HI-Lights @ HIEC


HI-Lights @ HIEC

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8:00 am - Holy Eucharist (Christ Chapel)
9:00 am -  Holy Eucharist (Nave)
11:15 am - Holy Eucharist (Nave)
6:00 pm - Celtic Eucharist (Christ Chapel)

ADVENT WREATH MAKING: Come join us on November 29 to make an Advent wreath for your home. This fun family activity will take place in Parish Hall during the formation hour.  Click here to buy your wreath and reserve your spot.
Contact: The Rev. Buddy Crawford

YOUTH ADVENT FUNDRAISER: On Sunday, November 29 join us after the 9:00am service for our annual youth breakfast fundraiser. A portion of all donations for this event will benefit our youth work and ministry initiatives. Click here for more information.
Contact: The Rev. William S. Stanley

ONLINE STREAMING: We’re streaming our services online! Over the last year we’ve begun to live stream our principal liturgies. So wherever life takes you, join us for services online at the appointed hour on Sundays. Join us in real time, or tune in any time following the service by clicking here! Spread the word, especially to those unable to be with us each week. Or view our archive of past sermons here on the Holy Innocents' website. 

Find our weekly sermons here!


Come as we begin our journey to Bethlehem to celebrate the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ.  Join us as we prepare for Christmas with some of our many Advent offerings this year.

Below find a link to an Advent Calender booklet. This booklet is designed as a guide to help you establish an Advent tradition in your home and is centered on the lighting of the candles of an Advent wreath. The Church Year begins with Advent. It is intended to be a spiritual time of preparation and anticipation for the birth of Christ.  Our time of preparing for Christmas has been transformed by the world into a time of busy-ness and fatigue. We spend a great deal of time, energy, and money in the weeks before Christmas buying gifts, preparing food and decorating our homes. The use of the Advent wreath may assist your family in finding the joy of a Christ-filled Christmas.   

Click here to Download the Advent Calendar

Mission Opportunities

HORIZONS GIVING TREE: Sponsor a student and/or sibling of one of our 120 Horizons' scholars through this year's Horizons Giving Tree. To participate, take an ornament card from the tree in Bishop Commons on the First Sunday of Advent on November 29 and sign it out on the clipboard. After purchasing your gift, bring it unwrapped to the parish before Wednesday, December 16 so that we can get it ready for our HIEC Christmas Store!
Contact: Karl Welsher 

CALLING FOR ELVES FOR OUR HIEC CHRISTMAS STORE: On December 19, from 8:00am-12:15pm, we will be hosting a Christmas Store in Parish Hall. Parents of Horizons students will come at this time to pickup their presents, have them wrapped, and get some additional stocking stuffers! If you are interested in being an HIEC Elf for a day - which includes being a wrapper, a greeter, a replenisher and MORE! Please sign-up today by clicking here.
Contact: Karl Welsher

December 6

ORGAN RECITAL AND EVENSONG: Click here for more information

December 7

2nd HALF LUNCHEON:  Click here for more information.


ADVENT QUIET DAY: Click here for more information.

Click here for more events and information



HIEC Office Schedule
Monday-Thursday 9:00am- 5:00pm and Fridays 9:00am-3:00pm.

 STEWARDSHIP AS A WAY OF LIFE: Stewardship is often described as caring for something entrusted to you. It is reflected in the way we each use the time, talent, and financial resources that God has given us to bring life and action to our faith. Our church aspires to help inspire and facilitate your own journey engaging our parish to act on behalf of all God’s children to create a more holy place for the Holy Innocents surrounding us today.

This year, thanks to the financial generosity of a few parishioners who pledged before our Every Member Canvas, we have the opportunity to make an additional difference in the lives of children. By increasing their pledges by 10%, they challenge the rest of us to do so.  Their increase makes additions for necessary building, administration, and children’s ministry possible.  Once we have met those increases, every increase above last year then make increases in outreach possible.  Join us in claiming this important missional work in the world on behalf of all God’s children.

