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Christmas Eve 2015

Christmas Eve

Holy Cross offers two unique services on Christmas Eve:

Christmas Eve Family Eucharist
December 24, 2015
6:30pm at the church

Christmas Eve Choral Communion
December 24, 2015
11pm at the church

Canticles in Candlelight Christmas Gala

Canticles in Candlelight Christmas Gala

Sunday, December 20, 2015
7pm at Holy Cross

The Choir, Handbells, and Sunday School children will present “Canticles in Candlelight” in song, drama, and readings.  They will be joined by a String Quartet along with Brass.  Invite your neighbours, family, and friends – you won’t want to miss!

Chrismons Decorations

Chrismons Decorations

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.

Cookie Challenge 2015

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.

Christmas Poinsettia

Christmas Poinsettia

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

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 Conference

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

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:
403-282-7700 (Wendy)
403-289-1261 (Margaret)
403-286-6791 (Linda)
403-288-0345 (Kathryn)
403-208-4260 (Laura May)