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Powering Up at Holy Spirit

There’s a place for everyone at Holy Spirit – in a range of activities that guide and support our worship, programs and, well, everything that happens across our church community. As we power up at Holy Spirit for the year to come, you’re invited to plug in to places where your skills can shine – leading, doing, engaging and perhaps taking on something new for our church community. 

We’re rebooting a number of ministries, and that’s not surprising. The pandemic prompted people across the economy to rethink their commitments and make changes. At Holy Spirit, we’ve seen the same dynamic of change for some individuals who had helped make things “go” at our church over many years.

But what hasn’t changed are the rewards of getting involved – whether you’re a someone who likes to organize teams, excels as an idea person or prefers a hands-on project. Holy Spirit, as they say, has something for everyone. 

Here are just a couple areas where your time and talents are needed and welcomed: 

  • Christian Formation
  • Stewardship
  • Altar Guild
  • Buildings & Grounds

Let’s start thinking about where we could play a role. Each of us can make a powerful difference by getting involved with new ministries at Holy Spirit. Look for more information over the weeks ahead, or talk with Terri or Gretchen anytime.

 

Powering Up: What’s Needed 

Holy Spirit is looking to recharge several essential ministries where your time and talent can help. It’s truer than ever that our life at Holy Spirit is the work of the people.

Specifically, we’re seeking:

  • Additional Altar Guild members, especially for the 8 a.m. service.
  • An individual – or two who’d like to share the role – to spearhead an already solid team on Stewardship. This group just needs a leader/project manager.
  • Similarly, a lay leader (or a duo?) for adult Spiritual Formation who can help set a calendar of opportunities for learning, discussion and reflection.
  • Hands-on doers and project lovers for our Building & Grounds team. Think: fixing a sprinkler, getting a service bid or planting a flower box, just as examples.

You’re invited to be thinking about how you might contribute – to these roles and others. Talk with Terri or Gretchen. Or Molly Bowler or Sue LaRose. Be thinking as we work toward celebrating our common life on Welcome Back Sunday, Sept. 11.

 

Ways to get involved

Want to be an usher? A reader? Lead a small group? There are many ways to get involved in the life of the Holy Spirit community.

Worship

All are invited to worship services at Holy Spirit that include participatory hymns and prayers. Learn more about worship services.

Membership

Anyone interested in deepening a connection to Holy Spirit through membership is invited and encouraged to contact our rector, The Rev. Terri Ann Grotzinger, at or by calling the office, 542-2167.

Parish Life

Beyond worship, there are numerous ways to connect to the social, spiritual, and intellectual life of the parish. Come to Coffee Hour, sign up for Supper Club, help at the Craft Group, Holiday Market, or Rummage Sale, attend our Lenten Series, and watch our calendar for other events throughout the year. Read more about Parish Life here.

Education

Holy Spirit offers a variety of educational programs throughout the year for adults and children. Learn more about programs for adults.

Church School is offered during the 10:15 a.m. Sunday service, September-May, for ages preschool through 9th grade. Learn more about programs for children and youth.

Outreach

We take seriously our call to follow Jesus in caring for the marginalized and poor, by working for justice and peace. Most of our outreach comes in the form of volunteer hours, projects funded by the Memorial Foundation and special offerings. The urge to help stirs us to action over and over. Learn more about our current projects, our Social Concerns Committee, and our Butterfly Grants.

Music

Holy Spirit's all-volunteer choir of over 30 members sings weekly at the 10:15 a.m. Sunday service September-May, and for special services throughout the year. Learn more about our choir and organ.

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