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Children's Ministry

Sunday School

Following worship, we meet in the Sanctuary for some music & movement with Becky before heading to our classrooms until 11:30! We'd love to have you!

April Sunday School Schedule

April 7: Doubting Thomas
April 14:
The Great Commission
April 21: 
The Good Shepherd
April 28: 
Philip and the Ethiopian

Prayer Faith Mile Marker (3rd Grade)

The first two weeks in March, the 3rd grade Sunday School class took part in the Prayer Faith Mile Marker class with Kelsey. During these two Sundays, we dove deeper into the Lord's Prayer (what are we actually praying about when we say it?!) and we talked about prayer in general - what it is, different ways to do it, and what it can mean to our faith journey. We celebrated the completion of this class during worship on March 17th. Please pray for Willa Buckley, Emersen Ellis, Violet Ferris, Cece Glesne, Margarett Hewitt, and Tonya Valandra as they continue to grow on their journey of faith. 

Explore! Day Retreat at Carol Joy Holling

Make plans to attend the Explore! Day Retreat at Carol Joy Holling on Saturday April 20th! It is a full day of outdoor fun, creative arts, music, and faith formation for Elementary Age students. We have a few kids from Holy Cross signed up already, and would love to have more! Kelsey is able to help with transportation if needed. Cost is $25 per child, and you can find more info and registration by clicking here. (Financial assistance is available if needed - contact Kelsey!)

Children + Youth Led Worship - April 28

On Sunday April 28th, the Children of Holy Cross will be leading worship! This is one of the most fun Sundays of the year, as we hear all of our little voices lead the congregation through worship together. Please plan to have your child there! *We WILL have Sunday School following worship on April 28th.

Wednesday Night Programming

Wednesday Night Programming is coming to an end! Our last Wednesday night together will be April 24th.

Youth Ministry


Our Wednesday evening schedule is as follows:

6:00-6:25pm  Learning Time
6:30-7:00pm  Worship
7:05-7:30pm  Learning Time

Here is the Confirmation schedule for the month of April:
April 3: Resurrection
April 10: 8th Graders: Faith Statements, 6th & 7th Graders: With Kelsey!
April 17: Pantry Prep
April 24: Confirmation Run Through/End of Year Party!

Here is the Acolyte schedule for the month of April:
April 7: Piper F.
April 14:  Ella K
April 21: Ella K
April 28:Harrison G.

Confirmation Sunday

Save the Date! We will celebrate 3 students saying YES to their baptismal promises on Sunday May 5th during worship.

Junior High Summer Road Trip - Gas to Go!

This July, 9 Junior High students will be going on an ADVENTURE to Des Moines, IA for their 2024 Junior High Road Trip! That means that the gas can is back in action in the Fellowship Hall! Drop your spare change, dollar bills or checks into the gas can to help the Jr High students have gas to GO! We'll be spending one day at Adventureland and Adventure Bay Water Park, and a day doing service learning work. Thank you for your support!

Youth Group

Youth Group is held on Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:00 pm. My hope is that our time together can be spent building meaningful relationships, having fun, and learning in a safe space where all feel welcomed and valued. Our last Wednesday evening youth group for the spring will be Wednesday April 24th. Keep your eyes out for opportunities to get together over the summer!

Easter Breakfast

It is a tradition at Holy Cross that ALL High School Students serve Easter Breakfast on Easter morning. Please mark your calendars for Sunday March 31 and plan to be there to help with Easter Breakfast! Breakfast takes place directly following worship. This breakfast is a fundraiser for the Youth Fund, and we appreciate all your help!

Graduating Senior Sunday

Save the date! We will be celebrating our 6 seniors on Sunday May 12th with a special blessing during worship. Please plan to be there!

Upcoming Fundraisers

We are inching closer and closer to our fundraising goal for the 2024 Youth Gathering! You can check out our progress on the back wall of the Narthex. Here are some upcoming fundraisers (youth families - save the dates!)

  • Saturday April 6: We will be volunteering at the Heart of Camp Gala, benefitting Carol Joy Holling Camp. It will be a couple hours in the evening. In return for our help, they will make a donation to the youth fund. Please contact Kelsey if you are able to help!
  • Tuesday April 30: Red Robin Night! Grab dinner, or order food to go from Red Robin on 144th and Maple, share the flyer attached below and 20% of your order will go back to the Youth Fund!
  • May 17-18: Church Rummage Sale! We'll be hosting a rummage sale at the church, and will need LOTS of hands on deck! Please try your best to be available that week.