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September 17, 2017



Hearing assistance devices that work with or without your own hearing aids are available in the narthex across from the name-tag rack.

 If you need a name-tag please fill out the form located on the bottom tray of the rack & drop it in the offering plate.

TODAY! The stewardship committee, Clergy, Vestry and staff have been working diligently over the last several months to present to you a meaningful stewardship campaign designed to meet our needs as a parish while inciting excitement and support from all of you.
Come join us for a facilitated conversation in which we hope you will share your hopes and dreams for Holy Cross with us – 11:45 in the sanctuary.

This Evening! Blessing of the Musicians & Hymn Festival takes place this evening at HCFMEC beginning at 5pm. St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Bell Choir, Pawleys Island Presbyterian Chancel Choir, HCFM Parish Choir and other musicians throughout the region will lead this service of the blessing of our music. Please join us for this inspirational service of praise through music, sponsored by the American Guild of Organists Grand Strand Chapter.

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO ORDER YOUR CASSEROLES!  We have sold out of the shrimp casseroles, but we have still have a few chicken tetrazzini available at $12 each.  Please call Betty Wilson at (843) 215-8490 to place your order.  Your casseroles will be available for pick up 10/22.  Remember, as with all ECW fundraisers, your support enables us to support many organizations in our community.

Coffee with Clergy resumed today with The Reverend Jason Roberson leading this week’s discussion from Feasting on the Word. Next Sunday will be led by The Reverend Sandy Moyle. And mark your calendars for a special Coffee with the Clergy on Sunday, October 15,when parishioner Amy Webb will lead our Coffee with Clergy session, 9:15-10 am, giving an overview to her recently published book, Stones at the Crossing:  Aiming True on My Journey from Scared to Sacred.  The book is an exploration of faith and fear and resilience, about finding what matters in the wilderness, about learning how what stops us in our tracks can open us to new ways of seeing. (No need to read the book before this session).  She will have books available for purchase, and will be on hand to sign books after both services.  All sale proceeds go to the Tidelands Health Foundation Breast Cancer Fund.

Tomorrow’s Spirit Night @ bisQit restaurant benefits Baskervill Food Pantry! From 4pm-9pm get yourself to the popular bisQit restaurant in the Hammock Shops.  10% of all sales will be donated to the Food Pantry.  You’ve got to eat anyway so meet your friends at bisQit and support our church food ministry.

Baskervill Food Pantry will once again be teaming up with Catholic Charities to provide a Farmer’s Market Produce Distribution, Tuesday, September 19th from 3:30 – 5:00 pm at the parish house. Interested in helping? Please contact Linda Ducharme at 843-215-6656 or email at :

Men’s Bible Study meets at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesdays in back of the sanctuary.  We are discussing Matthew chapter 20 and Paul’s letter to the Romans.

SAVE THE DATE! The annual Stewardship Kick-off Dinner will be held on Friday, October 13th beginning at 5:30 pm. Don’t miss this great time of fellowship – not to mention great food! Invitation calls will be coming soon.

Please mark your calendars now for “Clean up our Campus” dates in October.  Keith Hoile will be point person Saturday, October 21st 9-11:30am.  Dottie D’Ambrosio will do the same Saturday, October 28th 9-11:30am.  More information later.

Farewell Drop In – Denise Patrick will hold a drop-in at her home: 133 Rose Laurel Court, Pawleys Island on Thursday, October 26 from 5-7pm in honor of The Reverend Sandy Moyle. All are invited to take this opportunity to see Sandy before her retirement and thank her for all that she has done here at HCFM over the past four years.

Save the Dates: Social Night Out hosted by Bill & Cindy Lapworth: Friday, October 27th at 6pm.   This will be a Halloween themed costume gathering. And, Sunday, December 17th following the 10:30 service, Bobby and Melissa Buffington will host the annual Christmas Brunch. Watch for sign up sheets in the narthex the two weeks prior to the events.

Are you looking for a way make a difference in a child’s life? Miss Ruby’s Kids (MRK) is searching for enthusiastic volunteers to serve the families and children in our programs. Opportunities include becoming a mentor, joining an event committee, attending our Golf Tournament or Kitchen Tour, or by becoming a sponsor. For more information, please contact Jenny Walsh, Volunteer Coordinator – 843-436-7028.

 Walking in Wonder walks have resumed Please email Nancy Laprade ( ) to be added to the Walking in Wonder email.

Invite*Welcome*Connect Re-scheduled!


Don’t miss this exciting opportunity!

Adult parishioners from Holy Cross Faith Memorial and The Episcopal Church in South Carolina are invited to register for a workshop with the creator of Invite*Welcome*Connect (now at Sewanee’s School of Theology and Beecken Center) Mary Parmer who will share creative, concrete resources and tools to assist congregations in forming systematic, intentional inviting, hospitality and connection ministries.

December 1: 6:00-8:00 pm

  • Informal supper with parish and diocesan leadership
  • Brief introduction to the next day’s workshop

December 2: 9:00 am-3:00 pm workshop (8:30 coffee, noon lunch)

  • Hands-on training
  • Creative idea generation
  • Best practices from other congregations
  • Small-group work
  • Idea sharing

December 3: Mary preaches and teaches



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.

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Registration Form

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.