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.



HARVEST SUNDAY—Harvest Sunday this year is November 11. Please bring fruits and vegetables on Saturday, November 10, between 12 noon and 4pm. These items will be displayed on the altar the next day and then sold at the "Marketplace" in Royall Hall. Contact Charmaine Warmington if you would like to help. Thank you!

UNITED THANK OFFERING (U.T.O)—The Fall Ingathering Campaign continues and runs through Sunday, November 18. Relevant materials are on the Welcome table in the Narthex. Thanks for your support.

FOOD PANTRY—The Thanksgiving Distribution will be Saturday, November 17 before the Thanksgiving Holiday. Turkey contributions (10–12lbs each), and flour and sugar (5lbs or less) are needed by Friday, November 16 until 7PM. (NOTE: No canned goods this year.) Contact the church office or Jennifer Friday for further information.

HAGAR'S HOUSE—Thank you to all who signed up; all the days have been filled. We need your menus, so please reply to the email that was sent to you about menus. For guidance contact Paula Murray-Krueger.

—UPPER ROOMS TASK FORCE—Thanks to everyone who participated in our second workshop. On November 17, 3:30–5:30PM, we will EXPAND OUR OPTIONS, by brainstorming ideas for what to do with the space and how to raise money. Please make every effort to attend. We can do this! Contact Soyini Coke for more information.

HOLY CROSS CHOIR REHEARSAL—The next rehearsal will be held Saturday, November 17 at 10AM in the Sanctuary.

ENGAGEMENT COMMITTEEBirthday Coffee Hour will be celebrated next on November 18 for November birthdays.

YOUNG AT HEART (YAH)—The YAH presents "Rapture of Love Christmas Luncheon: Embracing the Art of Aging Giving the Best of 30 Years" on Saturday, December 8 from 1–6PM in Royall Hall. Featuring: Music of Motown Sounds, Jazz & Caribbean, Dance & Door Prizes. Attire: Christmas Holiday Glitter/Sparkle. Donation: $50. For tickets and detailks contact Dorothy Spencer-Amey or any other member of YAH.

BUILDING & GROUNDS COMMITTEE—The Building & Grounds Committee presents "An Evening of Elegance—Bow Ties & Pearls Giving Back to Our Community" on December 15. Special Guests include Attorney Mawuli Mel Davis and Chief Judge Berryl Anderson. For ads and table information see Andrea Pinder-Jack or Samilla Thorpe.



—HOLY CROSS MEN'S CLUB (HCMC) & EPISCOPAL CHURCH WOMEN (ECW)—The Fish Fry & Family Fun Day Fundraiser final proceeds were $3,398.



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

CONTRIBUTION STATEMENTS are now available in the Narthex.

NOVEMBER VESTRY MEETING—The November Vestry meeting will be held on Thursday, November 15 at 7PM in the E&A Building. The congregation is welcome to attend.

ROYALL HALL KITCHEN PANTRY REMINDER—Several items have been donated to our kitchen pantry, such as table cloths, drink dispensers, etc.. If you took home table cloths to be laundered, please remember to bring them back!

SANCTUARY AND ROYALL HALL SECURITY UPGRADES—In an effort to reduce the number of false alarms and related fees, access to the Sanctuary, Education Building and Royall Hall will be restricted to designated persons only. If you have questions, please contact the parish office or Anderson Welch.

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.



ANNUAL THANKSGIVING MEAL—We are collecting supplies, soliciting volunteers and committee members. There are signup lists in the Narthex; prayerfully consider how you can help. If you know of individuals/families that we can help in areas around the church, or if you are willing to deliver to known families outside of our area, let us know. Contact Paula Murray-Krueger for guidance.

DAUGHTERS OF THE KING (DOK)—Admission Classes continue at 9:30AM in the Bible Study Room.

HOLY CROSS IN THE HOLY LAND—You can still join our Holy Land trip for February 2019. If you wish to go, please sign up by mid November. Payment is due in full by November 30. There are flyers in the Narthex, and you may contact Karen Williams 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!!—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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