We ask for your prayers...

They say that good things take time, but I've learned that really great things happen in a blink of an eye.  My Epic Waves class is often filled with discussion on topics that touch the hearts of our young people.  One such Sunday we were discussing Luke 16:19-21 which deals with the rich man and Lazarus.  If you haven't heard Fr. Jerry's reflection on it, I would highly recommend it: View Here.  To summarize, the rich man ends up ignoring Lazarus who is suffering and falls out of favor with God…

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Children's Ministries Partners with Outreach to Help Flood Victims

Holy Cross Children's Ministries has partnered with Outreach to help the flood victims of Hurricane Matthew. Flooding in North Carolina from Hurricane Matthew has caused $1.5 billion in damage to 100,000 homes, businesses and government buildings, authorities estimate. The figure is likely to be far greater, considering the estimate does not take into account the cost of repairing damaged roads and bridges or the value of belongings inside damaged buildings.  At least 26 people have died in Nort…

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Be the Light - Scare Away Hunger

On October 30th more than 200 kids from churches that support the Help Hub gathered together to put a new spin on the Halloween tradition of "Trick-or-Treating".  Earlier in the week residence of Wrightsville Beach received brown paper grocery bags with a letter asking for non-perishable food donations.  The letter further explained that our youth would be collecting those bags on the following Sunday.  Instead of collecting candy this Halloween, our young people collected bags of donations.  We…

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Epic Waves Sunday School Class Supports Kiva

Kiva is an international nonprofit, founded in 2005 and based in San Francisco, with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. We celebrate and support people looking to create a better future for themselves, their families and their communities.  Our Epic Waves Sunday School class has been making contributions to the program for the past year.  Below are the people we've helped to accomplish their goals.  They all have such wonderful stories and we're so thankful to be a…

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Thanks Teachers, and Youth Leaders!

I am pleased to say we have had another successful year in the Holy Cross Sunday School children's program. Thanks to all of our wonderful and dedicated teachers and parents. We have had new faces in the Epic Wave's class and Godly Play this year as our little ones are moving up. We started Godly Play three years ago where we share bible stories with the children using interactive materials. Story telling is such a powerful tool in learning and it has been very effective.  I am also excited…

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