The HCFM Youth Group meets TODAY and every other Sunday at 12 noon in the Parish House. Next meeting date: February 4th.
The parish Pilgrimage to the Holy Land leaves tomorrow! Please keep our pilgrims in your daily thoughts and prayers as they travel. The Pilgrimage includes time this week on and around the Sea of Galilee, as well as Caesarea Maritima, Nazareth, and Caesarea Philippi. We also drive along the Golan Heights for views of Syria and Jordan as well as Israel. We visit Capernaum, about which we hear in next Sunday’s Gospel reading. Pilgrims return January 31. Follow our itinerary here: http://www.eo.travelwithus.com/files/uploads/HL18_57371_Keith.pdf
Coffee with Clergy has resumed! 9:15 a.m. on Sunday in the Parish House.
Invite*Welcome*Connect (IWC) Teams Invite and Welcome recently held their inaugural meetings. The focus was on learning about one another, about the importance of Invite and Welcome, and about how the teams will work independently as well as together. Team Connect will meet Tuesday, January 23 in the Parish House at 5:30. If you’d like to join us, please call the office (843.237.3459) and let someone know or leave a message.
PLEASE JOIN US! On February 9, 6-8:30 pm, HCFM will host three guest presenters to inform, challenge, and inspire us on the topic of racial awareness. SC poets Len Lawson (from his book, Hand in Hand: Poets Respond to Race) and Al Black will use poetry and music to invite us to a deeper understanding of experiences that separate or unite us. Paul Garbarini, a Cultural History Interpreter at the McLeod Plantation Historic Site, and member of Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ), will provide stories and insight as to how we can grow more conscious in our connections as a diverse community. Refreshments will be served. This promises to be a powerful engaging evening! Questions? Contact Amy Webb.
The next Walking in Wonder (WiW) walk is on Friday, January 26th. Email Nancy Laprade (firstname.lastname@example.org) for information or to be added to the e-mail distribution list.
20th Annual Habitat for Humanity Souper Bowl: Jan. 27 – 5:30-8:00 p.m. at Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Purchase advance tickets at Applewood House of Pancakes, The Chocolate & Coffee House, Greenskeeper Florist, Palmetto Ace Home Center, and the H for H ReStore or for will-call tickets call 843-546-5685 X6.
The Annual Parish Meeting will take place on Sunday, February 11 following the 10:30 service. All adult parish members please plan to attend. The meeting will be followed by a Covered Dish Brunch. Each family is asked to bring a dish to share.
The ECW will begin selling their delicious soups on the 1st Sunday in Lent , February 18th. Stay tuned for further news.
Inquiry/Confirmation classes will be held during the Coffee with Clergy hour on 2/18, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11 & 3/18. A class on music will also be held with the date & time TBD. Please let Fr. Wil know if you plan to attend.
Social Night Out will be held Saturday night February 24th hosted by Nancy Cave. Sign up sheets will be available two weeks before the event. Directions will also be available. Attendees bring an hors ‘d oeuvre and the host provides beverages and serving items. Event begins at 6pm and usually lasts for two hours.
We worked hard all year long and the Annual Parish Meeting was a time to have some fun! After the business meeting which was modeled after The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson (complete with a visit from The Great Carmac), the meeting adjourned to a DELICIOUS covered dish brunch. Congratulations to our new Sr. Warden, Bobby Buffington; Jr. Warden, Barb Belt; Treasurer, John Sands; and Vestry Members Candi Boyd, Mac Butts, Ron Ingle and Allison Peteet! We also welcomed our new Priest Associate, Fr. Donald Fishburne and his wife Sarah. Many thanks to everyone who made this year’s meeting GREAT!