Upcoming Events and General Announcements

 
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Aid for the Peoples of Haiti and Afghanistan: In addition to offering prayers for the people of earthquake-stricken Haiti and war-torn Afghanistan, there are opportunities to provide additional support. Donate to Episcopal Relief and Development’s Haiti Fund to help the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti and other partners respond to the August 14th earthquake. Episcopal Migration Ministries and Indianapolis-based Exodus Refugee Immigration are both using donations and volunteer support to help re-settle refugees from Afghanistan.
 
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.
 
Help Wanted: Holy Family will be installing a new playground structure on Saturday, October 9th beginning at 8 AM. Six volunteers are needed to help assemble portions of the playground while the major pieces are installed by a contractor. Please contact the church office or speak to Senior Warden Marcus Dial if you are able to help. admin@hfec.org
 
Trunk or Treat: Holy Family will hold its annual Trunk or Treat event for children on Friday, October 29th 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 or Ruth Everett youthministry@hfec.org.
 
Halloween Bloodmobile: It’s not scary, it saves lives! Holy Family will host its annual Halloween blood drive Bloodmobile on Sunday, October 31st from 2-4:30 PM. Please sign up to donate blood by clicking HERE. Contact Jolene Johnston if you have additional questions. jjohnston@hfec.org
 
Gospel at Hogwarts 2021: Holy Family invites you to embark on an adventure of Discipleship as you uncover the Gospel at Hogwarts! This year’s FREE event on Saturday, November 6th from 6:30-8 PM takes students on a new adventure through solving puzzles and applying magical cooperation as part of the Triwizard Tournament. Wear your house swag or a costume (bring a mask) and be ready to visit with/take photos of your favorite Hogwarts characters. While there is no formal fee to register, donations to offset supplies are gratefully-accepted. Familiarity with the Harry Potter books or movies is desirable. Costumes or themed apparel are encouraged. Please bring your wand if you have one. Muggles are welcome!! Please register to attend to ensure that enough supplies are prepared. Questions may be directed to Jolene Johnston at jjohnston@hfec.org.
 
Reading the World Book Club: The Zoom discussion will be Tuesday, November 9th at 2 PM.  New participants are always welcome to the book group. Contact the Rev. Cathy Gray for more information. bgray@hfec.org
 
Fall Bazaar: Registration is open for interested vendors at this year’s Fall Bazaar sales event on November 20th from 10 AM – 3 PM. Please register as a vendor HERE. Please contact the coordinators for more information. fallbazaar@hfec.org