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

703.698.6991

A D V E N T  E D U C A T I O N  S E R I E S

Faithful—Christmas through the Eyes of Joseph

Wednesdays, Nov. 28, Dec. 5, 12, & 19, 7:00 p.m.

The Rev. Denise Trogdon will lead an Advent journey as we study the Christmas narratives through the eyes of Joseph. Author Adam Hamilton explores the challenges Joseph must have faced as a humble carpenter and the earthly father of Jesus. Each week includes a short DVD segment, Bible study and discussion questions. Please sign up for the class in the Upper Room. A limited number of copies of the book, Faithful—Christmas through the Eyes of Joseph, will be for sale on a first come, first served basis. Please contact Megan Hoskins at megan.hoskins@holycrossepiscopal.org. Sign up in the Upper Room or by contacting the parish office.


2019 Wednesday Evening Bible Study

Holy Cross will be offering a new Wednesday evening Bible Study program beginning in mid-January. The Transforming Literature of the Bible, a year-long curriculum, was developed by the Rev. William Barnwell and guides participants through a deep exploration of the meaning of the great literature of the Bible. Participants will listen to God speak through the stories that have shaped our culture and church.

The Rev. Barnwell will be visiting on Saturday, January 12 to kick off the program with the first two of nine sessions on The Great Stories of Genesis. The sessions continue on Wednesday evenings through February. The course book, which covers the first series, is $35. (See the Rev. Denise if financial assistance is needed.) The program continues in the spring and will pick up again in the fall with the New Testament. Sign up for the first series in the Upper Room or by emailing megan.hoskins@holycrossepiscopal.org. Please let us know before Christmas if you plan to participate, so that we can be sure to have enough course books for everyone.

Sunday Morning Adult Formation

Join us on Sunday mornings at 9:15 for a wide range of Christian education offerings for adults.

Dec. 16 Explore Evening Bible Study Preview
Holy Cross will be offering a new evening Bible Study program beginning in mid-January.  Transforming Literature of the Bible was developed by the Rev. William Barnwell and guides participants through a deep exploration of the meaning of the great literature of the Bible. Participants will listen to God speak through the stories that have shaped our culture and church.  Rev. Barnwell will be visiting us in January to kick off the program and be our guest preacher at Sunday worship. Come to the Adult Forum on Dec. 16 and find out more.
Dec. 23 Awaken Jesus Goes to the Christmas Movies
What makes for a Christmas movie? Is it a Christmas setting? Christmas-y themes of family, generosity, and changes of heart? Does Jesus have to make an appearance? Join intern Kevin Laskowski, The Grinch, Ebenezer Scrooge, Kevin McAllister, Ralphie Parker, and John McClane, among others, as we explore our Christmas traditions through the lens of pop culture. We may find that, despite our best efforts, Jesus has a way of showing up. After all, that’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.

 

Bible and Book Study

There is a regular Bible and Book study meeting on Wednesday mornings beginning at 10:15. 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

9:15 a.m. Pre-K – 12th grade

Holy Cross provides religious education to all children and youth on Sunday mornings. Sunday School is held from 9:15 to 10:15 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 Children's Chapel during the 10:30 a.m. service. Children's Chapel is an age-appropriate exploration of the Gospel. Children rejoin their parents for communion.

To register your child for Sunday School, please use the link at the top of the page.

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

If you have questions about Sunday School, please contact Megan Hoskins, Director of Formation.

Sunday School Sign Up

Online registration form

Upcoming Readings