Thanks to your generosity we purchased 45 Christmas baskets that were delivered on December 18 th to Lakeview Elementary. Each year we work in conjunction with Mariano’s to provide food baskets for children and their families who could use a little extra help this time of year. Thank to our volunteers who delivered the baskets!
Dear Church of the Cross,

          This is the season of giving thanks and we have so many people to express our gratitude to at year’s end.

          Let’s be thankful for our organist who plays the beautiful music at our worship services. We also want to thank our choir director and choir who have graced us with such inspiration songs during worship as well. Thank you to our Audio-Visual department that help us with the graphics that we use to follow along with the order of worship. We are thankful for the DOD’s who open the church and make us feel welcome every Sunday. We are thankful for our counters who tally the weekly donations.
We are thankful for many volunteers and the members of A.A. who have been treating us to special fellowship treats after church. We are thankful for the many Sunday School teachers who have been staffing our Christian Education needs this past year. We are thankful for the many helpers who will prepare food and serve food at PADS throughout the year. We are thankful for the volunteers who send food to foreign countries by packing at Feed My Starving Children. We are thankful for the many people who take care of our building inside and out. We are thankful for our Office Administrator who takes care of the office during the week. We are thankful for our Pastor who takes care of our congregational needs and leads us in worship every week.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Sue Letterer






We are collecting items for the Schaumburg Food Pantry.  

The pantry provides assistance to those in need within Schaumburg Township.
  Items needed now are:

  • Pasta Roni
  • Boxed pasta
  • Oil
  • Salt
  • Cake mix
  • Frosting
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Mayo
  • Salad dressing
Thank you notes that we received:
From the CEL members
From the Nelson family
Please join us on January 16 at 7:30 pm.
(Date changed from December 5)

We will be discussing "Educated" by Tara Westover.
The sign-up form for Worship Leader, Disciple on Duty, Usher/Greeter, Counter, Communion set-up & serving, Coffee Hour & Weekly flowers is available online.
Click HERE to sign up. There is also a sign-up form for Coffee Hour in the lounge.
Please join us at the next Feed My Starving Children event on Monday, January 21 @ 9 am. Click HERE to sign up or in the lounge.
Fourth Week Of Advent
Sunday, December 23 rd - Worship @ 10 am & Christmas party @ 11 am
Monday, December 24 th - Christmas Eve Candle Light service @ 7 pm

Lessons & Carols
Sunday, December 30 th @ 10 am
Please note that we have limited office hours for the next 3 weeks.
If you have a pastoral care emergency while pastor Julie is on vacation, please contact any Deacon or Elder.