Announcements for the week beginning May 19, 2019

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.

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, May 19, Fr. Robin will lead a discussion on the attributes of the Episcopal Church for consideration by those who may want to be confirmed, received, or reaffirmed when the Bishop visits on June 23. Adult Forums take place in Palen Hall starting at approximately 9:50 a.m.

United Thank Offering – Blessed to be a Blessing –The UTO spring campaign  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

Daughters of the King – The Daughters of the King will be meeting on Tuesday, May 21, at 3 p.m. in the Kinsolving Room. Our discussion is on Chapter 7 on “Solitude” in Richard Foster’s Celebration of Discipline. Worship will follow at 4:30 p.m. in the Chapel.

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!

Garden Dedication – On Sunday, May 26, at the conclusion to the 8:30 a.m. service, there will be a procession to and dedication of the Alexandra Cameron Ward Memorial Garden in the breezeway. Please come to celebrate Rogation Sunday (a most appropriate time to bless new plantings), the beauty of the garden and warm memories of Alexandra’s life and her contributions to the life of The Church of the Holy Faith. Coffee hour will be held outside in the St. Francis courtyard following the dedication.

Senior’s Spring Get-Together with the Bishop – Join Bishop Hunn for lunch and live gospel music on Friday, May 24, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bosque Center. Please RSVP to Toye Robertson at 505-881-0636 by May 13.

Parish Office Closure – The parish office is closed on Monday, May 27, Memorial Day.

Ryan Jordan’s Ordination – You are invited on Saturday, June 22, to St. John’s Cathedral in Albuquerque at 11 a.m. for Ryan’s ordination to the Transitional Diaconate.

White Vine Illuminated Manuscript Workshop May 31-June 2 – 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 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:

Confirmation – 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.

Summer Camps at Camp Stoney: June 13-July 20 – Registration is now open. For information and to register, visit Scholarships are available. For more info, contact Paula at 505-881-0636 or

Interfaith Community Shelter’s Women’s Summer Safe Haven Program – Most of the women that the shelter serves are between 50 and 80 with mental health issues. Many have had productive lives. All of these women are in great need. Without safe shelter during the summer, many of these women, some of whom are in wheelchairs or walkers, will be in very dangerous areas without our help. Please help us provide a safe haven for the vulnerable women in Santa Fe – Van Swift, Holy Faith ICS Representative

Recycle for Sight and Hearing Aid Recycling Program – The Capital City Lions Club collects used eyeglasses and hearing aids for distribution to those in need. If you have old or no longer needed eyeglasses, sunglasses or hearing aids, please donate them in the collection box that is near the back entry to Palen Hall or phone Sylvia Stevens at 946-0473 for more information. “Where there is a need, there is a Lion.”

Remember to use Amazon Smile for your Shopping –Holy Faith is part of the Amazon Smile program, through which recognized charitable organizations receive 0.5 percent of the price of eligible purchases. To sign up, visit 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 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, 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 and want to change your designated charity to Holy Faith, log on to, 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.”)

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.