from 5-6:30 pm. Register at


New to Feed My Starving Children? Learn more about their mission at


Grounded In Grace

On hiatus until September 2024

Grounded in Grace is a social opportunity for women of faith to connect together in fellowship.

Contact Terry Berger at or (224) 775-1479 with questions, or to be added to the Grounded in Grace Messenger group for the most current scheduling information.

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MP3: Men of Purpose, Principle, & Prayer

Monday, June 17

Time: 6 - 8:30 pm

Location: Fellowship Area

Cost: Free


Men of Purpose, Principle & Prayer is one of our men’s ministries at Holy Cross. We meet on select Monday evenings for fellowship, food and conversation. The evenings begin with fellowship at 6 pm and conclude by 8:30 pm.


The theme for our current MP3 season is “sacred moments”. In Celtic spirituality there is the concept of ‘thin places’ where the everyday/ordinary moments intersect with the sacred/holy. The first three sessions of this six-part series were held in 2023.


Our plan is to deconstruct the idea of ‘sacred’ into six components. In 2023 we focused on three of the components: S for sanctuary/refuge/safe place; A for ancient philosophies/lessons passed on from previous mentors; and, C for ceremony/milestone moments/rites/traditions. We will finish with R for relational (Monday, April 15), E for emptiness (Monday, June 17) and D for deeper (September date to be announced later).


Men (21+) please plan to join in the journey.


Questions? Contact Pastor Chris at

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LIFT: Women's Ministry

Looking forward to Women's Retreat

November 1-2, 2024

More details to come!

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Book Club

Date: Thursday, June 27

Time: 7 pm

Nancy Joiner's home, 1318 Vineyard Lane, Libertyville or via Zoom

The Holy Cross Book Club, open to anyone who is interested in reading and discussing books, routinely meets on the fourth Thursday of every month.


2024 Book Club Selections

January - The First Ladies by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray

February - The Train to Crystal City by Jan Jarboe Russell

March - Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns

April - The Land of Milk and Honey by C Pam Zhang

May - The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler

June - What's Gotten Into You by Dan Levitt

July - Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt

August - The Little Paris Book Shop by Nina George

September - Birnam Wood by Eleanor Catton

October - Meet to select 2025 books

November - Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

If you have any questions, please email Felicia Brandt at

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Men's Breakfast Group

Dates: Tuesdays, June 4, 11, 18 & 25

Time: 7 - 8 am

Location: The Liberty Restaurant

419 S Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville

Begin the day with coffee, breakfast, fellowship, and thought-provoking and stimulating conversation. All men are welcome to join us.


Questions? Contact Pastor Chris at

Saturday Men's Group
Grounded In Grace
Book Club
MP3: Men of Purpose, Principle, & Prayer
Women's Discussion Group
Men's Breakfast Group
FMSC Monthly Pack
LIFT: Women's Ministry
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