Lenten Youth Group Outreach

 
Six youth from HFEC and four adults gathered on Friday evening, March 22nd, for time focused on the importance of effective communication and how it impacts our daily lives. The group participated in a nonverbal game of “telephone,” to understand the importance of detail in all forms of communication.  As always, the end result is far away from the original piece of information!  After our Compline worship service, the group delivered a prepared meal for the Hamilton County Emergency Communications dispatch center located at the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office/Jail Complex in Noblesville.  After setting up the meal in the break room, the group was given a tour of the 911 dispatch center controlling the police, fire, and other emergency response operations in the county.  The group was able to hear one-sided live 911 calls and see the required calm and effective action to perform this important job 24 hours a day!  The group was also allowed to see the Emergency Operations Center which is activated during major events such as flooding, potential earthquakes, or other major disasters.  Many of our youth and adults asked excellent questions and were able to learn about this potential career path is this important part of our lives. For more information about Holy Family’s Youth Group, please contact director Marty Blake. mblake@hfec.org

More photos from this event can be viewed HERE.



Shrove Tuesday 2019

On March 5th, Holy Family held its annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper youth group fundraiser. Guests enjoyed several different types of homemade pancakes and other treats. Special thanks are extended to those who prepared the food and to those who attended to support the youth. For more information about Holy Family youth group projects, please contact Youth Director Marty Blake. mblake@hfec.org
 

To view more photos from the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, please click 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
 
 
 
 
 


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.



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.



Child of God – Lifted in Prayer

 
Students from HFEC Sunday school classes in grades 2-12 gathered this past week to work together and construct a supportive model of the child of God. The “child of God” was a clear glass full of Christmas candy.  Other materials included three clear glasses labeled as faith, community, and love. There were also three butter knives each labeled as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  The students were challenged to have all materials touching to elevate and support the child of God with the widest footprint possible which represented community outreach.  The group worked through several variations before suspending the child of God glass successfully by the knives on top of a marble table top. Following the activity, the students enjoyed a candy treat and discussed the connections from this challenge to their own lives. For more information about teambuilding activities at Holy Family, please contact Youth Director Marty Blake. mblake@hfec.org
 
 
 


Gospel at Hogwarts 2018

 
Holy Family invited children of all ages to enjoy an adventure of discipleship to uncover the Gospel at Hogwarts. Scripture passages included The Wedding Feast at Cana, The Parable of the Sower, and the Second Epistle of Paul to Timothy. This multigenerational adventure took place on November 17, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 PM. Led by House prefects, guests attended a variety of classes at Hogwarts including Herbology and Potions, played a rousing game of Quidditch, and shared fellowship with treats in the Great Hall.

View photos from the 2018 Gospel at Hogwarts HERE.

This was the second annual Hogwarts event at Holy Family. View photos from Holy Family’s 2017 Gospel at Hogwarts by clicking HERE. Contact Children’s Ministry Director Jolene Johnston for more information. jjohnston@hfec.org


Mission Trip Presentation 2018

 
On Sunday, September 9th, members of the 2018 Serving in the Circle City mission trip crew presented stories from their outreach work in Elwood and Indianapolis. Click below to view the slides used during the presentation. Contact Youth Director Marty Blake for more information about Holy Family’s youth mission trips. mblake@hfec.org

SITCC Presentation Online



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.


Silent Auction, Spaghetti, and Success!

 
Holy Family’s Youth Group members held a successful spaghetti dinner and silent auction on Saturday, April 28, 2018. Students filled many roles for the evening including running the registration table, serving as host or hostess, manning the buffet and drink tables, servings guests at dinner, and managing silent auction bids.  In addition to tasty spaghetti with meatballs and homemade desserts, guests enjoyed the musical stylings of soprano Hillary Blake and pianist Doug Tannas who shared Italian arias throughout the evening.
 
The youth raised more than $2,000 at the event and wish to thank everyone who generously supported their upcoming mission trip efforts. For information about Holy Family’s Youth Group and mission trip work, please contact Youth Director Marty Blake at mblake@hfec.org.

More photos from the 2018 Spaghetti Dinner
and Silent Auction are available by clicking HERE.