Sunday May 15th – What a Day! On this BIG day there will be 1 combined service at 10:30 only so that we can all be together on Confirmation Sunday. This will also be Bishop Charlie’s last official visit to HCFM before his retirement on July 1st so don’t miss this opportunity to thank him for all that he has done for us and The Episcopal Church in SC. The service will be followed by the annual Pentecost Picnic. HCFM will provide fried chicken and each family is asked to bring a side dish or dessert to share. And finally, the first Jammin’ Under The Oaks festival of 2016 will top off the celebration. Proceeds will benefit the Smith Medical Clinic. Music begins for parish family at 1:00 pm and opens to the public at 2:00 pm.
Habitat for Humanity Georgetown: Pawleys Pavilion Reunion, May 7, 6:00-11:00 PM, N. Causeway, Pawleys Island. Put your dancing shoes on and come out to enjoy an evening under the stars listening to the music of The Entertainers, winner of the 2015 CBMA Group Album of the Year. The proceeds from this event will help build a home for the Thompson family. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the gate and available at Applewood House of Pancakes, Palmetto Ace, Pawleys Island Supplies and The Lachicotte Company. In Georgetown: Ball & Que, Habitat for Humanity Georgetown’s office and ReStore. Group Rates: 10/$22 each, 20/$20 each, 50/$18 each. Call 843-546-5685 ext. 6
Do you know? You may qualify for the Homestead Exemption, if:
- as of December 31, 2015, you were 65 years of age or older, or you were declared totally and permanently disabled by a state or federal agency having the authority to make such a declaration, or you were legally blind as certified by a licensed ophthalmologist.
- as of December 31, 2015, you have been a legal resident of SC for one calendar year.
- you hold complete fee simple title or life estate to your primary residence.
This exemption saves qualifying taxpayers $200 – $430 per year. If you think you may be eligible, please contact Allison Sippel Peteet in the Georgetown County Auditor’s Office at 843-545-3024 to inquire about what documents will be needed to apply.
If you are a 100% service-connected disabled veteran, you may also be eligible for reductions or exemptions on your vehicle taxes. Contact the Veteran’s Affair for more information and documentation at 843-545-3330.
The HCFM Episcopal Church Women (ECW) will meet on May 1st in the Parish House following the 10:30 service. If you’re a woman, you’re a member, we pray you will choose to be an active member and join us! We will recap our Lenten Soup Sales, talk about our participation in the Walk to Jerusalem and Jamming Under the Oaks, and begin planning for our Fall Bazaar on November 19th. Our fund raising activities enable us to provide support to many organizations in our community that serve our neighbors!
We want your shoes: any size, color or condition. Check your closet and under the bed and bring your shoes to church and deposit them in the box beside the front door. The shoes will help the Family Justice Center to raise funds for free and confidential services for victims of domestic abuse.
Please join us on Sunday, April 24th at 5:00pm for the iConfirm service acknowledging and honoring the work that the youth have done in the Confirm not Conform program. The Rite of Confirmation for all confirmands, youth and adult, will take place on Sunday, May 15th at the 10:30 service.
The Baskervill Food Pantry will relocate into the new Smith Medical Clinic building to be constructed on the HCFM campus. Contact a member of the leadership team for details on their capital campaign to raise funds for the expansion of the Pantry.
April 3 begins our Walk to Jerusalem! This project has two goals: to make us mindful of our physical wellbeing, and to go the distance (6224 miles!) together. Log your physical activity over the next 8 weeks, and contribute that count weekly. Anyone of any age or physical ability can participate. Get your activity sheets in the back of the church, in the April Crossroads, or at the church office. Submit your count in the drop box in the church or via email to Lexie Johnson. If you have an activity to publicize so others may join in, contact Lexie Johnson moc.l1462109808iamg@1462109808nosnh1462109808ojjei1462109808xel1462109808. Other questions, contact Amy Webb, Nancy LaPrade, Nancy Bracken, Mary Wilson, or Rev. Sandy Moyle. Let’s put our fun, fellowship and wellbeing on the map!
The April Social Night Out will be held on Saturday, April 23rd and hosted by Ed and Lynn Van Ek. Sign up sheets will be posted in the narthex the 2 Sundays before the event.