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Pumpkin Patch Presentation Sunday  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Simpsonville Mayor Janice Curtis will be joining us as we present each check. This is a Public event and will be advertised on Facebook. Please join us during this public event!!
 
  
Come worship and celebrate with us at 10:30am this Sunday, February 3, as we present $30,800 to eight area nonprofits that serve our neighbors.
 
   
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Today 5-7:30 pm
Walk ins welcome  
All donors will receive a $20.00 Chick Fil A giftcard
We have multiple openings so please come out and donate
today! 
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Upcoming Topics

February 3 - Our Ministry partner 
"Just Say Something"
will be presenting during our Adult Forum. Join us by supporting one of our partners and learn about what they do for our community.    
 
February 10- Becoming- The knowing; Wait for it   
 
February 17th - Feeding our Faith - 7 Films on the celebration of the Eucharist - A Eucharist Story 
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Making Christ Visible:
 
   
Campus Connection
 
This fall and holiday season proved to be successful for our outreach and campus programs. The Pumpkin Patch had great success in 2018, giving over $30,000 to our local ministries. Our Holy Cross family continues to care for those less fortunate with support of Project Host and Power Packs, as well as other local ministries. We provided a total of 144 Christmas gifts for children at Hickory Tavern Elementary as well as for families supported by DSS. Our social media postings of the Gospel and sermon continue to reach an average of 70-100 brothers and sisters on a weekly basis. We continue to answer the call to serve others and to be the church. Thank you for all that you do to make Holy Cross such a wonderful and welcoming place.
Total Number of People Served by Holy Cross (Quarterly): 1,279 
   
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THE LITTLE WHITE HOUSE, Center for Autistic Children, and our Ministry Partner is in need of the following donations.
 
  • The painting of four ceilings. They are approximately 10 x 14 each. Painting would have to be done on the weekend or evenings after closing.
  • Someone to go into the crawl space and get "junk" out from under there. Crawl   space is very tight.
    • This task would require a person of smaller stature. This can be done during regular daytime hours.
  • A vapor barrier in the crawl space. The Center is approximately 1100 square feet. The accessible crawl space is slightly smaller.
If you or your group or business are able and willing to provide any of these very needed services, please contact Jackie Donboch 864-320-0470. Thank you.


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You may have noticed we have new and different flowers on the altar every Sunday. Have you ever wondered what happens to them after Sunday services? Every week, a group of dedicated volunteers re-arranges the flowers into smaller vases and delivers those bouquets to community members in need. It's a fulfilling way to reach out to church members experiencing tough times. We're looking for volunteers to add to our rota -- no experience necessary!  
Volunteers typically serve once a month and work in teams of two to arrange and deliver the flowers to three different locations. The whole process takes no more than two hours. If you are interested in participating in this rewarding ministry,
please reach out to the ministry's leader Deb Koltonski at 
debkol1231@gmail.com or (864) 423-4464. 
 
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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 secretary@holycrossep.org or 864-967-7470 ext 100
 
**Payment is required at the time of reservation**    

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February 9th at 10:00 am
 
Home of Lee Pennebaker 
302 South Almond Drive, Simpsonville, SC 29681
  (Anyone who has problems with steps, enter through open garage)
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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 rector@holycrossep.org 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 , http://www.edusc.org/cursillo/cursillo.html .        

Power Packs  
             
Thank you for your continued donations.   
 
 
A "Wish List"has also been set up on Amazon. You can view and purchase items from our wish list by Clicking here 
   
   
*We currently have plenty of mac & cheese and  
ramen noodles.*
       
 
Our current needs are:
Individual serving size pop top cans or cups of vegetables 
Individual serving size pop top cans or cups of diced fruit 
Pop top cans of pasta 
Pop top cans of beanie weenies 
Microwaveable chicken & rice cups
Healthy snacks such as pudding cups, raisins, granola bars, goldfish, etc.
 
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(leslie.donahue@gmail.com), Jennifer Hellams (jy.workman@gmail.com), Linda McAllister(lrdmcallister@gmail.com), or Bob Shumaker (bobshumaker2@gmail.com). 
Children's Ministries 2019
 
 
 
Important information:
 
If you would like to purchase a Winter and Spring set of leaflet for Sunday lessons ($15.00) or make a donation, please give to Kimberly or put in her box. They will be here Tuesday February 5th so we will begin our series Sunday, February 10th. 
 
VBS leaders and volunteers are needed!! We have not  
 
set a date due to lack of response to help. If we don't  
 
have volunteers then we can't have VBS :(                 
 
Please let Kimberly know if you are interested.  
 
