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January 2nd
Stewardship Progress 2019 
        There is still time! If you have not turned in your pledge card you may still do so by one of the following methods;
*Completing the form online   and auto draft bank set up.
(make sure to choose repeating gift at the very top if giving monthly) 
*Calling the church secretary. She can assist you with setting up your pledge online 
*pick up a pledge card in the front office or Narthex
-once completed you may mail it in or hand it to the secretary, treasurer or any staff member
     Our progress as of December 27 2019 
A very special thank you note 
To everyone who came out to help Francesca "Green the church." The church looks beautiful.  
Thank you for sharing your time with us during this busy holiday season.   
Happening in January
January 26
  Holy Cross Annual Meeting & Chili Cook-off
  Meeting will be at 5:00 pm
  Chili Cook-off begins at 6:00 pm
  Meeting will be held in the
Sanctuary and the cook-off will be held in the Parish Hall.

Christmas Poinsettia's
Please remember, you may take the poinsettia's home that you purchased, after service this Sunday.  

Altar Flowers and Candle
If you wish to donate flowers and/or candles to the altar, please use the online form or contact Jenni at or 864-967-7470 ext 100
Payment is required at the time of reservation.   

       Your generosity is greatly appreciated by those receiving gifts donated to our Shared Blessings Tree.  
Thank you all for sharing and caring!!  
Join us Sunday January 13 -at 9:30 am for
Coffee & Conversation
in the Reception Room (all newcomers welcome)
January 20-9:30 am - Connection Session
Reception Room - Come and get connected to My Holy Cross. This is a great way to become more engaged with the Holy Cross community.
     Holy Cross will be hosting a blood drive  
(date has been rescheduled) 
Wednesday Jan 30 from 4pm-7pm
Look for the sign up sheet in the Narthex in the next few weeks to save a time slot that best works for you!  


We are currently in need of:
Pop-top canned pasta
Microwaveable chicken & rice
Vegetable cups
Healthy snacks such as pudding cups, raisins, granola bars, goldfish, peanut butter crackers, etc.
A "Wish List"has also been set up on Amazon. You can view and purchase items from our wish list by Clicking here  
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 Donahue(, Jennifer Hellams (, Linda McAllister(, or Bob Shumaker (
Cursillo Weekend February 2019

Cursillo Weekend February 21-24, 2019
Have you ever wondered, "What is my purpose in life? Why am I here?
Does God have a plan for me? Are faith and belief the same thing?"
If you have or have had these types of questions or similar ones, you might consider attending a Cursillo weekend. The weekend runs from Thursday evening to Sunday afternoon. The next weekend is February 21-24, 2019, at Bishop Gravatt Conference Center.
Cursillo is a ministry in the Episcopal Church, with the support of our bishop. The weekend has fifteen talks, over three days, given by lay persons and clergy, then discussed in small groups.It provides an opportunity to deepen your faith and to experience the love of God within a supportive and prayerful community.
For more information,contact Fr. Mike at or anyone who has been to cursillo (they usually have a butterfly on their nametag.) Find applications and learn more about Cursillo on the DUSC Website , .      
Youth Group will meet again next Wednesday January 9th.
Questions or Concerns: Email Kimberly @ call @ 864-967-7470 ext. 106 or text @843-345-9620 
Holy Cross Episcopal Church | | 205 E. College Street
Simpsonville, SC 29681