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HCFM’s Newest Ministry – Intercessory Prayers

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 The Intercessory Prayer Ministry will MEET WEEKLY to pray for individuals, the church, the nation, and the world.  Please submit prayer requests on cards located in the back of the church and place in the wooden box or contact Kay Pulliam (moc.l1406312033iamg@140631203344mai1406312033llupy1406312033ak1406312033 or 1-262-689-7107) or one of the clergy or the church office.  This is a confidential ministry and prayer requests are not shared or discussed outside of the prayer group.  Please let Kay know when there is a change in the circumstances of the person for whom we are praying.

Foyers Reunion/Social Night Out

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A combined Foyers reunion & Social Night Out will be held on Saturday, August 23 at the Willbrook Residents House from 6 – 8pm.  We have a host of hosts:  Betty and Dennis McAlpine, Kris and Bubba Southard, Claudia and Harold Stowe, Jill Waring, Nancy Hopkinson, and John and Virginia Hart.  Attendees are asked to bring hors d’oeuvres & hosts provide beverages & serving items.

Celebration Sunday Coming Up on September 14th

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On the feast day of the Holy Cross we will celebrate God’s presence in our church and in all of the ministries that you do.  All church ministry chairs and liaisons are asked to take part in this visual experience at 10:30 and the ministry fair that will follow.  More information to come.

A Day of Personal Discernment on September 27th

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“A Day of Discernment” will take place at Holy Cross Faith Memorial on Saturday, September 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This is an opportunity for you to seek God’s guidance around issues specific to your own life through silence, song, Scripture, creative meditation activities, and small group sharing. It is a time for us to grow closer to one another as a parish community.

The program will be led by Joseph Gill, co-author of the best-selling Listening Hearts: Discerning Call in Community and a trustee of Listening Hearts Ministries (LHM). Joe is Secretary of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. He lives in Baltimore with his wife Patty Brown, also a LHM trustee, who will accompany him. Joe will also preach at the 8:00 and10:30 services on Sunday, Sept. 28.

Participants are required to register and to obtain and read the book mentioned above prior to the workshop.  Order the book on line or through your favorite bookstore. The fee for the workshop, including lunch, is $35.  Make your check payable to Holy Cross Faith Memorial Episcopal Church, and write LHM Day of Discernment on the memo line.  Complete the form below and either drop it by the office or mail your form and check by August 10 to:  Holy Cross Faith Memorial Church – Day of Discernment, PO Box 990, Pawleys Island, SC 29585

Registration Form

 

July 19th Youth Foyers Yoga & Wellness Event

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Youth Foyers Yoga and Wellness Event
July 19th from 10am – 12pm in the HCFM church sanctuary

All youth invited to practice finding inner peace and discussing ways to stay healthy in mind, body, and spirit.
Yoga will be lead by Angela Jones so please bring a yoga mat if you have one.
Also, the youth will be asked to bring photos of themselves doing healthy activities.  These photos will be used in a collage to go up next to the Wellness Tree in the sanctuary.
A healthy snack will be served so sign up is necessary.
Sign up deadline is July 16th.
Please contact Suzy at 843-446-4654 or moc.r1406312033r.cs@1406312033ssorc1406312033yloh1406312033
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Amanda Keith at 931-308-4051

Weekly Completative Practice

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This summer, HCFM parishioners will share in leading weekly experiences in contemplative practice.  If you are interested in developing and/or sustaining a contemplative spiritual practice within a group setting, please join us.  No experience is necessary.  As Fr. Wil reminds us, contemplation is not an end in itself but leads to loving-kindness for all things; this is the example of Jesus.

Morning Contemplation will be offered on Tuesdays, July 15-August 26, 8:30-9:15am in the chapel.  Evening Contemplation will be offered Mondays, July 14-August 25, from 6-7pm in the church. 

The format will be flexible, but each session will include a brief introductory talk, facilitated contemplation, and group discussion.  We will explore a variety of contemplative means:  silence, mindfulness, music, prayer, guided or silent meditation.  If you’d prefer not to sit on church chairs, feel free to bring a cushion, mat, pillow, or blanket for your personal comfort.

All sessions are open to HCFM parishioners, and community members.

If you have interest in facilitating such sessions in the future, please contact Rick Waterman, Angela Jones, Lexie Johnson, Phil Emanuel, Amy Webb, or Rev. Sandy Moyle.  Depending on interest in this type of contemplative group practice, we may continue beyond the summer, year round.

The Wellness Tree: Growing Our Life at HCFM

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Our July focus for intentions is the Mind, Mental Wellbeing. A different colored leaf is available for writing your intentions. These options might jumpstart your thinking about what you want to do:  Reading daily, reflecting and journaling, learning something new, deepening your understanding, doing brain puzzles, refraining from judgmental thoughts, talking with someone about your concerns, clearing your head.  When each one grows, we all grow.

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:  Nona Kerr, Amanda Keith, Nancy Bracken, Lexie Johnson, Jill Waring, or Amy Webb.

 

 

 

“Family Movie Nights”

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On Sunday evenings through July 27th at 6:30pm a classic movie appropriate for all ages, will be shown on the big screen in the chapel.  Pizza will be ordered and popcorn will be freshly popped.  Please bring your own beverages and seating. (Lawn chairs, bean bags, sleeping bags, etc.)  Each week, a host family will pick out the movie (which will remain a secret until viewing), arrange the pizza delivery and pop the popcorn.  All are invited!

The Shepherd Ministry

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The Shepherd Ministry comes from a desire by lay members to help congregation members and others who are in need of short term assistance with meals, transportation or errands, a visit or a check-in phone call.  Information about members’ needs comes from the clergy, the church office, and the laity. We encourage you to contact Father Wil Keith, Assistant Rector Sandy Moyle, or Suzy Jayroe in the church office if you or someone you know needs Shepherd’s care.  The Shepherds Ministry is growing with the needs of the parish and it is specializing. This vital ministry welcomes all who feel called to help others.  If you have an interest in joining one or more of these groups please contact Jo Fortuna: 359-9441 cell, 237-9116 land, moc.l1406312033iamg@1406312033anut41406312033.oj1406312033. We will happily put you to work right away!