Virtual Events and Gatherings

In an effort to stay connected, to support each other, and to derive as much hope as possible from our faith, we are going to try something new. Instead of meeting in-person for some of our groups, we will be connecting virtually via Zoom instead.

Zoom is a free app that works on your desktop/laptop, smartphone, or tablet to connect multiple people. Zoom uses the camera, microphone and speakers on your device. If you can't connect via a device, you can also call in to join the group by phone.

To join a Zoom meeting by phone, dial: +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) and enter the meeting ID (digits at the end of the link url).

 

Questions or need Zoom assistance? Contact Steve Oelschlager at steve@holycrosschurch.org.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Saturday Men's Group

Date: Saturdays, November 27, December 11

Time: 7 am 

In person (fellowship area) or via Zoom

Join the Zoom group here: zoom.us/j/301891517

This group is for men of faith to come together throughout the year to share their faith and thoughts about topics that are challenging. We support one another through our personal journeys. All are welcome.

During November, we will wrap up our discussion on the most difficult teachings of Jesus with the help of material from Dr. Amy-Jill Levine, a professor at the Vanderbilt Divinity School.                  

Please contact Steve Oelschlager at steve@holycrosschurch.org or Pastor Bob at pastorbob@holycrosschurch.org with any questions.

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Grounded in Grace: Friday Night Women's Group

Date: Friday, December 10 

Time: 6:30 pm 

In-person, Fellowship Area

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Grounded in Grace is an opportunity for women of faith to connect together in fun, fellowship, and learning.

Who couldn't use some fresh ideas for the holiday season? Please bring a COPY of one of your favorite holiday recipes to share. (This is a recipe exchange; you don't need to actually bring the dish.) It doesn't need to be sweet—whatever you like to serve for the holidays. Join us for fellowship, laughs, and some new holiday ideas. 

 

​​​Questions? Contact Terry Berger at terryberger.08@gmail.com

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Book Club

Date: No meeting in December

Time: 7 pm via Zoom

holycrosschurch.zoom.us/j/94321824417

The Holy Cross Book Club usually meets on the fourth Thursday evening of each month from January through November. Some months may be different due to holidays. We read various genres, including fiction, biography/memoir, nonfiction, mystery, cultural, historical and we include a classic each year. Consider joining the group, if just for a book or two.

 

The Holy Cross Book Club usually meets via Zoom on the fourth Thursday evening of each month from January through November. Some months may be different due to holidays. We read various genres, including fiction, biography/memoir, nonfiction, mystery, cultural, historical and classics. Consider joining the group, if just for a book or two. If you have any questions, please email Melanie Houser at housermd@comcast.net. We are taking December off, and will resume on Thursday, January 27 to discuss The Library Book by Susan Orlean.

View the 2022 Book Club Reading List.

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Women's Discussion Group

On hiatus until January 2022

 

Our next study in January will be around the book Common Ground by Amberly Neese. Whether it is in politics, the professional world, a party, or a pew, we face conflict every day. As conversations get more heated and social media is deluged with opinion-spewing, hurt feelings, and broken relationships, we need hope and practical tools to navigate the tumultuous waters and live at peace with everyone. Fortunately, the Scriptures provides insight into living at peace despite our differences through the stories of sibling rivalries in the Old and New Testaments. God’s Word helps us discover common ground even when we disagree.

 

Contact Pastor Bob with any questions at PastorBob@holycrosschurch.org

 

Antiracism Roundtable
Antiracism Roundtable & Work Group

Date: Sunday, December 19

Time: 11 am - 12:15 pm

via Zoom: holycrosschurch.zoom.us/j/93144150662

As follow-up to last fall’s book discussions of Dear Church: A Love Letter from a Black Preacher to Whitest Denomination in the US (by Pastor Lenny Duncan) and Dialogues on Race (Augsburg Fortress), all are invited to participate in this new relational group, led by Holy Cross member Carol Dikelsky. The Antiracism Roundtable & Work Group will meet monthly via Zoom to continue exploring antiracism themes and resources and to find ways to apply what we learn, unlearn, or relearn to our faith journeys. The group may also organize activities that put concepts into action.

 

Sessions will begin with an antiracism activity related to the discussion theme. Themes for the first four sessions are listed below. Additional themes will be developed based upon group focus and input.

 

All are invited to attend when you can and come as you are, with an open heart for listening to and praying with each other, as we confront a variety of topics that may take us out of our comfort zones and lead us to make new connections to our faith. 

Additional Meeting Dates: Sunday, January 9, & Sunday, February 6