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Today is Social Media Sunday! Social Media Sunday is a way for people of faith to share their story and invite others to come and see. We can all do that, using a hashtag, Use your phones, cameras, and tablets to capture and share your favorite moments before, during, and after the service today. Use the hashtags #SMS16 and #holycrossfm on your posts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and more!

The ECW will meet in the parish house after the 10:30 service THIS MORNING to elect a secretary and discuss fund distribution. All women are invited.

YOUTH GROUP TONIGHT: Meet in the Parish Hall for our first Youth Group of the academic year! Middle School Youth Group 5:00-6:00pm, Group Worship 6:00-6:30pm, High School Youth Group 6:30-7:30pm. Next meeting: Sunday, October 9th.

ECW Homemade Casseroles Available for Pre-order. The ECW Chefs are at it again!  We are cooking a Delicious Chicken Tetrazzini ($12) and a Shrimp and Rice casserole ($18). The shrimp will be purchased from a local community seafood vendor and generously portioned. We do need your pre-order by October 9th.  Sign-up sheets will be available in the Narthex or you may email Kathy Ott at moc.o1474897879ohay@14748978790211T1474897879TO1474897879.Your purchase will go towards our community outreach efforts.  Thank you!

 SAVE THE DATE! October 14th is the date for the 2016 Stewardship Kickoff Celebration & Dinner! Your Stewardship Committee is in the process of making invitation calls so if you have not been contacted yet, expect to hear from someone soon. If the church office does not have up to date contact information for you, please call 843-237-3459. We don’t want anyone to miss it!

 Hospitality, and then some – With the Stewardship Dinner fast approaching, we have another opportunity to have fun together while serving our fellow parishioners. Friday, October 14 is the date for serving. Also needed are set up hands during the week before. If you were part of that great effort last year and are ready to do it again, OR if you missed the “back of the house” fun and want to sign on for a ONE time stint, now is the time. Join the S Train (Stewardship serving)! Respond as soon as you can to Kathy Thompson @ moc.l1474897879iamg@1474897879nospm1474897879ohtbe1474897879nireh1474897879taK1474897879, 843-314-3392.

Mark your calendars for The Blessing of the Animals! This year’s service will be held at 5:00 pm on Sunday, October 2nd. Weather permitting we will gather in Miss Ruby’s Garden. If the weather is bad, we will gather in the parish house.

The BOXTOPS FOR EDUCATION have been divided between the 8 schools represented at Holy Cross Faith Memorial, and we have collected 288 boxtops total!!!  That is $28.80 to help the schools of our Parishioners’ children.  That’s a good start, but WE CAN DO BETTER! REMEMBER, EACH BOXTOP REPRESENTS 10 CENTS FOR OUR SCHOOLS. Pick up a sheet in the Narthex listing the products and start saving today! Ask your friends & neighbors to save them for us also!  Thank you for your help, lets top that number by the end of the year for a second distribution!  Nancy Dodd

First Alert!  With cooler weather on the way, plans can now be made for our fall campus cleanup.  Two dates have been set aside for weeding: Friday, Oct.21st and Friday, October 28th.  Saturday November12th has been reserved for mulching.  8:30 til 11:30am.  More info to follow, but please mark your calendar if you are able to assist.  Flower Power Crew

Please join your Holy Cross friends for the Habitat for Humanity Apostles’ Build 2016 for Tacoma Thompson on Oct. 22 at 8 am. Contact Nancy Laprade to sign-up moc.l1474897879iamg@14748978791edar1474897879paln1474897879 . We will meet at HCFM (at 7:25 am) and car pool to the building site in Georgetown. This is a very exciting and joyous day— we hope you can join us for the morning. Building experience is not necessary- we will have a job for you – it is so much fun for a rewarding cause!

It’s that time again!  The ECW is now collecting treasures to sell at the annual Fall Bazaar to be held on November 19th.  Start going through your drawers and cupboards for jewelry, accessories, china, pottery, glassware and silver that you are ready to part with. Handbags and bake sale items will be welcomed at a later date. The ECW will meet in the parish house after the 10:30 service on September 25th to elect a secretary and discuss fund distribution. All women are invited to attend.

Save The Date!!! The Smith Medical Clinic Annual Yard Sale will be Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016 at 8:00am on the HCFM Campus. All proceeds from the Yard Sale will directly benefit Smith Medical Clinic! We are seeking donations of: furniture, books, housewares, and kitchenware for the sale. We will be accepting donations Monday-Thursdays 9am-1pm & by appointment as well. Any contribution would be greatly appreciated! Any questions, please contact: Mary Clay: 843-237-2672 ext. 111 moc.l1474897879iamg@147489787965yal1474897879cyram1474897879 or Arista Jones: 843-237-2672 ext. 113 moc.l1474897879iamg@147489787961sen1474897879ojats1474897879ira1474897879 .


  • Coffee with Clergy: Feasting on the Word – Sundays @ 9:15 – parish house.
  • Weekly:
  • Women’s Bible Study meets Mondays at 47, Japonica Place, Pawleys Island.
  • Weekly Book Study Group meets Tuesdays at 1pm in the parish house.
  • The Men’s Bible Study meets in the church at 7 am on Tuesday mornings.
  • The Intercessory Prayer Ministry meets weekly. Please submit prayer requests on the cards located on the table in the back of the church.
  • Weekly meditation sessions, Wednesdays: 5 – 6 pm. Church parlor.
  • Boxtops for Education Collection: Deposit box is in the narthex.
  • The Family Justice Center Shoe Collection: Deposit box is in the narthex.

Ministry Opportunities

The Eucharistic Bread Bakers Ministry is looking for a few more people to bake altar bread for our Sunday morning services.  Currently our bakers make bread about 3 times per year.  The recipe does not use yeast, so there is no time involved in waiting for the dough to rise.  It takes about 2 hours (start to clean up) to make a batch which reaps 25-27 round loaves. If there is interest by potential new bakers, Kathy Ott will set up a demonstration session. For info please call or email Kathy Ott (513-509-8815 or moc.o1474897879ohay@14748978790211t1474897879to1474897879).

Nursery Help Needed to sit with, watch and be inquisitive with our small ones during crafts, block building, puzzle making, etc.  Not hard stuff.  Volunteers working with our nursery caregiver with infants & children to 3 years.  Contact Candi Boyd or Mary Watkins at church or call Candi at 843-318-9945 to help.

Sunday Morning Lay Readers/Chalice Administrators Volunteers need to have a good public speaking voice, a commitment to study the scripture you will read and flexibility in scheduling. Contact Doreen McDermott moc.l1474897879oa@52147489787901red1474897879cmd1474897879 843-651-0360.


2016 Stewardship Dinner


SAVE THE DATE! October 14th is the 2016 Stewardship Kickoff Celebration! Invitations will be coming soon.

Stewardship Listening Sessions 9/11 & 9/18


Please join us today at 11:45 a.m. in the sanctuary or next Sunday, September 18 at 9:00 a.m. in the Parish House. Your Vestry & Clergy will be sharing our case statement for this year’s stewardship campaign and soliciting your feedback. The stewardship committee, Clergy, Vestry and staff have worked diligently over the last several months to present 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 Faith Memorial with us. Help us to an effective stewardship campaign so that together we can make Holy Cross Faith Memorial the best it can be for its members, its staff and the community we serve.