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.



CHILDREN'S CHOIR—The next Children's Choir practice will be Sunday, February 17 at 9:30AM. Contact Sharon Usher-Grant for details.

RECONCILIATION COMMITTEE—Corporate Prayer will be at 9:45AM in the classroom adjacent to the office. Please join with other members to pray for our parish. For details, contact Karen Williams or Karen Shropshire.

ENGAGEMENT COMMITTEE—Birthday Coffee Hour will be celebrated next on February 17 for February birthdays.

UPPER ROOMS TASK FORCE—Completion of the Model Room is underway! A shortlist of ideas for how to use the space is being developed, and will be presented at our next workshop on Saturday, February 23 from 3:30 to 5:30PM. Then on Saturday, March 2 at 10AM, we will have our Model Room workday. Come help us paint and have fun. Everyone is welcome to attend. Contact Soyini Coke for details.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH & FESTIVAL—On Sunday, February 24, the Black History Month Program & International Food Festival will be held immediately following the 11AM service. Please bring a dish to share and wear African inspired attire! Anyone wishing to participate in the spoken word portion of the program, please contact Karen Shropshire. You don't want to miss this special event!

HAGAR'S HOUSE—The next outreach will begin Monday, March 11 to Sunday, March 17. Please sign up on the sheets in the Narthex. We need 3–5 people per night. Also consider your menus. Any questions, contact Paula Krueger.

LEADING ON PURPOSE WORKSHOPCalled 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 second workshop will be held on March 16 at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Athens. See other workshop dates (March 23) and register 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.

EPISCOPAL CHURCH WOMEN (ECW)—The next ECW meeting will be Sunday, April 7, after the 8AM service in Royall Hall.



AARP TAX AIDE—AARP is offering free tax help preparation until April 15. You can call 1-888-227-7669 for location information and specifics, or pick up a flyer in the Narthex.

ENGAGEMENT COMMITTEE—The Engagement Committee is undertaking an Oral History Project to document the personal stories of Holy Cross parishioners. If you are 90 years old or older and would like to participate, please contact Lisa Williams or Monica Foderingham.



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

VESTRY MEETING—The February Vestry Meeting will be held on Thursday, February 21 at 7:00PM in the E&A Building.

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.



OFFERTORY ENVELOPES—For those who ordered Offertory Envelopes, please collect them from the Narthex table and initial the sheet attached.

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 10:45 AM to the end of the 11 AM service every Sunday in the Pre-K Classroom, adjacent to the Narthex.

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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