Stations of the Cross Experience

 
On Palm Sunday, students in PreK-12th grade, adult mentors, and parents participated in a Stations of the Cross experience. During the weeks of Lent, students in grades 2-6 painted wooden crosses to mark the stations and were given an opportunity on Palm Sunday to describe the meaning behind their artwork. Participants walked the path of Jesus and joined activities that marked events along the way such as wearing a purple cloak or crown of thorns, tasting sour wine, and wrapping a small crucifix in white linen to place in a tomb. All participants carried their own personal crosses on the journey and were encouraged to take them home to hold during other Holy Week services. For more information about Children’s Ministry worship, please contact Director Jolene Johnston. jjohnston@hfec.org
 

View photos from Stations of the Cross experience HERE.



Girl Scout Sunday 2019

 
On Sunday, March 10th, Holy Family celebrated Girl Scout Sunday. The Girl Scouts designate the Saturday and Sunday that fall nearest to March 12th, the Birthday of Girl Scouting, as Girl Scout Sabbath and Girl Scout Sunday to give girls an opportunity to be recognized as a Girl Scout within their house of worship. Father Bruce blessed scouts in attendance during the 10 AM service.
 


Ash Wednesday 2019

 
 Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return. – Book of Common Prayer
 

More photos from Ash Wednesday are available here.



Waycross Spring 2019 Youth Retreat

 
 
On March 1-3, members of Holy Family’s youth group attended the “Light Up the Night” Diocesan Spring Youth Retreat at the Waycross Camp and Conference Center in Brown County. Students participated in a variety of activities including small group discussions, service projects, a talent show, a Eucharist with healing, and fellowship time. Newly-ordained The Reverend Patrick Burke served as chaplain. For more information about Holy Family’s youth group activities, please contact Youth Director Marty Blake. mblake@hfec.org
 
 
 
 
 


Blood Drive 2019

 
On Sunday, February 10th. Holy Family hosted a community blood drive in the parish hall. Congregation members and volunteers from the community participated. As a fun twist, Father Bruce and Ben Paden recorded the podcast for the following Sunday during the event. For more information about the blood drive, please contact Jolene Johnston. jjohnston@hfec.org
 

For more photos from the blood drive, please click HERE.



Boy Scout Sunday 2019

 
On Sunday, February 10th, Holy Family celebrated Boy Scout Sunday. The Boy Scouts of America designates the Sunday that falls closest to February 8th (Scouting Anniversary Day) as Scout Sunday, which is the primary date to recognize the contributions of young people and adults to Scouting. Father Bruce blessed scouts and scout leaders in attendance from Troops 199 and 109 during the 10 AM service.
 


Coffeehouse Talent Show 2019

 
On Friday, February 8th, members and parents from Holy Family’s Youth Group held its third annual Coffeehouse Talent Show fundraiser. Money raised at this event supports mission work of Holy Family’s youth. Performers sang, danced, played piano, told jokes, and narrated art pieces. Guests enjoyed homemade desserts and specialized coffee drinks from Youth Group baristas. For more information about this event, please contact Youth Director Marty Blake. mblake@hfec.org
 

View more photos from the talent show HERE.



Game Night with DOK

 

On Friday, February 8th, Holy Family’s Daughters of the Kings joined the fun and tagged onto Game Night in the parish hall. Gamers enjoyed fellowship and snacks throughout the evening. For more information about social gatherings at Holy Family, please contact the church office. admin@hfec.org
 


Winter Outing 2019

On January 27th, members of Holy Family’s youth group and friends took to the slopes at Perfect North in southeast Indiana for a day of fun and fellowship. The trip was chaperoned by Youth Director Marty Blake and parent Susan Luce. The students had the opportunity to participate in tubing, skiing, and snowboarding. A fun time was had by all! For more information about Youth Group activities, please contact Youth Director Marty Blake. mblake@hfec.org
 

For more photos from the winter outing, please click HERE.



2019 Annual Meeting

 
Despite frigid temperatures outside, Holy Family held its annual meeting in the comfortably-warm sanctuary today at 9 AM thanks to a new HVAC system. Among other business items, the congregation members elected new vestry members and delegates to Diocesan Convention. Special thanks are extended to outgoing vestry members Susie Beard, Ian Johnston (youth member), Ben Paden, and Debbie Talbert. For more information about Holy Family’s vestry, please contact Father Bruce. bgray@hfec.org
 
2019 Vestry additions: Marcus Dial, Cathy French,Shannon Luce (youth member), Teresa Conroy-Roth
 
Diocesan Convention Delegates:Greta Wilson and Stephen Beard