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A Case for Eating Queso

“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” In…

Welcome Luis & Mirella!

Luis & Mirella Benitez will be welcomed this Sunday as the new leadership team for Santa Cruz. We are thrilled to have them joining the Holy Cross/Santa Cruz ministry team! In this week’s blog they introduce themselves and explain how they became a part of what God is doing in and through Santa Cruz… Hello….

Who is your community?

The idea of community is a tough one. There are lots of questions about how and when and where and who and all that, and no one I know purports to know all of these things. Even for a lot of this post, I won’t answer the questions, but I pray they and some of…

Mentoring, Math & Poker Chips….

In the next few weeks we will begin a brand new year serving as Reading Buddies for our partner school, Tom C. Gooch Elementary. In this throwback guest post Barry & Marie Canning share their experience as buddies over the past couple of years. If you have thirty minutes a week to give you can…

A recent “Come to Jesus” moment

“For I, the Lord, love justice; I hate robbery and wrongdoing. In my faithfulness I will reward my people and make an everlasting covenant with them.” –Isaiah 61:8 Last week, the staff of Holy Cross (and Santa Cruz) traveled to Los Angeles, CA for a four-day conference hosted by the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA).  This organization…

Why we still “Measure in Love”

The following is from the blog post I wrote on August 7, 2014 shortly after we wrapped up our first summer of children’s camps. As we gear up to start another full summer of ministry to our neighbors in just about two weeks, the thoughts written here still ring true! In fact, about the only…

Reading Buddies Provide Encouragement, Enrichment & Poker chips??

One of the ways we support our school partners through the school year is by recruiting and training “Reading Buddies”, volunteers who work one on one with students once a week throughout the school year to encourage, support and reinforce concepts learned in the classroom. This year’s buddies wrapped up another successful year last week…

Growing Children & Leaders at Santa Cruz

Día del Niño or “Children’s Day” is celebrated at different times in April and in a variety of ways in the countries across Latin America. Traditions like this create a great opportunity for churches like Holy Cross/Santa Cruz to gather the families in our community and celebrate together.  A couple of weeks ago Pastor Juan,…

Neighborhood Egg Hunt

      Join us for an egg hunt and tons of other fun family activities such as petting zoo, bounce houses, games, face paint and much more!  The hunt begins at 9:30 a.m. sharp. Download PDF Flier HERE.

Love Our Schools

Shortly after she arrived as the new Principal at Marsh I reached out to Ms. Martha Bujanda and asked her how Holy Cross (and the neighborhood association around Marsh) could support her in this new role.  Without hesitation she expressed a desire to make sure the teachers and staff at Marsh felt valued and appreciated….