The Annual Christmas Brunch will take place on Sunday December 13th following the 10:30 service at the home of Doug & Annette Billings and co-hosted by Vic & Cindy Adams. A sign up sheet will be in the narthex the 2 Sundays before the event.
One-ders and friends are invited to a Holiday Cooking Demo at Carefree Catering Monday evening, Dec.7th at 6pm. Jeff Tuttle will be demonstrating Beef Wellington as well as accompanying side dishes. Charge will be $22 for this festive meal, which will include wine or non-alcoholic beverage. Contact Dottie D’Ambrosio for reservations; deadline is Dec.2nd. Email moc.l1448520710oa@741448520710wogra1448520710m1448520710 or telephone 843-240-2877 .
Time to mark your calendars for the Walking in Wonder winter schedule! We meet at HCFM and carpool to our walking locations with a 9:30 am meet-up except for the sunrise walk. Schedule: Fri. – Dec. 11; Sat. – Jan. 9; Fri. – Jan 22 (sunrise walk — meet up at 6:30 am); Sat. – Feb. 6; Fri. – Feb. 19. For questions or to be added to the Walking in Wonder email distribution list contact Nancy Laprade at moc.l1448520710iamg@14485207101edar1448520710paln1448520710 or 843.685.1837. If you are not on the email distribution list please check with Nancy before going to the meet-up place. Occasionally, times or dates change. And please check out the blog— walkinginwonderhcfm.com to see photos and reflections from Wonder Walkers!
Taize worship services will be held in the HCFM Chapel beginning at 5:30 pm on Wednesdays, December 2, 9 & 16.
Taize, France is the birthplace of a contemplative style of worship that is designed to focus the believer’s mind on prayer and contact with God. During a Taize worship service, simple, repetitive and meditative songs are sung followed by a Scripture reading, silent prayer, and more music.
Candlelight, icons, and other items are used to help focus the minds of worshippers and enhance the meditative atmosphere. Taize worship services are both beautiful and powerful and a wonderful way of becoming closer to God.
There will be a Family Advent Wreathmaking Event in the parish house following the 10:30 service on November 29th. Then, after the wreath making, all youth are invited to harvest the fall vegetables from the church garden. Look for Amanda Keith for instructions on when to head over to the garden to meet Mr. Dodd.
Holy Eucharist will be held at 10am on Thanksgiving Day. The church office will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 26th and 27th.
Advent Music Offerings:
First Sunday of Advent, November 29 at 5pm – Between Two Worlds, an exploration of chant, texts, and unaccompanied music for soprano and flute.
Second Sunday of Advent, December 6 at 10:30am – Festival of Advent Lessons & Carols. The choirs of Holy Cross Faith Memorial Episcopal Church will present the second annual festival of Advent Lessons and Carols at the regular 10:30 Eucharist.
December 6 at 4pm at the Historic Winyah Auditorium, Georgetown – Handel’s Messiah. A community favorite, the Elsie Blackwell Pollock Festival Choir will perform the timeless classic work. More singers are welcome. If you would like to join the choir for this performance, please contact Elsie Pollock at 843-237-7724.
Third Sunday of Advent, December 13, 5pm at HCFM – Advent at the Organ. Our own organist and choirmaster, Brian Monroe will present a program featuring both classic and contemporary pieces written for performance during the Advent season. The concert is given in thanksgiving for the ministry of Father Alan Houghton, benefactor of our wonderful Allen Renaissance organ. An offering to benefit the church’s music fund will be taken.
Food Pantry Holiday Closings: The Baskervill Food Pantry will be closed November 23-27th and reopen on the 30th. Also closed Dec 21-25 and reopen on the 28th.