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



Elwood Community Garden Update

In the summer of 2018, Holy Family’s youth group and friends from St. John’s Episcopal Church in Johnson City, TN started a paved path for the community garden in Elwood, IN. The work crew was presented with the beginnings of a path and pallets of restored brick from the streets of downtown Elwood.
 
 
 
 
 
Following one day of hard work, the path had a decent start. One year later, the path is fully complete, and the garden boxes are full! Thanks are extended to all who worked on the Serving in the Circle City mission trip crew of 2018 and all those who support their work. More information about Holy Family’s youth outreach work is available by email.
 
 


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
 
 
 
 


Pride 2019

 
On a glorious morning filled with sunshine, Holy Family joined with over 200 members of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis and the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana to walk in the 2019 Pride parade. The morning began with a prayer service held in English and Spanish. Walkers carried Episcopal flags and handed out fans, stickers, and stress balls emblazoned with messages of God’s love for all. For more information about Holy Family’s “Believe Out Loud” welcoming mission, please contact The Reverend Bruce W. Gray bgray@hfec.org (rector) or The Reverend Cathy Scott cscott@hfec.org (deacon). 
 
More photos from the Pride parade can be seen HERE.
 


Celebration Sunday 2019

 
On Sunday, May 19th, Holy Family honored its 2019 high school graduates. Three students participated in 9 AM Sunday school, sharing reflections from their years in high school, holding part time jobs, and applying for college. Their parents were also invited to attend. During the 10 AM service, Father Bruce blessed all the graduates as well as its Christian formation teachers. The high school graduates will receive bibles and prayer shawls made by Holy Family’s Prayer Shawl Ministry. 
 
 


Spaghetti Dinner & Silent Auction 2019

 
Holy Family’s Youth Group members held a successful spaghetti dinner and silent auction on Saturday, May 4, 2019. 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 live music throughout the evening.
 
The youth raised more than $1,400 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 2019 Spaghetti Dinner
and Silent Auction are available by clicking HERE.



Hosting HSEqual Organizational Meeting

 
On Saturday, April 27th, Holy Family hosted the newly-formed community group HSEqual. This group, made up of primarily Hamilton Southeastern School District residents, is in support of the school district adopting a non-discrimination policy that is fully inclusive of and protective of all students, including but not limited to race, gender identity, and sexual orientation. Several women from the HFEC Daughters of the King chapter, including Deacon Cathy Scott, provided a welcoming environment and beverage hospitality for HSEqual’s first meeting that had over 70 attendees. To view Holy Family’s welcoming statement, click HERE. For more information about HSEqual, click HERE to view their Facebook page.


Easter 2019

 
Holy Family celebrated the Resurrection of our Lord at Easter Vigil and on Easter Day services. Photos from worship, Easter Brunch, and the annual Easter egg hunt are available by clicking HERE. You may view videos of Easter homilies and choir anthems by clicking the links below.
 
Easter Vigil homily:
by the Reverend Cathy Gray
 
Easter Vigil choir anthem:
 
Easter homily:
by the Reverend Bruce W. Gray
 
Easter choir anthem:


Holy Week 2019

Holy Family held several services during Holy Week including ones on Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday. Photos are available by clicking HERE. Click the links below to hear the homily and choir anthem from Palm Sunday.
 
Palm Sunday homily:
A Story of Two Processions
by the Reverend Bruce W. Gray
 
Palm Sunday anthem:
Let Sweet Hosannas Ring
by the Holy Family choir