Holy Cross
Episcopal Church
Weekly E-blast
Our Mission:
“Making Christ Visible in
God’s Community”
Here are the latest opportunities to strengthen
your faith and connect with the community.


Episcopal Pledge Quota Strategy
As many of you know, in order to balance our budget we had to drastically reduce our Episcopal Pledge (quota).  
We could pay our full asking if each family gave $36.00 a month to " quota " as shown below on My Holy Cross.
1.     Log into My holy Cross HERE 
2.     Select Repeating Gift
3.     Scroll until you see QUOTA-DIOCESE
4.     Enter amount
5.     Schedule Details - Select how often
(weekly, monthly)
6.     Then select the start date
7.     The last step for this page is to select under
"continue until" 12 gifts for the year.
8.     Then click continue to complete submission.
You're invited!

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.

If you are considering becoming a member of our Holy Cross family, or if you are a recent member who may have questions, we invite you to attend "Coffee and Conversation" on Sunday March 10th at 9:15 AM in the Reception room. A sign-up sheet will be posted on the bulletin board in the Narthex.
Installation of The Rev. Susan A. Louttit-Hardaway
The service will be officiated Thursday, February 28 at 6:00 p.m. by the Rev. Mike Flanagan, Dean of the Foothills Convocation of the Diocese of Upper SC, assisted by the Rev. D'Rue Hazel, and joined by the members of St. George's, friends and family. St. George's Episcopal Church is located at 2206 East Greenville St (Highway 81), Anderson. For more information, call 864-224-1104, email stgeorgee@bellsouth.net or visit www.stgeorgesanderson.org .   
All about Costa Rica with Father Fred +

May 22nd -
May 28th 2019


*Spanish Class NOT required*

Dead line March 13

Contact Father Fred today!
cell: 803-422-7661

The cost per traveler for this 6 day program is approx : $991 plus airfare. This document includes the quotation for a group of 10 students (any age) for a study abroad program at Intensa Language Institute, San Jose, Costa Rica.
    Included in package:
* 6 nights at hotel (Breakfast included) Wireless internet *Irazú Volcano * Basílica de Los Ángeles
*National Theatre *Catedral Metropolitana * Night tour to Ram Luna and Dinner * Punta Leona Beach Club (Breakfast, lunch + snack and beverages available all day ) * Tour to Braulio Carrillo Aerial Tram
(Lunch at Braulio Carrillo) * Arenal and Tabacon Hot Springs (Lunch)
Others: Airport pick up and drop.
Excursions: Transport to and from every activity (except National Theatre & Catedral Metropolitana)
Has the journey through Lent to Easter become an "Are we there yet?" experience? Has Holy Week drifted toward "same old, same old" for you? We have an unique Lenten opportunity to bring fresh light to the all too familiar journey!
Entering the Passion of Jesus
The book Entering the Passion of Jesus provides the basis to an enriching and challenging 6 session program for Lent.

This program will be offered at Holy Cross on Thursdays at 10:00am beginning March 7 and concluding April 11.

Sign up in the Narthex or contact Pam Imbler for more information.
Oysters for Outreach
Saturday, March 9
4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m
All proceeds will be used to support Holy Cross Outreach Ministries. 

   $30 seafood plate 
$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! 
The St. Patrick's Day party is Saturday, March 16, 6:00,
in the Parish Hall.
There will be corned beef, cabbage, carrots, potatoes, Irish Soda Bread, desserts, coffee & water will be provided for only $10.
Please pay when you sign up on our bulletin board.

Beer & wine are permitted.

Don't forget to wear green.

Questions: swshumaker1@gmail.com (380-5547) or reniehump@charter.net (963-9631).

Our Ministry Partner, Friends of the Little White House, will be speaking during Adult Forum March 10th.

Make sure to stop by, say hello and learn more about our partner!
Upcoming Topics
This Sunday
Feeding our Faith
Going to church with Stanley Hauerwas

  • March 10th - Visit from our Ministry Partner - Friends of the Little White House

  • March 17th - Feeding our Faith
Communion with Sara Miles
To sign up: CLICK HERE 

For additional information: CLICK HERE

A Hero's 5K is a 501(c)3 organization

A Hero's 5k was founded in 2010 and is a 5k walk/run held annually in February at Furman University to remember all of the soldiers who fought, died, and lived for our great country.
3300 Poinsett Hwy Greenville, SC US 29613  
Event: A Hero's 5k
Date: March 23rd
Start Time: 8:30am EDT
End Time: 11:00am EDT
 Price: $30.00 Race Fee + $2.50 SignUp Fee
Registration: Price increases to $35.00 after March 10, 2019 at 11:59 pm
Event: Kids Fun Run
Date: March 23rd
Start Time: 9:30am EDT
End Time: 11:00am EDT
Price: $0.00 Race Fee 
Registration: ends March 22 at 11:59 pm

Many Faiths, Many Books

Many Faiths, Many Books Series and
Spring IFG Community Fellowship

(previously known as Amazing
Faiths Dinner Dialogues)
Enjoy panel discussions featuring speakers from a variety of religious traditions sharing their faith and the books that sustain them. Sponsored by Greenville County Library System and Interfaith Forum Greenville

Thursday, Mar 28 *7:00 - 8:30 pm
Judaism * Rabbi Mathew Marko |
Coptic Orthodox * Cindy Riyad

Hughes Main Library
Call 864-527-9258 to register

Spring IFG Community Fellowship
(previously know as Amazing Faiths Dinner Dialogues)

April 25, 2019
(sign-up by April 8, 2019)

6:30-9:00 PM at various locations throughout Greenville County. 
Sponsored by Greenville Interfaith Forum. 
This event is a program bringing people of diverse backgrounds together in private homes to share a meal and reflect on the role of faith, spirituality and shared values in their lives.

For more information visit:
or call Victoria at (864) 616-0154 or (864) 787-9271

Registration closes on April 8th, 2019.
 Send us an email 
Registration Opens - May 1
Silent Auction - Sunday, May 5
Retreat Dates at Kanuga - Sept. 20-22

Upstate Warrior Solutions
Fri, Apr 5, 2019
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Parish Hall

Veterans dinner cooked by the Islamic women from the Atlantic Institute

Thank you for your continued donations!

Our current needs are:
Juice boxes
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
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 ).

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