Episcopal Relief and Development

    It has been nearly a decade since Hurricane Katrina devastated many states along the gulf coast, leaving over 1,800 dead and tens of thousands displaced. Through the#KATRINA10 Blog Series  ERD will be sharing stories over the next few weeks to commemorate the anniversary of the event and celebrate the progress made to rebuild communities. Click on the hyperlink above to to read a story about the Jericho Road Housing Initiative in New Orleans.  Peace, Jen Gulberg Smith

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Attractions!

The Holy Cross Outreach Committee is offering "Attractions" books for sale.  These books have discount coupons for local restaurants, retail stores and fun activities, such as golf, bowling and museums.  All you have to do is use a couple of these coupons and you’ve recouped your initial outlay! It’s a great way to try new restaurants in town or visit fun places in Wilmington.  You can use them when friends come to visit or you can use them as Christmas presents for friends and family. Outreac…

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Ladies Brunch

During September through May, ladies of the church are invited to come together about four times on a Saturday morning for food, fun, fellowship - and to learn something. Over the years we have had speakers on a variety of subjects: Foster Care, Guardian Ad Litem Program, The Carousel Center, Sex Trafficking, Mental Illness Resources, Music for Healing, Taking Care of Ourselves with Snowy Albright and Advanced Directives. We have also talked about prayer and made prayer boxes. We've made beautif…

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Reflections from Andy

The Four Stages of Faith Brian McLaren is a contemporary Christian writer and speaker. In one of his books, Naked Spirituality, he lays out his understanding of the stages we can move through if we desire to live a full, mature, Christian faith. I have lived with these stages for several years now, and I find them to be very helpful.  The stages go like this:   Simplicity. When in this stage, a person believes people are either with them or against them. It’s all or nothing when thinking a…

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Cub Scout Pack Formation

Holy Cross Cub Scout Pack #283 was formed in July with four Cubs as the founding members.  Fall Round Up and scouting activities will begin with the start of the school year.  Stay tuned for information about the Pack and the activities they have planned.  Scouting is open to all boys 1st grade to 18 years old. Adult leaders are needed to insure the program success. Applications are available in the Church Office or see E. Stansfield or Scott Yeakey. ~ Scott Yeakey

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