CHRISTMAS TREE LOT - Now OPEN! 9 AM until evening
Christmas is approaching which means that it is time for our Church of the Holy Cross Christmas Tree Lot. Please find some times to help us with our Tree Lot. These two links will take you to the two sign up pages:
o Weekday sign ups: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0C45AEAB28A5F49-45677562-hctrees
o Weekend sign ups: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0C45AEAB28A5F49-45678313-trees
E-mail or call (650-483-2995) Konstantine with any questions, suggestions, or advice! Click here for this year's Tree Lot flyer.
NEW KICKS FOR KIDS SHOE DRIVE - contribute by November 30!
Presented by Holy Cross Belmont Philoptochos. Donate a NEW Pair of Shoes for a Child in Need in San Mateo School District. Only new kids shoes in-the-box please- not wrapped. Please include a tag with the child’s name. To Donate New Soles for Young Souls Visit: https://sites.google.com/view/hcnewkicksforkids/home Or contact Nina Azar 650-863-7780 for more information and to be assigned a child's name.
CHURCH OF THE HOLY CROSS DANCE MINISTRY HOLIDAY PASTITSIO SALE
NOW taking pre-orders; pickup available on Sunday, December 3
. $60. Frozen half-size aluminum tray (12 servings).
Would be great to have for your upcoming Holiday parties! Email your order to firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for the flyer.
FAMILY TO FAMILY SHARING
Our Holy Cross Community will once again be sponsoring local families for the Christmas season. There are many ways to help:
- 1) Monetary donations which will go towards the purchase of food cards or gift cards. Please click this link to our online donation site.
- 2) Sponsoring all the children in a family to provide them with Christmas gifts. Email email@example.com to let me know the number of children you would like to sponsor.
- 3) Choosing a gift to buy for a child. Look in The Oaks lobby starting the week after Thanksgiving.
Please contact Anastacia Stamates at firstname.lastname@example.org or (650)868-2569.
CHRISTMAS TEA - Sunday, December 10
Sponsored by our Holy Cross Philoptochos. Come join us after Divine Liturgy for a holiday luncheon + desserts + punch. There will be a shopping bazaar, baked goodies for purchase, and a special drawing. AND a Christmas carol sing-along! Donation of $20 (or $60 for a family with children) at the door. All are welcome. All proceeds benefit the Family Sharing program, a Holy Cross annual event to help the needy of our San Mateo community. Yummy Greek pastries will be available for purchase - great for Holiday gifting; and look for special drawing tickets, available in your mail and throughout the next few weeks at Church for a chance to win monetary and other prizes. Click here to donate
to this fundraiser. Click here to see the event flyer
CHRISTMAS PROGRAM - Sunday, December 10
We ho-ho-hope all our young people will sing, act, and shine in our beautiful Community Christmas Program, 5-6 pm in The Oaks, featuring Christmas music, the traditional Nativity play about the birth of Jesus, and a visit from Santa! Speaking, non-speaking, and crying roles are available for the Nativity play. Contact Eva Canellos 650-400-1610 or email@example.com, or Irene Fotinos firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUPPORT OUR DANCE MINISTRY!
See's YUM-Raising We’ll receive a portion from any items you purchase at our special See’s website. Order MORE to help us reach our fundraising goal! Candy will be delivered to your home and Holy Cross Dance gets a nice donation in return which will help us with all director/musician expenses this year. Pass this on to your Family and Friends, too! Click on this link to purchase https://www.yumraising.com/secure/churchoth_holy_cross_dance_ministry_fundraise88/Katkat1494/candy .
Holy Cross Greek Dance Program
Registration is now OPEN
TA MIKRA - Kindergarten - 2nd Grade
Directed by Toni Taptelis, Effie Zaharioudakis
Practicing on Sundays from 12:30 - 1:30
REVMA - 3rd - 6th Grade
Directed by Nick Paras, Andriana Antoniou
Practicing on Sundays from 12:30 - 2:00
LEVENDIA - 7th Grade - 10th Grade
Directed by Peter Kalafatis, Evangelia Daskalakis, Sophia Daskalakis
Practicing on Sundays 2:30 - 4:30
ANASTASI - 11th Grade - College/Adult
Directed by Evangelia Daskalakis, Kathy Flocas
Practicing on Sundays from 5:00 - 7:00
Mark your Calendars
- God Parents - Lunch - 11/19
- Christmas Tree Sales - 11/23 - 12/19
- Cretan Panagyri - 1/20/24
- FDF Preview /Glendi - 2/10
- FDF - 2/15 - 2/19
For more information contact Paul Flocas@ PFlocas@gmail.com
BIBLE STUDY and STUDIES in the FAITH CLASSES CONTINUE
Click here for details or email: email@example.com
Mondays (first and third): 7 p.m. Bible Study Zoom Only: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86255302411 Class materials for Monday here.
Tuesdays: 10:30 a.m. Bible Study Contos Library, Hybrid: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/992525207 Class materials for Tuesday here.
Wednesdays: 7 p.m. Studies in the Faith Contos Library, Hybrid: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/438824988 Class materials for Wednesday here.
Thursdays: 7 p.m. Enhanced Study Contos Library, Hybrid: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82461509031 Class materials for Thursday here.
PHILOPTOCHOS NEWS PHLASH! - News from our October meeting!Please click here
for the latest Philoptochos news - straight from our most recent Board meeting.
HAMDS SCHOLARSHIP - by Sunday, December 10
The Hellenic American Medical and Dental Society of California (HAMDS) is happy to open the application process for their 2023 Scholarships. If you are, or know someone, of Greek descent who is enrolled in an accredited California Medical or Dental school or is a resident of California enrolled in an accredited Medical or Dental School elsewhere, please share this application. The deadline to submit the completed application will be December 10, 2023
. Any interested applicants, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
HYMNS FOR SUNDAY
Click here for Sunday's Hymns in PDF.