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August 13, 2017


CLICK HERE to listen to the August 13th service.


NEXT SUNDAY! Blessing of the Bookbags – all children and youth are invited to bring their bookbags to the 10:30 service and lay them at the altar steps for a special blessing. Those who teach or are otherwise involved in education are invited to join them for a special blessing as well.

ALSO NEXT SUNDAY! Acolyte training will take place at 12 noon on Sunday, August 20th. All Acolytes are requested to meet with Fr. Wil in the church. More Acolytes are needed to serve. Interested? Please speak with Martha Propps or Fr. Wil.

PLEASE NOTE: On Friday, August 18th Total Tree Care will be on the HCFM campus to provide a little TLC to our oak trees. They will be closing Baskervill Drive for part of the day. During this time access to the campus will only be available through St. Elizabeth Place via Parkersville Road.

Fall Foyers Groups are now forming. For those of you who are not familiar, Foyers, meaning Fireside, is a program where 3-4 households meet monthly in each other’s homes for dinner and fellowship. What a great way to get to know each other! A sign up sheet is in the narthex. For more info please call Doug or Annette Billings at 215-3808.

 Usher ministry needs more ushers to serve. Being an usher is fun and rewarding. Come join us. There will be an usher training session at 12:30 on September 7th.

The creator of Invite*Welcome*Connect ministries, Mary Parmer, joins us September 8-10 to present creative resources to assist Holy Cross and other congregations in forming intentional evangelism, hospitality, and connection ministries. Register online through your Realm account; on the Latest News page of our website,, or by contacting Suzy in the church office: or 843-237-3459.

The Men’s Bible Study meets in the church parlor on Wednesday mornings at 8:00 A.M. They are discussing Rod Dreher, The Benedictine Option.

Episcopal Church Women will meet on Saturday, August 26th at 10:30am, in the Parish House.   Please mark your calendars for this special Saturday meeting to cast your vote to distribute our ECW funds for community needs.  We will also kick off our next fall fundraising projects.  All women are invited to the meeting!  Hope to see you there.

Mark your calendars for the August Social Night Out: August 26th at the new Bunnelle Center hosted by Geales Sands. A sign up sheet and directions will be available in the narthex the two Sundays before the event.

Become a Patient Partner@Smith Medical Clinic Help provide healthcare to our most vulnerable neighbors.  A donation of $250 will provide medical care for a patient for a year.   Go to and click on Support the Clinic to sign up.



8/24:Regular Thursday choir rehearsals resume – new recruits welcome!  6:00 pm in the church on the 24th, 6:30 thereafter. Interested in joining? See Brian after church.

9/5: Parish Book Study resumes at 1pm in the parish house. Father Wil will     lead the discussion on Fredrik Backman’s And Every Morning The Way Home Gets Longer and Longer. The Book Study will meet on the first Tuesday of each month in the Parish Hall from 1-2:30.

9/5: Weekly Intercessory Prayers resume Tuesdays in the chapel at 5pm.

9/11:Weekly Women’s Bible Study resumes on Mondays at 12 noon – 47                  Japonica Place, Pawleys Island.

9/17:Coffee with Clergy resumes – Sundays at 9:15 in the parish house.

9/17:Youth Group meetings resume – 6:00 pm in the parish house

10/7: Breast Cancer Awareness Walk, Murrells Inlet





Holy Cross Faith Memorial Church, Pawleys Island, hosts an INVITE-WELCOME-CONNECT ™ weekend event September 8-10. All adult parishioners are invited to participate. We are extending an invitation to clergy and lay leaders in our diocese.

Mary Parmer of Sewanee’s School of Theology and Beecken Center developed creative, concrete resources and tools to assist congregations in forming systematic, intentional evangelism, hospitality, and connection ministries.

FRIDAY EVENING    At an informal supper with parish and diocesan leadership, Mary offers a short presentation describing the next day’s workshop.

SATURDAY WORKSHOP   This workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. includes hands-on training and creative idea generation using the Invite-Welcome-Connect checklists. Suggested implementation procedures for this important transformational work are offered throughout the day, and best practices from congregations around the country currently doing the work are discussed. Congregations will do the small group work for themselves, and there will be time for report outs from each group represented. (Morning Coffee and Noon Lunch are included.)

 Who should attend?          Clergy, Vestry and staff members, past and present ministry leaders, and anyone in the congregation who is interested in growing our congregation for Christ. New church members (in the last year or two) are especially invited.

SUNDAY MORNING            Mary Parmer preaches and teaches at Holy Cross.

Cost: $20 per person includes supper, morning coffee, and a light lunch.

Overnight accommodations for leaders from out of town: For recommendations, contact Suzy:

REGISTER ONLINE HERE or contact Suzy Jayroe in the church office, or 843-237-3459

Agape Day Camp


“Calling all Rising 4th through 8th graders! Agapé Day Camp at St. Peter’s

Join the Agapé Day Camp Counselors of Agapé Kure Beach Ministries of North Carolina at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Pawleys Island this summer for a wonderful week full of fun and excitement! At the Agapé Day Camp, your child will encounter daily Bible studies, nature activities, puppets, songs, crafts, games, group challenge activities, and FUN!  On Friday afternoon, the staff is planning a special program that will be open to all parents and friends. Our summer theme this year is Water of Life.  Our main Bible verse is Isaiah 43:2  “When you pass through the waters”.

The camp will take place the week of August 7th, M-F, 9am – 2pm. The week-long camp is for kids who will be entering grades 4th – 8th.  There is no fee. Space is limited to 25 children. There are 18 spots still open!

Deadline to register is Friday, July 7th.

Click Here for Registration Form

Coming Up


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

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

Easter 2017 at Holy Cross Faith Memorial


Easter Pic

Easter Day was GLORIOUS! 

Click Here to view a slideshow of the day’s Festivities.

Click Here to listen to the service.


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.