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 moc.l1493381674oa@zt1493381674nulgm1493381674k1493381674 or 843 446-7704 for more information.
Easter Day was GLORIOUS!
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Today we welcome Rosebud Tent #23. So happy to have you with us!
A BIG THANK YOU to our guest organist George Giblin for filling in this morning while Brian is away.
Smith Medical Clinic Challenges Holy Cross Faith Memorial to help them receive $10,000 in matching donations on Palmetto Giving Day May 2, Smith Clinic is challenging HCFM parishioners to donate $10 each and challenge someone else to do the same. For example: Rev. Sandy Moyle is donating $10 to SMC on Palmetto Giving Day and challenges the Rev. Wil Keith to do the same. Donations can be made on line at https://palmettogivingday.org/designee/smith-medical-clinic, or in person from 4:00pm until 9:00 pm, May 2, at the Smith Clinic Booth at the Hammock Shops! Every $1 donated generates ten dollars in health care. Just as five loaves and two fishes fed the multitudes, your gift will multiply and provide specialty care many for our uninsured neighbors.
Thanks to all who participated in the annual Red Cross blood drive on Good Friday. Each unit donated will help save the lives of three individuals. Join us next year and become a part of this important tradition.
SPRINGING FORTH – The last of our initial series, “The Power of Story to Unite and Heal”, will be a workshop on Saturday, May 6, 9-12:30, in the church. Those attending will explore the arts of painting, writing, and collage to answer the question, “What wants to come to life for you now?” The workshop will be led by four practitioners of these arts: Nancy Bracken, a parishioner and acclaimed painter; Lisa Rosof, a certified yoga therapist with a master’s degree in Counseling; Lynne B. Ford, a first-time published author, she holds degrees in journalism and mass communications, and certifications in nonprofit leadership and volunteer management and Amy Webb, a parishioner and retired psychologist, has worked for decades with clients and patients to deepen their capacity to understand and transform their life stories, and in the process, build strong connections with others. JOIN US! No experience with these arts is necessary. The workshop is free, but registration is required. Only 24 seats available. Register by contacting Amy Webb, moc.g1493381674nirps1493381674dnim@1493381674bbewy1493381674mard1493381674, or 843-235-3466, by April 24.
NEXT SUNDAY IS YOUTH SUNDAY! All are invited to join us on Sunday, April 30th at 5pm in the church for a special service planned and executed by the youth of HCFM. Eucharist will be followed by a taco supper and dessert bar. Our youth Service Project: Prevent Child Abuse America (PCAA) Pinwheels for Prevention is ongoing through April. Celebrate the lives you touch and those who have touched yours by honoring them with a pinwheel, the national symbol for the great childhoods all children deserve because our children are our future. With a donation of $5.00, sponsor a pinwheel in our pinwheel garden to be “planted” in the St. Francis Garden on Youth Sunday April 30th. Donations can be placed in the PCAA box in the narthex or in the offering plate via check made out to HCFM with Pinwheels for Prevention in the subject line. Contact Maggie Dunlap at gro.m1493381674fssor1493381674cyloh1493381674@paln1493381674udm1493381674 for more information.
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. You can contact him at ten.e1493381674nrubh1493381674siFdl1493381674anoD@1493381674dlano1493381674D1493381674 or (843) 485-5858. Organized through EO Tours, the trip includes round trip airfare from Charleston (or other major airports).
Walking in Wonder Schedule: Fri. May 5; Sat. May 20. For information contact Nancy Laprade at moc.l1493381674iamg@14933816741edar1493381674paln1493381674 or 843.685.1837
The annual visit from our Bishop is scheduled for May 21st. In preparation, confirmation classes will be held on May 3rd & 10th at 5:00 pm in the chapel. For more information please contact Fr. Wil.
May 21st is Tuna Mac Sunday! Your donations of Tuna Fish & Boxed Mac n Cheese will help stock the shelves of the Baskervill Food Pantry.
Hearing Helps for many of us at worship – Do you have difficulty understanding the spoken word from the lectern, pulpit or altar? We have loops that work with your hearing aids with a telecoil feature on one or both of them. Parishioner and Vestry member Mac Butts is an audiologist and educator. For information and assistance, contact him: 843-314-3550 or moc.l1493381674iamg@1493381674raesc1493381674am1493381674.
The Intercessory Prayer Ministry meets weekly. To submit an intercessory prayer request or to be added to the parish prayer list, please complete a prayer request form and drop it into the prayer box located on the table at the back of the sanctuary.
Need a name tag? Name tag request forms are located in the bottom tray of the name tag holder. Complete your request and drop it in the offering plate. Your name tag will be on the rack under the first letter of your last name the next week.
May 3 – Confirmation Class
May 5 – Walking in Wonder
May 6 – Springing Forth-Expressive Arts Workshop
May 10 – Confirmation Class
May 14 – Mothers Day
May 19 – Memorial Service for The Rev. John Miller
May 20 – Crossroads Deadline
May 20 – Walking in Wonder
May 20 – Pawleys Pavilion Reunion to benefit Habitat for Humanity
May 21 – Bishop’s Visit & Confirmation
May 28 – One-ders Brunch
May 29 – Church Office Closed in observance of Memorial Day Holiday
June 4 – Day of Pentecost & Annual Parish Picnic
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
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!
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 ten.e1493381674nrubh1493381674siFdl1493381674anoD@1493381674dlano1493381674D1493381674 or (843) 485-5858. Organized through EO Tours, the trip includes round trip airfare from Charleston (or other major airports).