Landscape: Day of Service

As the final piece of our City of God expansion project, Fishers Boy Scout Troop 199 held a day of service in early October to install landscaping on the church grounds. Scouts, adult leaders, and families spent 300 man hours installing plants, mulch, and stone on the property under the leadership of Mark Keys. Allisonville Nursery provided the landscape design and planting materials for the project. Holy Family wishes to extend sincerest thanks and appreciation to Troop 199, Allisonville Nursery, and all who helped make this project such a success.
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City of God: Building Dedication

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On Sunday, April 24, 2016 The Reverend Catherine Waynick, Bishop of Indianapolis, joined Holy Family for a day filled with excitement. Bishop Cate celebrated our 8 AM and 10 AM worship services and spoke during our 9 AM Christian Education hour. Following the 10 AM service, Bishop Cate led a special service to dedicate our new City of God additions. Holy Family’s congregation was joined by representatives from Aspen Group (shown above.) A special hospitality was also held to thank Bishop Cate for her service to the people of Holy Family and our Diocese during her 19 years as Bishop. For more photos from this special day, please CLICK HERE.

Shrove Tuesday 2016

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Burning Palms
Ashes liturgyShrove Tuesday at Holy Family was particularly exciting this year as we celebrated the first large-scale use of our new parish hall. We held a liturgy to burn palms from 2015, the ashes from which will be used in our services tomorrow on Ash Wednesday.
We “buried the Alleluia” and put away our gold and white banner until Easter Vigil.
Finally, we enjoyed pancakes with all the extras in our annual Pancake Supper youth group fundraiser. Special thanks are extended to all those who cooked and served food at tonight’s event.
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Gratitude Lunch

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On December 17th, Holy Family hosted a luncheon for all the construction workers who have made our City of God grow. More information about our City of God project can be found HERE.
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Construction Site Tour

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On Sunday, November 15th, Holy Family members were invited to a presentation of the progress of our City of God expansion project to date. Aspen Group members led a question and answer session in the sanctuary and presented some schematics to show the phases of the project.
(From left to right: Terry Brown (Aspen Group), Dona Loftus (Aspen Group), and Mark Keys (Holy Family).
Also present from Aspen Group was Bob Gray.)
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Following the discussion, congregation members were invited to tour the construction site and see the progress in person. The first phase of construction is projected to be complete by Christmas. The expansion will continue into early 2016.
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More information about our City of God expansion project can be found by clicking HERE.

Making Way for Change

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This weekend a crew of volunteers from the congregation shared their helping hands and happy hearts to pack and move items out of our education wing in preparation for construction in that area. In typical Holy Family fashion, even the kids got involved and were very helpful with moving and lifting items. Thank you to everyone who came out to clear the classrooms in record time. More information about our City of God expansion project can be found by clicking HERE.
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City of God: Built Upon the Rock

Today our City of God family stones were placed in the foundation for our new building extension. Building a firm foundation has never felt more real! More information about our City of God expansion project can be found by clicking HERE.
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City of God: Groundbreaking Liturgy


Bishop Catherine Waynick turns over a shovel of dirt during groundbreaking ceremonies at Holy Family Episcopal Church on Wednesday. The renovations to existing buildings and expansion into new space will impact nearly 9,600 square feet of space at the church. Pictured (L to R) Bob Gray of Aspen Group, The Rt. Rev. Catherine Waynick, The Rev. Cathy Scott and Rector, The Rev. Michael Galvin.


Following groundbreaking by The Rt. Rev. Catherine Waynick, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis, other leaders joined in.  Pictured (L to R) Bryan Luce, Holy Family Senior Warden, Charles Forman, Envision Committee Co-Chair, Doug Franklin, Aspen Group Architect, Bishop Waynick, Bob Gray, Aspen Group Project Coordinator, The Rev. Cathy Scott, Deacon, The Rev. Michael Galvin, Rector.

Music was provided by members of Holy Family’s youth group, guitarist Ethan Everett, and soloist Hillary Blake.
Aspen Group Architect Doug Franklin explains some of the design features of the church expansion to members of the congregation. A complete listing of City of God articles and information can be found HERE.

City of God Contract Complete

Holy Family Episcopal Church executes a construction contract with Aspen Group, for the expansion of multi-purpose space and remodeling of existing space.  This project will impact nearly 9,300 square feet of space at the church.  Pictured (L to R)  Bryan Luce, Senior Warden, The Rev. Michael Galvin, Rector, and Bob Gray representing Aspen Group.
More information about our City of God building project can be found HERE.

City of God: First Fruits Blessing

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On Sunday, June 28th, Deacon Cathy Scott and Charles Forman spoke with congregation members about the biblical tradition of first fruits offerings in relation to our City of God campaign.
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The Reverend Bruce Boss blessed the ingathering of contributions as well as pledge planning cards at both of our Sunday morning services. More details about our City of God capital campaign can be found HERE.