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In This Issue...

  • Read about our plans for Advent (weekly devos, Christmas party, etc.)
  • Order your very own Advent Wreath!
  • This Week at Holy Cross... Upcoming events and classes
  • Mission trip deadline is approaching!
  • Full calendars & future events

Advent and Christmas Plans

1. PreK-College: Participate in a Special Christmas Gospel Recording that will be shared at our Christmas Eve & Christmas Day worship services
  • We will have a video camera set up after Sunday School this weekend if you would like to have us record your child reading the story directly!
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
  • Need an Advent Wreath? See the announcement below to order one!
3. All Ages/Families: Follow along with our Advent Calendar Daily Photo Challenges on Instagram and Snapchat: @hcrossyouth (prizes for those who complete the most challenges!)

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! Contact Dana with any questions.
Order Your Advent Wreath!
If your family has an Advent Wreath, be sure to get it set up in time for our first online devotion & candle lighting on Wednesday, December 2!
 
Don't have a wreath of your own (or just wanting another one)?
We'd be happy to provide one for free! 

Click here to request an Advent Wreath!

Please submit Wreath orders by November 18th.
This Week at Holy Cross...
TONIGHT (Wednesday 11/11):
  • 3rd-6th Grade Midweek Class, 6:45pm
    • Online only at meet.google.com/guz-diik-tds
    • (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 meet.google.com/egh-xdgg-yai
    • 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!
Sunday (11/15): 
    PreK-5th Grade Sunday School, 9:15-10:15a
    • In-person in the Gym (seated at tables)
    • Adults must be masked while indoors
    • This week we will be looking at what the Bible says about Thankfulness!
  • Junior/Senior High Bible Study, 9:15-10:15a
    • In-person in the Youth Rooms, or
      online at 
      meet.google.com/bgw-zujs-wev (Jr. High)
      or 
      meet.google.com/swc-cngn-bey (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

Deadline to Register is Approaching!

Get all the information, FAQs, and sign-up forms here!
Registration forms are due NOVEMBER 22!

If you have questions about payment/financial concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us -- we will gladly provide scholarships and fundraising opportunities for individuals as needed. 

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!
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Praying for you always!
 Your Sister in Christ,
Dana Otto

DCE Intern, Holy Cross Youth & Family Ministries
 
dotto@hcross.com // Cell: 636-541-7177 // Office: 636-272-4505, ext. 103
"Do not be conformed to this world,
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so that you may discern what is the will of God --
what is good and acceptable and perfect."
[Romans 12:2]
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