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January Good News from Holy Cross

  Good News for January 2019 Just click on the picture or text above!

Living Nativity and Children’s Christmas Program December 23

Living Nativity and Christmas Program December 23 Christmas Program 1o AM Living Nativity 11 AM We invite you to our children's Christmas Program Living Nativity Sunday December 23.    We will have live animals on the lawn with cookies and cocoa to share immediately after our 10 Worship Service with our Sunday School presenting the Christmas Gospel story.  We would love to see you!!

Lutheran Senior Life of Union County Project Update

We wanted to update the congregation on the status of our project with Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey (LSMNJ). God has blessed Holy Cross with the opportunity to help serve the frail elderly of Union County through the Lutheran Senior Life (PACE) program. The most recent good news is that we received a use variance and a site plan approval from the Springfield Township Zoning Board Tuesday July 24. This was one of biggest hurdles we have had to clear to date and we are thankful that God has seen us through this phase of the process. We are waiting for a couple of other approvals from the State and Federal governments, but we are confident ...

High School Youth Group News November 2017

Holy Cross High School Youth are meeting selected Sunday Evenings. Our next meeting is November 12 at 6:30 PM. Please Check the Church calendar Holy Cross Youth will participate in a  service project.  We will be assembling blessing bags for women who are being housed by the Elizabeth Coalition for the Homeless.  We would be happy to give service hour credit for the evening.  We will be taking some pictures to be used to get other churches to think about ways they can help the homeless too.   We hope to see you there! RSVP  to attend Youth Gathering in Houston Please contact us  if you have interest in our trip the the National Youth ...

Holy Cross to participate in the Homeless Sabbath Weekend December 17th

Community Access Unlimited, Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless, Family Promise of Union County, Gateway Family YMCA, HomeFirst, Iris House, Monarch Housing and the Union County Interfaith Coordinating Council are asking us to please join them for this year for a “call to action” on the second annual Homeless Sabbath Weekend December 15-17, 2017, on behalf of all people who are homeless in Union County. We at Holy Cross are pleased to be a part of this ministry! So we will remember the homeless in worship and show how our church is working to house those in need in our area. What Can I Do for My Homeless Neighbors? • Donate – ...

High School Youth Group News October 2017

Holy Cross High School Youth Group plans to attend Youth Gathering in Houston Our young people are planning to join 30,000 other youth from around the country for 5 days of worship, fun, and service to a city this Summer. We will be asking for all to help make this possible. Please read the experiences from the last gathering in Detroit below: Why the Gathering? An article published in Detroit during the 2015 ELCA Youth Gathering described how the “Skittles” were taking over the city. This was referring to the several thousand youth and adults in Hart Plaza wearing bright orange shirts. But these weren’t just any old Skittles that ...

Nursery School Update


Annual Report of the Congregation for 2017

  You will find our annual report for our congregation in preparation for our annual meeting June 18th, 2017

Family Promise Sunday July 16th 10AM-Supporting those without a Home

Join us for a presentation by Amy Beth Jones of Family Promise based in Summit NJ as she introduces the good work they do in New Jersey to help those who struggle to find a home they can afford. Family Promise-Union County (FPUC) is one of more than 200 Affiliates nationwide serving children and their families. FPUC is overseen by the national Family Promise office. The need for shelter and comprehensive support services in Union County remains great. In the 2016 Point in Time count, Union County reported: 328 households were experiencing homelessness, an increase of 23% from 2015; 161 children under the age of 18 were homeless; 58% of ...

New Study! The Ten Commandments: A Better Way of Life!

Wednesdays beginning June 21st 7-8PM Why rely on self-help to improve things when God is offering a better way of life?  The Ten Commandments are more than list of things not to do; they contain a way for us to organize our lives in a healthy way.   They also reveal to us where we need God's help to change.   Join us as we examine how Martin Luther's interpretation of the commands reveal a path toward living in God's grace that can not only help us with our own lives, but be a blessing to others.  We would love to see you!