Looking Forward

June 23, 2019 – Confirmation, reception and reaffirmation

Bishop Michael Hunn will be making his official visitation to Holy Faith on Sunday, June 23, offering the sacramental rite of confirmation and the rites of reception into The Episcopal Church and reaffirmation of baptismal vows. If you would like to be confirmed in The Episcopal Church, be received into The Episcopal Church from another tradition, or reaffirm your baptismal vows, please be in touch with Fr. Robin so that a schedule of times for preparation and study can be set.

June 16, 2019 – Free Spirits to meet

The Free Spirits Women’s Group will visit the Herb and Lavender Festival at El Rancho de las Golondrinas at 1pm. $6 admission for seniors 62+. We will gather at the El Paraje Cafe at Las Golondrinas for lunch prior to our visit. Please email Rebecca Tobey at rutobey@yahoo.com if you plan on participating.

June 9, 2019 – Adult Forum on 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.”

June 4, 2019 – Wind, Fire and a “Birthday” Party: Preparing for Pentecost

On Tuesday, June 4, from 3:30 to 5 p.m., the children will gather to hear the story of Pentecost and do some fun activities in preparation for the Feast Day on Sunday, June 9. We will end our time together with ice cream and cake to celebrate the Birthday of the Church. Please let us know if you are coming so that we will have enough for all to enjoy.

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

Students will make a decorated initial with the White Vine motif of renaissance Europe. The Initial will be gilded with 23K gold leaf. No artistic experience is necessary, all materials will be provided. The workshop is led by artist, iconographer and teacher Susan Kelly vonMedicus. For more information and to register email her at eikon68@aol.com.  The cost of the workshop is $225.

May 29, 2019 – Choral Evensong at 6 pm

A Solemn Evensong on the Eve of the Feast of the Ascension, will be held on Wednesday, May 29, at 6 p.m. Please join us for an evening of sung prayers and anthems in an evening service unique to the Anglican tradition. A festive reception in Palen Hall immediately follows the service.

from May 15, 2019 and 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

May 19, 2019 – UTO Ingathering

Blessed to be a Blessing – The UTO spring campaign begins on May 5 and continues through the ingathering on Sunday, May 19. 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 carefully 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 May 5. Please give generously as the need is great. For more information contact Chris Frenk at cfrenk@impulse.net.

May 15, 2019 – Deadline for College Book Scholarship applications

Members of Holy Faith who are enrolling in college are eligible to apply. The application deadline is May 15; applicants will be notified by June 1 of the committee’s decision. Students may reapply each year (for a total of 4 years of undergraduate study) using the Renewal Application. Applications are available in the parish office or can be downloaded: Renewal Application or First Time Applicant

May 13, 2019 – KnitWits meeting, 5:30pm to 7pm

Spring has sprung and the KnitWits will celebrate at our May meeting with fresh lemonade and cookies. Please join us May 13 in the Kinsolving room from 5:30 to about 7 p.m. Call Allyson with any questions at 983-0283.

April 17, 2019 – Annual Pilgrimage to Chimayo

Deepen your Holy Week experience by walking the pilgrim’s path to The Sanctuario de Chimayó on Wednesday, April 17. Meet at the Nambé Church parking lot on the High Road at 8:45 a.m. The walk leaves at 9 a.m. and will include pausing each mile to pray the Stations of the Cross. The pilgrimage concludes with an outdoor Eucharist beside the chapel. The walk is about ten miles, ending at approximately 3 p.m. Transportation back to Nambé is provided. Please RSVP to Donna in the parish office or sign up on the sheet at the front desk. Questions? Call Eleanor Ortiz at 670-1089. If you are able to help by “staging” a car at the Sancturio prior to the walk, please contact Cathy Gronquist at cathy@gronquist.org or 505-231-4557.

before Friday, April 12, 2019 – return your Easter Lily forms

If you wish to make a special donation for Easter Lilies, please fill out this FORM and return to the parish office. You may also email the information to donna@holyfaithchurchsf.org. We must receive your donation form by Friday, April 12.

