The annual Christmas Brunch will be immediately after the 10:30 service on December 21st at the Billings residence. A Breakfast Bake chairperson will ask people to make the main course and everyone else will be asked to bring a brunch or dessert item of their choice. Sign up will be the two Sunday’s before the event.
An introductory meeting for the new Walking in Wonder program (presented by the Health and Well- Being Ministry) will be held on Sunday, November 9th at noon (after the 10:30 service) in the Parish Hall. Walking in Wonder is intended to help us open ourselves to the beauty and depth of our surroundings… to hear, see and observe our natural environment more intentionally and spiritually. We will discuss the format for this program and will experience a short walk (15 minutes) together on November 9th- so please bring comfortable shoes. Questions? Call Nancy Laprade 685-1837.
Operation Christmas Child Packing Day -Sunday, November 16 after the 10:30 service. It’s a real family event at HCFM. We gather in the chapel to pack shoeboxes with toys and gifts (and hope and love) and touch the lives of children and families around the world. Here are some pictures from last year’s packing day. It was a blast!
Smith Medical Clinic is in dire need of volunteer nurses. Interested? Contact Dina Wells at gro.c1414740598inilc1414740598eerfh1414740598tims@1414740598sllew1414740598D1414740598.
The evening of All Saint’s Sunday will feature an Evensong Service of Remembrance in honor of all those in our community and in our families who have passed away since our last celebration of All Saint’s Day. Choristers from other churches in our Deanery will join our own Parish Choir for this inspiring form of Anglican worship. If you have a name of a saint you would like honored in the program, please provide it to the church office prior to noon on Wednesday October 29.
November 9th is No Shave Sunday. Grow awareness of men’s cancer risks by growing some hair which many cancer patients lose during treatment. HCFM Health and Wellbeing Ministry urges you to be part of the national No Shave November to educate men about cancer prevention, save lives, and aid those in treatment. Participate by growing a beard, cultivating a mustache, letting those legs get mangly, and skipping that waxing appointment. Another thought: donate the money saved on shaving and grooming in November to the American Cancer Society.
Adult Forum is studying To Kill a Mockingbird the first Sunday of each month.
Adult Forum is studying James Cone, Spirituals and the Blues for the fall season.
Men’s Bible Study is studying Shedinger and Spink, ed., Who Killed Goliath? each Tuesday morning at 7 AM.
The Rector’s Discretionary Endowment Fund has been established. Anyone interested in contributing to this fund, please contact Suzy in the church office
The Annual Fall Festival at Holy Cross Faith Memorial will be held November 8th, 2015. This will be a joint effort with the ECW and Smith Medical Clinic. The ECW will offer plants, jewelry and baked goods and the Clinic will have a yard sale. We need your help. Please be thinking about any plants and/or plantings you might be able to offer. Please look through your recipes too and pick some of your best to bake for the bake sale. Please, please go through your jewelry and let us have any items you no longer wear. Please bring jewelry to the church office or you can give it to Annette Billings at church.
The ECW will be offering chances on three items for the next few Sundays. Be sure to stop by their table and purchase a $10 chance to stay at Caroline Alday’s North Pawleys Island Beach House. For $5 you might be lucky enough to win one of two of Nancy Bracken’s beautiful watercolor paintings. Drawings will be at the upcoming Fall Festival.
Smith Medical Clinic donations will be accepted beginning Tuesday October 28th and every day the clinic is open (not Sat or Sun). This year they are not selling clothes or books. Sale items include: housewares, kitchen items, small appliances, home décor, furniture, (indoor and out), tools, yard equipment, exercise and sporting equipment. Your donations are tax deductible. Contact Mary Clay if you would like a tax donation form and she will get it to you. In addition to the yard sale, Sheriff Cribb and his Department are hosting $7.00 meal of chicken perleau to eat while you shop, or get it to go! Proceeds go to the Clinic!