There will be a fundraising concert featuring the popular group "The Worthless Son-In-Laws" on Sunday afternoon, May 6, at the home of Pam Conover and Ray Lutz, with proceeds benefiting the St. John's summer concert series. The $25 per person contribution is tax deductible with tickets available in Skiles Hall after this service, or in the Parish office during the week. Bring a picnic and beverages to enjoy as early as 4 p.m. prior to the concert at 5. More information will appear in the May parish newsletter.
Summer Food Ministry
Holy Cross Summer Food Ministry is gearing up to feed hungry Valle Crucis school children and their families during the summer. This is our 4th year meeting food needs for children who receive free breakfast and lunch during the school year, but do not have access to enough food while on summer vacation. If you would like to participate, please contact Ann Gerber at 297-3466 for details. First delivery is Friday, June 15. Remaining deliveries throughout the summer are Fridays, July 6 and 27, and August 10.
Episcopal Church Women (ECW) is looking for a volunteer to co-chair with Pan McCaslin the Baked Goods booth at October's Valle Country Fair. If you are interested, please contact Malinda Boren at 828-783-0630 or Pilotmalinda@aol.com.
Little Food Pantry
We have a new Little Food Pantry ready to receive and make available non-perishable and unexpired foods (primarily canned goods), and baby needs. The pantry is a refurbished outdoor lending library, looks somewhat like a doll house and is anchored to the low stone wall in the parking lot opposite Skiles Hall. If you would like to donate goods, please place them in the pantry. In the event the pantry is full, please do not leave your donations outside, but try another day to donate. If you need food, please take what you can use. Help advertise this food and goods source to the greater community by telling friends and acquaintances of its location. And if you have any questions or concerns about the pantry, please contact Ann Gerber or Margaret Love. Thank you!
United Thank Offering
United Thank Offering Sunday will be May 13, 2018. The boxes, envelopes and information leaflets are available in Skiles Hall on the coffee table. As we journey through Lent, attempting to lead a more intentional life of prayer and thanksgiving, make your contributions to your "blue box" as you remember the many blessings of this life. 100% of your offering to UTO goes to meet human needs and expanding mission and ministry around the world.