April 7, 2019 at 3 pm – Singing Under the Dome of Heaven

Join Reverend Talitha Arnold, Senior Minster of The United Church of Santa Fe, and Father John Bethancourt, Priest at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, in a panel discussion exploring liturgical and musical traditions. The moderator is Holy Faith’s Parish Administrator and Director of Liturgy and Music, Canon Mark Edw. Childers. Pre-recorded musical selections reflective of the Santa Fe Desert Chorale’s upcoming program, Illuminating the Dome, will illustrate the presentation. The discussion takes place at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church of Santa Fe, 231 East Cordova Road. The architecture features iconography adorning its dome and ceilings. This presentation is free, but requires reservations. Space limited to 60, please reserve tickets at desertchorale.org.

March 28, 2019 – Free Spirits to serve at Feeding Santa Fe

On Thursday, March 28, we will serve at Feeding Santa Fe – bagging food to hand out to the hungry. Please plan to meet at 6:30 a.m. (early morning) at the loading dock of Kitchen Angels through the back door on the left of the building on Siler Road. Dress warmly – the loading area is cold – gloves and hat are helpful. RSVP to Ruth Rael at rnrael@earthlink.net if you are able to participate. On Sunday, April 7, at 3 p.m. we will attend the panel discussion “Singing Under the Dome of Heaven” at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church of Santa Fe. The moderator is Holy Faith’s Parish Administrator and Director of Liturgy and Music, Canon Mark Edw. Childers. RSVP to Rebecca Tobey at rutobey@yahoo.com to participate.

March 26, 2019 – Cocoons and Butterflies for Children and Teens

On Tuesday, March 26, from 3:30 to 4:30, we will have our 2nd Lenten Children & Teens Adventure. Lent is a time to focus on the ways we can be better followers of Jesus. When we gather, we will discuss the symbols of Lent the things we can do during this time that will bring us closer to Jesus, our family and our friends. There will be singing, snacks and activities. Please let us know if you plan to attend so that we can plan appropriately. May His peace always be in your hearts, Mother Pam

March 25, 2019 – Prayer Shawl Ministry to meet

The KnitWits will be meeting March 25 from 5:30 to about 7 p.m. in the Kinsolving room. Please join us for cookies and tea with scintillating conversation and some time to knit and crochet. Call Allyson at 983-0283 with questions. Our next meeting will be April 8.

beginning March 13, 2019 and weekly, Lenten Soup Supper and Study, 5:45pm

Continuing each Wednesday during Lent before Holy Week, Fr. Robin will lead a discussion of Being Disciples: Essentials of the Christian Life by Rowan Williams. The soup suppers begin at 5:45 p.m., followed by the study from 6:30-8 p.m. A nursery will be available from 5:15-8:15 p.m.

beginning Wednesday, March 13 – April 24, weekly Art Class, 2-4pm

Surprise! You can do this! No talent needed! Have fun with sketching and watercolor. Alice McSweeney and Van Swift will lead you in 6 sessions to a sketch and a watercolor suitable for framing. You may even develop a new love! Dates: Wednesdays, March 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10, 24. Time: 2-4 p.m. Place: 2nd floor of Conkey House, Healing Resource Center. Cost: $35 for supplies only, you keep them. Sign-up: Call, text or email Molly Lott at 505-690-5990 or matl44@me.com

beginning, Ash Wednesday 2019 through Palm Sunday 2019 – Community Lenten Ingathering

There are three organizations in need of personal care items for their clients, and we would like to invite you to participate in this Ingathering effort during Lent. The local agencies are, the Interfaith Community Shelter (Pete’s Place) and Bag-n-Hand Food Pantry at St. John’s Methodist Church. The Food Pantry has been a ministry of St. John’s for many years and serves clients who struggle to make ends meet. Funds for the Pantry are used to purchase food, so the donation of personal care items will assist in serving their clients. The third organization is the Diocesan Borderland Ministries. We will collect personal care items ONLY during Lent through Palm Sunday. The donations will be divided between the three organizations and delivered during Holy Week. A list of requested/needed personal care items can be found HERE or on the bulletin board opposite the Palen Hall kitchen. A collection box will be in Palen Hall. If you have any questions, please contact Deacon Pat at 561-385-2418 or by email at deacon_pat@bellsouth.net Thank you for your generosity in helping those in need.

