Announcements for the week beginning January 7, 2018
Nursery – A Nursery for children 4 years and younger is available in Conkey House on Sundays from 8:15 am through the 11:00 am service, and on Tuesdays from 5:45 pm during the Taizé Eucharist. For more information, please call Ann MacVicar at 982-4447, ext. 119.
Children’s Chapel – All children 3½ through 11 years old are invited to Children’s Chapel in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd each Sunday at 8:30 a.m. for Bible stories, prayers, singing, and art projects. Children will process into the Nave at the Peace to join their parents for the Eucharist. If you are a family with children you are encouraged to be seated in the first four rows reserved especially for you.
Hospital Notification – Holy Faith Parishioners admitted to the hospital are encouraged to contact one of the Holy Faith Clergy. Due to HIPAA restrictions, hospitals are not authorized to release patient information, and therefore our Clergy are often unaware when a parishioner has been admitted to the hospital. We take our pastoral responsibilities seriously and want to bring the ministry of prayer and healing to our parishioners.
Episcopal Relief & Development Responding to Hurricanes and Wildfires – In the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, and the California wildfires, Episcopalians are asking how to respond. Episcopal Relief & Development is working closely with our partners in the region to reach the most vulnerable. Give to our Hurricane Relief Fund and help people recover. This fund will support affected communities in the Caribbean and the US devastated after fires, hurricanes and tropical storms. Your donation will help meet urgent needs by providing critical supplies such as food, water and other basics and offering long-term assistance as needed. Go to http://www.episcopalrelief.org/ for more information and to donate.
A Spiritual Pilgrimage to England and Wales – Fr. Robin will lead a pilgrimage to England and Wales from August 10-23, 2018, which includes visits to St. Mary Redcliffe, Bristol Cathedral, Malmesbury Abbey and Gardens, Clifton, Bath, Wells Cathedral, Tintern Abbey, St. Davids Cathedral, Ramsey Island, Stonehenge, Salisbury and Oxford. The price including airfare from Albuquerque is $5,995. Brochures with registration information will be available in the parish office beginning the week of May 28.
Upcoming Forums – On Sunday, Jan. 7, the vestry of Holy Faith will discuss a proposed change to the by-laws that will be voted upon on at the church’s annual meeting Jan. 28. At the Jan. 14 forum, santero Juanito Jimenez will discuss the retablo workshop upcoming on Jan. 20. At the Jan. 21 forum, we’ll begin a series on the four orders of ministry, starting with the order of bishop.
Prayer Shawl Ministry – Start the year out right with the KnitWits. We meet in the Kinsolving room on January 8 from 5:30 to about 7 p.m. Please join us with your knitting, crocheting, or other fancy work – we would love to have you join us. Next meetings: February 26 (new date), March 12, April 9. Any questions? Call Allyson at 983-0283
New Bible Study Series Begins – This week the Men’s Bible Study on Wednesday at 3 p.m. and the Women’s Bible Study on Thursday at 10 a.m. will start exploring the first book of the Bible, Genesis. The Evening Bible Study on Monday at 5:30 p.m. still has a couple of weeks with St. Paul’s letter to the Romans before moving on to Genesis. Join in by bringing a Bible or, if needed, one will be provided for you. All are welcome!
Daughters of the King – Our next meeting is on the third Tuesday, January 16, at 2:45 p.m. in the Kinsolving Room. We will discuss Chapters 3 and 7. Looking forward to our social time and to our spiritual discussion, Faun, President Faun Smith firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual Meeting – The annual meeting is scheduled for Sunday, January 28, at 4 p.m. All parish ministry reports for 2017 are due by Friday, January 12. Please submit reports to Donna in the parish office or via email to email@example.com. Contact Donna with any questions or if you need assistance.
Retablo workshop – On Saturday, Jan. 20, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., join Santa Fe santero Juanito Jimenez to learn how to use brushes and paints to memorialize a healing from grief or illness or to express gratitude for an event or person in your life. This workshop is sponsored by the Grief Ministry at Holy Faith and is open to people of all faiths. There is a $50 charge to cover the santero’s supplies. You will leave with a beautiful retablo – traditionally a devotion to the divine painted on board or tin – that you have created. No artistic ability is necessary! For more information contact Molly Lott at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pastors’ Panel at Holy Faith – The 2018 Pastors’ Panel, featuring pastors from Santa Fe’s three downtown churches, will be Thursday, Jan. 25, 6:30 p.m., in Palen Hall. Our rector, Fr. Robin Dodge, Fr. Adam Lee Ortega y Ortiz of the Cathedral Basilica and the Rev. Harry Eberts of First Presbyterian will present.
