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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, February 4 & 18

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. Join us in February as we continue to take in ideas and inspiration from a variety of topics as a way to launch our conversation.


Questions? Contact Pastor Bob at or Steve Oelschlager at 


Grounded in Grace: Friday Night Women's Group

Friday, February 17

6:30 - 8 pm

Location: Buffalo Creek Brewing, 360 Historical Lane, Long Grove

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


Join us if you can for fellowship and fun! Please note, Buffalo Creek Brewing does not serve food, but frequently has a food truck available. Feel free to bring snacks to share.


Questions? Contact Terry Berger at or (224) 775-1479.


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Book Club

Date: Thursday, February 23

Time: 7 pm

In-person (Room 208) 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.


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

Tuesdays, February 7 & 21

Time: 9:30 am

In-person, patio or fellowship area

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.

The Women’s Discussion Group will be discussing the book Wholehearted Faith by Rachel Held Evans. The meetings will be held twice a month on select Tuesday mornings from 9:30 - 11 am on the patio (weather permitting) or in the Fellowship Area. Refreshments will be provided. All women are welcome to join.


About Wholehearted Faith from the publisher: “This book is for the doubter and the dreamer, the seeker, and the sojourner, those who long for a sense of spiritual wholeness as well as those who have been hurt by the Church but can’t seem to let go of the story of Jesus. Through theological reflection and personal recollection, Rachel wrestles with God’s grace and love, looks unsparingly at what the Church is and does, and explores universal human questions about becoming and belonging. An unforgettable, moving, and intimate book.”


The schedule for 2023 is as follows:

  January 10, 2023 – Chapter 7: Beginning Again With Love

  January 24, 2023 – Chapter 8: From Death to Life

  February 14, 2023 – Chapter 9: The Steady Work of Living Water

  February 28, 2023 – Chapter 10: Many Voices, Many Masks

  March 14, 2023 – Chapter 11: Wilderness

  March 28, 2023 – Chapter 12: God has Made a Home with Us

  April 11, 2023 – Chapter 13: Loving Our Enemies

  April 25, 2023 – Chapter 14: Dwelling in Sabbath


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, February 7, 14, 21, & 28

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 Bob at


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