beginning February 21, 2019 for seven weeks – Cancer Survivor Workshop

A seven-week workshop for cancer survivors is being offered at Holy Faith on Thursday nights at 6 beginning Feb. 21. The workshop will revolve around the book “A New Song to Sing: Breast Cancer as Journey of Spirit” by The Rev. Linda Loving, a cancer survivor and Presbyterian minister. The workshop invites all cancer survivors and those newly diagnosed to share their stories with a deep sense of sisterhood and renewal. The workshop is free; the book cost is $25. Facilitating the workshop will be spiritual director Jeannie Bowman. To register or for more information, contact Bowman at (610) 764-4817 or jeannie.bowman17@gmail.com.

February 11, 2019 – Body and Soul resumes

Body and Soul, a contemplative experience of stretching, gentle movement and meditation, resumes on Monday, February 11, continuing through April 8 (excluding February 18 and March 18). The class runs from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Please call Janina Greene, experienced physical therapist and leader of Body and Soul, for more information and to register: 412-9428.

March 10, 2019 – Daylight Saving Time begins

Please remember to set your clocks ahead one hour before retiring next Saturday night, or you may arrive for a Sunday service other than the one that you anticipated.

March 5, 2019 – Children’s Adventures: Pretzels and Palms, 3:30pm

All Holy Faith children and friends, ages 3 to 14, are invited to witness the burning of the palms in preparation for Ash Wednesday on Tuesday, March 5, at 3:30 p.m. While the ashes are cooling, we will have a short lesson on Lent and discuss the symbolism of the pretzel. Then we will make pretzels. The pretzel has a deep spiritual meaning for Lent. In fact, it was the ancient Christian Lenten bread as far back as the fourth century. In the old Roman Empire, the faithful kept a very strict fast all through Lent: no milk, no butter, no cheese, no eggs, no cream and no meat. They made small breads of water, flour and salt, to remind themselves that Lent was a time of prayer. They shaped these breads in the form of crossed arms, for in those days they crossed their arms over the breast while praying. Therefore they called the breads “little arms” (bracellae). From this Latin word, the Germanic people later coined the term “pretzel.” Please RSVP to Mother Pam at mother.pam@holyfaithchurchsf.org or 982-4447, ext. 119. Volunteers are also needed.

March 3, 2019 – Continental Breakfast hosted by the Free Spirits

This Sunday, between the 8:30 and 11am services, there will be a continental breakfast for the Parish.

no later than February 25, 2019 – submit your Lenten Meditation

In our call to the observance of a holy Lent, provided for in the Liturgy for Ash Wednesday, the people of God are invited, among other things, to “meditate on God’s holy Word.” To assist in our journey together during the Lenten season, it is our hope to provide a booklet of Lenten Meditations, written by members of our parish family. A sign-up sheet containing the appropriate lessons for each of the 40 days of Lent has been posted on the bulletin board in the hallway next to the Palin Hall kitchen. You may also access these lessons by contacting Donna Lukacs, in the Parish Office during the regular work week. A meditation may be based on any one of the lessons provided specific to the day assigned. Meditations should be no more than a paragraph in length or approximately 150 words. You are also welcome to write for more than just one day. Please email your meditation(s) to Mark Childers, at medw.childers@gmail.com no later than February 25th.

