The Holcomb Family
The Holcomb Family arrived from Simi Valley, California in August of 1990. Ken, was transferred to Bloomington, by State Farm. He assumed a position in Auto General Claims as a consultant. Sandy chose a new career path working in the YWCA’s Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. She helped seniors find meaningful volunteer opportunities in McLean County. We originally chose Epiphany because it was on our route, along College Ave. Our daughters, Marilyn and Barbara attended Chiddix Jr High while daughter Michele attended Northpoint, but they all completed their confirmation education through Epiphany.
Over the last 28 years, we have witnessed the changes both physical and spiritual, within the church. We have seen a growth in opportunities to reach out to our fellow parishioners, intentionally greeting one another upon arrival, as well as in mass. We have seen development of many family activities such as the Carnival, Trunk or Treat, and Fellowship Weekend. Sandy co-chaired the Fellowship Weekend with Elizabeth Hall and a committee of dedicated volunteers. We’ve also seen an increase in the number of opportunities to help our spirits grow. Sandy has enjoyed the Walking with Purpose series and encourages ladies to join us. If you are looking for fellowship or service, Sandy has enjoyed the Women and Fellowship group that meets every other month. She also would recommend Faith in Action. This program offers something where a little of your time can have a real impact on one of our senior neighbors. It can be as easy as giving someone a ride, friendly visit, work in the office or help with special projects or events.
In 28 years our family has grown. Marilyn and Barbara graduated from ISU and Michele graduated from Lincoln College in Normal. Michele has married James Block. Our Barbara will marry Kukilakila (Kila) Colon in February 2019. Marilyn has presented us with our greatest joy: our grandson Joseph born 4 months premature in December 2016 at 1 pound 4.5 ounces. He is truly a miracle. Thank god he is now a healthy, happy little boy who is always on the run.
We stay with Epiphany because we like the message each week and the way Father delivers it. We like the feeling of welcome and the choices of opportunities to grow spirituality.