Newsletter: April 10, 2022

Holy Family newsletter: April 10, 2022


Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper 2022

 

It was a tasty way to prepare for the season of Lent! Special thanks to members of Holy Family’s Brotherhood of St. Andrew for making and serving such a delicious dinner. Proceeds from this event support mission work of the HFEC Youth Group. For more information, please contact Youth Director Ruth Everett. youthministry@hfec.org
 


Bishop Jennifer’s Visit – February 2022

 
On Sunday, February 6th, the Rt. Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis, made her semi-annual visit to Holy Family. Bishop Jennifer presided and preached at both the 8 & 1o AM services. She hosted a discussion during the 9 AM hour and joined congregation members for hospitality following the 10 AM service. Finally, Bishop Jennifer met with staff and vestry members to discuss parish activities and plans for 2022. For more information about Bishop Jennifer’s visit, please contact the church office. admin@hfec.org
 

View photos from Bishop Jennifer’s visit HERE.

View the 10 AM worship livestream HERE.



Christmas 2021

 
Holy Family was able to resume its traditional Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services in 2021 with added precautions due to COVID-19. For more information about worship at Holy Family, please contact Holy Family’s Rector, the Reverend Bruce Gray. bgray@hfec.org
 

View more Christmas photos HERE.



Greening of the Church 2021

 
On the fourth Sunday of Advent, December 19th, Holy Family hosted its annual Greening of the Church event. Parishioners gathered to clean and decorate the church for Christmas. Following the decorating, participants enjoyed a spaghetti dinner cooked and served by the Brotherhood of St. Andrew members. For more information about fellowship events at Holy Family, please contact the church office. admin@hfec.org
 

View Greening of the Church photos HERE



Breakfast with St. Nicholas 2021

 
On Saturday, December 4th, the Brotherhood of St. Andrew returned to hosting its annual Breakfast with St. Nicholas event. Children and grownups alike were delighted with a delicious breakfast prepared on site, games and crafts, and a visit from Bishop Nicholas himself. Several members of the parish displayed model trains in wintery scenes as an additional treat. For more information about fellowship events at Holy Family, please contact the church office. admin@hfec.org
 

View photos from Breakfast with St. Nicholas



Gospel at Hogwarts 2021 – Triwizard Tournament

Holy Family held its annual Gospel at Hogwarts event on November 6, 2021. This year the scripture and activities were based on the fourth book and movie in the Harry Potter series called “The Goblet of Fire.” At Holy Family, students were sorted into three schools based on the elements of fire, water, and earth. The activities and scripture used throughout the evening, escape-room-style, also followed that theme. Students were challenged to solve puzzles and work together through many tasks including facing a dragon! At the end of the evening, all guests enjoyed Yule Ball refreshments and music in the parish hall. A special dance presentation and waltz lessons were provided by professional dancers. The final comments by Professor Meryl and closing prayer by Dumbledore called upon the Holy Spirit to be with each and every student and guest, that day and always. For more information about this annual ministry event, please contact Children’s Ministry Director Jolene Johnston. jjohnston@hfec.org

View more Triwizard Tournament photos HERE.



Trunk or Treat 2021

Photos credit: Ruth Everett
 
On Friday, October 29th, Holy Family hosted its second annual Trunk or Treat. This year’s event was held in the parish hall due to rainy weather. Eleven Holy Family households hosted decorated booths for children to trick or treat safely indoors. Great fun was had by all. For more information about Holy Family’s events for children, please contact Children’s Ministry Director Jolene Johnston. jjohnston@hfec.org.
 

View more Trunk or Treat photos HERE.



Newsletter: September 12, 2021

Holy Family newsletter: September 12, 2021


Holy Family Book Nook

 
Holy Family is now part of the Free Little Library network. This beautiful library (complete with a steeple!) is located on the west side of the building. This beautiful piece was built by Mark McDaniel and paid for by an anonymous parishioner donation. Marcus Dial, Holy Family’s Senior Warden, coordinated the project and assisted with installation. Feel free to drop off books for all ages. While you’re there, take a look and enjoy a book!