Confirmation Celebration 2017

During our 10 AM Service, four Holy Family members were recognized and blessed as recent Confirmands in the Episcopal Church. They were presented with a certificate signed by Diocese of Indianapolis Bishop The Rt. Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, Holy Family Deacon The Rev. Cathy Scott, and Confirmation instructor Bob Murray. They also received personal copies of the Book of Common Prayer. To close the special liturgy, all members in attendance placed their hands on the people in front of them as a traditional symbol of “laying on of hands,” offering congregational support throughout their spiritual journeys. We also celebrated a special hospitality with cake and ice cream. For more information about being Confirmed in the Episcopal Church, please contact The Reverend Cathy Scott at

Tools 4 School 2017

During our 10 AM worship service, The Reverend John Conners blessed our ingathering of school supplies that will donated to area children in need. Father John also blessed all students, teachers, bus drivers, school staff, and administrators for a safe and productive school year. For more information about ways to support school children in need, email Jolene Johnston at 

O Eternal God, bless all schools, colleges, and universities, that they may be lively centers for sound learning, new discovery, and the pursuit of wisdom; and grant that those who teach and those who learn may find you to be the source of all truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.   (Book of Common Prayer)

Newsletter: July 27, 2017

Holy Family newsletter: July 27, 2017

Newsletter: July 20, 2017

Holy Family newsletter: July 20, 2017

Newsletter: July 13, 2017

Holy Family newsletter: July 13, 2017

Mission in the Mountains: Called to Serve

On Sunday, July 9th, Father John Conners commissioned the ten youth and four adults that will travel to Johnson City, TN on this year’s Mission in the Mountains trip. This mission trip is part of the larger Holy Family Youth Exchange program created with help from Youth Ministry Grant Initiative funds from the Center for Congregations.
We encourage you to join the Mission in the Mountains journey by following HFECyouthgroup on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. More information about the Youth Exchange program as well as photos and video from the 2016 trip are available by clicking HERE. Please contact Youth Director Marty Blake with questions about Holy Family’s youth group program.
“Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”  
Matthew 11:28-30

Daughters of the King: New Members

During our 10 AM service on July 9th, four new members joined the Hannah Chapter of the Order of the Daughters of the King at Holy Family Episcopal Church through a service of admission. They were joined by other Daughters from our chapter. The Order of the Daughters of the King® is an order for women who are communicants of the Episcopal Church, churches in communion with it, or churches in the historic episcopate but not in communion with it. Our membership currently includes women in the Anglican, Episcopal, Lutheran (ELCA) and Roman Catholic churches.

Father John Conners and Deacon Cathy Scott led the service which included the entire congregation. The Mission of the Order is the extension of Christ’s Kingdom through Prayer, Service, and Evangelism.

New members (from left to right): Susie Beard, Jennifer McGuire, Teresa Conroy-Roth, and Dee FInkbeiner
Following the service, a special hospitality was held in honor our newest Daughters. More information about the Daughters of the King can be found by clicking HERE or contacting the church office.

For His Sake…I am but one, but I am one.
I cannot do everything, but I can do something.
What I can do, I ought to do.
What I ought to do, by the grace of God I will do.
Lord, what will you have me do?

Newsletter: July 6, 2017

Holy Family newsletter: July 6, 2017

Newsletter: June 29, 2017

Holy Family newsletter: June 29, 2017

Youth Group Leadership Development

Six members of HFEC youth group and two invited guests gathered for a pizza dinner and leadership development activities Sunday night. The leadership activities were part of Mobile Team Challenge low ropes course.  Mobile Team Challenge was purchased for HFEC youth group to use for leadership development with the grant funds provided by Youth Mission Grant Initiative (YMGI).  The equipment will be used by the youth group for meetings, lock-ins, and mission trips, including the upcoming trip to Johnson City, Tennessee in July.  The eight youth participated in four different activities facilitated by youth leaders Marty Blake and Jolene Johnston.  The core focus of these activities is to develop our youth through mind, body, and spirit. For more information about Holy Family’s youth group activities, please contact Youth Director Marty Blake.