Group Ministries

Making Christ visible in God’s community by providing a culture of invitation and groups which offer a sense of place, community, fun, learning, and spiritual growth.

Group Ministries

This is a group of widows and widowers who meet on the 3rd Monday of each month.  They welcome all who find themselves in this difficult stage of life.  Spiritual guidance is available.
Meets Mondays at 12:30 p.m. in the Meeting Hall.  Anyone with an interest in Bridge is welcome to attend.
If you like to play Canasta, we meet every Wednesday from 1:00 until 3:00 p.m. in the Meeting Hall (opposite the Pavilion).  Any skill level and age is welcome.  We play by “Holy Cross” rules.
Holy Cross puts together a Christmas float each year to enter the Simpsonville Christmas Parade.  The parade is usually around the first of December.  Volunteers will be recruited to help put the float together starting around mid to late November.  Please contact the church office if you are willing to help construct and/or design the float.
Cursillo is patterned on Jesus’ own example.  He searched out and called a small group of potential leaders (pre-cursilllo); he trained them by word and example and inspired them with a vision (Cursillo Weekend); he linked them together and sent them out into the world to bring the word to Him (post-Cursillo or the Fourth Day).  For those who have experienced Cursillo, it is still somewhat mystifying.  The purpose of Cursillo is to help those in the Church understand their individual callings to be Christian leaders.  Taken from www.edusc.org Upstate Cursillo is held three times a year.
Education for Ministry (EfM) is a distance education program from the University of the South at Sewanee. We study the Old Testament, the New Testament, church history, and theology while learning to engage in theological reflection. By examining our own beliefs and our relationship to our culture and the tradition of our faith, we learn what it means to be effective lay ministers in the world. Coming to terms with the notion that everything we do has potential to manifest the love of God, we discover that ministry happens everywhere we go and in everything we do. An EfM group consists of six to 12 participants and a trained mentor who meet once a week from August through May. Participants commit to one year at a time. For questions, please contact Holy Cross EfM mentor Bobbie Godwin.
Here at Holy Cross we believe that Real Life Changes and Spiritual Growth happens when we grow closer to God.  Life Group Ministries are designed to bring people together with others to have authentic community with each other and Christ.  Different Life Groups meets throughout the week as well as Sunday Mornings.  If interested in joining a Life Group call the church office for locations and times.
All men interested in participating in a simple organization of men dedicated to fellowship, study and active assistance to the church and community are invited to attend.  They meet on the first Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. typically at a local restaurant.
(For members age 50 and better) If you are over age 50 and can fog a mirror, you are eligible to be a PRIMTIMER.  You will be part of the largest and most active social group at Holy Cross.  At least one group activity is scheduled for each month ranging from field trips to museums, ball games, hikes, theaters, dinners, holiday parties, etc.  The main purpose is to have a good time and enjoy each other’s company while sharing new experiences.  The schedule is posted on our bulleting board and announcements are printed in Crossways, Sunday bulletins, and the Holy Cross web-site.
The members of this group share their knowledge and interest in photography and digital imaging.  This includes all levels from beginners to advance.
Sit ‘n’ Stitch meets on Tuesdays mornings at 10:00 a.m. in the Meeting Hall.  To join the group, just bring your handiwork and come.
Vacation Bible School or “VBS” Summer Activity- preschool age 3 – 5th grade.  5:30 – 8:30 p.m., Sunday – Thursday.  Join your kids as they explore God’s love through prayer, music, games, crafts, and snacks!  Dinner is provided.  Best of all, parents can come too.
This retreat is open to all women in the parish and is scheduled for a weekend in the fall.  Our purpose is multi-faceted: time away to rest, reflect, re-create, refocus, and to have fun and fellowship.  Though our topics change from year to year, our theme is caring for and integrating body and soul.  Contact the church office for more information.

Covenant Groups

The Dissident Daughters is a covenant group that meets weekly to discuss a book on spiritual growth.  Due to the nature of the group, we must limit the size to eight to ten members.  The formation of other covenant groups is always a possibility. 
The Daughters of the King is an Order for women of the Episcopal church and churches with the historic Episcopate, and was organized in 1885.  Every daughter pledges herself to a life-long program of prayer, service and personal evangelism, dedicated to the extension of Christ’s kingdom and to the strengthening of the spiritual life of her parish.  St Clair Daughters of the King meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 10”00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.  Anyone interested in more information should contact the church office.