Holy Cross Members: Update Your Contact Information Online

 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


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.



DAUGHTERS OF THE KING (DOK)—Admission classes will resume on Sunday, Jaunary 13, and the DOK meeting will be Saturday, January 19. Contact Leonie Bundy for details.

YOUNG AT HEART (YAH)—The YAH will meet for the first time in 2019 this coming Saturday, January 19 at 1PM in the Rhodes Room. Contact Michelle Ware if you have questions.

THE UPPER ROOM TASK FORCE—There will be a clean up day starting at 8AM on Saturday, January 19. Come lend a hand! Contact Soyini Coke for more information.

ENGAGEMENT COMMITTEE—Birthday Coffee Hour will be celebrated next on January 20 for January birthdays.

Holy Cross Choir Rehearsal will be Saturday, January 26 at 10AM in the Sanctuary.

Called to Lead: The Leader's Heart—Leading on Purpose is a day of lay leadership led by Bishop Wright. All vestry and lay leaders are invited to this workshop and training which runs from 9AM to 1PM. The first workshop will be held on January 26 at Church of the Ascension, Cartersville. Registere on the Diocese of Atlanta website at https://connecting.episcopalatlanta.org/events/2019 where all dates and locations are listed. Cost is $10 per person to cover lunch.


THANK YOU!—Holy Cross thanks the community for a successful Thanksgiving and Christmas food distribution. Because of your contributions we were able to give each household a turkey for Thanksgiving and a ham for Christmas. We hope you continue to give throughout the year.



Please contact any member of the vestry as we are available for questions, comment and suggestions that you may have.

All ministries, committees and initiatives are asked to submit their reports (in Microsoft Word format) no later than Friday, January 18, 2019, for inclusion in the Annual Report. The Annual Report will be distributed at the Annual Parish meeting on Sunday, January 27.

NOTE: VESTRY VACANCIES—There will be four vacancies on the Vestry when the Parish meets for its anual meeting at the end of January 2019. Evelia Hinds, Larry Hunt, Richard Thorpe and Melanie Wilson are scheduled to come off the Vestry. Please prayerfully consider Vestry service and the energy, effort and ideas that you can bring to serving in this important role in the life of our faith community. If you have questions about Vestry service please contact any of the Vestry members. Their contact information is provided here.

VESTRY LEARNING SESSIONS—The Wardens will host Vestry Learning Sessions (in the Rhodes Room) on Sunday, January 6th and 13th immediately following each service for persons seeking a better understanding of vestry service and requirements. Note that this is not only intended for people considering vestry service, but also those wanting a better understanding of Holy Cross bylaws and church canons (church governing laws) as they relate to vestry service, requirements and obligations.

Members of the vestry, along with former wardens, will be present to answer questions and share their experiences. Refreshments will be served.

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.



GREETERS' & USHERS' MINISTRY—Volunteers are needed. Contact Cecily Morgan for more details.

AARP CHAPTER 5334/DECATUR McAFEE—The next AARP meeting will be Saturday, January 26 in Royall Hall, 1PM. The agenda includes guest speakers, special benefits, discounts, healthy living, financial planning, quality health home facilities and services for seniors. Also, there will be updates for protecting Social Security and Medicare, and drivers' safety courses/insurance discounts. Contact Dorothy Spencer Amey for details.

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION—All Christian Education classes are held every Sunday at 9:30 AM in the classrooms adjacent to the nursery.

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 9:45 AM to the end of the 10 AM service every Sunday in the Pre-K Classroom, adjacent to the Narthex.

LET'S GET PHYSICAL!!—Zumba classes are postponed until further notice; contact Eunice Warren 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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