Parables on Parade! Vacation Bible School
What do tax collectors, rich fools, seeds, yeast, salt, light, Holy Cross kids, the Adventures of Frog and Toad and wise builders all have in common? They will ALL be at this year’s Vacation Bible School, Sunday July 14 - Thursday July 18, 5:30 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. Campers, parents and youth gather at 5:30 p.m. for a simple meal, singing, prayer and an orientation to the evening. After dinner, teachers and helpers accompany their groups to Story Telling and Song, and Creation and Recreation. Expect juggling, singing, parables coming ALIVE, crafts that matter, dance, mission mindedness and faithful songs to keep in your back-pocket for a lifetime! We gather again to share the joys of the day, thank God and sing together, and close at 8:15 p.m.Our VBS leader, Rev. Bruce Stewart, is a much loved friend of Holy Cross. (VBS leader, sabbatical labyrinth guide, guest preacher, he’s been around!)
“Bruce has an amazing talent to write songs and create movements that are very catchy and that the kids will remember for years to come. (My kids can still sing the songs and do the movements!). He is able to engage the adult helpers in ways that are meaningful, which makes the whole program a learning experience and fun for all ages.”
Pam Nicolson, HC parent and former chairperson of many VBS programs, including the ones Bruce led here!
“Bruce Stewart is that perfect combination of spirituality and fun plus he plays the guitar and sings – he is the total package. He is able to draw parallels between a child’s everyday life and the stories of God’s people in scripture. He is not your father and grandfather’s priest.”
Kate Hayes, HC parent, Youth Leader and former Director of Children and Youth Ministries at HC.
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Holy Cross provides child care for infants and toddlers to age 3 from 8:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. every Sunday. The Nursery is staffed by professional child care workers and overseen by dedicated volunteers. Age-appropriate toys and activities are available, and the nursery is equipped with a silent pager system so that parents can feel comfortable knowing that they will be contacted if the need should arise.
The children's choir sings about once a month in church and for special events such as the Blessing of the Animals. All children are welcome, but it is especially geared to kids from Kindergarten to 5th grade.
Please contact to find out more.
Holy Cross provides religious education to all children Pre-K to high schoolers on Sunday mornings. Sunday School is held from 9:00 to about 9:45 a.m. for those age 4 through 5th grade. The children join their families in the service in time to participate in communion. 6th-12th grade classes are held at 10:00 a.m.
Sunday School is held most Sundays from September through May. Parents are asked to register their children in September at the beginning of the school year, but children are welcome in Sunday School at any time. Please see the classes page for more information about the Sunday School program.
During the summer months, a summer story time is offered, in which children begin the service with their families and step out before the Gospel reading for a short story and lesson, returning to the service to participate in communion.
Youth group is open to all 6th to 12th graders, and meets about twice a month on Sunday afternoons or evenings. The youth group plans its activities with the supervision of adult volunteers, which includes fund raising activities, field trips, and movie nights.
The youth group has traditionally hosted the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, and wrapped Christmas gifts for residents of nearby Iliff Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Youth are invited to attend any and all meetings and activities, and adults are invited to act as chaperones for Sunday meetings and other outings that are scheduled throughout the year. Contact for information.