February 23, 2019 – Women’s Quiet Day

The Sixth Annual Women’s Quiet Day will be held on Saturday, February 23. It will be led by The Rev. Carolyn Metzler, Spiritual Director for the Living School, a major program of the Center for Action and Contemplation, founded by Richard Rohr, OFM. The theme of the day is “Spirituality of Wilderness: A Lenten Journey.” In this day of engaged conversation and silent reflection we will look together at the wildernesses of our lives and at how God meets us there. The day will begin at 8 a.m. with a continental breakfast and conclude in mid-afternoon with Holy Eucharist. Mark your calendars. To register email Donna Lukacs at donna@holyfaithchurchsf.org or call 982-4447.

February 21, 2019 – Usher update and dinner, 5:30pm

If you are currently serving as an Usher or feel that you are being called to the Usher ministry, please attend this very important meeting on Thursday, February 21, at 5:30 p.m. in the church nave. Ushers serve as hosts in the house of God and provide a warm welcome and assistance to those who have come to worship. We will review and discuss updated Usher guidelines and provide practical training for those that are called to this important ministry. The meeting is followed by a BBQ dinner in Palen Hall. Please RSVP to Donna at 982-4447, ext. 100, or donna@holyfaithchurchsf.org.

February 11, 2019 – Knitwits to meet at 5:30pm

The Prayer Shawl Ministry, aka, Knitwits,  will be at it again February 11 in the Kinsolving room from 5:30 to about 7 p.m. Please join us as we knit, crochet, chat, and enjoy our tea and cookies; we would love to have you with us. Questions? Call Allyson at 983-0283. Next meeting is March 25.

February 3 -9, 2019 – Our second week of service at the Interfaith Community Shelter

Our second week of the season hosting guests at Pete’s Place (Interfaith Community Shelter) will begin on February 3-9. Those interested in providing food and help will find signup sheets and cooking pans in Palen Hall in the coming weeks. We had an excellent response this past December and many new participants and their friends assisted us with both food and help. Here is an opportunity to live out the Matthew Imperative: “In as much as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren you did it to me.” Any questions, please call Van Swift, Holy Faith Representative, 577-2168 or the coordinators, Dora Horn, 471-1171, or Cathy Gronquist, 231-4457.

February 3, 2019 – Meet Mother Pam at Coffee Hour

On Sunday, February 3, meet our new Associate Rector, The Rev. Pamela Graham between the 8:30 and 11am services. Brunch will be served.  Please come and introduce yourself to Mother Pam and welcome her to Holy Faith.

February 1, 2019 – Mother Pam joins the clergy

I am pleased to announce that the Reverend Pam Graham will be joining the Holy Faith clergy team as Associate Rector on February 1. Mother Pam comes to us from the Diocese of Texas as Vicar of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Rockdale, where she has served for the last eight years. She was sponsored for ordination by St. David’s Episcopal Church in Austin after an impressive career in education of all ages and director of children’s and youth ministries and religious education. Mother Pam holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Education from Texas State University in San Marcos and graduated from the Iona School of Ministry. She will join Fr. Jim, Deacon Pat, Fr. Murphy, and me in all aspects of ministry here at Holy Faith, with a special focus on children’s and family ministries and women’s spirituality. After my initial meeting with her, Mother Pam wrote, “[Holy Faith] is a vibrant and holy space. There was such a yearning in my heart as you spoke of the position that needs to be filled.” We expect Mother Pam will be with us for the Annual Meeting on January 27, and there also will be an opportunity to greet her at a special coffee hour on Sunday, February 3. Please come and introduce yourself to Mother Pam and welcome her to Holy Faith.

beginning January 17, 2019 – New Theology Class

Steven Hecht and Jim Gilson will be offering a six-week class to read and discuss the book The Jesus Gospels,the book The Jesus Gospels, by Daniel Boyarin (available on Amazon.com for $16). Boyarin is a well-known religious historian. We will explore how aspects of early and late Judaism influenced early Christian belief in Jesus’ role as Messiah and Son of Man, particularly in the Gospel of Mark. The class will meet on Thursdays from 2-3 p.m.starting January 17th.

