Newsletter: December 22, 2016

Holy Family newsletter: December 22, 2016

Greening the Church 2016

On Sunday, December 18th, Holy Family held its annual Greening of the Church event. Congregation members join together to decorate the sanctuary and Narthex for the Christmas season. Following the decorating, the Brotherhood of St. Andrew hosts its traditional spaghetti dinner as a thank you for everyone’s hard work. Christmas services will be held at Holy Family throughout the weekend. Please CLICK HERE for more information.

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Disciples Class: Climb Time

On a brisk evening in December, members of our Disciples Sunday school class gathered for an evening of fun and fellowship at Climb Time in Fishers. Students enjoyed time climbing while parent chaperones belayed ropes for them. The students and parents also presented Mrs. Galvin with a goodbye gift. As Father Mike retires in January, we wish the Galvin family many blessings on their new adventures. More information about our Sunday school programs for children can be found by clicking here or emailing

Newsletter: December 15, 2016

Holy Family newsletter: December 15, 2016

Newsletter: December 8, 2016

Holy Family newsletter: December 8. 2016

Daughters of the King – Officer Installation

On Sunday, December 4th, the Hannah Chapter of the Order of the Daughters of the King installed its 2016-17 officers. Pictured from left to right are Treasurer Ruth Everett, President-Elect Kristine Canter, Secretary Kris Brown, and President Cathy French.
Daughters of the King are Christian women, both lay and ordained, who are strengthened through the discipline of a Rule of Life, and supported through the companionship of their sisters. They are at different stages of their Christian journeys – some have just begun and some have been on this path for a long time. But no matter where they are on their sacred journeys, their primary goal is the same – to know Jesus Christ and to make Him known to others. For more information about the Hannah Chapter of Daughters of the King at Holy Family, please contact our church office.

Newsletter: December 1, 2016

Holy Family newsletter: December 1, 2016

Feast of St. Andrew 2016

Holy Family’s chapter of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew gathered this evening to celebrate the feast day of St. Andrew. Also known as Andrew the Apostle, he was a Christian Apostle and the older brother to St. Peter. In the Gospel of Matthew, it is said Jesus was walking along the shore of the Sea of Galilee and saw Andrew and Simon Peter fishing. It is then he asked the two to become disciples and “fishers of men.” 
Per Christian tradition, Andrew went on to preach the Good News around the shores of the Black Sea and throughout what is now Greece and Turkey. Andrew was martyred by crucifixion in Patras. He was bound, rather than nailed, to a cross, as is described in the Acts of Andrew. He was crucified on a cross form known as “crux decussata,” which is an X-shaped cross or a “saltire.” Today this is commonly referred to as “St. Andrew’s Cross.” It is believed Andrew requested to be crucified this way, because he deemed himself “unworthy to be crucified on the same type of cross as Jesus.” 

His saltire cross is featured on the flag of Scotland and is represented in much of his iconography. He is commonly portrayed as an old man with long white hair and a beard, often holding the Gospel book or a scroll. St. Andrew is the patron saint of fishermen and singers.

Members of Holy Family’s Brotherhood of St. Andrew chapter shared Eucharist and then adjourned to finish the evening with fellowship. For more information about Holy Family’s chapter of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew, please contact the church office.

Youth Group Waycross Retreat – Fall 2016

Holy Family Youth Group
In November 2016, fourteen youth and four adult chaperones from Holy Family attended the Episcopal Diocesan Youth Retreat held at Waycross Camp and Conference Center in Brown County, Indiana. Holy Family’s deacon, the Reverend Cathy Scott, served as the retreat chaplain. Students spent time discussing the weekend’s theme “From Stress to Success” and participating in a variety of worship services and fellowship activities. For more information about Holy Family’s youth group activities, contact Youth Director Marty Blake at
Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis Youth

Newsletter: November 24, 2016

Holy Family newsletter: November 24, 2016