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Happening in May

Holy Cross Parish Pentecost Sunday Picnic!
Don't forget to wear RED

Sunday May 20th at 12:30 pm
at the Pavilion
Sign up in the Narthex!! 

Upstate May Ultreya will be at Holy Cross on
Tuesday May 15th in the Parish Hall
from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.
There will be food, fellowship and group reunion. Musicians please bring your instruments.

When:    May 19, 2018
Where:   Paris Mountain State Park
                     2401 State Park Rd, Greenville, SC 29609
Time:      8:30 AM

Details: Park at Shelter 1.
Lake Placid Loop is a 0.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Greenville, South Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail. We will add in a small portion of Mountain Creek Trail and continue to the Outdoor Classroom where we can have a quiet place off trail to celebrate Holy Communion. Total hike is approximately 1.5 miles and is rated EASY. The trail is composed of natural material and relatively smooth but does have some roots and rocks in it. There is a short hill climb and descend at the dam with stairs on the Lake Placid Loop.
We will want to carpool since a PARK PASS is needed for entry.

The park admission fees are as follows:  
$5 adults
$3.25 SC seniors (age 65 & older)
$3/ child age 6-15
Free for children 5 and younger.
I have two Park Passes available for loan for this event.
The Park website is:  
If you would like more information on Holy Hikes, please contact Laura Snow Hawkins at or text/call me at 412-874-0300.
The Holy Hikes website is 
Holy Hikes Upstate South Carolina is sponsored by St. Peter's Episcopal Church   www.stpetersgreenville .com.

Blood Drive : Wednesday May 23rd 4pm-7pm
Church Parking Lot
For every person who donates the Blood Connection will give the church $10 to spend in whatever means necessary. This is a grant program with the blood connection.

Sign up in the Narthex!

PRIMETIMERS: On Thursday, May 24, 11:30, come to the Pavilion for our annual Hobo Stew picnic lunch. Bring a can of vegetables to add to the pot. Water, tea & rolls will be provided - desserts are welcome. Sign up on our bulletin board. Bring your favorite games to play. Questions: (380-5547) or (963-9631).

Bishop Waldo is visiting
Sunday, June 3rd at 10:30 am
Those desiring to be confirmed or received, please contact Jenni Bradley and ensure that your name is on the list.


Latino Lunch 2018
      Honoring Bishop Waldo's Visit
 Sunday, June 3rd 11:45 am 
  $10 per person

Hispanic Pulled Pork
Cuban White Rice
Colombian Kidney Beans
Tropical Green Salad
Homemade Mexican Salsas
Assorted Corn Chips
  Special Cakes honoring the Confirmands.

Tickets are on sale now on My Holy Cross.
Click here to purchase your tickets 

No tickets will be sold on June 3rd

Atlantic Institute is proud to host our upcoming
Ramadan Dinner in partnership with:
 Holy Cross Episcopal
205 E College St, Simpsonville, SC  June 1st

During the month of Ramadan, Muslims fast by abstaining from consuming food and water while the sun is out.      Iftar- or fast breaking- dinners take place each night once the sun sets. The tradition of Ramadan is important to those who practice it in faith, but it is also a great opportunity to share this tradition with friends over delicious food and through lively conversation. It is a truly special time when people of all backgrounds can come together and share in the Iftar experience, learning about different cultures and faiths in the process.
Atlantic Institute Organizes dinners for the public to enjoy delicious food as well as learn about Ramadan. See below for the list of dinners that we are currently organizing for May 15th-June 15th. The event starts at 8pm and consists of a presentation on what Ramadan is followed by a Q&A session, then a listening to the Call to Prayer. Dinner will be served as soon as the sun sets. We do ask for you to let those that have fasted for the day to go first.


Attention all greeters!
There will be a meeting on May 12 at 4 pm to discuss changes related to new service times. 
Please plan to attend, thanks!

Women's Retreat Silent Auction -
The silent auction was a huge success! We raised money to fund six scholarships! Thank you to everyone who donated items, helped us set up and clean up, and to all who bid on and purchased items. We also owe a huge thank you to Stephanie Urbanowicz and Dionne Sandiford for making the quilt and to Pam Imbler for all of her artistic donations as well as for her time helping us.

If you would like to purchase flowers or
a candle for the Altar
there is a sign up sheet in the Narthex. We have multiple openings throughout the year.  
Flowers are $65.00 and the candle is $15.00. If writing a check please make sure to note "altar flowers/altar candle" in the  memo line.  


Please help us restock our pantry. Our most needed items are:
    • Individual serving size veggie cups
    • Individual mac & cheese cups
    • Ramen noodle packets
    • Microwaveable chicken & rice cups, pop-top Vienna sausage, and other entrees
    • Individual serving size breakfast cereal
Monetary donations are also accepted. Please make checks payable to Holy Cross and put "Power PACKs" in the memo line.
We have just one month of school left before summer break. When purchasing Power PACK food donations, please look for an expiration date of no sooner than October 2018 so that any left over food will keep until the next school year. Thank you for your support of this ministry to our community. 
"Thank you for your plastic grocery bag donations. We currently have enough bags to last until the end of the school year. Please recycle your plastic grocery bags until further notice."  
Please contact Leslie Donahue (,  
Jennifer Hellams ( or Linda McAllister ( for more information.
Click here to read more about Power Packs and what kind of food goes into a weekend PACK.  
Vacation Bible School

2018 Vacation Bible School will be Sunday, June 24 through Thursday, June 28 at Holy Cross from 6:00 supper through 8:30 P.M. Holy Cross has purchased a fun learning package called "SHIPWRECKED: Rescued by Jesus" to engage ages 4 through fifth graders. Sixth graders through high school are invited to be helpers and teachers. SAVE THE DATES!

Decorations are already made, the package provides clear plans, BUT what Holy Cross needs now is YOU to make it happen! Please come join us. We need sufficient volunteers to do this as an outreach to the HC Academy and our community!


Youth will meet tonight in the parish hall from 6 to 8 pm!   

Last Youth Group for the school year will be Wednesday, May 30

Mother Susan Hardaway
Holy Cross Episcopal Church | | 205 E. College Street
Simpsonville, SC 29681