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November 19, 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.

If you have not already done so PLEASE turn in your pledge cards by TOMORROW, November 20th. Thank you!

Christmas Trees and Wreaths are available for pick up following services today. They are located in the fenced in play area next to the Parish House. Please look for the tree or wreath tagged with your name when picking up. Thank you!

Take a Look! The 3 chairs in the church parlor have been reupholstered, adding a clean and fresh look to this multifunctional room. Many thanks to Brenda & Chick Coolong for their time and materials that made this such a successful project!

Do you like having homebaked bread rather than commercially made wafers for Eucharist here at HCFM?  The Altar Bread Ministry needs more bakers.  There is no yeast or rising, but a very simple mixture with clear instruction that you can make in your own kitchen.  To volunteer or to inquire, phone or email Kathy Ott 513-509-8815 or

Holy Eucharist will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday November 23rd. The church office will be closed on Thursday and Friday the 23rd and 24th in observance of the holiday.

Coffee with Clergy on Sunday, November 26 ~ On Consecration Sunday we explore the joy of giving of ourselves to our Lord. This makes possible ministries to members of this congregation, community and beyond.  Join Fr. Donald Fishburne at 9:15 in the Parish House on the last Sunday of the Church Year, also known as the Feast of Christ the King — and the Sunday on which we offer and celebrate our gifts and commitments, at the altar at both morning Eucharists. Over coffee we’ll discuss giving of our time and talents, as well as more than a few ways of sharing from our financial income and assets. How does our giving to God nourish us? Food for thought! Come and see. Come and share!

One-der’s, the Singles Group at Holy Cross Faith Memorial, is sponsoring a festive dinner/demo at Carefree Catering – Monday evening, Dec.4th from 6-8pm.  This event is open to all who would like to attend. Chef Jeff Tuttle will prepare and serve the following menu: Grilled Bruscetta with Buffalo Mozzarella, Basil Tomato Salsa and Shaved Parmesan; Smoked Turkey with Bloomed Wild Rice Stuffing and Roasted Butternut Squash, Sauteed Asparagus, Shitake Mushroom and Carrot Medley; Mom’s Apple Crisp Cake; Wine/Non-alcoholic Beverage. Cost is $27.50 per person, to include gratuity.  Your check will be your reservation, but please send email to margow47@ as well if you plan to come, as there is a limit of 40 people.  Please send your check made out to Dorothy D’Ambrosio to P.O.Box 2067, Pawleys Island SC 29585 by Wednesday, Nov.29th. We have done these dinner/demo evenings several times now, and it’s always been good fun, food, drink, and camaraderie.  Please join in!  Dottie D’Ambrosio.

Invite*Welcome*Connect Directions:

  • If you have already registered for Invite*Welcome*Connect and plan to attend December 1 and 2, you are all set!
  • If you registered for the September 8-9 Invite*Welcome*Connect events but cannot attend on the rescheduled dates of December 1 and 2, please let Suzy know.
  • If you would like to register for the December 1 and 2 Invite* Welcome*Connect events, please let the church office know and remember to provide your email and phone number.

Book Study December 5th at 1pm in the Parish House: Here if You Need Me by Kate Braestrup – Here if You Need Me is the story of Kate Braestrup’s remarkable journey from grief to faith to happiness – as she holds her family together in the wake of her husband’s death, as she pursues his dream of becoming a minister, and as she ultimately finds her calling as a chaplain to search-and-rescue workers.  Her story is dramatic, funny, and deeply moving – an uplifting account of finding God through helping others and of the small miracles that happen every day when a heart is grateful and love is restored. Led by The Rev. Jason Roberson.

 Mark your calendar for an early Advent reflective walk:  Wednesday, December 6, 5:30-6:30, in the church.  HCFM is hosting Rev. Clive Johnson, a labyrinth facilitator certified by Veriditas, who is on a pilgrimage from Britain across America bringing the experience of labyrinth walking to churches, prisons, health and healing centers, even the National Mall!  Come, listen, walk, quiet your mind. This canvas labyrinth is wheelchair accessible.  The experience is open to all, free of charge; donations will be accepted.

Time to mark your calendars for the new Walking in Wonder (WiW) winter schedule! Fri. Dec. 1 (tentative- may be cancelled due to CONNECT event at church that weekend); Sat. Dec. 16; Fri. Dec 29; Sat. Jan 13; Fri. Jan 26; Sat. Feb 10; & Fri. Feb. 23. Email Nancy Laprade ( ) if you have any questions or wish to be added to the Walking in Wonder email distribution list to receive details about the walks. We welcome new walkers! You can check out our blog at to get a better understanding of what WiW is all about!

Sunday Adult Forum Series on Spiritual Pilgrimages to the Holy Land and elsewhere ~ Join Fr. Donald Fishburne at 9:15 on Sunday, December 10 and 17 in the Parish House. We’ll discuss the wonders and insights gained from spiritual pilgrimages. If you are among our pilgrims to the Holy Land January 22-31, join us for information and discussion.  Not going on that trip? Come to hear about Christian pilgrimage in general (in the U.S. and beyond), and to hear about the Lands of the Bible in particular.  We’ll continue the series on December 17. On Sunday, January 14, our series continues with a specific preview of the Holy Land Pilgrimage leaving January 22.  We’ll have another gathering after our return — to share learnings!

The annual Christmas Brunch will be held on Sunday December 17th following the 10:30 service at the home of Bobby and Melissa Buffington. Watch for sign up sheets in the narthex the two weeks prior to the event.

Mark Your Calendars! A Service of Advent Lessons & Carols will be held on Sunday evening, December 17th, beginning at 5pm, followed by a simple supper.

The Men’s Bible Study meets in the back of the Sanctuary Wednesday mornings at 8:00 A.M.  We continue a study of St Paul’s Epistle to the Romans.

All Saints Sunday Evensong of Remembrance


5:00pm on November 5th: The evening of All Saints’ Sunday will feature an Evensong of Remembrance in honor of all those in our community and in our families who have passed away since our last celebration of All Saints’ Day. We invite you to attend and to allow the choir’s ministry of music to open your hearts to God’s healing grace. Choristers from The Episcopal Church of the Messiah in Myrtle Beach will join our own Parish Choir for this inspiring form of Anglican worship, featuring Charles Villiers Stanford’s Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in G.

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



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.