Ministry Opportunities

Holy Cross is comprised of members and friends with a wide range of age and life experiences.  We are a welcoming family that embraces each other and our understanding that we are brothers and sisters in Christ.  Our love for each other, the community and world resonates in the worship, ministry and outreach of this congregation.

Here are some ways you can learn, serve, and grow at this Holy Cross. For contact information for activity leaders, please send an email to the church office through the “Contact Us” tab.

 
 

Bible Study

Holy Cross offers multiple opportunities for study and discussion. Meetings are held in the church’s fellowship hall:
 

The Wednesday Bible Study is held every week (on Wednesday!) from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. and is led by member Becky Bradley. The group typically uses individual booklets to guide them through a topical Bible study.

 
Member Kathy Doyle leads a Women’s Book Discussion/Bible study that meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month from September to May. The group typically selects a Christian-themed book and then discusses the assigned reading at each meeting.

 

“Next Sunday’s Scriptures” Bible Study meets Tuesday evenings 5:30-6:30 (beginning April 17, 2018) and is led by Pastor Scott.  The group reads and discuss the scriptures designated by the Revised Common Lectionary for the following Sunday’s worship service. Participants may access these readings through an online source such as from Vanderbilt Divinity Library:   https://lectionary.library.vanderbilt.edu/lections.php?year=B&season=Easter

 
 

Hooks and Needles

The Hooks & Needles group makes and donates afghans and other items to people in need in our community as well as small afghans for infants baptized at Holy Cross. The group meets in the fellowship hall on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 9 a.m.  If you are a beginning knitter or crocheter they are happy to teach and help you! 

 

Quilt Group

Holy Cross Quilters meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at 9:30 a.m. and again at 4 p.m. Their quilts are distributed to local groups such as the Children’s Cabinet, VA Sierra Nevada Healthcare System, Hosanna Home, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Renown Medical Center, Children in Transition in the Washoe County School District, the Ronald McDonald House, and Leah’s Home. The quilts are distributed internationally through Lutheran World Relief. In 2017, the quilters made 132 full-size quilts and 56 smaller neonatal quilts. Twice a year in worship the quilts are displayed and blessed before they are distributed as a sign of God’s love for a broken world.

 

Senior Lunch & Other Meals

Older adults from Holy Cross get together for lunch in the fellowship hall.  It is a time for friendship and just enjoying each other’s company.  From time-to-time, other groups gather for a meal with invitations shared through newsletter and worship bulletin announcements.
 

Garden of Eatin’ –

Holy Cross Community Garden

The Holy Cross Community Garden was developed to celebrate God’s creation and bounty through the planting of vegetables, herbs and flowers that can be shared and enjoyed by HCLC members and friends, Silver Sage residents, homeless shelters and local food banks. There are 24 raised garden boxes available for members and community neighbors to plant, harvest, and share produce.  The garden is completely natural utilizing organic seeds and plants that have not been exposed to harmful chemical fertilizers and pesticides, and that will not negatively impact the local environment, watershed and wildlife. Our garden is flourishing!!