Looking Forward

October 25, 2019 – Annual Scheffler Lecture with Rev. John W. Price

The Reverend John W. Price, author of Revealing Heaven, The Christian Case for Near Death Experiences, presents the annual Scheffler lecture in Palen Hall. For seven years Fr. Price served as Chaplain at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in the Texas Medical Center, where experiences found their voice in his book. Refreshments will follow the lecture..

October 6, 2019 – Blessing of the Animals

On October 6 at 4 p.m. join us in the St. Francis garden of the church with your pets. Following a brief prayer service, we will bless dogs, cats, and other pets on leashes or in carriers (please). Pets will receive special “cookies,” a signed certificate with their name and a prayer for the year ahead. Dr. Brent Parker will once again be at the “Ask the Vet” table. There will be refreshments for all their human friends, as well as special activities for families.

September 15 – 29, 2019 – United Thank Offering

The UTO fall campaign begins on Sept. 15 and continues through the ingathering on Sunday, Sept. 29. The UTO provides a way to transform your thankfulness for all that God has done for you into blessings for others in need, especially women and children. Every cent given goes directly to fund selected grants and programs supporting ministries throughout the U.S. and worldwide. Envelopes and boxes can be found in baskets at the rear of the nave beginning Sept. 15. For more information contact Chris Frenk at cfrenk@impulse.net.

Sign up by September 15, 2019 – Dinner for 8

The beauty of a church the size of Holy Faith is that we’re large enough to offer a variety of ministries, but still small enough for parishioners to get know one another, and Fr. Robin, Fr. Jim and Mother Pam would like to facilitate that by offering a “Dinner for 8” program. Simply sign up and we’ll match you with up to 7 other people who also desire to get to know other Holy Faith members. Couples and singles are all welcome to participate. You will meet 3 times – once in October, November and December – rotating hosting homes or not, depending on everyone’s wishes. Click HERE to sign up electronically or you can fill out a paper form from the back of the church and turn it into the office. If you have any questions, contact Fr. Jim at fr.jimgordon@gmail.com.

September 15, 2019 – Kid’s Sunday Adventures

Between the 8:30 and 11:00 services, we will begin “Kid’s Sunday Adventures”. We will offer a new and exciting adventure each week for children ages 4 -14. If any adults wish to help with the Kid’s Adventures, please call Mother Pam†.

Ongoing – every other Wednesday from 2-4pm – Creativity in Creation

A group of “be and would-be” artists is forming to spend time together painting, drawing, watercoloring, collaging, learning and chatting. Bring a friend! We plan to meet every other Wednesday beginning May 15 from 2-4 p.m. in the Youth Room upstairs in Conkey House. This is a drop in and out group – come when you can. Each time there will be an “encourager” on hand (someone who actually is an artist) to help you get started, learn a new technique, solve a problem, correct a mistake, etc. Bring your own materials and whatever you want to work on. See you there!

Looking Back

August 4, 2019 – Farewell to Deacon Pat

As a deacon is under the direct authority of the bishop, Bishop Hunn has decided to reassign our deacon, The Rev’d Pat Masterman, to another parish or mission in the diocese. Deacon Pat’s last day at Holy Faith will be August 4. Please come that Sunday for breakfast hosted by men of the parish between the 8:30 and 11:00 services to say farewell to Deacon Pat as we thank her for her ministry amongst us.

July 22, 2019 – Prayer Shawl Ministry

Summertime KnitWits: We will meet on Monday, July 22, in the Kinsolving Room from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Please join us for a relaxing evening of handiwork and lemonade. Call Allyson at 983-0283 with questions. The next meeting will be August 5.

July 19, 2019 – Free Spirits

On Friday afternoon, July 19, at 2 p.m., singers of the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, along with a string Quartet of Santa Fe’s finest instrumentalists, will present a concert at Holy Faith. Discounted tickets for the Free Spirits are $36, and there are 12 tickets reserved for the group. Please RSVP to Rebecca Tobey at rutobey@yahoo.com if you are interested in going.

June 23, 2019 – Bishop’s Annual Visitation and Confirmations

Bishop Hunn made his annual visit to Holy Faith on Sunday, June 23, and performed the Rite of Confirmation for the following members of the Holy Faith Parish Family: Andy Blanco, Lulu Blanco, Paul Cooter, Mother Pam Graham, Rich Kaminski, Ken Kochbeck, Olivia Kochbeck, Lisa Moore, Olivia Moreno-Carlson, Laura Post and Brenda Springsted.

July 8, 2019  – Celtic Spirituality Class

Come join Mother Pam on Mondays from 2 to 3:15 p.m., beginning on July 8th, as we discuss Celtic Spirituality. We will begin with the DVD “A Celtic Pilgrimage” with John O’Donohue, and continue with the book Walking the Edges: Living in the Presence of God by David Adam. The class will be held for six weeks, ending with a Celtic Eucharist on August 19th. We will meet in the Campbell Room.

June 25, 2019 – Library Open House

Shelby Green is the Library Open House speaker and she will be talking in the library on June 25 at 3 p.m. in the Library with light refreshments after in the Kinsolving room.  Her topic will be “Flowers for the Major Events of the Church Year” as well as the stories that flowers can tell and their secret meanings.

June 9, 2019 – Adult Forum – Poems and Paintings of Pentecost

Cissy Lewis will lead the forum on Sunday, June 9th, discussing poems and paintings of Pentecost. The poems she will discuss are the following: T.S. Eliot, excerpt from “Little Gidding”; William Blake, excerpt from “Pentecost”; Denise Levertov, “Caedmon”; Malcolm Guite, “Pentecost”; Mark DeBolt, “Pentecostal Hour” and “Pentecost Villanellette”; Philip Larkin, “The Whitsun Weddings.”

May 31 – June 2, 2019 – White Vine Illuminated Manuscript Workshop

Artist, iconographer and teacher Susan Kelly vonMedicus returns to Holy Faith to lead this workshop on Friday, May 31, 5-8 p.m., Saturday, June 1, 1-5 p.m. and Sunday, June, 1-5 p.m. Students will make a decorated initial with the White Vine motif of renaissance Europe. The Initial will be gilded with 23K gold leaf. Decorations will be made using mineral pigments in the manner of the scriptorium of the middle ages. No artistic experience is necessary, all materials will be provided. Fee: $190 tuition plus materials $35 totaling for workshop $225 per student. If students wish to use prepared true skin vellum there is a surcharge of $40. Other options are a vegetable vellum approximation or Bockingford Rag paper. Please indicate preference when registering. Registration with deposit is needed to hold your place. Questions? Email eikon68@aol.com. Please send registration including your name, email, phone number and $125 deposit to: Susan Kelly vonMedicus, 408 Skippack Pike, Fort Washington, Pa. 19034 or Paypal accepted at email: eikon68@aol.com.