Habitat for Humanity

Exciting news! Holy Cross is joining with at least 13 other churches in a Faith Build for Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity.  Each church is asked to provide volunteers at the work site and monetary contributions to build a home for a needy family.  This is your opportunity to get involved and make a difference through Holy Cross Outreach. The groundbreaking ceremony will be July 13th at 310 Deerfield Road, Castle Hayne.  For more information, contact Pete Lake, Tom Cordle or Fred Hammond. If sp…

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Why We Feel Gratitude

Why We Feel Gratitude First and foremost, we are thankful for God’s love, and we recognize that gratitude is a powerful catalyst for happiness. Stopping each day to give thanks is part of our daily routine in prayer. So much depends on giving thanks for every part of our lives. Without gratitude, we are empty shells that merely exist. Sometimes our gratitude reveals itself in small ways from smiling upon first waking up in the morning to admiring a butterfly that has landed on a blooming flowe…

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Summer Sunday School

Summer Sunday School Parent Information Each Sunday this summer we will have a special Sunday School program for our children in who are rising K-5th grade. We will be learning about the wonders of God’s creation with a focus on water. Weather permitting we will be spending part of each program outside in the woods (aka St. Francis Way). To help your child be a full participant, please remember to: dress your child for active and possibly messy play outdoors. apply bug spray and sunscreen.…

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Meet the Casterellas

The Casterella family began attending Holy Cross on Christmas Eve 2018 and have been regular attendees since. The family of four moved from the Rocky Mountains to North Carolina in August 2018, just a few weeks before Hurricane Florence hit. Gretchen is a professor in the Cameron School of Business at UNCW and Jeff is a distance-based accounting professor at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. Additionally, Jeff is developing and overseeing a construction project in Kure Beach. Jack is a …

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Holy Week Services

Holy Week Services will be as follows: Palm Sunday, 4/14: 8:00am and 10:15am. No 9:00am Adult Formation Maundy Thursday, 4/18: 7:00pm Holy Eucharist with Foot-washing Good Friday, 4/19: 12:00pm Stations of the Cross; 7:00p Good Friday with Administration of Holy CommunionHoly Saturday, 4/20: 8:30pm The Great Vigil of EasterEaster Sunday. 4/21: 8:00am (spoken), 10:15am. No 9:00am Adult Formation. Stations of the Cross: Please sign up on the signup sheet in the gathering area to lead the pray…

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Sr. Warden Update 2/3/2019

February 2019 Greetings from you Sr. Warden: It was with humility, and more than a bit of trepidation, that I accepted this position in January. I ask now for your support and prayers to help me do the very best I can. As part of my new position, I’m going to try to share with you on a monthly basis a little of what is going on at Holy Cross. To begin with, we have taken a huge step forward in bringing Chana to us as our Priest in Charge. Having someone in this position is a very new experien…

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