Sunday Morning Bible Class
During the school year, Holy Cross offers an adult Bible class before each worship service. The class begins at 9:15 a.m.. We study God’s word by taking a look at a book of the Bible or a certain teaching of the Bible. Those in high school and older are encouraged to attend this class. Currently we are studying the Gospel of John.
During the school year, Holy Cross offers a Sunday school for children ages 3-14 starting at 9:15 a.m. The children learn one Bible story and memory verse each week. Students have an opportunity to hear a devotional message from pastor at the beginning of each class. The children also learn hymns and songs in order to sing them during the worship services. We currently have six teachers and a few helpers in order to teach children God’s word.
Infant to Preschool Playgroup
On the first and third Saturdays of each month we hold a play group for infants to toddlers and their caretakers from 10:00am-11:00am.. Our playgroup is a fun and easy way for you to enjoy activities with your children and meet other parents. You and your infant, toddler, or preschooler will be able to participate in age appropriate activities in a fun and stress-free environment. For more information please visit our Playgroup page.
Summer Family Bible Study
Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, Holy Cross offers a family Bible Study after its worship service around 10:15. There is a fellowship time with refreshments followed by a short Bible study designed to edify people of all ages. In June and July of this year we will be taking a look at various Bible translations.
Thursday Bible Classes
Throughout the year, we hold a two midweek Bible Classes. Both Classes are held on Thursday. The mornings class starts at 10:00 a.m. while the evening class begins at 6:30 p.m. We study the same topic during each class. This class studies God’s word by taking a look at a book of the Bible, a teaching of the Bible, or another topic. We are currently studying the teaching of “End Times.” In this class we talk about the end of the world, judgment day, heaven and hell, and much more.
Bible Information Class
Holy Cross offers a Bible information class (BIC). This class is designed to teach the basic teachings of the Bible. This BIC class is for people interested in becoming members of Holy Cross, or for people just looking to study the basic teachings of the Bible as a refresher.
BASIC (which stands for Brothers and sisters in Christ) is a midweek Vacation Bible School held from 6:30-8:00p.m. on Wednesday nights during the school year (except during Advent and Lent). BASIC is offered for children PreK-6th grade. During BASIC children will learn one Bible story a week, sing and learn hymns and songs, make crafts, have a snack, and play games. One Wednesday night a month, instead of a children’s class, a family night is held. The whole family is invited to a night of food, fun, and fellowship.
Holy Cross offers a one-week Vacation Bible School during the first week of August from 9:00 a.m. to noon. During this time the children will learn on Bible story per day, make crafts, learn songs, have a snack, and play games. The children will also learn songs and parts of the Bible stories in order to share them at the worship service after VBS is completed.
Kids at Christmas
On a Saturday in December Holy Cross offers a one-day VBS called Kids At Christmas. At Christmas For Kids children from prek-6th grade learn the true story of Christmas—that God came down to this earth to be born as a baby. This boy would eventually grow up to save the world from their sins through his death and resurrection. Crafts, games, snacks and songs are done as part of this day also. For more information about this year’s Kids at Christmas click here.
Kids at Easter
On a Saturday leading up to Easter, Holy Cross offers a one-day VBS called Kids At Easter. At Easter For Kids, children from prek-6th grade learn the story of Holy Week. They learn about Jesus ridding into Jerusalem on a donkey on Palm Sunday; Jesus instituting the Lord’s Supper on Maundy Thursday; his suffering , death, and burial on Good Friday; and of course, his glorious resurrection from the grave on Easter morning. Crafts, games, snacks and songs are done as part of this day also.
For more information on Kids at Easter 2012 click here.
Members of Holy Cross in 7th and 8th grade learn the basics of God’s word through the study of Martin Luther’s Small Catechism. This class teaches God’s word through studying the 10 Commandments, the Apostles Creed, The Ministry of the Keys, the sacrament of Holy Baptism, the sacrament of Holy Communion, and the Lord’s Prayer. Once this class is completed the children present themselves to be communicant members of Holy Cross.
Holy Cross has recently started a youth group. We plan on meeting once a month in order to study God’s word and to do some fun activities together.
Sisters in Christ
Many of the ladies of Holy Cross meet together once a month in order to study God’s word and to enjoy fellowship with each other. Sisters in Christ supports Holy Cross by serving for various meals throughout the year, making decorations, and serving as an altar guild. Sisters in Christ also supports Holy Cross through a variety of other activities.
During the school year, members of Holy Cross meet after the worship service on Sunday mornings in order to learn psalms, hymns, and songs in order to sing praises to their Savior. These songs are then sung during the worship services.