To make your Annual Stewardship pledge
click here

ANNUAL MEETING NOTICE: The Annual Parish Meeting will be held Sunday, December 13 at 10:10 am, in Inglett Hall. Nominees for vestry will be presented by the Nominating Committee along with reports by the Senior Warden, Treasurer, and Rector. We look forward to seeing you there as we continue to discern how God is calling us to pray, love, and serve in Christ’s name

THE CITY: After careful deliberation we have decided to discontinue our subscription with The City. This will be effective as of December 1, and requires no action by parishioners. If you have any questions, please contact Caroline Fleming.
Contact: Caroline Fleming

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN RECOGNITION: Our journey has been long and at times arduous, but oh, so successful! As we close down our capital campaign pledge drive, we are anxious to give recognition to those who made our lovely and missional facility possible. Thank you to all who contributed! We are in the process of contracting for signage and will shortly be posting paper signs at those rooms and areas that have been sponsored. For those of you this pertains to, please take a look at the area you have sponsored to assure that the information is correct. If you have any question about it, please contact Carol Johns to discuss.
Contact: Carol Johns

On Fridays at 1:00pm in Christ Chapel a Rosary for peace is offered for all those suffering from violence and disaster around the world.  Special petitions are offered for areas torn apart by war, especially Syria. If you are not familiar with this tradition and the prayers offered, but feel called to its contemplative nature, join others from the community each week.
Contact: Craig Wilson

THE PARSON'S TABLE: Join us at a Parson’s Table on Wednesday, December 2 as we welcome back Maicah and Aredeina! The will be serving Old Fashioned Beef Stew with Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Glazed Carrots. The vegetarian option will be meatless meatballs  with mashed potatoes, carrots and brussels. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Iced tea included with the meal. Home brew and wine available for additional donations. Be sure to RSVP online before November 30 at 5:00pm.

2:30pm - 6:30pm - Farmer Tim's Market (Bi-Weekly)
*Farmer Tim will return in the month of December

5:15pm - 5:45pm - Dinner for Children
5:15pm - 5:45pm - Wine & Cheese Conversations
5:45pm - 7:00pm - St. C & N Choirs (3rd – 8th graders),
Primary Choir/Arts Program (1st – 2nd graders),
Music/Arts Program (preschoolers & kindergarteners)
Nursery (infants & toddlers)
5:45pm - 6:30pm - Dinner for Adults

Click here to reserve your spot online

BOGO (Buy one Give one): When you reserve your space, consider giving away a meal, "Buy one, Give one: BOGO". We will bank contributions each week and when enough are available, we'll provide meals to Sandy Springs organizations such as the Police and Fire Departments. Look for announcements when your BOGO meals are donated around Sandy Springs. Thank you to donors who have contributed thus far.

HIEC YOUTH @ CHURCH OF THE COMMON GROUND: On Sunday, December 13 youth and parents are invited to join in a mission opportunity with of our partner, Church of the Common Ground. We will begin by making sandwiches from 10:15am-11:00am in Parish Hall and then we will travel in buses down to Woodruff Park for a service of Holy Eucharist at 1:00pm. All are invited, especially folks in our confirmation program.
Contact: The Rev. William S. Stanley

FRIENDS OF MUSIC CONCERT: On Friday, December 11 at 8:00pm in the Nave, join us as we welcome The Skylark Vocal Ensemble, directed by Matthew Guard. This professional ensemble, comprised of some of the finest choral artists from across the country, sings a program of music for the season. This event is free to the public and is sponsored by Friends of Music.

Be sure to visit the Holy Innocents’ website to view the  Friends of Music concert schedule for future events. The mission of The Friends of Music at Holy Innocents’ is to enhance the role of music in our parish and beyond by bringing to our facilities high quality and diverse musical programs.
Contact: David Brensinger

DOODLING AS A MEDITATION: Join us for our Doodling as a Meditation Class led by our Artist in Residence Vanessa Lowry. Whether you’re a beginning doodler or an experienced artist, this workshop will introduce you to the practice of doodling as a meditation. You can register for either the 4 week or 2 day workshop. After you register, you’ll receive an email with the suggested list of supplies. You may purchase these supplies or bring paper and markers you already own. Click here for more information
Contact: Vanessa Lowry

Create and Commune is a free monthly event Vanessa Lowry, Holy Innocents' artist in residence, is hosting on the first Friday of each month from 10:30am - 12:30pm. Bring your own creative project to work on or artfully recharge with a coloring page we supply. Drop in for any amount of time with your sketch pad, notebook, knitting, crochet, scrapbook, or whatever creative project you can easily pack up and bring along. Nothing overly messy please. No need to pre-register. 