January 27, 2018 – Annual Meeting of the Parish, 4pm

The annual meeting is scheduled for Sunday, January 27, at 4 p.m. All parish ministry reports for 2018 are due by Friday, January 11. Please submit reports to Donna in the parish office or via email to donna@holyfaithchurch.org. Contact Donna with any questions or if you need assistance.

before December 31, 2018 – Submit your Photo for the 2019 Parish Photo Directory

We are compiling the 2019 Parish Directory and encourage you to submit a photo before December 31. Please send electronic photos to donna@holyfaithchurchsf.org. Or, mail or drop off photos to the parish office. Please write your name on the back of photos and whether or not you want your photo returned. If you wish to use the same photo as in the 2015 Directory, let the parish office know. Notify the parish office if you have any updates to your contact information, or you have special instructions regarding your entry in the parish directory. Contact information in the directory includes name(s), address, home phone, cell phone(s) and email(s). If you have questions, please contact donna@holyfaithchurchsf.org or call the parish office at 982-4447. Directories will be distributed at the Annual Meeting on Sunday, January 27.

before December 31, 2018 – A Call for Vestry Candidates

Holy Faith’s Vestry attends to all business matters of the parish and are representatives of the parish in all matters concerning its corporate property and the relations of the parish to its Clergy and to the Diocese. Members of the Vestry must be communicants of the parish in good standing and they serve for a term of three (3) years. Vestry members are expected to attend regular Vestry meetings (usually held on the fourth Thursday of each month), participate in Vestry retreats, and be active in attending and supporting parish functions. If you feel called to serve in this vital role, please contact Fr. Robin with your interest before December 31. Fr. Robin can be reached at 982-4447, ext. 101 or at fr.robin@holyfaithchurchsf.org.

before December 31, 2018 – Year End Giving must be Postmarked by this date

Year-end giving is welcome and encouraged at The Church of the Holy Faith! All contributions for 2018 must be postmarked (or dropped off in the parish office) by December 31. Contributions received after that date will be posted to the 2019 calendar year. 2018 year-end giving statements will be sent out in January. Please contact the parish office with any questions.

December 17, 2018 – Prayer Shawl Ministry to meet

The December KnitWit meeting will be held Monday, December 17, in the Kinsolving room from 5:30 to about 7 p.m. Please join us for a relaxing evening of tea, chatting, knitting, and (of course) cookies. We welcome all, even if you aren’t a knitter. Call Allyson at 983-0283 with questions. Next meeting is January 7.

before Monday, December 17, 2018 – requests for Christmas Flowers and Farolitos due date

If you would like to make a special donation for poinsettias or farolitos this Christmas, please fill out this FORM, and return to the parish office. You may also email the information to donna@holyfaithchurchsf.org.

December 16, 2018 – Annual Las Posadas begins at 1:30pm at the Cathedral Basilica

Las Posadas, a 400-year old Mexican tradition, is a re-enactment of the journey of Mary and Joseph as they searched for lodging in Bethlehem. Our Las Posadas will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, proceed to The Church of the Holy Faith, and finally at approximately 2 p.m., we will arrive at First Presbyterian Church for a festive reception with our brothers and sisters in Christ. All are welcome to walk the pilgrimage with the Holy Family.

December 11, 2018 – DOK Holiday Fun

Join the Holy Faith chapter of the Daughters of the King for our annual pre-Christmas open house in the Kinsolving room on Tuesday, December 11, at 3 p.m. This gathering is open to the parish, including men! There is no program, just wonderful snacks, music and fellowship. Hope to see you there! If questions, please contact either Ruth Rael at ruthcats837@gmail.com or M.A. Blake at 466-3477.

