Service and Outreach

This active committee organizes service and outreach projects that support others locally, nationally, and abroad.

 This committee also hosts fellowship opportunities that take place at Holy Cross. If you enjoy serving others and event planning, then we welcome your involvement. 

We are passionate about helping others in our community and the world. Our Giving Tree changes during the year as we support different areas. 

We support ELCA Good Gifts which provides more than 50 different gift-giving options that grow the church, fight hunger and transform lives.   

Collections of clothing and food items are given to a variety of local agencies such as the Food Bank, Women and Children’s Center, Eddy House, VA Spouse House etc. 

We partner with Smithridge and Pine Schools to support their needs and help with gifts at Christmas.


Shared Harvest

Shared Harvest is an outreach program of our congregation and other Lutheran congregations in the Truckee Meadows. Donated items are collected each month and then bagged at various local churches for distribution. Requested food items and other non-perishables are listed in the newsletter and bulletin. Shared Harvest is always looking for volunteers to help pack and distribute donations on a monthly basis. 

Lutheran World Relief

Lutheran World Relief offers projects that focus on the root causes of poverty. Holy Cross supports LWR monetarily and by donating good and materials throughout the year to different causes. If you would like to learn more about LWR or give to this worthy organization, please click on this link:

If you would like to assist in any of the above, please contact us for more information!