Join us for this 4 week drumming class on Saturdays from January 30 - February 20. Taught by master drummer Chuck Cogliandro, this six-week class will focus on hand drumming techniques using West African drums and ensemble playing of traditional rhythms with multiple parts. In addition to the hands on instruction, Chuck will share the history and cultural significance of drumming in various traditions around the world. Class space is limited so be sure to hurry and save your spot. Register online at the Holy Innocents’ Website.
Contact: Vanessa Lowry


The Ventulett Art Gallery honors parishioner and architect Tom Ventulett. Curator Jerry Stapleton and his committee line up artists, continuing to make the Ventulett Gallery one of the most sought venues in our area.  

THE VENTULETT GALLERY ANNOUNCES NEW WEBSITE:We are excited to announce that the Ventulett Gallery now has its own website!! Access the site by clicking onto the Ventulett Gallery name on the Holy Innocents' website or in HI Lights or by typing in www.ventulettgallery.com.


PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY: The Prayer Shawl Ministry welcomes you to come and join us. This is a wonderful opportunity for fun and fellowship and for a good purpose as well. Our next meeting of the year is Tuesday, December 1, at 7:00pm. We hope to see you there.
Contact: Kathie Larkin

READING CONNECTIONS (Women’s Book Club): This club meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at 6:00pm at the church. Guests & new members are always welcome. Our next meeting will be December 14 and we will be having our Annual Christmas Party! Feel free to bring an appetizers to share with the rest of the group. We hope to see you there! 
Contact: Beth Lynch

MEN OF HI DINNER & A BOOK: We will meet Tuesday, January 12 at the home of Dan Greene from 6:30pm - 9:00pm. The book is The Pillars of the Earth, by Ken Follett. For directions and more information contact Jeremy Webber.
Contact: Jeremy Webber

WOMEN'S TIME OUT: All women of Holy Innocents’ are invited to attend Women’s Time Out on Thursday, December 17 at 7:00pm in Bishop Commons.  Please bring a light appetizer and/or a bottle of wine to share.  We welcome women from ALL age groups, so please join us for lively conversation and an opportunity to meet new friends.  Hope to see you there!
Contact: Lisa Van Devender

Please contact Melody McNeil with prayer requests. Names may remain on the Parish Prayer List for four weeks, and if requested are placed on the Intercessory Prayer List.

Prayers for those in need of Healing: Comfort and heal all those who are sick or who suffer in body, mind or spirit including Nina Collins; Jean-Paul Richard; Stan Saunders; Diana Fleischer; Jim Didriksen; friends and family including: Ned, Bessy, and Owen Baylis, family of Elizabeth and Peter Baylis; Terry Warley, friend of Jackie Stradley; Sawyer Josey; Janet Morgan, friend of Penny Kinsey; Peggy Koch, grandmother of Leslie Reading; Barry Smith; Larry Brensinger, brother of David Brensinger; Alex MacDonell, brother in law of Kathy MacDonell; Ross Perry, brother of Tom Perry; Marc Severance, cousin of Pat Conner and those receiving communion at home.

We commend to your mercy all who have died including Jana Rogers, step daughter of Alex Mayo; and The Holy Innocents of Our Day, that your will for them may be fulfilled and we pray that we may share with all your saints in your eternal kingdom.

