Christmas 2022

Holy Family celebrated the birth of Christ Jesus at three worship services on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. You may view the livestream recordings of these services HERE. You may also access the bulletin for each service as well.

View Holy Family Christmas photos HERE.



Angel Tree Ministry 2022

 
On Sunday, December 11th, students in Holy Family’s Sunday school classes helped sort and organize gifts collected to support students at nearby Fishers Elementary School. The gifts were presented during the 10 AM worship service to be blessed by Father Bruce. For more information about outreach activities at Holy Family, please contact Cathy Gray via the church office. admin@hfec.org
 

View more Angel Tree photos HERE.



Kindness Rocks Walk 2022

 
On Sunday, October 9th, members of Holy Family’s Children’s Ministry and Youth Group programs held their first Kindness Rocks Walk. Kindness rocks are small rocks painted with characters or words of encouragement and hidden in public places for people to find and enjoy. Students painted their Kindness Rocks during the Sunday school kickoff carnival in September.
 
Participants met at the old train station in downtown Fishers and walked the Nickel Plate Trail that runs behind the church. They started with the Hiker’s Prayer, deposited Kindness Rocks along the trail, peeked through the treeline at Holy Family, then finished with a prayer for the community. For more information about activities at Holy Family for children and youth, please contact the program directors.
 
Children’s Ministry – Jolene Johnston jjohnston@hfec.org
Youth Group – Ruth Everett youthministry@hfec.org
 

View photos from the Kindness Rocks Walk HERE.

 
The Hiker’s Prayer
Thank you God for the rising sun.
You’ve granted me another day.
Your grace is amazing; bless you faithful Lord.
The creation sings your praise, and I join the sound.
Heal my tired soul; restore my aching bones.
Lead each step along my path today.
Ease my burdens as I press forward.
Quench my thirst with your living streams.
Like the cool morning breeze, your peace refreshes me.
Steady me on the slippery slopes.
Release me from the ropes that bind me, that hold me back.
Protect me from the viper that hides.
Lift me up from this shadowy valley.
The peak is almost in sight. I am rising above this world.
Into your country, I long to go.
Bless my companions who travel with me.
The trail is rugged and narrow, but you are right beside me.
Thank you God, my trusted Guide.
Glory to your holy name. Amen.


Pet Blessing 2022

 
Holy Family held its annual Pet Blessing on Sunday, October 2nd at 10 AM in the outdoor chapel. This special day celebrates the Feast of St. Francis. Among many other wonderful things, St. Francis was known for his love of animals and uncanny ability to connect with them. It is said that he treated animals with the utmost respect, love, and care.   Legend has it that St. Francis even preached to the animals about God’s love and concern for them! At Holy Family, ALL are welcome!
 

View photos from the Pet Blessing HERE.



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.



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.



Pet Blessing 2021

 
On Sunday, October 3rd, Holy Family held its annual Blessing of the Pets during the 10 AM service in honor of the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi. This is a cherished day in the #holyvillage. St. Francis is known as the patron saint of all living creatures.

More photos can be viewed HERE.



Pentecost 2021

 
On Saturday, May 22nd, Holy Family held its annual Pentecost outdoor worship service and parish picnic. Households brought their own food and drinks for the picnic event in order to comply with COVID-19 safety protocols. Children enjoyed watching the Holy Spirit catch their red streamers in the wind and shared personal portions of “Happy Birthday to the Church” birthday cake with all who attended. For more information about worship at Holy Family, please contact The Reverend Bruce Gray at bgray@hfec.org.

For more Pentecost photos, please click HERE.

 



Celebrating 2021 High School Graduates

 
On Sunday, May 16th, Holy Family celebrated its 2021 high school graduates. The seniors were presented with bibles as well as prayer shawls made by members of Holy Family’s Prayer Shawl Ministry. Both items were blessed by Father Bruce during the 10 AM service. Pictured above with Father Bruce are Hannah Tannas, Mikaila Blake, and Zach Clar. Aaron Lackner was not able to attend the presentation. Father Bruce also blessed all teachers during the service which was also the last day of Sunday school for the spring term. For more information about teens and Youth Ministry at Holy Family, please contact Director Ruth Everett. youthministry@hfec.org