Mission & Vision Statements

The Episcopal
of the
Holy Cross
is a multi-national,
grounded in tradition,
blended with
contemporary style,
working to restore all
people to unity with 
God and each other
in Christ.
We joyfully give of our
time, talent and 
resources, committing our
lives to God’s service,
through individual and 
collective actions,
in the community and
the world, seeking and 
serving those in need 
and sharing with them
the gospel of Christ.
2005 S Columbia Place
Decatur, Georgia 30032
Fax 404-284-7706


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Parish Notices


You are invited to the Annual ECW Tea Party, June 2, 2018!


WE WELCOME all of our visitors! We are glad you are here worshiping with us.

WEBSITE UPDATE REMINDER FOR MINISTRY LEADERS—All ministry leaders, please review the description of your organization on the Holy Cross website, and update it as appropriate. Please send your updated write-up to Andrea Pinder-Jack.

UPDATE YOUR INFORMATION—There is a link on the Holy Cross website for all of us to update our contact information. This is another way to ensure that you are on the Phone Tree List and in the church's list of members. Visit holy-cross.org/update-info, see the link beneath the worship schedule to the left, or click here, and fill out the provided form.



BIRTHDAY COFFEE HOUR—On Sunday, May 20 we will celebrate May birthdays. Please stay after church and socialize with your fellow parishioners. Bring a dish to share.

—UNITED THANK OFFERING (U.T.O.) SPRING INGATHERING—The ingathering continues this week and ends on May 21. Please collect your blue boxes or envelopes for your contributions. The goal of the U.T.O. is to expand the circle of thankful people, daily prayers, offerings, and awareness of the abundance of God's blessings.

—YOUNG AT HEART (YAH)—The Young at Heart asks High School Graduates whose family members attend Holy Cross to complete the sheet in the Narthex by May 27. Contact Cecily Morgan for details.

—CASUAL DRESS SUNDAYS—During the summer (June, July and August), dress in casual attire.

—ECW TEA PARTY—The annual ECW Tea Party will be held Saturday, June 2. Tickets are $25 each. Interested table hostesses should sign up as soon as possible on the sheet in the Narthex. Contact Andrea Pinder-Jack for details.

—HOLY CROSS RECONCILIATION INITIATIVE—The Reconciliation Initiative is engaged. Please mark your calendars to join us for a church congregation reconciliation exercise on Sunday, June 3, with Canon John Thompson-Quartey as our mediator. We thank all of those who did listening sessions with us—we heard your input.

—ALTAR GUILD TRAINING—The next session of training will be held on Saturday, June 9. Contact Bevily Willabus for details.

—YOUNG AT HEART & AARP CHAPTER 5344—The Young at Heart welcomes all to join the Myrtle Beach Trip & Shows/Charleston, SC Tours are scheduled for September 10 through 14, 2018 (5 days/4 nights) with designed itineraries to guide you through exciting destinations. For reservations and trip options, contact Dorothy Spencer-Amey or Michelle Ware.



THANK YOU!—Thank you to everyone who was able to participate in the Let's Talk session on April 29th. Communication and transparency are key ingredients for a healthy family, so the vestry plans to remain engaged with the congregation to ensure a well-functioning parish life.

Effective May 21, a vestry member will be available after each Sunday service for questions or comments from parishioners. The Wardens will also be available on May 21.

OUR COMMITMENT—The vestry is committed to the Holy Cross Vision and Mission as well as full transparency to the congregation (i.e. out members, the Diocese of Atlanta and the community at large). We will continue to provide periodic updates for better communication and enhanced engagement.



HOLY CROSS OFFICE HOURS—Please note the adjusted days and hours for this week only. For the week of May 21, the office will be open from 10AM to 2PM Monday through Thursday, and will be closed on Friday. All announcements must be submitted by Wednesday, May 23.

BAPTISM—If any families are interested in baptism, please contact the church office for details.

BIBLE STUDY—The Bible Study group meets every Wednesday at 7PM in Classroom 2, adjacent to the Narthex. Contact Michelle Ware for details.

NURSERY—care by trained staff is available for children (infants to 5 years old) beginning 10:45 AM to the end of the 11 AM service every Sunday in the Pre-K Classroom, adjacent to the Narthex.

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION CLASS—(Adult Education, Confirmation and Sunday School classes) will be held Sundays at 9:30AM in the first classroom adjacent to the nursery.

LET'S GET PHYSICAL!!—The Zumba Group meets every Monday at 7PM, in Royall Hall; contact Eunice Warren for details.

Also, a Stone Mountain (walk, run, hike) group meets every Saturday at 9AM; contact Dennis Austin for details.

Thank you for wearing your Holy Cross Name Tag. Sign up on the sheet in the Narthex to purchase a permanent name tag. Contact Roland Wallace for details.


A Prayer for our parish

O God, sustain us, your disciples at Holy Cross, as we face new tasks, in the challenges of a demanding and complicated world. By your Holy Spirit, bless us with sound judgment and the courage to persevere, so that we may boldly bear your Cross. And make us, we pray, faithful servants of your promised kingdom, through Jesus Christ our blessed Savior. Amen.


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