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Holy Week & Easter Services

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Join us for any of our Holy Week or Easter Services:

  • Monday March 30 – Wednesday April 1 – Holy Eucharist in Chapel – 12:30 pm
  • Maundy Thursday Service April 2 at 7:00 in the church
  • Gethsemane Watch – follows Maundy Thursday service until Good Friday Service begins
  • Good Friday Service April 3 at 12:30 pm
  • Easter Day – April 5 at 6:30 am, 8:00 am & 10:30 am
  • Reception & Easter Egg Hunt to follow 10:30 service Easter Day

Don’t Miss “Laughter is the Best Medicine” at HCFM on April 10th

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Get ready to smile, laugh, and learn!  On Friday, April 10, three ministries (NDY’s, One-ders and Health/Wellbeing) are collaborating in sponsoring a potluck and presentation, “Laughter is the Best Medicine” at HCFM.  Our speaker will be Debi Mckenzie, RN and Community Health Educator with our hospital system, who has spoken to groups all over the state.  The event is scheduled from 5:30-8pm in the church.  The content for this program will help us contrast what our lives are like when we are stressed and not stressed, and how humor can be a healthy and readily available antidote.  We will need by April 6 a count of parishioners planning to attend.  (HOW DO YOU PLAN TO GET PEOPLE TO SIGN UP?)  A charge of $5 will be requested at the door, to cover the cost of materials.   Please bring a covered dish; water and tea will be provided.

Jammin Under The Oaks – A Monthly local music festival to debut in April

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Starting April 12th, Holy Cross Faith Memorial Episcopal Church will be hosting a music festival on the second Sunday of the month at their oak filled, family-friendly campus.

Jammin’ Under the Oaks summer music festival will bring live blue grass, Indie, and Americana bands on the second Sunday of the month beginning in April. The inaugural event is scheduled for April 12th from 2 P.M. – 5 P.M. (weather permitting) and will feature live music, food, vendors, and activities for the whole family.

“We want to share our beautiful campus with the community and bring some live music for everyone to enjoy” says Senior Warden Geales Sands. The event was inspired by similar community events in Awendaw, McClellanville, and North Carolina. The April band is the V-Tones, a self-described “Ragtime/Gypsy/Jazz/Swing/Jugband” group from Charleston. There will also be a mix of local vendors and artists offering food, produce, and a variety of other products. Wires and Wood will perform at the festival on the second Sunday in May-May 10 (Mother’s Day.)

Though Jammin’ Under the Oaks is being hosted by Holy Cross Faith Memorial, it is intended for the community at large. A minimum donation of $5 per car will help to cover the cost of the event. The Holy Cross campus is located at 88 Baskervill Drive off Highway 17 in Pawleys Island. It is also home to St. Elizabeth’s Place, the Baskervill Food Pantry, Smith Medical Clinic, and several large shady oaks. Find us on Facebook Jammin’ Under the Oaks or contact gro.m1427960660fssor1427960660cyloh1427960660@ofnI1427960660 for more information.

Red Cross Blood Drive on Good Friday

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HCFM is sponsoring an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Good Friday, April 3, in the Parish Hall beginning at 10 am. Please consider giving the gift of life on such an important day in the life of the Church. More information will be shared in next week’s bulletin. Contact Barbara Belt at moc.l1427960660oa@cn1427960660flogb1427960660jb1427960660 or check the redcrossblood.org website for information on blood donations and scheduling appointments.

Walking in Wonder Spring Schedule

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Walking in Wonder spring schedule: Friday March 27, 6:30 am for a sunrise beach walk; Sat. April 11, 9:30 am; Fri. April 24, 9:30 am; Sat. May 9, 8:45 pm for a night beach walk under the moon; Fri. May 22,  9:30 am. We meet at HCFM and carpool to our walking locations. For info contact Nancy Laprade at moc.l1427960660iamg@14279606601edar1427960660paln1427960660 or 843.685.1837.

Enthusiastically Episcopalian Conference

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Our beautiful oak shaded, lowcountry campus was the perfect setting for Enthusiastically Episcopalian, a day-long educational conference sponsored by The Episcopal Forum of South Carolina and The Episcopal Church in South Carolina took place at Holy Cross Faith Memorial on Saturday May 3rd, 2014.  The keynote speakers for the day were The Most Reverend Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church; The Reverend Gay Clark Jennings, President of the House of Deputies of The Episcopal Church, The Right Reverend Kenneth L. Price, Jr., former Provisional Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh, and The Right Reverend Charles vonRosenberg, Provisional Bishop of The Episcopal Church in SC.  The high energy day began with Holy Eucharist with the Presiding Bishop celebrating and our very own Rev. Wil Keith delivering a thought provoking sermon.  A “legion” of volunteers (in Father Wil’s words) worked together to  deliver the “radical hospitality” that HCFM is well known for, making our campus a welcoming and enjoyable setting for over 300 conference attendees.

CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS OF THE KICK OFF RECEPTION

CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS OF THE CONFERENCE

 

What other people are saying about the Enthusiastically Episcopalian:

From South Carolina Episcopalians Website:              

Holy Cross Faith Memorial and its Rector were standouts

“With prefect weather, it was heard to imagine a better day or better organization than that provided by the host parish on its beautiful Lowcountry campus.  A small children’s choir opened the Eucharist with a lengthy anthem without missing a word, while an enthusiastic adult choir boosted the already boisterous mood as the Presiding Bishop celebrated.

In spite of many recognized names in the congregation, the preacher at the opening Eucharist was the Rev. William J. Keith, the youthful rector of the host parish.  With an easy manner and well-timed sense of humor, Keith provided a thoughtful and provocative sermon, reminding the congregation that as Christians they were called by their founder to work that often required them to move beyond safe and comfortable boundaries.”

READ MORE AT:  http://www.scepiscopalians.com/

 

By John Brasier – For The Sun NewsMay 3, 2014

Episcopal leader stressing unity at SC church gathering

“The mood at Saturday’s conference was distinctly upbeat in the morning’s general sessions and the afternoon’s workshops.  In between sessions, guests mingled under shady oaks throughout the campus.”

READ MORE AT: http://www.thestate.com/2014/05/03/3425814/episcopal-leader-stressing-unity.html?sp=/99/132/#storylink=cpy

 

 From The Episcopal Church in South Carolina website

In his sermon, the Reverend Wil Keith, Rector of Holy Cross Faith Memorial, spoke of the many volunteers who came together to organize the day. “You are legion – the good kind of legion!” he said. He spoke of the difference between volunteer recruiting today, where potential helpers are told “everything will be set up for you, all you have to do is show up,” and how Jesus appointed the seventy in Luke 10 to be sent like lambs in the midst of wolves with no purse, bag or sandals. 

READ MORE AT: http://www.episcopalchurchinsc.org/enthusiastically-episcopalian.html