Helping Hands

 
On Sunday, February 20th, students in the Disciples Sunday school class and members of the Holy Family Youth Group gathered to sort, count, and bag hygiene supplies for local friends in need. Their discussion focused on agencies that offer support and additional ways to serve as the heart and hands of Jesus in the community. For more information about outreach programs within Children’s Ministry and Youth Group, please contact one of the program directors. Jolene Johnston (Children’s Ministry) jjohnston@hfec.org or Ruth Everett (Youth Group) youthministry@hfec.org

View more photos HERE.



Youth Group Snow Tubing: February 2022

 
On Sunday, February 20th, some Youth Group students and parents met with Youth Director Ruth Everett for an afternoon of fun on the snow tubing hill at Koteewi Run Seasonal Slopes in Noblesville. For more information on fellowship activities with Youth Group, please contact Mrs. Everett. youthministry@hfec.org
 

View more snow tubing photos 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
 
 


Earth Day Holy Hike 2021

 
On Sunday, April 25th, Children’s Ministry and Youth Group households enjoyed a Holy Hike at Flat Fork Creek Park in Fishers led by Deacon Cathy Scott. The focus of the walk was thanking God for all creation in honor of Earth Day. Participants enjoyed the various trails, walkways, and treehouses at the park and stopped at various points to pray together. Prior to the walk, several families joined together at the picnic shelter to enjoy lunches that they brought for themselves. For more information about Holy Family’s Children’s Ministry and Youth Group activities, please contact the Directors.
 
Jolene Johnston, Children’s Ministry jjohnston@hfec.org
Ruth Everett, Youth Group youthministry@hfec.org
 

View photos from the Earth Day Holy Hike 2021 HERE.



Gospel at Hogwarts 2020

Following many postponements and cancellations of events due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Holy Family was finally able to host its Gospel at Hogwarts 2020 event in April 2021. Students attended an outdoor, in-person event at Holy Family to visit Diagon Alley to “shop” for school supplies. They walked through shops such as The Leaky Cauldron,  Potages Cauldrons, Madame Malkin’s, Ollivanders, Flourish and Blotts, and Honeydukes then visited with Hagrid around a campfire. On the following evening, students entered the Zoom of Requirement for an evening of scripture and magical stories followed by more conversation with the Professors. Plans are already underway for the next event in November 2021. For more information about this free community event, please contact Children’s Ministry Director Jolene Johnston. jjohnston@hfec.org
 

View Gospel at Hogwarts 2020 photos HERE.



Youth Group Campfire Compline

 
On Sunday evening, the Holy Family youth group met in person to share in evening prayer together. Socially-distanced and wearing masks, the youth and adults sat around the fire and brought a beautiful day to an end with Compline. Deacon Cathy Scott came back to visit and discussed new beginnings. Inspired by her trip to Iona, she utilized rocks to show the release of burdens and welcome positivity into their lives. The group was also able to witness the start of a beautiful sunset and also watch a fox wander through the outdoor worship area. For more information about Youth Group, contact Director, Ruth Everett, at youthministry@hfec.org.
 

For more photos from the Campfire Compline, please click HERE.



Trunk or Treat 2020

 
Holy Family hosted its first Trunk or Treat event on October 30, 2020. Congregation members decorated the trunks of their vehicles in a variety of themes and handed out treats to children who attended. COVID-19 precautions were taken and included having display hosts wear gloves and masks for the entire event, offering treats that were store-made and individually-wrapped (in many cases prebagged as well), spacing vehicles more than six feet apart, making hand sanitizer available at several locations, and having the children visit the displays in a one-way path. Great fun was had by all! For more information about activities with Holy Family’s children and youth, please contact one of the program directors. Jolene Johnston – Children’s Ministry, Ruth Everett – Youth Ministry
 

To view photos from this event,
please click HERE.



Listening for God

 
 
On Sunday, September 25th, children and youth members of Holy Family gathered for outdoor, socially-distanced gatherings of faith, fun, and fellowship. Children and youth each navigated an obstacle course, blind-folded, listening to the careful instructions of a Sunday school classmate or adult. The resulting discussion and prayers focused on the need to listen for God, no matter how difficult, in an ever-changing and anxious world. The youth group also enjoyed a personalized meditation/self-care session by yoga instructor and HFEC member, Greta Wilson. For more information about Christian formation activities at Holy Family, please contact the program directors.
 
Jolene Johnston, Children’s Ministry
jjohnston@hfec.org 
 
Ruth Everett, Youth Ministry
youthministry@hfec.org

Click HERE for more photos from this event.

 


Christian Formation Fall Kickoff

 
 
 
On Sunday, September 13th, all ages of Sunday school/Christian formation classes met online via Zoom to begin the fall semester. For more information regarding upcoming virtual meetings and in-person gatherings, please contact Jolene Johnston at jjohnston@hfec.org or see the Holy Family newsletter.


Patriotic Porch Drop

To celebrate the Fourth of July, Holy Family’s Children and Youth Ministry students were treated to a surprise porch drop goodie bag filled with sidewalk chalk, a beach ball, microwave POPcorn, freezer POPsicles, temporary tattoos, glow sticks, suncatchers, and a US flag. The bag also included a handout with a prayer for our country from the Book of Common Prayer, a patriotic Spotify playlist, and helpful links to inspire patriotism in kids. During this time of physical separation, Holy Family enjoys finding ways to keep people feeling connected as a #holyvillage. For more information about Holy Family please contact the following: Ruth Everett (Youth Ministry) or Jolene Johnston (Children’s Ministry). 
 

To view photos of families in action with their patriotic goodie bags, please click HERE.