Adult Christian Ed
At Anglican Church of the Holy Spirit lifelong learning and formation in the Christian faith is a priority. We invite adults of all ages to grow in their relationship with, and knowledge of, our Lord Jesus Christ by participating in one of the adult ministries we offer.
Adult Christian Education is offered on Sunday mornings at 9:15 in the adult classroom addressing various topics of interest to people of faith. Coffee, pastries, and fruit are provided in a relaxed and cordial classroom environment. Evening courses for adults are typically Wednesday evenings at 6:30 during Lent.
Recent programs covered have included:
- Eggerichs’ Love and Respect
- Cloud & Townsend’s Boundaries
- Prayer (including the Pater Noster)
- The History of Anglicanism I & II
- Hope & Suffering: What is God’s Word to His People
- The Disciplines: What are they? Why would you want one?
- Sin, Repentance & Redemption: A Lenten Study of Psalm 51
- Understanding the Book of Revelation
Mondays with the Lord: Come join us as we study Holy Scripture, learn about the Anglican Communion, and just enjoy the fellowship of fellow believers. A new study will begin in Advent – The Collects of Thomas Cranmer. Everyone is welcome!
The Brotherhood of St. Andrew is a missionary and evangelism ministry of the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion; the oldest evangelistic ministry of the Episcopal Church with a goal to bring men to Jesus Christ. All men and their sons are encouraged to attend as we meet each Saturday morning at 7:30 am, during which the men spend time in prayer not only for the formation of the order at CHS, but for all prayer requests submitted to them weekly. Pete West, with assistance from his father, Glenn, organized the Brotherhood of St. Andrew Chapter at CHSA.
Youth and Young Adults
The CHSA Youth Group is a community of adults and young people dedicated to creating a supportive environment for our youth to explore, discover, and reflect upon the ways in which God is active, present, and available to them in their lives. We strive to develop friendships; learn empathy and leadership; live Christian values; and work together in service of those in need. Learning to be a servant minister and leader in the community is important to developing a solid faith.
Through discussions, regular fellowship, volunteer and service opportunities, as well as personal support from clergy and lay adults in the parish, our goal is that when these young people graduate, they enter the next stage of life with a faith that will journey with them, acting as an anchor and a living resource for them to draw upon no matter what lies ahead. The youth meet quarterly to worship, have fun, and plan or work on outreach projects while sharing delicious snacks provided.
Youth and young adults are active in our parish, volunteering their time to help at annual events like the Shrove Tuesday pancake supper and children’s Easter egg hunt as well as serving at the altar through the roles of acolyte, lector, chalice bearer, and more. The highlights of the year are the missions trip or retreat and preparation and service on Super Bowl Sunday at John 3:16 Mission. Through a variety of projects and programs, outings and outreach, we seek to instill in them all an awareness of God’s abundant love for them and an appreciation for the Anglican Church… and they teach us so much in return.