Serve Them Well

This weeks post is a post by Marge Simmons about her experience volunteering at last week’s community food distribution. This ministry will be offered once a month through at least April. To volunteer please contact the church’s office. “If your gift is that of serving others, serve them well.” Romans 12:7 I’d like to share […]

Murderous Eyes – Sermon for 3/15

The following is the sermon by Pastor Ken Haupt which was to be preached during worship on 3/15. We share it here in the hopes that it will allow you to keep your “Eyes On Jesus” as a part of your devotion time at home this week. “The eyes are a window into the soul.” […]

Guest Blog: Care Ministry in Action

The following is a guest post by John and Melody Pruser, trained Stephen Ministers who are also a part of the newly formed Holy Cross Care Team. We are grateful for their ministry among us! For more information about Stephen Ministry, the Holy Cross Care Team or to receive care for you or a loved […]


Holy Cross Family, I wanted to use my last blog post to be a letter of thanksgiving: to the Lord, to you, and to the community around our church that has made the last few years so formative for me. As you may have already heard, I have taken a position at a secondary school […]


Here’s a hefty dose of joy for your Thursday night! “Blessed are you when people hate you and when they exclude you and revile you and spurn your name as evil, on account of the Son of Man! Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven; for so their fathers did to the […]


One thing in my life that tends to goes to all extremes is spending daily time reading the Bible. I will be super consistent for a season, share with others where I am reading and discuss it, journal what I’m understanding, use a Bible study resource, etc. and in other seasons – almost none of […]

The Summer Camp Life

As staff are wrapping up the last week of summer camp this year, I have learned a few things about how the spirit of camp can go with us throughout the rest of the year. First, we can bring people along with us. Jesus’ example to us of doing ministry alongside others is a big […]

Camp Season!

It’s camp season at Holy Cross, and it’s one of my favorite times of the year at our church. Yes, there is always a certain amount of sound and movement and super high energy at 9 am (coffee, please!), but it is one of the best, fullest times of year for our relationships with our […]

A Story of Faith & Finances

This week’s post is a guest post by Antonia Alzate. Antonia teaches Faith & Finances, a financial literacy program taught in Spanish and geared towards families striving to climb out of poverty. The latest Faith & Finances class graduated this past week and Antonia plans to begin the next class in September. This is the […]


At this point in the year, all kinds of endings-for-now are happening. There are not any more major holidays (at least for a few weeks). Students are planning for their final exams. Graduation parties are being planned. The excitement that long, sunny days and family time are just around the corner lights each week a […]