Education Sunday 2018

 
Holy family kicked off the Christian Formation year with a multi-generational formation festival.  Participants from all levels of Sunday school, youth group, and adult formation engaged in interactive team building activities centered around a farm theme.  Participants spent ten minutes learning about each other by separating into groups such as “sweet” or “salty” and “hand-held Bible” or “electronic app” before breaking into smaller groups for continued work together.  Participants were required to utilize effective coordination, communication, and trust to achieve a common goal.  Finally, the larger group was broken into their appropriate formation age groups to discuss upcoming curriculum in their classes.  For more information about Christian formation at Holy Family, please contact the following leaders:
 
Children’s Ministry: Jolene Johnston jjohnston@hfec.org
Youth Ministry: Marty Blake mblake@hfec.org
Adult Formation: The Reverend Bruce W. Gray bgray@hfec.org
 

For more photos from Education Sunday at Holy Family, please click HERE.



Confirmation Celebration 2018

 
On Sunday, July 1st, Holy Family recognized its 2018 Confirmands with a blessing during the 10 AM worship service. The blessing was given by Holy Family’s rector, the Reverend Bruce W. Gray. Additional information about the sacrament of Confirmation was presented by Holy Family’s Deacon, The Reverend Cathy Scott, and Confirmation teacher, Bob Murray (pictured above).
 
 
Following the service, a reception was held in their honor. Each Confirmand was presented with a certificate and Book of Common Prayer signed by The Rt. Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, Bishop of the Diocese of Indianapolis. For more information about being Confirmed in, Received in, or Reaffirmed to the Episcopal Church, please contact Father Bruce. bgray@hfec.org
 
 
2018 Confirmands (from left to right)::
Sarah Cleaver, Shannon Luce,
Chris Brown, Eliza Wilson, and Thomas Canter


Patrick Burke Ordination

 
On Thursday, June 7, 2018, Patrick Timothy Burke was ordained a transitional deacon in the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis by the Rt. Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows. The service was held at Holy Family Episcopal Church in Fishers, IN. The Rev. Suzanne Wille gave the homily. A reception was held in Patrick’s honor following the service.

Additional photos from the ordination can be seen by clicking HERE.

 
Photo credits: Jolene Johnston, Ruth Everett


Pride 2018

 
On Saturday, June 9th, clergy and members of Holy Family Episcopal Church participated in the Indy Pride Festival Parade and Festival. The Rev. Cathy Scott (Deacon) and The Rev. Bruce W. Gray (Rector) marched with others from the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis led by The Rt. Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, Bishop. Over 150 participants from the Diocese gathered for a prayer service and blessing before the parade. Following the parade, members of several Episcopal churches manned a booth at the festival, sharing God’s love and information about the inclusiveness of the Episcopal Church. For more information about Holy Family in Fishers, please contact Jolene Johnston. jjohnston@hfec.org
 

More photos from the parade can be found by clicking HERE.



Celebration of New Ministry

 
On Thursday, May 26th, Holy Family held a Celebration of New Ministry to install The Reverend Bruce W. Gray as rector at Holy Family. Following the service, a reception was held in the parish hall. View more photos from the celebration by clicking HERE.


Pentecost Celebration 2018

 
On Sunday, May 20th, Holy Family celebrated the Feast of Pentecost at its 8 and 10 AM services. Many congregation members wore the color red which is the liturgical color for the day. During the 10 AM service, Father Bruce recognized and blessed Sunday school teachers as well as Confirmation and Adult Forum leaders. Finally, Father Bruce recognized graduating senior Ethan Everett. Jeff Waddell and Carly Roth, also graduating seniors, were not able to attend this blessing. Following the service, congregation members and guests enjoyed a pitch-in picnic with entrees grilled by the Brotherhood of St. Andrew. More photos from Holy Family’s Pentecost Celebration are available by clicking HERE.


Confirmation 2018

Back row: Thomas Canter, The Rt. Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, The Reverend Bruce W. Gray, Chris Brown
Front row: Sarah Cleaver, Shannon Luce, Bob Murray, The Reverend Cathy Scott.
Congratulations to members of Holy Family who were confirmed in, or received to, the Episcopal Church this evening at Christ Church Cathedral in Indianapolis by the Rt. Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows. Special thanks are extended to Christian Formation educator Bob Murray and Holy Family’s Deacon, The Reverend Cathy Scott, for facilitating Confirmation classes this spring. For more information about being confirmed in, received to, or reaffirmed in the Episcopal Church, please contact Holy Family’s Rector, The Reverend Bruce W. Gray. bgray@hfec.org
 


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.



Easter Vigil 2018

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 O God, through your Son you have bestowed upon your people the brightness of your light: Sanctify this new fire, and grant that in this Paschal feast we may so burn with heavenly desires, that with pure minds we may attain to the festival of everlasting light; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.