Church of the Holy Cross
2455 Gallows Road
Dunn Loring, VA 22027-1225

703.698.6991

Summer Book Study on Being Mortal, by Atul Gawande

Sundays, July 2 - August 13, 9:00 a.m.

Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming injury and illness from harrowing to manageable. But when it comes to the inescapable realities of aging and death, the goals of medicine seem to frequently run counter to the interest of the human spirit. Through eye-opening research and gripping stories of his own patients and family, Atul Gawande reveals the suffering this dynamic has produced, arguing that quality of life is the desired goal for patients and families. Gawande offers examples of more socially fulfilling care models, and he demonstrates that a person’s last weeks or months may be rich and dignified.

Megan Hoskins, our director of formation, will lead a 6-week discussion group based on Being Mortal on Sunday mornings from July 2 – August 13. (We will not meet on July 16.) The group will meet in the church office from 9 – 10 a.m.  For more information, contact Megan Hoskins.

Bible and Book Study

There is a regular Bible and Book study meeting on Wednesday mornings beginning at 10:30. The first 45 minutes are devoted to the scripture appointed for the following Sunday. The second half of the meeting is focused on other literature chosen by the participants. New members are welcome any time. Please join us.

 

Education Classes for Children and Youth

10:00 a.m. Pre-K – 12th grade

Holy Cross provides religious education to all children and youth on Sunday mornings. Sunday School is held from 10:00 to about 10:45 a.m. most Sundays September through May. Parents are asked to register their children in September at the beginning of the school year, but children are welcome in Sunday School at any time.

Throughout the year, children are invited to attend Gospel Time (story time/playground fellowship) during the 9 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. services. Children begin the service with their families and step out before the Gospel reading, returning to the service to participate in communion.

To register your child for Sunday School, please use the links at the right.

Use the links below to learn more about the Sunday School programs for each age group.