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Holy Cross's Fish Fry & Family Fun Day is coming October 13th!


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, see the link beneath the worship schedule to the left, or click here, and fill out the provided form.



FLOWERS FOR THE ALTAR—Flowers this week were given in celebration of Jennifer Friday and Dawn Fredericks' birthdays.

EPISCOPAL CHURCH WOMEN (ECW) MEETING—The ECW will have an informal meeting Sunday, October 7 after the 11AM service in Royall Hall to discuss the Fish Fry event.

4E MENTORING—The Holy Cross outreach mentoring program will resume for the 2nd year on Wednesday, October 10 (and every Wednesday following) at 4:30–6PM in our Bible Study room. Elementary school children in this community are welcomed. Parents and guardians are invited to make their interest in the program known by calling the church office.

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.

YOUNG AT HEART (YAH)—The Young at Heart will hold their regular monthly meeting on Saturday, October 13 in Royall Hall beginning at 1PM. Contact Michelle Ware for details.

DAUGHTERS OF THE KING (DOH)—The DOK will meet Saturday, October 13 at 10AM in the Adult Classroom (near the office). Contact Leonie Bundy 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.

ENGAGEMENT COMMITTEEBirthday Coffee Hour will be celebrated next on October 21 for October birthdays.



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.

STOVE UPDATE—Plans are in progress to bless the new stove in Royall Hall.

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. Upgrades are scheduled to begin October 1. Please contact the parish office or Anderson Welch if you have questions.

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.



AARP CHAPTER #5334—The Decatur-McAfee Chapter #5334 of AARP, Inc. is hosting "A Day of Care for Caregivers" in Royall Hall on Saturday, October 20 at 9AM. Those caring for elderly loved ones, young children, or veterans are invited to attend this event where presenters will share information and resources followed by an afternoon of pampering and light refreshments. There is no charge but pre-registration is encouraged. Contact Dorothy Spencer-Amey or Michelle Ware for details.

UPPER ROOMS TASK FORCE—On November 17, 3:30–5:30PM, we will brainstorm ideas for what to do with the space and how to raise money.

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

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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