Announcements for the week beginning January 20, 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 Forums – On Sunday, January 27, Cissy Lewis will discuss poems of religious doubt, using works by Thomas Hardy, T.S. Eliot, W.H. Auden and Matthew Arnold, among others. Adult Forums are held in Palen Hall, beginning at 9:50 a.m.
Annual Meeting and Parish Potluck – The annual meeting is scheduled for Sunday, January 27, at 4 p.m. During the Annual Meeting we will receive the reports of the various Ministries for 2018, review and discuss the financial budget for 2019, and elect new Vestry members and Deanery delegates. Signup sheets for the potluck are posted in the hallway outside the Palen Hall kitchen.
Body and Soul – 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.
Children’s Adventures – The annual Valentine Cookie Caper is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 3:45 p.m. We will gather in the library for a valentine welcome, and then proceed to Palen hall to mix, pour, stir, roll out, decorate and bake cookies for our snack, and some to share. Please join us whether you are a seasoned pro, or a newcomer. It’s not only great fun, but delicious! Please RSVP to Donna at 982-4447 or email@example.com so we can prepare enough for everyone. Bring your rolling pins and aprons!
Interfaith Community Shelter – Holy Faith’s 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.
The Seventh 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 982-4447.
A Tribute to Alexandra Ward – The Library Committee has engaged landscape artist and garden designer, Sarah McCarty, to design a garden in memory of Alexandra Ward in the breezeway between Conkey House and the church. Contributions towards this project are gladly accepted – please make the notation ‘library/Ward’ in the memo line on checks. For more information contact Phyllis Lehmberg at email@example.com.
A Spiritual Pilgrimage to England and Wales – Fr. Robin will lead a pilgrimage to England and Wales from Sept. 13-24, 2019, which includes visits to St. Mary Redcliffe, Bristol Cathedral, Malmesbury Abbey and Gardens, Bath, Wells Cathedral, Tintern Abbey, St. Davids Cathedral, Ramsey Island, Stonehenge, Salisbury and Oxford. On Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 5 p.m. in the Youth Room there will be an informational session to answer your questions.
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 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.”)
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.