December 16 and 23, 2018 – Advent Forums

On Sunday, Dec. 16 and 23, Cissy Lewis will lead a forum on Nativity poetry.

beginning December 2 -8, 2018 – Service at the Homeless Shelter

The first of our two weeks for the season will begin on December 2.  Volunteers are needed to serve and/or bring food.  More details and sign-up sheets will be available shortly in Palen Hall.

before December 1, 2018 – Helpers Needed for St. Nicholas Bazaar on December 1

Helpers Needed for the St. Nicholas Christmas Bazaar (December 1, 10 a.m.-2p.m. in Palen Hall): Help by making candy, cookies, quick breads, pies, or any other baked goods. You are also welcome to donate baking ingredients, such as sugar, flour, and butter and/or glass quart and pint jars. Please call Sue Angel at 507-261-1771. Baked items should be in Palen Hall on Friday morning November 30 (after 9 a.m.). Would you like to help cashier? We have six cash tables and need 2 people per table. Please call or text Lisa Oatman at 254-366-8180 if you can help.

November 18, 2018 – Annual Parish Thanksgiving Dinner, 5pm

Join us on Sunday, November 18, at 5 p.m., when we as a parish family count our blessings and wrap up the annual Stewardship Campaign with a Thanksgiving Potluck Supper. The turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes and bread will be provided – the rest is up to you! Please bring your favorite side dish or dessert. Sign up on the sheets posted in Palen Hall or contact the parish office at 982-4447 or donna@holyfaithchurchsf.org.

November 18, 2018 – Free Spirits Lunch and Docent Tour of First Presbyterian Church

Following the 11 a.m. service the Free Spirits will meet at La Casa Sena for lunch followed by a docent tour of First Presbyterian Church. As one of the three downtown churches, we have many ties with both First Presbyterian Church and the Cathedral, which we visited last winter, and it will be interesting to hear about their history. If you plan to join us, please RSVP to Rebecca Tobey at rutobey@yahoo.com or send a text message to 505/603-5767 so that she can make a reservation for lunch.

until November 15, 2018 – Twice Blessed Donations sought

The Women’s Guild is accepting donations for the Twice Blessed Shop to be held in conjunction with the St Nicholas Bazaar on December 1. Items may be taken to the Twice Blessed room on the second floor of Conkey House. Please no electronics or books! Questions? Call Ruth Rael at 983-2077. Donations will be accepted until November 15, so start that fall clean-out now!

November 10, 2018  – Retablo Workshop

On Saturday, Nov. 10, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., join Santa Fe santero Juanito Jimenez to learn 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. The Friday evening session was added to provide time to see each retablo up for reproduction as a larger image or card for Christmas, Thanksgiving, Family Memorial or other special occasion. 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 gessoed board and art 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 matl44@me.com.

November 4, 2018 – All Saints’ Evensong at 6pm

A Solemn Evensong on All Saints’ Sunday will be held on Sunday, November 4, at 6 pm. Please join us for an evening of sung prayers and anthems in an evening service unique to the Anglican tradition. Evensong is a wonderful way to introduce your family and friends to our beautiful church and our rich Christian heritage. There will be a festive reception immediately following the service in Palen Hall, in thanksgiving for the generosity of the people of Holy Faith as we begin our Stewardship Campaign for 2019.

November 1, 2018 – Prayers for the Departed

On All Saints’ Day we will offer special prayers for the departed. If you would like to add the name of a loved one who has died to the prayers, please contact Donna in the parish office at 982-4447, ext. 100 or donna@holyfaithchurchsf.org no later than Friday, October 26.

October 29, 2018 – Prayer Shawl Ministry meets

After a brief respite the KnitWits will be back at it October 29. We meet in the Kinsolving room from 5:30 to about 7 p.m. for knitting, crocheting, chatting and some tea with cookies. We would love to have you join us. Any questions? Call Allyson Adams at 983-0283. Hope to see you there! Next meeting is November 12.

no later than October 15, 2018 – Join the Diocesan Choir for the Ordination Service of Bishop-Elect Michael Hunn

The Bishop-elect has chosen wonderful hymns for his special day. If you are interested in being a part of the Diocesan Choir, please email Maxine Thevenot at  2018Hunnordination@gmail.com no later than October 15. Once confirmed as a participant you will receive a packet of the music by email. iPads and other digital devices are encouraged for use during the service. All choir members must attend a rehearsal on Friday, November 2, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Albuquerque and be available from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, November 3.

