Announcements for the week beginning June 25, 2017
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.
Adult Forum – On Sunday, June 25, Fr. Jim begins a series on Anglican Divines, starting with Thomas Cranmer, John Jewel and Richard Hooker, at 9:50 a.m. in Palen Hall.
Remember Faith Family – Holy Faith’s newest ministry stands ready to help you whether you signed up as a care recipient or not. If you need assistance due to a health crisis and help from family or friends is not available, call Steven Hecht at 978-844-0798, Fr. Jim Gordon at 505-216-8357 or Janina Greene at 505-412-9428.
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.
Docent Tours – On Sunday, June 25, we continue to offer our Holy Faith docent-led tours of the church. The 15-20 minute tours focus on the unique history of The Church of the Holy Faith and its connection with the history of Santa Fe. Please join the docent at 12:30 pm in the back of the Nave of the church. On Sunday, July 9, the docents are offering a tour of the Good Shepherd Chapel after the 11 a.m. service (approximately 12:30 p.m.). Guests may take a seat in the Chapel after crossing under the arch to Conkey House to meet the docent.
July 2 breakfast – On July 2, in the place of a forum, the men of Holy Faith will present a continental breakfast between the 8:30 and 11 services.
Parish Office Closure – The parish office is closed on Tuesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.
Summer Children’s Adventures – Mark your calendars for July 11 and 18 for Children’s Adventures from 4-5:30 p.m. Special activities are planned for each week to help us explore “The Vast Expanse of Interstellar Space: Sun, Moon and Stars.” A field trip to the SFCC Planetarium is planned for the last week in July. For more information, please contact Ann MacVicar at 982-4447, ext. 119.
Women’s Spirituality for the Summer – The Woman’s Spirituality Program will be discussing the Trinity’s feminine Life-Giver, the Holy Spirit, in four sessions this summer. Enkindled: Holy Spirit, Holy Gifts, by Albert Haase, OFM and his sister Bridget Haase, OSU will be the text for the sessions. The book consists of twelve short chapters, each including text, questions for reflection, and prayer. The first two chapters introduce a way of understanding the Spirit and the seven gifts. The next seven chapters focus on each of the individual gifts of the Holy Spirit, and the last two chapters illustrate how we are helped by the fruits of the Spirit in our spiritual growth. Sessions will be held on Wednesdays, 2:30-4:00, July 12 – August 2. Books will be available for $10 before the first session. Space is limited. To register, email Ruth D’Arcy at: email@example.com.
Fr. Ken one-year memorial – A memorial service commemorating the day our beloved rector, Fr. Ken Semon, went to God will be held Tuesday, July 25. The Taizé service with Holy Communion begins at 6 p.m.
Do you feel Called to Children’s Ministries? – There are several opportunities at Holy Faith to serve children and families, weekly, seasonally or occasionally. Sunday Chapel takes place every week, year ‘round, during the 8:30 service. There is a children’s liturgy, Godly Play and other resources, and children join their families in church during the peace. Volunteers are needed to work as teams each Sunday (orientation will be provided). Children’s adventures take place 4-5 times a year, based on seasonal events in the church year. Volunteers read stories, prepare snacks and help with art activities. The Christmas pageant needs volunteers for costumes, rehearsals, general organizing and the cookie reception on Christmas Eve. Volunteers must take the Safeguarding God’s Children curriculum for volunteers offered online through the Diocesan website. If you enjoy children and feel called to offer your time, talent, skills and enthusiasm, contact Ann MacVicar at 982-4447, ext. 119 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Camp Stoney Needs Volunteers – The NE Deanery is sponsoring the Narnia Camp at Camp Stoney from July 16 – 22 and is in need of kitchen help, a nurse/EMT, arts and crafts help, and Junior Counselors. Volunteers need not commit for every day, or for the entirety of the day. Volunteers must also be willing to take the Safeguarding God’s Children curriculum for volunteers offered online through the Diocesan website. Please contact Fr. Christopher Adams at email@example.com for more information.
Twice Blessed Welcomes Donations – Please remember Twice Blessed as you do your spring house cleaning. We gladly accept a variety of household items, such as small appliances, kitchen and tableware, decorative pieces, and Christmas decorations, as well as jewelry and clothing in good, clean condition suitable for consignment. We cannot accept televisions or electronics. Donations are tax deductible and the proceeds fund a variety of local nonprofits and church activities. This year’s Twice Blessed sale will take place on December 1 and 2, in conjunction with the 135th annual Saint Nicholas Christmas Bazaar. The deadline to make donations is November 1. For more information, please contact Betty Lou Dent at 913-1779.
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.