Monthly Archives: March 2013

ABC Donation Drop Off Schedule at St. Thomas More Catholic Church

ABC-forcrossroadsThe ABC Sale will be begin accepting donations at the Parish Center at St. Thomas More Church on:

Tuesday, April 2,  from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesday, April 3, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Thursday, April 4, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

No donations after 4 p.m. on Thursday.

NO DONATIONS AT THE CHAPEL OF THE CROSS.  There will be plenty of helpers to unload your car in front of the Parish Center.

Bring us your gently used clothing, household goods, books, furniture, and garden items.  Proceeds from the Sale benefit area non-profit organizations. And it’s not too late to volunteer.   This is a wonderful opportunity to make new friends, spend time with old friends, and participate in one of the oldest outreach programs here at Chapel of The Cross.  Co-Chairs Reg Carver 919-493-9499 bayview237@yahoo.com  and Mary Sullivan mlsull2nc@gmail.com welcome you the to the 2013 ABC Sale at ST. Thomas More Church.

Sale hours on Saturday, April 6, are 8AM until 1PM.

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Shamrock and Roll: Naomi’s Network Hosts Festive St. Patrick’s Day Dinner

IMG_1520 It was the “luck o’ the parish” Friday, March 15 as the women of Naomi’s Network hosted a home-cooked Irish feast for 47 parishioners and their families. Corned beef and cabbage, boiled carrots and potatoes, Irish soda bread, and Irish whiskey cake were washed down by green beer and coffee stout provided by parishioner Robert Poitras and the Carolina Brewery.

“The whole purpose is fellowship,” said Nancy Tunnessen, leader of Naomi’s Network and chef of the 33 pounds of corned beef. “And it’s great fellowship!”

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Women of The Chapel of the Cross Meet, Greet

More than 50 women gathered for friendship and fellowship in the sunny home of parishioner Ginny Runge Sunday, March 10 from 4-6 p.m. Warm welcomes, smiles and hellos filled the first hour of the social as newcomers and long-time parishioners mingled over wine, soft drinks, snacks and hors d’oeuvres. At 5:00, parishioners Karen Taylor and Chrys Bullard presented a status update on progress of the women’s initiative at The Chapel of the Cross. “We’re focusing our start-up efforts on three areas,” said Bullard. “We’re inviting women to organize in smaller groups; determining whether we want to align with the Episcopal Church Women (ECW) or stay independent; and exploring opportunities for in-reach to each other and outreach to the community.”

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Feeding Our Souls for the Journey: a Feast of Faith, Fellowship & Fun for All Ages

The Chartered Committee for Lifelong Christian Formation and St. Paul’s, Winston Salem, present a day of Christian Formation on April 13 that will feature the Revs. Mark and Kathy Bozutti-Jones (Trinity Wall Street), Vicky Garvey (the Diocese of Chicago), Robbin Wittington (Center for Spiritual Resources), Sharon Pearson (Church Publishing), the Rev. John Tampa (Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Southern Pines), Diana Turner-Forte (artist and liturgical dancer), the Friends of the Groom (Theatre Company) and the Rt. Rev. Michael B. Curry.

The event is free and open to all – clergy, church school teachers, parents, children and people of other denominations.    More information and registration forms are available here and outside the Christian Formation office.

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Congratulations to the 2013 Vestry Elect

The Chapel of the Cross Vestry Elect Class of 2013-2016:

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The new members of the vestry will begin their terms with the vestry retreat in May.  Thanks to all of the candidates for offering themselves for service at this critical period in the history of this parish.

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Lenten Alms-Giving Opportunities

?????The Outreach Committee will be recruiting and supporting walkers for this year’s Crop Hunger walk to be held on April 21.  The walk is a 4 mile stroll through Chapel Hill, Carrboro and the UNC campus.  A shorter route is also available.  Non-walkers may sponsor parishioners who are walking to raise money for the Interfaith Council and Church World Service.  Both organizations work to end hunger.

A short history of the CROP walk can be found at http://www.cwsglobal.org

When CROP began in 1947 (under the wing of Church World Service, which was founded in 1946), CROP was an acronym for the Christian Rural Overseas Program. Its primary mission was to help Midwest farm families to share their grain with hungry neighbors in post-World War II Europe and Asia. Today, we’ve outgrown the acronym but we retain it as the historic name of the program. CROP Hunger Walks are interfaith hunger education and fundraising events sponsored by Church World Service and organized by CWS regional offices across the U.S.

The Global Missions committee will be supporting two outreach efforts:  La Esperanza de Jesus orphanage in Honduras and Episcopal Relief and Development’s Clean Water Fund, with donations earmarked for Honduras and South Africa.

Please visit our outreach information tables during the Intergenerational Palm Sunday Stations of the Cross on March 24.

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Easter Flowers

easterflowersOfferings of flowers for the altars of the church and chapel are especially appropriate as memorials or thanksgivings at Easter. If you wish to contribute, please complete the form found at the back of the church, chapel, tract rack, or in the office. Submit the form to the parish office by Friday, March 22. A check in the amount you wish to contribute should be made payable to The Chapel of the Cross and earmarked “Easter Flowers.”

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