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


Always and Everywhere—Give Thanks!

United Thank Offering Ingathering November 18

Please pick up a UTO box or envelope (for cash or checks) and fill it up. By putting an offering into the box, we nurture the habit of giving daily thanksgiving to God. This past Spring, we combined all our coins together and donated $365!

For more than 125 years this ministry of the Episcopal Church has supported mission projects at home and around the world. These grants have been used to build churches, plant gardens and create senior centers, just to name a few.

If you will not be at church on November 18 you can also bring in your box/envelope before or after that day and just put it in the offertory plate. If you have any questions or are interested in seeking a grant, please contact Susan Irick-Hacker.


Join us Saturday, November 10, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. as we paint for a cause. No artistic experience required, we will provide all the materials and walk you through creating a painting of your choosing. You get to enjoy a day of painting and the paintings get donated to Pathways to Housing clients as house-warming gifts. The session runs over the lunch hour and some food will be provided (please bring food for yourself if you have dietary restrictions), and bring whatever you might like to drink--water, coffee and tea will be available. Please email the Rev. Jamie Samilio at if you plan to attend. Suggested donation is $25 Please ask about discounts for multiple people or children--scholarships are available.

Join the Parish Lunch Line

The third Sunday of every month we gather in the parish kitchen to make sandwiches for clients of Northern Virginia Family Service's Bailey's Crossroads shelter. After our 10:30 a.m. service, we work for about 45 minutes to assemble and package sandwiches with the supplies we have on hand. All are welcome to come help out for as much time as you can spare. We are always accepting donations of lunch meat, cheese, and bread.

CHO Bike Collection

Have a bike you no longer need? Bring it to Vienna Presbyterian Church or Antioch Christian Church on Saturday, November 10 or November 24, between 9 a.m. and noon. The Committee for Helping Others will see that it goes to someone who will make good use of it. You'll feel good, you'll get a tax receipt, and—best of all—some child who doesn't have much to look forward to will get a special surprise this Christmas! (Questions? 202-681-5279 or

CHO Food Pantry

The Committee for Helping Others (CHO) houses a food pantry that provides food and other basic supplies to its clients. Holy Cross collects items on a weekly basis to help support this program.

You are invited to bring in items at any time and place them in the red wagon outside the sanctuary. You can also help by delivering the contributions to CHO as needed.

Supplies at the CHO Food Closet are low and they've had to cut back to serving needy families once a month instead of twice a month. They are currently in need of cooking oil, peanut butter, dry and canned fruit, tomato sauce, spaghetti, canned ravioli, kid's snacks, liquid laundry detergent, dish soap, shampoo, and sizes 4 and 6 diapers.  Please only consider those items on this list at this time.   Our weekly red wagon donations are very much needed and appreciated by CHO.  Thank you for your continued support!   

Clothing Donations for Those in Need

The CHO Clothes Closet is now closed for the summer, so please find another organization for your gently-used items. The Food Pantry remains open year round so please continue to fill the red wagon!