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In This Issue...

  • Check out our Youth & Family Koinonia pages
  • Read about our plans for Advent (weekly devos, Christmas party, etc.)
  • Pie-a-Pastor Spare Change War Results!
  • This Week at Holy Cross... Upcoming events and classes
  • There's still time to register for our 2021 Mission Trip!
  • Full calendars & future events

Advent & Christmas Plans

1. Participate in a Special Christmas Gospel Recording (all ages) that will be shared at our Christmas Eve & Christmas Day worship services.

2. PreK-5th Grade: Tune in every Wednesday during Advent at 6pm for a special LIVE-STREAMED Advent Wreath Lighting & Children's Message on our Youth & Families Facebook.

3. Follow along with our Advent Calendar/Daily Devotions on Instagram and Snapchat! (@hcrossyouth)

4. Attend Advent Worship at Church, 11am and 7pm every Wednesday 

5. Celebrate the birth of our Savior with us at our all ages youth & families Christmas party/Sunday School on December 20th, 9:15-10:15am (and join us for worship at 8am or 10:30am while you're here!)

Stay tuned for more information on all of these events & opportunities in the coming weeks! 
Pie-a-Pastor Spare Change War!
Pastor Meyer: $99.92
Pastor Gimbel: $68.83... plus a $100 check!

TOTAL: $268.75 raised through (mostly) spare change and bills, in just one week!

Everybody got a little pied in the end anyway (including Dana--thanks to Pastor Meyer).
Thank you to everyone who donated!

Watch the full video here.

This Week at Holy Cross...

Friday (11/6):
  • Pastor Gimbel's birthday! Click here to send him an e-mail & tell him how much your family appreciates him!
Sunday (11/8): 
  • Junior/Senior High Bible Study, 9:15-10:15a
    • In-person in the Youth Rooms, or
      online at (Jr. High)
      or (Sr. High)
      • If you are having difficulty logging in to either room, please call or text Dana at 636-541-7177.
    • Jr. high is studying the book of Acts.
      Sr. high is discussing How To Read the Bible.

  • NO PreK-5th Grade Sunday School this week
    • Thanks to all who joined us a few weekends ago as we started our Reformation/Solas series! If you were not able to be there, stop by the table in the church lobby to pick up this month's devotional placemats, or contact us and we will gladly deliver or mail them to your home!
    • Our next in-person Sunday school gathering will be November 15th in the Gym.
Wednesday (11/11): 
  • 3rd-6th Grade Midweek Class, 6:45pm
    • Online only at
    • (If you are having problems accessing the meeting room, please contact Dana at 636-541-7177 or Shana at 636-219-6077)
    • Please note that this class will NOT meet in December due to Advent midweek services. 
Thursday (11/12): 
  • 20s & 30s Young Adult Bible Study
    • Dinner & fellowship starts at 6pm, Bible study starts at 6:30pm
    • In-person in the Gym, or online at
    • Click here for more information/study guides/etc. and be sure to join our Facebook group to stay up-to-date on other young adult events and activities!

2021 Mission Trip: Savannah, GA

It's not too late to register! Get all the information, FAQs, and sign-up forms here! Registration forms are due NOVEMBER 22nd!

Full Calendars & Future Events

Many of our events and activities are designed for all ages,
while some are specific to certain age groups.
Click on the links below to view the calendars for each group.
Press the [+] to import all the events to your own personal calendar. 

All Youth & Families Calendar (all ages)
PreK-5th Grade Calendar (Kids In Christ/KIC)
6th-8th Grade Calendar (Lord Explorers)
9th-12th Grade Calendar (LYF)
Young Adult Calendar (20s & 30s)

Please keep in mind all events are subject to postponement, cancellation, or change of time/location. Updates will be sent out via email and posted on our social media accounts (Facebook and Instagram).

Stay Connected!

Click or tap on the buttons below to connect with us on Facebook and Instagram, visit our youth website, email DCE Intern Dana Otto, or add us on Snapchat!
Praying for you always!
 Your Sister in Christ,
DCE Dana Otto
Holy Cross Youth &
Family Ministries // Cell: 636-541-7177 // Office: 636-272-4505, ext. 103
"I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made." [Psalm 139:14]
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