Bench Blessing

 
On Sunday, September 23rd, representatives from Girl Scout Troop 183 in Fishers participated in a special ceremony to bless the playground bench they donated to Holy Family. The scouts gathered over 400 pounds of bottle and container caps and lids that were recycled and transformed into the bench. The bench was a gift to the church in thanksgiving for using the space for Girl Scout meetings over the past five years. Following the blessing, the scouts chatted with Father Bruce, Mother Cathy, and members of the congregation about the project. 
 
 
 
 


Earth Day 2018

 
On Earth Day, April 22nd, Holy Family celebrated Earth Day in a variety of ways. During 9 AM Adult Forum, The Reverend Cathy Gray offered reflections on the holiday with those in attendance. Following the 10 AM service, everyone walked outdoors with Father Bruce to bless the Holy Family Community Garden plots as well as seeds and plants brought by worshipers. Finally, adults and children scattered native Indiana wildflower seeds along the treeline to enhance the outdoor chapel. It will be interesting to watch and see what Mother Nature provides! For more information about special events or the Community Garden at Holy Family, please contact Jolene Johnston. jjohnston@hfec.org
 

CLICK HERE for more photos of Earth Day at Holy Family.



Easter Day 2018

 

Alleluia, the Lord risen! The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia!

 Al Holy Family we celebrated the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ with the joyous ringing of bells, festive songs, and celebration.
 
 

We also welcomed Emerald Blair to our Holy Family through the sacrament of Baptism. View more photos from our Easter Day celebration by clicking HERE. For more information about Holy Family, please contact our church office. admin@hfec.org.



Girl Scout Sunday 2018

On Sunday, March 11th, Father Larry recognized the active Girl Scouts of America who attend Holy Family. Girl Scouts was founded by Juliette Gordon Low on March 12, 1912. To honor this history, Girl Scouts celebrate a week that starts on Girl Scout Sunday and ends on Girl Scout Sabbath, and it always includes Girl Scouts’ birthday, March 12th. 
 


Shrove Tuesday 2018

On Tuesday, February 13th, Holy Family celebrated Shrove Tuesday with a variety of activities. First, we enjoyed our final hurrah of sweets and treats with a pancake supper hosted by our Youth Group.
 
 
 
 
 
     
 
 
We burned the palms used on Palm Sunday last year in order to make the ashes for our Ash Wednesday services.
 
 
 
 
Finally, we gathered to have the children help Deacon Cathy “bury the Alleluia” until Easter Vigil. For more information about our Easter week services, please click HERE.
 
 
  


Gospel at Hogwarts

 
The four Houses of Hogwarts, accompanied by their House Prefects and Professors, participated in a search for Gospel passages hidden within Hogwarts. Once the Gospel passages were discovered by each House, House members acted out the passage, in front of all the Houses, in the Great Hall and discussed how that passage was similar to a clip from a Harry Potter movie. House members learned about the compassion and generosity of Jesus and made connections to their own lives. All, from the youngest to the oldest, discovered their call to discipleship is both a covenant with God and an adventure that is never-ending. 
 
View photos from our special Children and Youth Ministry Gospel at Hogwarts by clicking HERE. Contact Children’s MInistry Director Jolene Johnston for more information. jjohnston@hfec.org


Welcome, Reverend Tanya

 
As part of our rector search process, Holy Family welcomed the Reverend Tanya Vonnegut Beck today as our transitional rector. We are blessed to share in her forty years of pastoral care, preaching, and service to others.
 
 
Reverend Tanya also shared a special moment with some of the children at Holy Family. Following the combined worship service at 10 AM, our congregation members shared a pitch-in picnic in the parish hall. For more information about Holy Family’s search process can be found by clicking HERE. admin@hfec.org
 


Care Kits for Kids

 
During our 9 AM Sunday school hour, our Godly Play class (PreK-1st grade) chatted with Holy Family’s Deacon, the Reverend Cathy Scott, about children in need right in our own city. They talked about all the items that help kids stay clean and healthy, and how some families do not have enough money to buy those items.
 
 
Children packed 61 bags with toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss, mouthwash, shampoo, body wash, and lotion. The bags will be distributed to one elementary school and one intermediate school in Fishers. These bags will be added to the supplies from the Gleaner backpack program that supports children who need food and other items at home.

 
During our 10 AM service, the children were invited forward to bless with bags with our visiting clergy, The Reverend Jay Lawlor. The bags will be delivered early next week. Special thanks are extended to Dr. Jennifer Kugar at Northeast Pediatric Dentistry and Dr. Malinda Mundy-Burgett at Grin Dentistry for donating supplies. For more information about outreach projects in our Sunday school program, please contact Children’s Ministry Director Jolene Johnson. jjohnston@hfec.org
 


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 jjohnston@hfec.org. 
 
 

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)



Hero Central VBS 2017

 
In early June, Holy Family welcomed children to this year’s Vacation Bible School program. Children discovered their strength in God through our “Hero Central” theme. Each day included a bible story, crafts, outdoor games, music, science activities, and a snack. We are grateful for the hard work and dedication of VBS leader Kristine Canter as well as our adults and youth leaders. More photos of our Hero Central VBS are available by clicking HERE. Please contact Children’s Ministry Director Jolene Johnston at jjohnston@hfec.org for more information about Children’s Ministry at Holy Family.