It’s that time of year again! We are collecting donations to provide Christmas Baskets for Lakeview Elementary School. 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. Each basket will contain approximately $42 worth of food. Please make checks payable to Church of the Cross and indicate “Christmas Basket” in the memo line.
Donations will be accepted through Sunday, December 9 th .  
You are invited to join the Worship committee on Saturday, December 1 @ 9:30 am for the annual Hanging of the Greens preparation.  
The Shelter Inc. Tree is up in the Lounge.
 
Gifts will be collected through Wednesday, December 5th. Be sure to place your name on the listing to show your selection.
Please sign up...
1.   for the Advent candle lighting on 2, 9, 16, 23 & 24 December
2.   to be readers for the Lessons and Carol Service on 30 December  
                  
Click HERE to sign up or use the form in the lounge.
The Deacons will be selling poinsettias, in the narthex, after worship on November 25 th , December 2 th , & December 9 th Color choices include red, white and marble at $15/plant. 
You are invited to the Boy Scout’s Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, 9 December @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

The proceeds from the breakfast will be donated to Church of the Cross’s Building Maintenance Fund. 
Please show support and join the Boy Scouts in the gym, right after worship, for coffee and pancakes.

We are collecting items for the Schaumburg Food Pantry.  

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

  • Cranberry sauce
  • Canned yams
  • Boxed potatoes
  • Soup & crackers
  • Apple sauce
  • Stuffing
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.
First Week Of Advent

Sunday, December 2 nd –Worship & Hanging of the Greens @ 10 am

Second Week Of Advent

Sunday, December 9 th - Worship @ 10 am
Wednesday, December 12 th - Advent Prayer service @ 7 pm

Third Week Of Advent
Sunday, December 16 th - Worship @ 10 am

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