Stepping out into the neighborhood and world through acts of addressing particular needs.  The Outreach Team at Holy Cross seeks the needs and issues of the local and global community and implements ways that the congregation can serve those needs.  
 

About our Quilters . .

Always busy!!!    The ladies make pillow case dresses and  pairs of boys shorts for Little Dresses for Africa!   The items are sent each year to the Little Dresses for Africa Headquarters in Detroit.   Throughout the year they also make many quilts which are shipped to Lutheran World Relief.  Today and every day, Lutheran World Relief Quilts  give families around the world some of life’s essentials, as well as a reminder that they are not alone. From chronic poverty and conflict to drought and typhoon, the intensity of humanitarian needs continues to increase.  Anyone can work on a quilt – the ladies are willing to teach you some new skills!   It strengthens fellowship within our congregation, serves as a faith witness to our community and brings us closer to our global neighbors. The gifts the ladies give through these projects are an immeasurable blessing to families around the world.

We are fortunate to have this group of talented women!  Thank you for all you do and God Bless! 

 

Community Soup Suppers

 3rd Wednesday of the Month October – March

4:00 – 6:00 pm

Free of Charge Community Soup Suppers – join us for soup, bread, dessert, great fellowship, and conversation!    This outreach event has been growing each year and it wouldn’t be possible without the efforts of many working together as a team!   If you are interested in making soup or helping in any way please contact Holy Cross at 353-6541 – the kitchen is a fun place to be at Holy Cross and we look forward to having new friends  join us!  
 

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The free inter-community meal that began in Chassell has spread to Hancock, Baraga, and Mass City.  Some of the sponsors for Baraga County have been St Vincent de Paul, United Lutheran, KBIC, Mission United, Jacoboson’s Funeral Home, Pettibone, Larry’s Market, Pat’s Foods, Certainteed, Besse Forest Products,  and Holy Cross. We have truly been blessed to be a part of this rewarding experience working alongside our brothers and sisters to  provide nutrition, inclusion, and socialization for people in our community.

 Meals are the second Sunday of every month from 4:00-6:00 pm – always at St. Ann’s in Baraga.  Details are posted in the narthex if you’d like to help with food prep, cooking, serving, or clean up. You do not have to volunteer the entire day – there are several time slots with various duties– each about 1 ½ – 2 hours long.   No special training needed – please carefully consider volunteering some of your time to this ministry in our community – it is much appreciated by many people who otherwise do not have an opportunity to socialize; also offering a welcoming environment with a nice hot nutritious meal!  🙂  

 

 
 

Annual Outreach Events . . .

mitten-heartWinter Clothing Giveaway in October

As we all know the winter season comes quick every year!  Through the past several years, in the fall,  we have collected hundreds of coats, hats, mittens, and other warm clothing items.  We pick a Saturday in October and open our doors to anyone who is in need of cold weather items.  Thanks to everyone for your generous donations!  We are fortunate to have this outreach ministry at Holy Cross, offering nice gently used warm clothing items to help people keep warm! 
 

“nOISY oFFERING”

During Lent and Advent every year we put out our noisy bucket!  Children bring  “loose change” donated by the congregation during the Offering,  to the altar and put it in the bucket.     The combined collection of change is brought to the  Synod Assembly in the spring;  the contributions will be given to World Hunger.
 
 
 

God’s Work Our Hands Day 

“God’s work. Our Hands ”  is an opportunity to celebrate who we are as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America — one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor. Nearly 10,000 congregations of this church gathered to serve communities in ways that shared the love of God with all of God’s people.
 
 
 
 

2019 God’s Work Our Hands – Cleaning the Streets! 🙂

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2014 God’s Work Our Hands

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2015 God’s Work Our Hands

For 2015 – On September 26th some of our members baked cookies and made cards for the safety organizations in our community to show appreciation for everything that they do!  The cookies were then delivered to the various offices throughout the week  We are excited to be a part of this event in years to come and enjoy sharing our time and talents with our neighbors!
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2016 God’s Work Our Hands

Global Health Ministries Thanks Us and We Thank You!   

Holy Cross had a great experience this year for our God’s Work, Our Hands service project by participating in Global Health Ministries!  We were able to collect enough supplies to assemble 41 Newborn Kits and 120 rolled bandages!  Thanks to everyone who donated items and to everyone who was able to come to assemble kits and roll bandages!