October 7, 2018 – Annual Blessing of the Animals, 4pm

Join us in the St. Francis garden of the church with your pets at 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 7. 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 28, 2018 – Annual Scheffler Lecture – 3pm 

Dr. Alan Jones, Dean Emeritus of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, will be with us as part of our Library Scheffler Lectures on September 28. Living in a Challenging and Chaotic World: The Drama of the Soul’s Choice with Dante as Guide, is the title of his remarks.  Dr. Jones is a prominent lecturer, educator, and a prolific writer and, as well as being an honorary Canon of Chartres Cathedral, he was awarded the OBE in 2002.  If you cannot attend the lecture, you can hear Dr. Jones at church on Sunday, September 30th, as he will be preaching at both services. Refreshments will precede the lecture on the 28th.

September 11, 2018 – Library Open House featuring Leslie Dillen at 3pm

Leslie Dillen an actor, playwright and Holy Faith parishioner will talk about A CreativeJourney With Mabel Dodge Luhan.  She will cover the process of creating her solo showThe Passions of Mabel Dodge Luhan, and will give background on Mabel and her personal search “for ways to be used, to be useful, somehow.” Refreshments will follow in the Kinsolving Room.

September 9, 2018 – Annual Parish Picnic at Camp Stoney

Join in on Sunday, September 9, from 4-7 p.m., at Camp Stoney for a wonderful afternoon of food, fellowship and fun. Dinner will begin at 5 p.m. Our day together will end with a traditional service of Compline. Please RSVP to our Parish Secretary, Donna Lukacs at donna@holyfaithchurchsf.org or 982-4447.

August 19, 2018 – Holy Faith Children’s Choir resumes

Calling all children from ages 4 – 10!  We will begin practices on Sunday, August 19, at 10am.  We are now using a new curriculum, Growing with Grace and all the supplies have ben donated by Cate and Frank Kingsley, the grandchildren of our amazing Children’s Choir Volunteer and Honorary Grandmother, Gail Fine.

August 6, 2018 – KnitWits to meet

The August KnitWits meeting will be August 6 from 5:30 to about 7 p.m. Join us in the Kinsolving room for handiwork, conversation, and cool lemonade! We would love to have you join us. Call Allyson at 983-0283 with questions. Next meetings: September 17 and October 29.

July 19, 2018 – St. Francis Legacy Society Annual Gathering

The St. Francis Legacy Society recognizes those who have included The Church of the Holy Faith in their estate planning. Now would be a particularly appropriate time to commit to doing so because the Legacy Society will be gathering on Thursday, July 19, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Dodges’ home for its annual celebration of participation. Those who are members have already received their invitation, and those who are not yet members may indicate their intent so they may be included as well. Please see Donna, in the Parish office, for the necessary form. If you have any questions, please speak with Bob Buddendorf or Sandra Brinck.

July 18, 2018 – Men’s Grief Retreat

Men experience grief differently from women and memorialize their lost loved ones in unique ways. In recognition of this difference, the Grief Ministry at Holy Faith is offering a free retreat for men on seven consecutive Wednesdays beginning July 18. C.S. Lewis’ book “A Grief Observed,” a collection of essays written after the loss of his wife, will be used as a starting point to explore how men process and grow through the resolution of grief. The retreat sessions will be from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Kinsolving Room. To register or for more information, contact Steven Hecht (505-660-8871; stevehecht21@gmail.com) or Randall Hayden (505-216-0895 or distafman@gmail.com).

June 25, 2018 – Knit Wits to meet

The new date for our June meeting is June 25 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Please join us for knitting, chatting, and delightful companionship. We are all levels of skill and would love to have you with us. Next meetings: July 9, August 6. For any questions call Allyson at 983-0283.

