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Access ACS

Member Giving Log In

Holy Cross members can log into Access ACS to view small groups, edit information, view contributions, search the member & friend directory, and more!

The liturgical year and its festivals, including the 3-year lectionary (A, B, & C), are listed here at the ELCA's site.

ELCA's Spritual Gifts Inventory

Finding Your Spiritual Gifts Self-Assessment

In addition to the gift of faith in Jesus Christ, God has given each Christian special abilities which are to be used for unifying the body of Christ and building God's Kingdom. These abilities are called spiritual gifts, and they are received through baptism. Complete the spiritual gifts assessment developed by ELCA Evangelical Outreach and Congreational Mission to see if you have more or different gifts than you thought you had.!

Our church is part of the ELCA along with 10,000 other congregations and 4.2 million members. The ELCA is a community of faith that shares a passion for making positive changes in the world. Our faith is built around a strong belief in God as made known to us in Jesus Christ. Through worship, service, and education, we practice our faith, grow our relationship with God and experience God's grace in our lives

The Interfaith Hospitality Network of Athens, Inc., is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide immediate shelter and guidance to homeless families with children, due to the impact of misfortunes upon their lives. Once accepted in the program, IHNA provides food, shelter, daycare, and transportation as needed. IHNA helps to create structure out of chaos by creating a goal-oriented plan so that those desperately in need can focus beyond daily survival, to a life of stability.

The Ark

United Ministry Outreach Center

The Ark is an outreach center providing emergency financial assistance to the low-income population of Athens-Clarke and surrounding counties. About half of The Ark’s funding comes from congregations in Athens-Clarke County; the remainder comes from private grants and donations. The Ark’s services are available to all citizens in the area, without reference to religious affiliation, race or any other consideration beyond need.

Action Ministries-Athens assists the hungry, homeless, and working poor in the Athens Clarke-County area through its various programs and services.

The Athens Area Emergency Food Bank, the first food bank in Athens, is a private, non-profit corporation founded in 1980 by a coalition of area churches, civic organizations, businesses and individuals concerned about our community's hungry people.

Athens Food 2 Kids provides free sacks of food to Clarke, Oconee and Barrow County school children who are at risk of going hungry over the weekend. While the public schools offer breakfast and lunch to the most impoverished students in our community, many of these same children do not have a reliable source of food over the weekend.

The mission of the Athens Community Council on Aging is to promote a lifetime of wellness through engagement, advocacy, education and support.

The Samaritan Counseling Center is an interfaith counseling service of qualified professionals who provide confidential, compassionate services to individuals, families, and community groups with respect for personal beliefs and values. We incorporate the elements of mind, body, spirit, and community into counseling and psychotherapy, educational, and consultation services.

Lutheran Services of Georgia brings hope, healing, and strength to people in need, regardless of religion, race, ability, gender or sexual orientation. For 30 years, LSG has provided services ranging from adoption, foster care and family support services, to refugee assistance, disaster response, and disability support for adults.

The Cancer Foundation of Northeast Georgia is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help alleviate the financial burden of cancer for eligible patients.

Bike & Build organizes cross-country bicycle trips which benefit affordable housing groups. Specifically, we fund projects planned and executed by young adults. Over the past 9 seasons we have donated more than $3.3MM; built for more than 100,000 hours; pedaled over 5MM miles; and engaged more than 1500 young adults in spreading the word about the affordable housing crisis in America.

Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. At Relay, teams of people camp out at a local high school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Because cancer never sleeps, Relays are overnight events up to 24 hours in length. Relayers do not have to walk all night, but each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event.

Lutheran Disaster Response brings together the energy and efforts of Lutherans from around the country to respond to natural and human-caused disasters in the United States and its territories.

Lutheran Services in America creates opportunities with people in thousands of communities throughout the United States and the Caribbean as an alliance of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod, and their over 300 health and human service organizations. Working neighbor to neighbor through services in health care, aging and disability supports, community development, housing, and child and family strengthening, these organizations together touch the lives of one in 50 Americans each year and have aggregated annual incomes over $16.6 billion.

ELCA World Hunger responds to hunger and poverty in the United States and around the world by addressing root causes. Through a comprehensive program of relief, development, education, and advocacy, people are connected to the resources they need to lift themselves out of poverty. Between 70-75 percent of ELCA World Hunger funds are spent internationally, and 20-25 percent are spent domestically.

Lutheran World Relief works to fight poverty and promote a more just and peaceful world by helping people help themselves.

Creation Swap

Free Christian Photos and Church Graphics to download by Christian artists around the world

Some images from our site come courtesy of Creation Swap.


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A synod of the ELCA, we are 48,000 Lutherans serving in 160 congregations, doing God's work with our hands in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, & Tennessee.

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