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Holy Cross Faith Memorial Church, Pawleys Island, hosts an INVITE-WELCOME-CONNECT ™ weekend event September 8-10. All adult parishioners are invited to participate. We are extending an invitation to clergy and lay leaders in our diocese.

Mary Parmer of Sewanee’s School of Theology and Beecken Center developed creative, concrete resources and tools to assist congregations in forming systematic, intentional evangelism, hospitality, and connection ministries.

FRIDAY EVENING    At an informal supper with parish and diocesan leadership, Mary offers a short presentation describing the next day’s workshop.

SATURDAY WORKSHOP   This workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. includes hands-on training and creative idea generation using the Invite-Welcome-Connect checklists. Suggested implementation procedures for this important transformational work are offered throughout the day, and best practices from congregations around the country currently doing the work are discussed. Congregations will do the small group work for themselves, and there will be time for report outs from each group represented. (Morning Coffee and Noon Lunch are included.)

 Who should attend?          Clergy, Vestry and staff members, past and present ministry leaders, and anyone in the congregation who is interested in growing our congregation for Christ. New church members (in the last year or two) are especially invited.

SUNDAY MORNING            Mary Parmer preaches and teaches at Holy Cross.

Cost: $20 per person includes supper, morning coffee, and a light lunch.

Overnight accommodations for leaders from out of town: For recommendations, contact Suzy:

REGISTER ONLINE HERE or contact Suzy Jayroe in the church office, or 843-237-3459

June 25, 2017




June 25, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. – The Third Sunday After Pentecost

The Feast of William Alexander Guerry, Bishop, Reformer, and Martyr



 Please join your Vestry after this service for a time of fellowship and refreshment as we welcome our new Curate,The Reverend Jason Roberson.

 Wear Your Nametags! Rev. Jason needs your help!  He wants to learn your names so please you wear your nametags (for the rest of the summer is great; always is even better!). If you don’t have one or have lost it fill out a form in the entrance hall and give it to a greeter or put in the offering plate. Thank you for being a Welcoming Church.

New Summer Series “It’s a Privilege to Be an Anglican” : Rev. Jason Roberson was one of three newly ordained clergy from the United States who participated in the “Canterbury Scholars Anglican Pilgrimage” program this year.  Jason is excited to share some of his experiences in Canterbury with the parish on July 16th & 23rd . We will meet at 9:15 in the Parish House.

Reaching Out: At our May vestry meeting, in response to feedback from the parish heard at both last year’s Stewardship Listening sessions as well as the Mutual Ministry Review, it was decided that we needed to minister to not only our parish and community, but to our elected officials as well. During the Prayers of the People on Sunday mornings, we will pray for congressman Tom Rice and senators Tim Scott and Lindsey Graham by their first names, as is our custom. From time to time, a letter will be sent from the rector notifying these representatives that we have prayed for them and will include a prayer from the Book of Common Prayer. While we do feel that there should be a necessary separation of church and state, we also see the importance of not only praying for our representatives, but also informing them that we have done so.

Sunday Coffee with Clergy, Monday Women’s Bible Study and Tuesday Book Study are taking a break for the summer and will resume in the fall.  Watch for information in the bulletins and emails.

Walking in Wonder will go on hiatus for July and August due to the heat and summer or extended vacations. We will pick the schedule back up in September. Please email Nancy Laprade if you wish to be added to the Walking in Wonder email distribution list.

 The Men’s Bible Study will discuss chapter 8 in Peterson, Eat this Book on Wednesday, 28 June at 8:00 A.M.

Summer Choir is in session, but it’s not too late to join in the fun. Rehearsal begins at 9:15AM. There is no Thursday evening rehearsal during Summer Choir. We invite all to come and make a joyful noise with us!                                                                                               

Calling all Rising 4th through 8th graders! Agapé Day Camp at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Pawleys Island this summer is a wonderful week full of fun and excitement! The camp is the week of August 7th, M-F, 9am – 2pm. There is no fee. Space is limited to 25 children. Registration deadline is Friday, July 7th and forms are available in the Narthex or Church Office.

Intercessory Prayer Requests can be submitted on a form located in the back of the Sanctuary and dropped into the prayer box or by contacting Kay Pulliam at The Intercessory Prayer Group meets weekly and is absolutely confidential.


Agape Day Camp


“Calling all Rising 4th through 8th graders! Agapé Day Camp at St. Peter’s

Join the Agapé Day Camp Counselors of Agapé Kure Beach Ministries of North Carolina at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Pawleys Island this summer for a wonderful week full of fun and excitement! At the Agapé Day Camp, your child will encounter daily Bible studies, nature activities, puppets, songs, crafts, games, group challenge activities, and FUN!  On Friday afternoon, the staff is planning a special program that will be open to all parents and friends. Our summer theme this year is Water of Life.  Our main Bible verse is Isaiah 43:2  “When you pass through the waters”.

The camp will take place the week of August 7th, M-F, 9am – 2pm. The week-long camp is for kids who will be entering grades 4th – 8th.  There is no fee. Space is limited to 25 children. There are 18 spots still open!

Deadline to register is Friday, July 7th.

Click Here for Registration Form

Coming Up


June 10 – Flower Guild Workshop

June 18 – Father’s Day

June 20 – Crossroads Deadline

June 23 – Social Night Out hosted by Fr. Donald & Sarah Fishburne

June 26 – Ministry Leaders Meeting

January 2018 – Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Vacation Bible School 2017


This year, HCFM is happy to partner with St. Peter’s Lutheran Church for Vacation Bible School. Our theme is “Maker Fun factory – Created by God, Built for a Purpose”. VBS will be held Mon., June 19 – Fri., June 23 from 9am – Noon. There is no fee. Registration is now open for children ages 4 – rising 3rd graders. Space is limited to 60 children. Registration packets can be picked up in the church narthex or office, or you may print and complete the pdf forms below. Volunteer opportunities also available: Contact VBS Director, Karen Gluntz at or 843 446-7704 for more information.

Photo Release

Registration Form

Easter 2017 at Holy Cross Faith Memorial


Easter Pic

Easter Day was GLORIOUS! 

Click Here to view a slideshow of the day’s Festivities.

Click Here to listen to the service.


2017 Annual Parish Meeting


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!

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Parish Pilgrimage to the Holy Land


Our Pilgrimage to the Holy Land in January 2018 ~ Fr. Wil and Amanda Keith will lead a 9-day trip to the Holy Land departing from Charleston on January 22, 2018. We have a great group of 30 pilgrims, and demand for Holy Land trips is strong for 2018. Register now to assure a place for you, family and friends on this pilgrimage. Register with only $100 per person; $75 of this is returned in the form of a discount for registrations thru May 22. This spiritual pilgrimage is designed to change your life next Holy Week and Easter Season, inspire your faith, and have you walk where Jesus walked – including the Way of the Cross and the site of his tomb and resurrection.The trip is custom designed by Fr. Donald Fishburne and Sarah Fishburne; read stories he’s published about making a Holy Land Pigrimage. You can also contact him at or (843) 485-5858. Organized through EO Tours, the trip includes round trip airfare from Charleston (or other major airports).

Find details about the pilgrimage here.