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Relational Ministry:

Some of our groups are continuing to meet virtually while others are moving back to meeting in-person and/or have options to participate virtually. Please see below for details pertaining to each group.

Sat Mens Group
Women's Discussion Group
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Saturday Men's Group

Dates: Saturday, May 13 & 27

Time: 7 - 8:30 am 

In person (Room 208) or via Zoom

Join the Zoom group here:

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

In May we will continue discussion of Falling Upward by Richard Rohr. Please pick up a copy from the church office to access the reading for our sessions. Rohr suggests that all of us have the opportunity to grow and mature throughout our lives to incorporate a more profound sense of purpose and meaning. Rohr writes that this growth typically follows from dealing with adversity or challenge, leading to a feeling of falling upward. Please join us.


Questions? Contact Steve Oelschlager at 


Grounded in Grace: Friday Night Women's Group

On hiatus until September 2023

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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Book Club

Date: Thursday, May 25

Time: 7 pm

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.


2023 Book Club Selections

January - The Woman They Could Not Silence by Kate Moore

February - The English American by Alison Larkin

March - The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See

April - The Body in the Clouds by Ashley Hay

May - Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

June - A Place Called Home by David Ambroz

July - Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan

August - Quiet Until the Thaw by Alexandra Fuller

September - The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

October - Meet to select 2024 books

November - The Silent Sister by Diane Chamberlain

If you have any questions, please email Melanie at

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Women's Discussion Group

On hiatus until September 2023

This group typically meets twice per month on Tuesday mornings in-person in the fellowship area. All women are welcome to join when sessions resume.

Please contact the church office at (847) 367-4060 or to arrange to pick up a copy of the book. Questions? Contact Pastor Chris at


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Men's Breakfast Group

Dates: Tuesdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30

Time: 7 - 8 am

Location: The Liberty Restaurant

419 S Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville

This is a wonderful way to 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


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LIFT: Women's Movie & Discussion Night

Date: Friday, May 19

Time: 6:30 - 9:30 pm

Location: Fellowship Area


LIFT (Living In Faith Together) is the new name for the Women's Ministry program at Holy Cross.

Ladies, save the date for a Movie Discussion Night! 


Pizza, popcorn, and beverages will be available. We will start with the movie at 6:30 pm and wrap up our discussion by approximately 9:30 to 10 pm. 

Please vote at the RSVP link for the movie that you would like to watch and discuss. Click on the titles below for a description and a trailer of each movie.

If you have any questions, please contact Beth Ann Koenemann at (847) 997-9937. 


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LIFT: Ravinia Outing

Date: Saturday, August 19

Time: Gates open at 5 pm, Concert starts at 7 pm

Location: Ravinia Festival, 201 Ravinia Park Rd, Highland Park

Cost: $50

RSVP and purchase tickets at:

LIFT (Living In Faith Together) is the new name for the Women's Ministry program at Holy Cross.

Ladies, on Saturday, August 19 we will be meeting on the lawn at Ravinia for social time and to enjoy a concert by Kenny Loggins. Friends are welcome.


Tickets through Ravinia is sold out. Holy Cross still has a group purchase option available at $50 per ticket. There are a limited number of tickets available through this option and they are available on a first come first serve basis.


Tickets purchases are non-refundable. The show will run rain or shine, so please plan accordingly. More event details to come, the important thing to do right now is to reserve your spot by purchasing your ticket asap! 


If you have any questions, please contact Beth Ann Koenemann at (847) 997-9937. 


LIFT: Feed My Starving Children Volunteer Session

Date: Friday, June 9

Time: 6:45 - 8:45 pm

Location: 742 E Park Ave, Libertyville

To attend, RSVP is required at:

Donations optional

LIFT (Living In Faith Together) is the new name for the Women's Ministry program at Holy Cross.

Turn hunger into hope with your own two hands by packing nutritious meals for hungry children around the world. Volunteering at Feed My Starving Children is fun, upbeat and energizing!


Please join us as we pack meals at FMSC. We will meet at FMSC at 6:45 pm to check in and prepare for the event and will pack from 7 to 8:45 pm. Most volunteer spots require you to stand, but there are also seated volunteer spots available. All able bodies are welcome! Feel free to bring a friend. 


FMSC relies on donations from volunteers like you. Donations are not required to participate in this packing event, but FMSC humbly requests and appreciates whatever amount you are able to provide. A donation can be made via the RSVP form through Holy Cross or FMSC will also accept donations directly at the packing event. Please consider serving in this very important way, while getting to know fellow women in ministry.


If you have any questions, please contact Beth Ann Koenemann at (847) 997-9937. 


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