Where Can I Serve?

One of the most important values of this church is our mission to serve as the heart and hands of Jesus. Service begins in our own community, and spreads around the world. Church members are involved in a variety of ministries from things as simple as washing the church linens to preparing meals for those living at a shelter. Time commitments vary from one-time activities to long-term partnerships with specific agencies. Please contact the church office for details about how Holy Family members serve at these locations. admin@hfec.org

Holy Family Community Garden

Description: In 2011, Holy Family began a community garden that yielded a weekly bounty of vegetables, most of which were donated to the food pantry at Fishers United Methodist Church to distribute to individuals and families in need. We have expanded the garden to 42 plots and opened plots up to the community. The Community Garden aims to provide a gardening opportunity to community members and develop relationships among and with community members beyond the garden.

Address: 11445 Fishers Pointe Blvd. Fishers, IN 46037
Email: holyfamilygarden@gmail.com
Contact: James Keith
Phone: (317) 842-4133

Delaware Township Trustee Food Pantry

Description: Holy Family frequently donates paper goods, cleaning supplies and food items to the trustee’s office, which identifies township residents in need.
Address: 9090 E. 131st Street, Fishers, IN 46038
Website: http://www.delawaretownship.net/
Contact: Joe Spangler
Phone: (317) 842-4133

Missionaries of Charity
Shelter for Women and Children

Description: The Missionaries of Charity is an order of nuns who operate a home on the Near Eastside of Indianapolis. Holy Family provides a Saturday dinner for the shelter residents on the third Saturday of each month. In the summer, there is also need for cleaning, weeding, and painting outside.
Address: 2424 East 10th Street, Indianapolis, IN
Website: None
Contact: Susan Luce
Phone: (317) 842-4133

Lunches and Lessons – Mithon, Haiti

Description: The Lunches and Lessons program is designed to cover the operating budget of St. Andre in Mithon, Haiti, the school funded by the efforts of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis. The nine-classroom school provides necessary education in a K-6th grade environment as well as a meal a day for its approximate 200 students.  Many of them count on that as their most important meal of the day.  The entire budget to run this school is $26,625, and that is truly remarkable by US standards as it provides for a principal, administrator, nine teachers, cleaning, teaching materials and, as mentioned before, a meal a day for all the students!  Please prayerfully consider being a program sponsor for just $99 per year for three years.
Website: http://www.lunchesandlessons.org/
Contact:  Charles Forman
Phone: (317) 842-4133

Fishers United Methodist Church
“Come To Me” Food Pantry

Description: The Fishers UMC “Come To Me” Food Pantry always seeks canned and paper goods to dispense to area persons in need. Gardeners who tend plots in the Fishers Community Garden located at Holy Family donate hundreds of pounds of fresh produce to the pantry each summer. Since its opening in Oct. 2007, the pantry has distributed more than 1 milion pounds of food.
Address: 9690 E 116th St, Fishers, IN 46037
Website: http://www.fishersumc.org/FoodPantry
Contact: Linda Williams
Email: lwilliams@fishersumc.org

Dayspring Center Family Shelter

Description: There are ongoing volunteer opportunities at this center that provides emergency shelter, clothing and meals for families in need.
Address: 1537 Central Ave., Indianapolis, IN
Website: http://www.dayspringindy.org/
Contact: Deacon Cathy Scott
Phone: (317) 842-4133

Horizon House

Description: The Horizon House is a daytime drop-in center for the homeless and provides multiple social services. There are opportunities to volunteer in a variety of positions and work directly with the homeless. The center is open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the week (no evening or weekend hours).
Address: 1033 East Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN
Website: http://horizonhouse.cc/volunteer.aspx
Contact: Scott Brannon
Phone: (317) 423-8909 ext. 326

Hamilton County Harvest Food Bank

Description: Located in the White River Christian Church’s south annex, the food bank is an all-volunteer organization that serves a number of food pantries in Hamilton County.
Address: 1605 N 10th Street Noblesville, IN 46060
Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hamilton-County-Harvest-Food-Bank/427113923996829
Contact: Anita Hagen
Email: hamiltoncountyharvest@gmail.com

Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital

Description: While there is a long waiting list to volunteer, Holy Family partipated in the Super Hero Cape Project in 2013. The project supplies capes for children to wear during their hospital stay. The website has a downloadable cape pattern and all of the project details.
Address: 2001 W 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46260
Website: http://www.theheroproject18.org
Contact: Molly Giles
Phone: (317) 842-4133

Westminster Village Retirement Community

Description: Holy Family’s Lay Eucharistic Visitors take communion to residents of this retirement home and youth group members are involved in outreach activities.
Address: 11050 Presbyterian Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46236
Website: http://westminstervillagenorth.com/
Contact: Deacon Cathy Scott
Phone: (317) 842-4133

Miracle Place

Description: The Miracle Place provides a safe place and after-school tutoriing for children in the nearby neighborhood, which is largely made up of a Hispanic population. Miracle Place also provides assistance, food, and companionship to the elderly poor in the neighborhood. A great opportunity to provide healthy snacks for the children.
Address: 940 N. Temple Ave, Indianapolis, IN
Website: http://amiracleplace.org
Contact: Sister Barbara McClelland, SP
Phone: (317) 423-3064