Upcoming Events and General Announcements

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Township Food Pantry: The food pantry has asked for the following items: sugar, oil, flour, juice, peanut butter/jelly, spaghetti sauce, rice, dried beans, canned fruit, crackers, oatmeal, cereal, household cleaners, laundry detergent, bleach, personal hygiene items. This list includes suggestions, but any canned or nonperishable item is gratefully received.
 
It’s “Socktober!”: Socktober is the time Holy Family parishioners buy socks for the homeless men, women, and children who receive services through Wheeler Mission in downtown Indianapolis. This has been a partnership with All Saints Episcopal Church for the last two years. The pandemic cannot stop the #holyvillage from caring for neighbors in need! Please bag up new socks and contact Deacon Cathy via cscott@hfec.org. She will be happy to pick up the socks from your porch during the month of October and then deliver them to All Saints.You may also bring sock donations to Sunday worship services at Holy Family. In combination with All Saints’ donations, the socks will be delivered to Wheeler Mission for distribution throughout the winter. Bodies may need to socially distance, but hearts can still connect! Thank you all for your kindness and generosity.
 
Men of Holy Family: The men of Holy Family are invited at 7 PM on Wednesday, October 28th to the Holy Family outdoor picnic pavilion for fellowship, prayer, and a discussion of the traditions of Halloween, All Saints’, and All Souls’ Days. Following the meeting, you are invited to retire to Chatham Tap for some additional socially distanced fellowship (for those who are comfortable doing so). The gathering will follow Holy Family’s small group safety guidelines including no sharing materials, masks required, and staying at least six feet apart. If you have had any recent symptoms of any illness or simply are not ready to venture out for in-person group meetings, feel free to participate virtually via Zoom.
 
Trunk or Treat: Holy Family will hold its first Trunk or Treat event for children in sixth grade and younger on Friday, October 30th from 6-8 PM. Kids (and grownups!) may dress up and walk safely around the Holy Family parking lot and grounds to visit themed displays (created by parish members and youth group students) while collecting candy and other treats. If you would like to host a themed display, please click HERE. For more ways that you can support this event, please contact Jolene Johnston. jjohnston@hfec.org
 
Halloween Blood Drive: Holy Family will host its annual Halloween blood drive in the parish hall on Saturday, October 31st from 8 AM – 12 PM. Please sign up to donate blood by clicking HERE. Contact Jolene Johnston if you have additional questions. jjohnston@hfec.org
 
Book Club: The November book will be H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald. The next virtual gathering will be held via Zoom on Tuesday, November 10th at 2 PM. Questions regarding the book club can be directed to the church office. admin@hfec.org    ID: 82532953961    Password: 988099
 
Thanksgiving Baskets: The Delaware Township Trustee has asked Holy Family to supply Thanksgiving Baskets to four families this year. Please sign up to supply hungry families with a Thanksgiving meal! Thank you for your care and concern for those who have limited resources. Father Bruce will bless all the baskets prior to delivery.
 
Important Timeline to remember: Deacon Cathy will deliver the four Thanksgiving Baskets to the Delaware Township Trustee office on Monday, November 23rd.

1) You may bring non-perishable items to Sunday worship at any time. Perishable items should be brought to church on Sunday, November 22nd.

2) Porch pick-ups for all items are available on either November 19th or November 20th. Email Deacon Cathy at cscott@hfec.org to arrange a pick up time. If you are not available on those days, please contact Deacon Cathy to make alternate arrangements.