Mark your calendars! The next Social Night Out will be held on June 8 and will be hosted by Rip & Maggie Head.
JOIN US August 5-9 “On the Farm – Growing with God” from 9-12 for Vacation Bible School. This exciting five day program promises to be truly a time of growing for the children of this parish and community grades PreK-5th. Also it will be an opportunity for volunteers to actively welcome young families to our campus. In order to open the week to as many participants as want to come, we NEED YOU. please volunteer to teach, to prepare and serve snacks, to set up and clean up, to help with music, to help with crafts, to help with Bible stories and other activities. If you have no particular interest but just want to help where needed, that’s great. Please contact Kathy Thompson – email@example.com or Jai Quigley – firstname.lastname@example.org or suzy………..to be a big or a little part of this important ministry of HCFM.
The new Seacoast Artists Gallery of South Carolina is now open at 3032 Nevers Street, Myrtle Beach in The Market Common. Featuring over 70 local exhibiting artists (including HCFM’s very own John Miller), the gallery will open from noon until the center closes. The Seacoast Artists Guild is a 501(c)(3) non-profit visual arts organization dedicated to promoting and advancing excellence in the visual arts through teaching, exhibits, workshops and special events. It is focused on developing and nurturing young artists-to-be through training programs and sponsorship of art scholarships. The Seacoast Artists Guild is all about encouraging creativity in the community. The Guild opens its exhibitions to all member artists and photographers, professionals and non, in a wide range of media. For more information or membership application, visit: www.seacoastartistguild.com
HCFM grounds are looking good. The weeds like our space, too. Saturday, May 18th at 9:00 am will be a date to tackle these unwanted interlopers. Come then, or on your own time as suits you. If you’ve worked on an area before, you may want to continue to keep that spot cleaned up. Many thanks! Contacts: Wally Fortuna, Emme Nichols or Dottie D’Ambrosio.
On June 2nd our new Bishop, The Right Reverend Charles vonRosenberg, will be visiting Holy Cross Faith Memorial. If there are any new members of HCFM that were confirmed in another denomination who would like to be received into The Episcopal Church, this is the perfect opportunity. Please contact the church office if you would like to be received when the Bishop comes.
On June 1, a new and exciting event will be held to benefit the Smith Medical Clinic. The Waccamaw River Poker Run will be a day filled with fun on the river as participants take their boats to different check points to collect cards. Best poker hands will win prizes. Even if you do not have a boat, you can participate by being a sponsor. For more information, call 237-2672 or log onto www.smithfreeclinic.org.
The scheduling of nursery attendants is underway. If you, or someone you know, is interested in volunteering to help in the nursery on Sunday mornings, please contact Candi Boyd at 241-2539 or via e-mail at email@example.com. Its a fun time, and a wonderful experience getting to know our little ones!
Acolytes are a very important part of our worship here at Holy Cross Faith Memorial. Acolytes lead the procession; take part in the reading of the Gospel as well as many other aspects of worship and liturgy. Their presence at the Lord’s Table is especially important as they assist the clergy in preparing the table for Holy Eucharist. They play special roles in other celebrations such as Baptisms and Confirmations as well as special occasions such as the annual visit of the Bishops of the Diocese. The new Acolyte Guild will consist of an acolyte Mom or Dad to help the younger members get ready for the service, a person to do the scheduling and of course the acolytes. Adults and youth are welcome and encouraged to be an acolyte. No experience is necessary, as the clergy will provide any training needed. Please contact the church office if you are interested.
The Holy Cross Episcopal Church office will have new hours beginning in May. Beginning with the first week in May, the church office hours will be Monday – Thursday from 9am to 4pm and Friday from 10am to 2pm. Should you have a pastoral care emergency outside of the regular office hours please contact a member of the clergy at home.