Welcome to Holy Family!
 
Here’s a look at what a visit to our church night look like on a typical Sunday morning.
 
red-doorsAs you enter the double red doors from the parking lot, you’ll be greeted by a volunteer in our Narthex (lobby) space. Episcopal Churches traditionally have red doors. Historically the red doors of a church were a symbol of sanctuary – a place where a soldier could not pursue an enemy. The red signified the blood of Jesus Christ who came to save all who took refuge in him. People who passed through the red doors were safe. At Holy Family, we welcome all.
 
Our welcome-deskNarthex space is warm and inviting. We encourage you to hang up your coat or hat, take a bulletin from the welcome desk or greeter, and grab a cup of coffee if you like. Restrooms are available down the hall from the Narthex. You are welcome to enter our sanctuary space as you are ready. Childcare is available for infants and children through first grade during our 10 AM service and is located in our education wing. An usher will be happy to assist you in finding the appropriate rooms. For those who wish to keep their children with them during the service, books and coloring boxes are available in the welcome desk near the entrance doors.
 
You are encouraged to participate in our worship services by following along in the printed bulletin. Our music at the 10 AM service is chosen from hymnals that are provided in each row – simply follow the bulletin to help make a joyful noise. During our exchange of peace, many people like to stand up and walk around to shake hands or hug each other. We invite you to participate as you feel comfortable. Holy Family really is just like a big family, so be ready for warm smiles and happy hearts.
 
sanctuary
All baptized Christians who welcome Jesus Christ into their lives are invited to come forward for Communion. The ushers will direct you toward the front where we line up to receive freshly-baked bread and real wine. For those who wish to receive a blessing instead of Communion, simply place your hands across your chest to indicate your preference. A gluten-free alternative is available.
 
Following each service, we invite you to visit with our clergy as you leave the sanctuary. There are several members of our church staff who would love to assist you – you can find their smiling faces by clicking HERE. Hospitality and fellowship time are provided in the Narthex and/or parish hall. We invite you to take a blue folder of materials from the welcome desk that reflect many of the programs and ministries at Holy Family. We encourage you sign our guest book or fill out a welcome card located on small clipboards on the back of our sanctuary chairs. You may also contact us ONLINE. We would love to follow up with you and meet to speak in person. Thank you for being part of our Holy Family today!
 
We bear witness to the Light of Christ by serving as the heart and hands of Jesus,
nourishing people and transforming lives.