June 22 – 24, 2018 – Celtic Illuminated Manuscript Workshop  

Artist, iconographer and teacher Susan Kelly vonMedicus returns to Holy Faith for a workshop on June 22-June 24. No artistic experience is necessary and all materials are provided. Students will make an illuminated page based on images from the Book of Kells. The fee, including materials is $225. If students wish to use prepared true deerskin vellum there is a surcharge of $40. Other options are a vegetable vellum or Bockingford rag paper. Please indicate your preference when registering. Registration with deposit is needed to hold your place. Please send registration including your name, email, phone number and $125.00 deposit to: Susan Kelly vonMedicus, 408 Skippack Pike, Fort Washington, Pa. 19034 or Paypal accepted at email: eikon68@aol.com. Email eikon68@aol.com with any questions.

June 17, 2018 – Mallory and Ryan Jordan to discuss life at Nashotah House during the Forum

Ryan Jordan, Holy Faith’s seminarian at Nashotah House, and his wife Mallory will be returning to Santa Fe June 14-19. While here, they will lead the Adult Forum on Sunday, June 17. In addition, if you would like to contribute to helping underwrite Ryan’s seminary education at Nashotah House, please contact Donna in the Parish Office or visit Nashotah.edu/support and select Ryan Christopher Jordan.

June 16, 2018 – Free Spirits to visit the Lavender Festival

On Saturday, June 16, the Free Spirits are going to go to the Lavender Festival at El Rancho de las Golondrinas. Admission is $6. There is food service there so we can eat lunch when ready. Please plan to meet in the parking lot at Holy Faith at 10 a.m. for a 10:15 departure. We will split up into groups to car pool to the ranch. Please RSVP to my email address rutobey@gmail.com if you plan to participate.

June 10, 2018 – Confirmation with Bishop Michael

Bishop Michael Vono will be making his official visitation to Holy Faith on Sunday, June 10, offering the sacramental rite of confirmation and the rites of reception into The Episcopal Church and reaffirmation of baptismal vows. If you would like to be confirmed in The Episcopal Church, be received into The Episcopal Church from another tradition, or reaffirm your baptismal vows, please be in touch with Fr. Robin so that a schedule of times for preparation and study can be set.

May 14, 2018 – Prayer Shawl Ministry gathers

The KnitWits will be at it again on May 14 and would love to have you join us. We meet in the Kinsolving room from 5:30 to about 7 p.m. to knit or crochet, enjoy cookies and tea, and share some companionship. Our next meetings will be June 18, July 9 and August 6. Hope to see you there. Any questions, please call Allyson at 983-0283.

May 13, 2018 – Free Spirits to meet

On Sunday, May 13, following the 11 a.m. service, we will walk to Pizzeria Lino for lunch and then go to the Georgia O’Keefe museum. Tickets to the O’Keefe museum are $13. Please RSVP to Rebecca Tobey rutobey@yahoo.com or text her cell phone 505/603-5767 if you plan to join us.

weekly, beginning May 9, 2018 through May 23, 2018 – Final Affairs from 6-7:30pm 

This three week series will explore some of the important aspects involved in planning for the end of life.  The three sessions will cover Medical Decisions and Advanced Directives, Palliative Care and Hospice and the Pastoral and Sacramental Role of the Church.  More details will be forthcoming, but you may also contact Molly Lott at matl44@me.com or the Church office on 505-982-4447.

May 3, 2018 – Panel Discussion on the Bishop’s election

After the Walk-Abouts with the candidates for the next Bishop of the Diocese of the Rio Grande, come share your thoughts and impressions on Thursday, May 3, at 5 p.m. in Palen Hall with Holy Faith’s delegates to the electing convention.

beginning May 1 – Peanut Butter Caper Month

May is our Peanut Butter Caper month at Holy Faith. Please add a jar or two or three of peanut butter to your grocery cart each week during May. The jars will be collected in a basket at the back of the church or outside Dean Peggy’s former office in Conkey House. Your gift of peanut butter will be added to the 900 bags of nutritious groceries which Feeding Santa Fe, Inc. gives to hungry families each week. Feeding Santa Fe, Inc. is an all-volunteer organization which has been filling the gap in food insecurity for over 30 years. You can make a difference!