Monday, December 14, 2015
7pm at Holy Cross
An evening of making Chrismons (Christ Monograms) for the Christmas Tree at Holy Cross. Supplies and instructions will be provided. Everyone is welcome! Please sign up on the sheet located in the narthex of the church.
Fifth Annual Cookie Challenge
Sunday, December 13, 2015
After the 10am service
Are you a Cookie Champion?
If you answered yes, bring 4 dozen bite-sized cookies to the lower hall before the 10am service to find out!
Are you a Cookie Connoisseur?
Come to the lower hall after the 10am service and for $5 you can sample the cookies and vote for your favourite!
100% of the funds raised will go to the PWRDF Syrian Emergency Relief.
Forms and Payment Due to the church office before December 13, 2015.
If you would like to purchase a poinsettia in memory of a loved one or in thanksgiving for something in your life, the forms are available in the blue folder in the narthex.
ACW December 2015 Meeting and Potluck
Monday, December 7, 2015
5:30pm at the church
All ladies of the church are invited to the December meeting, our Christmas Devotional, led by Bishop Derek, and Potluck dinner.
This will be our opportunity to bring a Christmas gift to the guests of the Native Women’s Shelter – see wish list on the notice board in the lower hall.
There will be no January meeting!
For more details, contact Anne.
Anglican Fellowship of Prayer
“Thy Kingdom Come” Prayer Conference
Saturday, November 28, 2015
9:00am to 3:00pm
Holy Cross is the host site for the next Anglican Fellowship of Prayer Conference titled “Thy Kingdom Come.” For more information, please click here. Be advised, clicking this link will take you to an external website. Holy Cross is not responsible for the content or behaviour of the external site.
Candy Cane Tea & Bazaar
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Our goal this year is to offer our guests a good variety of baking, crafts, knitting and sewing, children’s activities, gently used books, plus refreshments in the Glad Tidings Tea Room. Of course we have a lot of fun in the process and the money we raise is used to support parish and outreach projects.
What can I donate?
- One-of-a-kind specialty handcrafted items from the creative corners of the parish. Including, but not limited to, crafts, knitting, sewing, paintings, bookmarks, crochet, woodworking, quilting – to name just a few.
- Jams and Jellies (or just the jars). Bring 4oz and 8oz Bernardin-type jam/jelly jars and stash them at the church. Parishioners are invited to take these jars home and fill them with some of your garden abundance: jams, jellies, and pickles.
- “Granny’s Attic” treasures and books table. Summer cleaning? Downsizing? This is the perfect destination for those rare and gently used household treasures: jewellery, china, tea cups, ornaments, crystal, books, CDs, DVDs, small appliances and electronics (must be in good working order). Yes, this is a good opportunity to recycle, but we are sorry that we are unable to accept certain items: clothing, hats, wigs, magazines, textbooks, encyclopedias, furniture, baby items, computers, printers, TVs. Not sure, check with Lynne Hubbard our treasurer’s convener.
When can I donate?
- Donations of crafts, gently used treasurers and books can now be dropped off at the church when you come to worship on Sunday mornings.
- Volunteers will be on hand on Friday, November 20, 2015 from 1pm until 7pm to receive your donations. This is a great time to bring your donations of fresh baking for the tea room and deli table!
- Some donations can be made early Saturday, November 21, 2015 (before the big event), but please arrange with the convener beforehand.
How do I volunteer?
There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board by the kitchen. Can you help out on the big day? Please sign-up, say yes to one of our team of coordinators right away and get ready to roll up your sleeves! Pick up the phone and give the conveners a call to see how you can help out. Do you have a favourite recipe for squares? Sign up to donate a square to the Glad Tidings Tea Room. We are especially eager to find a volunteer to coordinate decorating and a few strong fellows to set up tables and chairs on Friday and the same few or others to take them down on Saturday. Hint: signing up as a volunteer saves the coordinators a lot of phoning.
Please do not hesitate to give one of our conveners a call:
403-208-4260 (Laura May)
ACW November 2015 Meeting
Sunday, November 1, 2015 after the 10am Service
After a light lunch, our speaker will be a representative from the Awo-Taan Native Women’s Shelter which we have supported for many years – this will give us an opportunity to be updated with the work they are doing in Calgary and area.
All women are warmly welcome to attend
Calgary Region Meeting
Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 9:30am
Holy Cross will be hosting the Calgary Region (Parishes within the Palliser and Glenmore Deaneries) meeting.
ACW October 2015 Meeting
Sunday, October 4, 2015 Following the 10am Service
A light lunch will be followed by a speaker from the Veteran’s Food Bank. Everyone is welcome!
Wednesday, September 23 at 7:00pm
If you have never been to a healing service before, here is what you need to know. It is quiet, meditative service wherein we remind ourselves of God’s promise to be present in the midst of our struggles and illnesses. We celebrate Eucharist together, and afterwards the congregation is invited to receive personal prayers, the laying on of hands, and the anointing of oil. Sometimes people ask the question ‘is it just for people who are physically ill?’ The answer is no. A healing service is open for anyone who believes they may benefit from healing prayer. Whether you need God’s healing touch for something physical (an illness), something social (a relationship, an employment matter), something emotional (a sadness), or something spiritual (a doubt, a questioning) you are encouraged to come for prayer. God is able to meet you in each and any situation.