Invitation to Peace: Walking the Mourner’s Path from Grief to Healing – This bereavement series, facilitated by Sr. Paula Gallagher IHM, supports those who are grieving the loss of a loved one, a particular time of life, or any major transition. It helps us honor the impact of loss, learn how to stay spiritually connected with those who have gone before us, and to do acts of kindness in their name. It helps us with the healing power of prayer, writing, and faith sharing. Sessions will be held on Mondays, February 5 through March 5, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. To register, contact Molly Lott at 983-6424 or email@example.com.
Women’s Quiet Day – The Women’s Spirituality Group at The Church of the Holy Faith presents the 6th annual Quiet Day led by theology professor and author, Jean Molesky-Poz, PhD, on Saturday, February 10th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dr. Molesky-Poz will speak on Journey into Lent with St. Clare of Assisi: “May you go forward securely, joyfully, and swiftly.” There is no cost to attend but you will need to register by emailing Donna Lukacs at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling the church office at 505-982-4447 no later than February 3rd.
Cookie Ministry – Did you know that the Cookie Ministry provides approximately 200 cookies per Sunday in support of our time of fellowship? Please remember this ministry as you do your own baking. Volunteers are needed each Sunday to prepare and maintain the cookie stations. A volunteer simply fills two creamers with cream and prepares two trays of assorted cookies from the cookie jar, places one creamer and a tray of cookies at each coffee station, and maintains the trays and creamers during his/her time on duty. To volunteer, please contact Mary Dale Gordon at 982-9667. This ministry of fellowship will be provided on Sundays where we have a volunteer.
Amazon Smile – For all the shopping needs you’ll meet through Amazon this Christmas season — and beyond — you can satisfy them and help our church at the same time. Holy Faith is now part of the the Amazon Smile program, through which recognized charitable organizations receive 0.5 percent of the price of eligible purchases. “Holy Faith is hardly to get rich from the half-percent we’ll get from parishioners’ Amazon purchases — for every $1,000 in purchases, we’ll earn $5,” said Rector Robin Dodge. “But if enough parishioners sign up and use Amazon Smile, we’ll certainly receive enough to make it worthwhile. And everything we receive we can use to help the many ministries of the church.” The entire shopping experience, products, and prices are identical to regular Amazon. To sign up, visit http://smile.amazon.com. Once there, you will be asked to identify your favorite charity. In the search box enter “Church of the Holy Faith.” You will see a list of possible matches. Select the one that says “Church of the Holy Faith” with the information at right that says “Santa Fe” and “Incorporation Year 1863.”) You will now see the Amazon Smile logo in the upper left corner. The rest is easy. Just start shopping. Once you’ve selected your charity everything in Amazon behaves the same way you have been used to. Remember to use smile.amazon.com each time you shop. You have to think about it the first few times you return to Amazon, then it will come naturally. If you don’t hit smile.amazon.com, and you don’t see the Amazon Smile logo, then we will not get credit for your purchases. Remember to SMILE rather than WWW. If you already use smile.amazon.com and want to change your designated charity to Holy Faith, log on to smile.amazon.com, go to Your Account from the navigation at the top of any page, and then select the option to Change your Charity. Under “Pick Your Own Charitable Organization,” type in Church of the Holy Faith and click on the Search button. More than one option will appear, so make sure to select the one that says “Church of the Holy Faith” with the information at right that says “Santa Fe” and “Incorporation Year 1863.”
Support for Seminarian Ryan Jordan – We are so grateful to have such a supportive and generous parish family. Thanks to all of your ongoing prayers and support for Seminarian Ryan’s financial needs at Nashotah House. As you read this, please pray and consider contributing to what God is doing in His Church by raising up new leadership formed in prayer. You can donate either by contacting Donna at the parish office or by visiting nashotah.edu/support and selecting Ryan Christopher Jordan.
Additional Parking on Sundays – First Citizens Bank, a 2-minute walk from Holy Faith, is graciously allowing parishioners to use its parking lot Sundays. The bank is at 700 Paseo de Peralta. Its lot is at Marcy and Cienega streets. Parishioners should enter the lot off Cienega Street, opening an unlocked gate. The bank asks that parishioners always close the gate after them. Parishioners also can use the Peyton Wright Gallery parking lot, which is accessed off Paseo de Peralta.