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



Saturday, August 17, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Come and paint with us—no experience necessary! We help you explore your creative side, and we provide the tools needed to paint something wonderful. You just need to be willing to enjoy some good music, food, and other people also looking to spend an afternoon doing something fun and creative, that gives a gift to another.

Pathways to Housing in Washington, DC distributes the art to its clients. Pathways clients are people who are no longer homeless, and have moved into permanent new homes. The paintings are made available to the clients as housewarming gifts from the communities that sponsor the painting sessions. To sign up, contact the Rev. Jamie Samilio at

Join the Parish Lunch Line

In May, we gather in the parish kitchen on Sunday, August 18 to make sandwiches for clients of Northern Virginia Family Service's Bailey's Crossroads shelter or the Embry Rucker Shelter in Reston. 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 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.

They are currently in need of cooking oil, grape jelly, tomato sauce, spaghetti sauce, canned tuna, Spam, kids' snacks, dish soap, shampoo, toothpaste and diapers (size 4).  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!   

New Household Items Needed

Pathways to Housing is accepting donations of clothing and household necessities for their clients who are moving into housing. We are hoping for only new items for Pathways to Housing clients as they make their fresh starts in their new homes. Pathways is in need of: men's shoes, sizes 11, 12, 13, 14 * new men's underwear, sizes L, XL, and XXL * sheets and blankets * pots and pans * cooking utensils * TVs or radios * Lysol wipes * dish soap * flatware * laundry detergent pods * brooms/mops * paper towels * toilet paper * trash cans * bath towel, hand towel, washcloth sets * dish towels * cutting boards. Donations can be put in the bins at the top of the stairs in the Narthex.