Esther Is Officially Ready to Work! At the Passing of the Leash ceremony on November 8, Lutheran Church Charities officially pronounced Esther ready to work for Holy Cross. So what exactly does that mean? Comfort dogs are working dogs who bring a calming influence, allowing people to open up their hearts and receive help. Since […]Read More
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Have you met Esther Comfort Dog? This 17-month-old Golden Retriever is the newest member of the Holy Cross Ministry team, coming to us from Lutheran Church Charities. Join us at the 10:30 service on November 8th as representatives from LCC will perform the “Passing of the Leash,” marking the official start of Esther’s ministry among […]Read More Comfort Dog, Esther Comfort Dog, Lutheran Church Charities (LCC), Passing of the Leash
Looking for Caregivers and Handlers We are now in the process of selecting the caregivers and handlers for our Comfort Dog. The caregiver is who the dog lives with and is the person responsible for feeding and grooming the dog and taking the dog to the vet. In addition to a primary caregiver, we need […]Read More Caregiving, Comfort Dog, Volunteers
There is more good news as Comfort Dog Ministry continues to move forward at Holy Cross! St. Paul Troy wanted to support Comfort Dog Ministry as a mission and was going to send money to Lutheran Church Charities, but upon finding out we had applied for a Comfort Dog, they decided they wanted to support […]Read More Caregiving, Comfort Dog, Fundraising, Thank you!
You can make a donation to our Comfort Dog Ministry Fund at any time! We are looking to build up our fund so that we can cover costs of the dog and of outreach we will be doing. You may use the Comfort Dog Ministry envelopes available in the racks as you come in and […]Read More Caregiving, Comfort Dog, Fundraising, Volunteers
As we begin a new year, it is good to recount the blessings of the previous year. And Holy Cross was truly blessed in 2013 to see so much support for adding a new ministry to Caregiving! God has not only opened doors for us to be able to do Comfort Dog Ministry at Holy […]Read More Caregiving, Comfort Dog, Fundraising, Thank you!, Volunteers
Exciting things have been happening with our Comfort Dog Ministry! Due to the generosity of our members (and a few non-members too!), we were able to raise and send off our $6,000 deposit for our Comfort Dog at the end of October!!! Praise God from Whom all blessings flow! In addition to those funds, we […]Read More Caregiving, Comfort Dog, Fundraising, Thank you!, Volunteers
Thanks for the overwhelming support shown for our first Bake Sale fundraiser for Comfort Dog Ministry! We raised about $680! Thanks be to God! We appreciate everyone who baked and everyone who bought baked goods. We will be doing another bake sale for Comfort Dog Ministry in the spring. We will also be hosting the […]Read More Caregiving, Comfort Dog, Fundraising, Thank you!