After every Sunday we have lunch. It is a wonderful time to socialize, make plans with each other, share thoughts, and enjoy some home cooking.
On the second Sunday of the month is the curry rice fundraiser sponsored by the Ladies. And on the 4th Sunday is “hotdog” Sunday fundraiser sponsored by the Men’s Club.
On Tuesdays at noon we meet for a group Bible Study in English which includes lunch. You can anticipate thoughtful discussion and interpretation, and a time of prayer. We welcome questions, though none of us have all the answers! All are welcome to attend these classes.
The 14th day of September is Holy Cross Day. A special Clergy guest speaker is usually invited to give the sermon followed by a grand potluck dinner, and musical performances. In mid December, a Christmas dinner with live performances is followed by a special turkey lunch on Christmas Day.
In Holy week, services include Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. Following the Good Friday service parishioners gather to color and decorate eggs to be given out during and after Easter day Eucharist. After lunch the young children are let loose to hunt for chocolate eggs and other goodies.
To engage young adults and youth outside of Sunday service, events are held throughout the year requesting volunteers. Mochi making is very popular as it gives youth an opportunity to work in the kitchen using their hands and provides a time to socialize with senior congregational members. There’s also church clean-up day and special outings arranged for children and young people to attend.
One of our favourite events is the Spring Bazaar and Garage Sale. Members bring gently used clothes, kitchenware, furniture, children’s toys, electronics, books, and other items to sell at bargain prices! We also sell baked goods prepared by Holy Cross members and provide a sit down lunch for guests. This is a great time to meet people from the local community and connect, the invite is open and we welcome everyone.
For lunch, guests can choose from sushi, chicken chow mein, and curry rice. Outside a BBQ is open where we grill teriyaki burgers for Bazaar guests and volunteers!
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