Reformation 500 for 500

As we approach the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, we are planning on committing 500 hours of service during the month of October.


Service Opportunities
Sharing Center

For 30 Years the Sharing Center has been serving the community and Holy Cross has been right along side of her. We are planning a day of service during the month of October (details to follow). The Sharing Center has many more volunteer opportunities. Let us know if you are interested and we can connect you with Pat Sheilds, the volunteer coordinator.

Shepherds Hope
Holy Cross started the Longwood clinic for Shepherds Hope. There are many volunteer opportunities for both clinical and non-clinical service. Let us know your interest and we will get you in touch with the volunteer coordinator.
Orlando Cares - Hope for Puerto Rico

Feeding Children Everywhere is packaging an urgent 4.4 million meals to help provide relief to those affected by hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. The meals will be shipping out immediately to be distributed by FEMA to those in desperate need.

We have an URGENT need for volunteers. This is a family friendly event, all ages are welcomed!

Holy Cross is volunteering on 10/14/2017.

Please sign up today!

Habitat for Humanity
We will be painting the home of an elderly lady in Altamonte Springs
We will paint from 8 AM-2:30 PM

Just a few reminders before you come to site: 

*Please be sure to wear close toed shoes and comfortable clothes you do not mind getting dirty. 
*Bring a refillable water bottle.
*Our homeowners provide lunch for these projects but if you have any food restrictions you may want to provide your own lunch. 
*We also recommend bringing a hat and chair.
The schedule for the day is as follows:
8:00 – 8:15 – Orientation and Safety Talk
8:15 – 11:30 – Painting
11:30 – 12:00 – Lunch
12:00 – 2:00 – More Painting!
2:00 – 2:30 – Clean-Up

Hopper Academy

Holy Cross has been partnering with the Sanford Community to restore historic Hopper Academy. Once restored the building will serve as a community center for historic Sanford.

We are putting all the finishing touches on the building so if you are handy with a paintbrush or a broom we can use you. Let us know and we will make a spot for you on the crew.

Grace 'n Grits

Holy Cross along with 18 area churches, serves quality meals Wednesday Evenings from 5:30 to 6:30 pm at the Sanford Civic Center in downtown Sanford. Each church takes a turn preparing and serving a variety of hot meals, and local supermarkets donate baked goods and bread which can be taken home. Frequently, men’s, women’s and children’s clothing is available. Sign up for our October 11 service date and we will keep you informed.

Road Clean Up

With the amount of trash littered on the roadside every day, your involvement is becoming increasingly important. Adopt-A-Road allows citizens to demonstrate community pride, make a positive statement for a clean and attractive community, and have a better understanding of stormwater pollution. Holy Cross has adopted Longwood Lake Mary road, join us for the October road clean up on October 7th

Trunk R Treat Volunteer

Every Year Holy Cross invites the community to enjoy an evening of festivities. We are in need of volunteers to decorate a trunk and hand out candy, staff our registration area, cook, serve, help kids on the bounce houses and of course it wouldn’t be a church event without a communal clean up.


Plan Your Own Service day

There are lots of opportunities to serve. We are partnering with Thrivent to start Thrivent Action Teams. Your team can get up to $250.00 in seed money to assist in your service project.

Here is a list of ideas:Service Ideas

You will need to sign up on the Thrivent site to get the funding. Be sure to register your service hours with us in the form on this page.




Save the date of Oct 29th for a Reformation Celebration. We will be celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation with our own Octoberfest on the Aero Lane campus (100 Aero Lane Sanford FL) German Food, Music, Games and Activities.