Newsletter: May 17, 2018

Holy Family newsletter: May 17, 2018

Landscape Improvements

In fall of 2017, Holy Family suffered a lightning strike to both parking lot lights and one pine tree near the sanctuary. Over time, the church has been working to replace items both inside and outside the building that were damaged by the surge of power. On May 12th, volunteers from the church, led by Building and Grounds Coordinator Stephen Hendrickson, tackled the removal of the dead tree as well as other landscape improvements. Finally, volunteers also assembled a large storage box for preschool outdoor toys. Gratitude is extended to all who helped with this project.

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.

Newsletter: May 10, 2018

Holy Family newsletter: May 10, 2018

Sudanese Bishop Visit

The Rt. Rev. Moses Anur Ayom, Bishop of the Diocese of Athooch in the Episcopal Church of South Sudan, and Rebecca Koryom, head of the Mothers Union in that diocese, visited Holy Family on May 3, 2018 as part of their Global Missions Commission partnership. They were accompanied by The Rt. Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, Bishop of the Diocese of Indianapolis. and The Rev. Jeffrey Bowers, Associate Rector at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
The Diocese of Athooch was formed in 2014 when then-Archbishop Daniel Deng Bul split the Diocese of Bor into two entities and established the new diocese north of Bor. Deng Bul retired last month and was succeeded by the Most Rev. Justin Bada Arama. The Diocese of Indianapolis had a companion relationship with the Diocese of Bor from 2002-2016. For more information about the Global Missions Ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis, please click HERE.

For more photos of tonight’s gathering, please click HERE.

Newsletter: May 3, 2018

Holy Family newsletter: May 3, 2018

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

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

Newsletter: April 26, 2018

Holy Family newsletter: April 26, 2018

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.

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

Newsletter: April 19, 2018

Holy Family newsletter: April 19, 2018