Almighty God, we commend to your gracious care and keeping all the men and women serving our nation at home and abroad including Harrison Plunkett, Mark Bailey, Jack Boger, Thomas Webber, and Brandon Rudder. Defend them day by day with your heavenly grace; strengthen them in their trials and temptations; give them courage to face the perils which beset them; and grant them a sense of your abiding presence wherever they may be; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Loving and gracious God, we give you thanks for the gift of life and the gift of love, and for placing in our lives people with whom to share your love, especially those who are celebrating birthdays today and in the coming month: (11/1) Sandy Draper; Jessica Orton; Lillian Thomas; Susie Winton; (11/2) Elizabeth Graves; Allison Pellettieri; Dylan Peters; Amy Schwartz; (11/3) Liz Brown; David Calhoun; Alison Currin; Hilary Gregory; Kelly Hurt; (11/4) Sam Baskin; Twyla Fendler; Marc Howard; Wayne Johnson; Beverly Knight; Sally Van Beuningen; (11/5) Alice Ball; Chris Burnett; Marc Minotto; Harper Nash; Ander Smith; Brent Wouters; (11/6) Cathy Bennett; Debbie Brock; Clarice Comer; Vicki Durst; Matthew Hickey; Brendon O’Barr; Brooke Schaefer; Jeff Seay; Cristina Visperas; (11/7) Lilia Romero; Joan Stratton; (11/8) Liam McDonald; Bart Miller; Owen Mong; Scott Perry; Paddy Smith; Donna Thomas; (11/9) Wayne Helms; David Keenan; Jon Letzler; Townsend Mooney; Rebecca Peters; Addison Skelton; Brooks Skelton; Rebecca Strother; (11/10) Cole Carter; Peter Mayfield; Steve Saussy; (11/11) Lindsay Binkow; Sean Graham; Brendon Pace; Davis Smith; John Sutter; Mark Walker; (11/12) Zoe Boger; Beverly Dayries; Carlos Diaz; Allan Rosen; Jerri Tickner; (11/13) Leisa Bower; Jennifer Smith; Kara Tickner; (11/14) Jack Chaffin; Pat Chesser; Will Evans; Denise Millichap; Pete Thompson; Daphne Thrasher; Dan Warner; (11/15) Dede Callahan; Page Sullivan; Russ West; (11/16) Harrison Dixon; Kelly Fisher; Grace Mangrum; John O’Connor; Kerry Perry; (11/17) Alex Draper; Mary Esslinger; John Gregory; Drew Stevenson; Ed Williams; (11/18) Catherine Dixon; Tom Schaefer; Hunter Tredway; Karl Welsher; (11/19) David Feeley; Forrest Hobbs; Lisa Johnston; Jarrett Lynch; (11/20) Ashley Nellis; Elizabeth Nuzzaco; Emma Rolader; Jay Francis Rolader; Lee Rolader; Stan Saunders; Michael Sullivan; Susannah Thompson; (11/21) Claire Bernot; Caroline Boyd; Doug Fluke; Cheryl Hix; Ann Hobbs; Andrew Watts; (11/22) Amy Abney; Betty Barstow; Avery Calhoun; Craig Craig; Jeff Kershaw; Michael Knight; Clark McArthur; Mary Brooks McCrystal; (11/23) Mimi Clark; Betsy Donnelly; icki Freeman; Fletcher Homer; Chris Protos; William Simpson; Cole Stratton; Donna Toledo; (11/24) Jeanne Angus; Susan Fochtmann; Jessica Marsh; Tyce Miller; (11/25) Bob Beard; Tony Clarke; Judy Fielder; Colin Kelly; Hayley Kelly; Disa Mason; Elaine Moore; Jeff Simmons; Susanne Sokolowski; Jeremy Webber; (11/26)  Kathyrn Amengual; Jack Boger; Olivia Boger; Marleen Burford; jennifer Chrisman; Pat Conner; Allie Creekmuir; Leslie Deets; Jennifer Kontz; Ferrell Moultrie; Angela Williams; Ava Windley; (11/27) Bonnie Beard; Renee Bomar; Philip Street; (11/28) Lottice Bolton; Anita Brensinger; Margaret Gardner; Kelsey Hall; Olga Paisley; Joe Stockert; (11/29) Leland Ahern; Cameron Baskin; Greg Binney; Jerry Stapleton; Thurman Strother; Cliare Taylor; Paul Warley; Isabelle White; Muriel Wilks; (11/30) Gene Allen; Mary Ann Davis; Kaitlin Duffy; Brenda Letzler; Christopher Mitchell; Benjamin Polosky; Jon Wright;