Jr. DOK Prayer Walk

 
On Sunday, July 14th, a few members of Holy Family’s Daughters of the King and Jr. Daughters of the King chapters participated in a prayer walk at Flowing Well Park in Carmel. Participants enjoyed the glorious weather and stopped along the trail to focus on nature, read scripture, and reflect on God’s glory. For more information about Jr. Daughters of the King at Holy Family, please contact Directresses Ruth Everett and Kristine Canter. mmjrdok@gmail.com



June Youth Gathering

 
On Sunday, June 9th, members of Holy Family’s youth group gathered with their parents for some teambuilding activities, campfire s’mores, and Compline. Despite the rainy weather, everyone took part in the activities in the outdoor picnic shelter. For more information about Holy Family’s youth activities, please email youthministry@hfec.org.


Pentecost 2019

 
On Sunday, June 9th. Holy Family celebrated the Feast of Pentecost at both morning services and with a pitch-in picnic lunch. Guitar music was provided by Ethan Everett accompanied by pianist Bethany Paden. Recent Confirmand Mikaila Blake was also recognized and presented with a certificate signed by Bishop Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows and her own personal Book of Common Prayer. For more information about being confirmed, received, or reaffirmed in the Episcopal Church, contact Holy Family’s rector Father Bruce Gray. bgray@hfec.org
 
 
 
 


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
 
 
 
 
 


Jr. DOK Gathering

 
In preparation for Lent, the Mary & Martha Chapter of the Junior Daughters of the King shared in an Agape Meal on Saturday, February 23rd. This is a meal of Christian fellowship that mirrors the meals Jesus shared with his disciples and others throughout His ministry. Fellowship and community are celebrated around the theme of a meal that can include items such as bread, cheese, olives, grapes, and juice with scripture and music intertwined. Following the meal, the girls prepared and packaged homemade granola as an outreach for Miracle Place in Indianapolis. The afternoon concluded with the girls reviewing the JOY (Jesus, Others, You) and the Five Finger Prayer formats and creating a Lenten Prayer Chain with 40 days of prayer topics. For questions regarding the Jr. Daughters of the King (for girls in 3rd grade through age 18), please contact co-directresses, Ruth Everett or Kristine Canter at mmjrdok@gmail.com.
 
 
 
 
 


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.



Game Night with DOK

 

On Friday, February 8th, Holy Family’s Daughters of the Kings joined the fun and tagged onto Game Night in the parish hall. Gamers enjoyed fellowship and snacks throughout the evening. For more information about social gatherings at Holy Family, please contact the church office. admin@hfec.org
 


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.



Celebrating The Reverend Patrick Burke

 
On Sunday, January 13th, Holy Family welcomed The Reverend Patrick Burke to celebrate both worship services and preach the homily. Patrick served as Youth Director at Holy Family for many years and was recently ordained a priest in the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis. During the worship service, Patrick blessed the water in Holy Family’s Baptismal font and sprinkled those in attendance with holy water. Following the 10 AM service, Patrick and his family were honored at a reception held in their honor.
 

View more photos from Father Patrick’s celebration HERE.