Help Hub Update

With abundant gratitude we acknowledge five years of incredible growth made possible by the astounding generosity of many and the amazing grace of one God. A small but determined group of Help Hub volunteers began welcoming neighbors seeking emergency financial assistance five years ago this month. Thanks to open-minded and collaborative thinking by the leaders of our Founding Member Churches (First Baptist, First Presbyterian and St. James) and the Harrelson Center Staff and Board of Directors…

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Love Was Our Lord’s Meaning

Love Was Our Lord’s Meaning Julian of Norwich, Showings  Thomas Traherne, the 18th century English spiritual writer, said it well: “Let me love every Person as Jesus Christ: Meet his love, and thine, O Lord, In every person… O Learn me this, and the whole is learned. Learn me this, the Divine Art, And the Life of God! The church should be the place where we learn…and teach…about love.”   The Great Commission is Christ’s admonition to us to share with the world the Good News that in the p…

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Preparing Your God Love Story

  Preparing Your God Love Story  It’s so mysterious that Holy Cross will soon embark upon a ‘Story-telling’ opportunity for her community. Opportunities to both tell and to listen, a rehearsed improvisation so to speak, which will prepare you to welcome your new rector, into your love story and journey with God and one another. Another ‘gift’ of this initiative by the Education and Formation team is that you’ll be ‘doing theology’! Most people do not think of themselves as theologians. “Theolo…

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Silent Gifts Kick-Off

  Silent Gifts at Holy Cross Kick- Off On Thursday, Sept. 3 at 6:30 PM, Holy Cross parishioners gathered in the church parking lot to participate in a short Compline service via FM radio transmission. Jonathan Graves led the custom Compline service while church music leader Ethan Roeben and his wife Kaylee led the in-car attendees in live, sing-along music to invigorate the gathering. The meeting served as a kickoff for the month-long program of Silent Gifts, one where those taking part are p…

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Outdoor Worship Announcement

  During the pandemic, worship across the world has taken on different forms. Holy Cross Episcopal Church adjusted quickly by offering an online Morning Prayer service. After studying the results of a parish survey that went out in June, it is apparent that approximately 50 percent of the congregation is interested in some form of in-person worship.  The vestry took this information and established a committee, led by John Weisz, to determine the most feasible option for a shared in-person wor…

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