Holy Cross
Episcopal Church
Weekly E-blast
Our Mission:
“Making Christ Visible in
 God’s Community”
Announcements & Upcoming events
Habitat for Humanity

Please join us for the Ceremonial wall raising April 25th @ 8:00 am
at 421 E Fairview Avenue, Greer SC
Our first official HC work day is the very next day: Friday April 26th!
Click here to register online LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED;
Email steve.donboch@jamesonreese.com or text 864.404.0745 with any questions.
SEE YOU ALL ON THE 26th!
Practice for Children's Sunday will be Saturday April 27th at 10 am
Children's Sunday is April 28 during the 10:30 am service.
Please join us afterwards for a church picnic, bounce house, food and games!!
Children's Sunday




Dates to remember
  • Last Formation
*May 26
  • First Formation
* Aug 25th
  • Back to school cookout
* Aug 24th
The  Women's Retreat Silent Auction
is fast approaching! Please deliver donations to the church no later than Saturday morning, May 4 and come to bid beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 5.
(Bidding closes by 3 p.m.; winners will be contacted and are asked to pick up items no later than 5 p.m.)
The  Quilt Raffle  will be held the same day. See the flyer on the bulletin board for donation ideas and more information. All proceeds benefit our scholarship fund. Questions? Maureen Prince 864-704-2098;  moprince999@gmail.com
OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE
POWER PACKS
Please do not forget God’s precious children these last weeks of school. Our closet is looking rather sad and we have 5 more deliveries to make. Please pick up a few of these items on your next trip to the grocery store and place them in the wagon located in the Reception Hall.
Monetary donations are also accepted. Please make checks payable to Holy Cross and put “Power PACKs” in the memo line. Thank you so much for your support. For more information or if you would like to donate your time, please contact Leslie (leslie.donahue@gmail.com), Jennifer (jy.workman@gmail.com), Linda (lrdmcallister@gmail.com), or Bob (bobshumaker2@gmail.com).
URGENT ITEMS NEEDED!
Juice Boxes * Breakfast Items (oatmeal packets, grits packets, individual cereal boxes) * Diced Fruit Cups * Applesauce Cups * Vegetable Cups/Pop-top Cans * Ramen Noodle Packets * Mac & Cheese Cups/Packets * Microwavable Chicken & Rice Cups * Microwavable Pasta Cups * Vienna Sausage * Beanie Weenies * Individually Wrapped Healthy Snacks (raisins, microwavable popcorn, goldfish, pudding cups, granola bars, cheese/peanut butter crackers, trail mix, etc.)

Blood Drive : Wednesday May 8 4pm-7pm Church Parking Lot

Every person who donates , the Blood Connection is offering $20.00 gift cards or movie tickets.
Sign up in the Narthex!
This Sunday;

April 28 - Orthodox Easter? What is that and why does it exist?
Upcoming Topics
May 5 - Film- "The Armor of Light", part 1, Sponsored by The Holy Cross Faith in Action committee.

May 12 (Mothers Day) Film- "The Armor of Light", part 2, Sponsored by The Holy Cross Faith in Action committee.
Youth Announcements
Youth Meeting- April 28th at 5pm

Youth Sunday- May 5th

Last Youth - May 22nd

Back to school cookout- Aug 24th

First Youth- Aug 25th 5:30 pm
Coffee and conversation is an informal way to get an introduction to the Episcopal Church generally and Holy Cross specifically. It’s an opportunity to get information about the different ministries happening at Holy Cross and how to become a member here. It’s also an opportunity to ask whatever questions you may have and meet with the clergy in an informal, small group setting.
Whether you are considering becoming a member of our Holy Cross family or you are a recent member who would like more information, we invite you to attend.
Our next Coffee and Conversation is happening:

Sunday, May 12 2019
9:15 am in the Reception Room
Holy Cross Episcopal Church
205 East College Street, Simpsonville

Looking to meet new people? Do you have an extra 30 minutes to an hour some Friday mornings?

At Holy Cross, we have a group a volunteers that come in every Friday morning around 9am to help fold church bulletins for each Sunday's service.

The process takes less than 45 minutes. With summer around the corner and vacation planning underway, we invite you to stop by any Friday to join in on the fun. Have some coffee, share your story or listen to others.

No sign up is required. anyone can stop by to help! If you have any questions, please call Jenni, our Parish Secretary at 864-967-7470.
Holy Cross Ministry Partner
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month (CAP Month), sponsored by the Children's Trust of South Carolina, it encourages communities to join together to raise awareness about the prevention of child abuse & neglect, which leads to adverse childhood experiences, the direct cause of substance use, addiction & a whole host of other problems.#GreatChildhoods #Good4SCkids #CAPMonth #Pinwheel 
Alcohol Awareness Month is also in April. Sponsored by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, this event encourages communities to increase awareness and understanding about alcohol addiction, treatment & recovery in order to reduce stigma. #AlcoholAwareness #AlchoholPrevention

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