"Won't You Be My Neighbor?"

Earlier this summer I went to see the documentary, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” which chronicled the life of The Rev. Fred Rogers, the Presbyterian minister whose pulpit was the children’s television show, Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood.  For those who watched the show between 1968, when the show aired, and the last episode in 2001, Mr. Rogers was a generational icon.  The world that Rogers preached to over those three decades was a world in turmoil, a world experiencing unprecedented change in a short…

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New Ministry (New Opportunity to Reach Out - Interfaith Friendship Groups)

Many people at Holy Cross, whether excited about the effort or upset about it, have asked me “What is the purpose behind our reaching out to our Muslim neighbors?” It is simply this: To open our hearts, our minds, and our hands. To show, in word and example, God’s own love. Why Muslims first? We began with these particular neighbors because: Over the last year, several parishioners articulated a desire to reach out to the mosque, to learn more about them. The formal effort began when Andy org…

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Ro Daughtery's Resignation as Outreach Chairperson

As all of you probably know, Holy Cross has so valued taking care of those in need that they have designated 10% of our previous year’s income to go towards Outreach.  Equally important, though, is the fact that so many parishioners volunteer countless hours to aid organizations that Holy Cross sponsors.  I have always felt so proud to represent our church in my role as chairperson as I visited the various sites within the community to ascertain their mission and how exactly they would use our f…

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Fall Barbecue

Our Annual Fall BBQ is Saturday, September 8th at 5PM.  Our Master Grillers will be cooking chicken and ribs.  We are asked to bring a side dish or dessert to share.  Soft drinks and water will be available. You may bring beer or wine for your own consumption.  Please sign up in the gathering room to indicate if you will bring a side dish or dessert.  You don't want to miss this evening of great food and fellowship!

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Ultreya (3)

The next Wilmington Ultreya will be held at St. John's Episcopal Church located in Wilmington on Tuesday, September 25.  The address is 1219 Forest Hills Drive, 910-762-5273.   Start time for is 6:00 pm. Please arrive a bit early to catch up with friends...  Pot Luck dinner is to follow at 6:15pm so bring something to share. Highlights will include a Lay Action Talk By Lee Stroud of Holy Cross, Church of the Month by Jackie Rosner of All Souls, music, refreshments, good cheer and Compline deliv…

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Guatemala Mission Trip

Frances Warner, Pete Lake, Roni Hursthouse, and Ada Atkinson will be going to GuatemalaOctober 20-27. They will work with 20+ team members to install stoves and water systems forfamilies. You have an opportunity to help! Each missioner is asked to raise funds to cover stovesand water systems for five families. All total, Holy Cross Missioners will raise funds for 20 families -$6000. Any amount you can contribute towards this goal is appreciated! The missioners pay allof their travel, lodging, an…

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