 
 
 
February 3- No Chapel (Children will go with Kimberly to the 10:30 service)
 
April 14- Palm Sunday 9:30-10:15 No Formation
10:30 Children will participate in The Liturgy of the Palms with the congregation and then proceed to Chapel for a special Palm Sunday service
April15-19 -Spring Break
April 21- Easter Sunday No Formation or Chapel
April 28 10:30 Children's Bilingual Sunday
              11:45 Picnic at the Pavilion
June-date TBA
VBS- ATHENS 2019 Holy Land Adventure * pending volunteers 
Coming up in March
  Tickets on sale now!
HOLY CROSS EPISCOPAL CHURCH  
Oysters for Outreach
  
All proceeds will be used to support Holy Cross Outreach Ministries. 
 
Saturday, March 9
4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
 
  $30 seafood plate   and   $10 non seafood plate 
We will be serving Oysters , low country boil, hotdogs, desserts, beer,
wine, and iced tea. Oyster knives provided. 

 Purchase your tickets online now using my Holy Cross by clicking here
or the sign up sheet located in the Narthex!  
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Happy Saint Patty's Day!
 
Yep, we are a little early, but  EVERYONE knows that the Primetimers have been celebrating St. Patty's Day for over 20 years...and you, Primetimers, are invited to the party.   Can't you just taste that delicious Corn Beef and Cabbage?   SO mark your calendars for Saturday, March 16!   More info will be forthcoming.  See you there!
 
Youth
 
 
Youth Group
If you would like to purchase a Reform notebook($20.00) or make a donation, please put in labeled sealed envelope,  give to Kimberly  or put in her box. They will be here Tuesday, February 5th so we will begin the ReForm series Wednesday, February 6. 
 
YOUTH LEADERS are  needed now and for next year!! Please let Kimberly know if you are interested. 
   
* Please see sign up sheet for 2019 Youth dinners in the Narthex. 
 
*February 9, 2019 - Come join us to cheer on the Furman Paladins!! Holy Cross Episcopal Church Takes Over Timmons Arena, Saturday, February 9, Furman Paladins Vs. East Tennessee State At 4:00 P.M.  
* Tickets must be purchased by Thursday, February 7, at 7:00 P.M. 
Tickets are $12.
Included in the price of each ticket:
1. Concession voucher for a drink and two slices of Papa John's pizza.  
2. A very cool Furman Paladins coaches hat.
3. Dave & Buster's $5 Power Pack Game Card. 
4. A postgame autograph session with the Furman basketball team. 

This is a super event for the whole family and you are going to watch Furman play a great Southern Conference 
opponent   
   
Important Information:
 
I am so excited about our new curriculum, ReForm. They are going to learn a lot about the basic core beliefs through engaging lessons, discussions, and activities. There is a Notebook that is essential to complete each lesson and is much more than "just a Notebook". It really gets the kids to think and respond trough drawing, journaling, etc. If you would like to purchase one for your child please let me know.
The cost will be $20 and the sooner the better.
 
 
March 6- Ash Wednesday
Dinner signup sheet is in the Narthex for the remainder of the year. Please note that the Wednesdays during Lent will be dinner and programs for family.
April15-19 Spring Break
April 17 No Youth
May 5 Youth Sunday
 

Questions or Concerns: Email Kimberly @ youth@holycrossep.org call @ 864-967-7470 ext. 106 or text @843-345-9620 
   
Holy Cross Episcopal Church | Holycross@holycrossep.org | 205 E. College Street
Simpsonville, SC 29681
Ministry Partner- Upstate Warrior Solutions
 
 
"Veteran Coffee Meet-Up"  
on the 2nd Thursday of each month 8-9AM at GratefulBrew, 501 S. Pleasantburg.  
Drop ins welcome 
No RSVP required  
 
 
 
TALENT
Are you a seasoned professional? Whether you are a veteran or civilian, you have likely worked hard to improve your professional standing within the community, and you have a lot to offer. We would love to include you in supporting, impacting, and ultimately achieving our mission.
We are always looking for individuals with unique skills sets, such as carpentry or resume development, or those of you who have expertise in professions, including but not limited to accounting, finance, or criminal and civil law. But if you have a special certification or qualification or do a job you think would be beneficial for the warriors, the veterans, to help them reintegrate back into society, please reach out to us!
Successful reintegration has to involve community and civilian interaction. And you, whoever you are in the community, could be the one to help that warrior successfully reintegrate back into society. Not only would you be servicing the warrior, you would be servicing yourself and helping yourself integrate into society and spread the word about your talent. It's a win-win!
 
 
TIME
 
Do you have some extra time on your hands and are interested in Upstate Warrior Solution? You are in luck! We could use someone like you to give your time to help impact the mission of our organization. It is not important whether you are a veteran or civilian or have any particular, professional experience or qualification. If you are willing to help us out, we can find a place for you!
If this sounds like something you would be interested in, we encourage you to reach out to us. We have three areas of need you can choose to help out at Upstate Warrior Solution: volunteering at our events, answering the phone at our front desk in our Greenville office or mentoring veterans. But don't feel limited to those positions. If you can give your time in another capacity we can work something out with you. Please contact Nate Moore at nmmoore@upstatewarriorsolution.org or call him at 864-523-2073.