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.



ENGAGEMENT COMMITTEEBirthday Coffee Hour will be celebrated next on September 16 for September birthdays.

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION—All Christian Education classes will resume every Sunday from September 16 at 9:30AM. Christian Education is a life-long process. Please check the Christian Ed. sign up form in the Narthex and indicate the area of interest for you and your children. The options for Christian Education include Adult Education, Bible Study, Confirmation Class, Sunday School and Youth Group (except Bible Study). Contact Michelle Ware for details.

UPPER ROOMS TASK FORCE—Thanks to everuone who participated in our first workshop. On October 6, from 10AM to 12PM, we will discuss our strengths and weaknesses, and how they apply to the vision for our church's future. Then, on November 17, 3:30–5:30PM, we will brainstorm ideas for what to do with the space and how to raise money. We can do this, Holy Cross! Contact Soyini Coke for more information.

HOLY CROSS MEN'S CLUB (HCMC) AND EPISCOPAL CHURCH WOMEN (ECW)—The Fish Fry & Family Day Fundraiser will be Saturday, October 13 from 11AM to 6PM. Tickets are $10. Contact Kenneth Duncan or Linette Francis for details.

HAGAR'S HOUSE—It's that time of year again when we at Holy Cross volunteer at Hagar's House. Teams of 3–4 are needed each night between November 11–17. A sign-up sheet is in the Narthex. Contact Paula Murray-Krueger for more information.

AARP CHAPTER 5334/DECATUR-McAFEE MEETING—The next meeting will be Saturday, September 22 at 1PM in the Rhodes Room of Royall Hall. The agenda will inform you of benefits, discounts, quality health home facilities for seniors, updates on protecting Social Security and Medicare, key issues for our community such as voting options, and the special event day of Caring for Those Who Care. Contact Dorothy Spencer-Amey for details.



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

SEPTEMBER VESTRY MEETING—The next Vestry meeting will be held on Thursday, September 20 at 7:00 PM in the E&A Building. The congregation is welcome to attend.

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.



BAPTISM—The next Baptism is All Saints' Day (November 4). If any families are interested in baptism, please contact the church office for details.

CONGREGATIONAL PRESENTATION OF COMMUNION BREAD AND WINE—Volunteers are reminded to sign up in the designated book on the table in the Narthex.

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!!—The Zumba Group meets every Monday at 7PM, in Royall Hall; 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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