Interdenominational

Interdenominational Ministry at Holy Cross allows students of many Christian traditions to explore and grow in faith, connect with others, and share their gifts with the broader community.

The Interdenominational Community worships together on Sundays at 4:30 p.m. in the Mary Chapel. This student-led Praise and Worship service features contemporary music, prayer, reflections on scripture, and a celebration of the Lord’s Supper on the first Sunday of each month.

The Protestant Chaplain and student leaders of this community strive for each participant to grow deeper in their relationship with Jesus, spiritual journey, and faith traditions while affirming all we hold in common. Beyond Sunday worship, there are opportunities for annual retreats, monthly community events, and weekly Bible study. 

Worship

Every week at 4:30 p.m. in the Mary/McCooey Chapel Space, located on the lower level of St. Joseph Memorial Chapel, the interdenominational service gathers for praise and worship. 

All newcomers and regular attendees are greeted in the gathering space by a member of our worship team. The service consists of various elements from different Protestant faith traditions. Service begins with a musical prelude and a welcome by a leader on our student worship team. The praise and worship music team leads several songs, including a beautiful collection of voices, piano, percussion, and other instruments. There is time for passing the peace, praying for one another, and recognizing birthdays to cultivate a sense of community and belonging. We hear the Word read aloud in scripture and interpret the Word in the sermon, exploring the meaning, purpose, and mystery of our lives in faith together.

Please join us each week for worship, and meet members of the Holy Cross community from several faith traditions. 

Bible Study

Tuesdays at 6 p.m. in Champion House is a weekly Bible study. Explore God's word in our world, and talk with others about God's place in your life. For Fall 2021, the group will be studying and discussing James, 1 John, and the book of Philippians. Some students drop in occasionally, while others come every week. All are welcome to join, hang out and meditate on God’s Holy Word. 

As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” 
-Proverbs 27:17 NIV

Social Events

The community gathers for monthly social events. Whether it's a pizza and game night or a trip off-campus for apple picking or roller skating, the Interdenominational community creates time to gather as a beloved community.

Contact

To learn more or get involved, please contact the Protestant Chaplain, Rev. Dr. Marcus Hill