Angel Tree Program
Our church will be sponsoring several local families this year, providing them with the makings for Christmas dinner and gifts to put under the tree. Take an ornament from our Angel Tree and purchase a gift for a family struggling this holiday. If you have taken an ornament, please be sure to sign the form near the tree so we can keep track of all of our ornaments.
Cooking for the Homeless
Join us on Tuesday, January 14 at 6:30 p.m. to prepare food for guests of Safe Haven Day Shelter. It’s a wonderful opportunity for fellowship and outreach. You will meet some wonderful people, and you may learn a new recipe or two. We normally gather on the second Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. You are welcome any time.Contact Kathy Pugh or the parish office if you have questions or would like to help.
Health Mission to Tanzania
Holy Cross parishioners Dr. Henry and Priscilla Zeigler have been medical missionaries for many years, partnering with Tanzanian individuals and organizations in order to improve the health and education of poor Tanzanians. Holy Cross has become increasingly involved in supporting this important work, and a group traveled to Tanzania in February, 2012 to offer hands-on assistance. The team of 12 improved the buildings and the financial systems, taught the nursing assistants, give an AIDS orphans party, taught primary school children and paid for lunch for 750 students at the school. We also visited and assisted an isolated rural village. Individual members of Holy Cross have made several trips back since February, and plans are under way to take a group of youth to teach computer skills to school-age children there this summer. If you are interested in learning more about Health Tanzania, or Holy Cross's participation in this program, please contact the parish office .
Read the latest report from the Zeiglers here. If you would like to receive the HABARI GANI newsletter regularly, please contact Priscilla Zeigler
CHO Food Pantry
The Committee for Helping Others (CHO) houses a food pantry that provides food and other basic supplies to its clients. Holy Cross collects items on a weekly basis to help support this program.
You are invited to bring in items at any time and place them in the red wagon outside the sanctuary. You can also help by delivering the contributions to CHO as needed.
CHO Clothes Closet
The Committee for Helping Others (CHO) offers clothes in good condition to clients at no charge.
Holy Cross parishioners contribute to the clothes closet, which is open from September through June, on an ongoing basis by bringing in gently used clothing and placing it in a hamper in the Narthex. Volunteers deliver clothes to the closet as needed.