Sneak Peek Into VBS

Dear Church Family, We are pleased to share these two video photo collage links so the church family who could not participate in VBS can see some of what is happening as we love on kids and teach them about FAITH and the God who created all things. This is a huge outreach and the church family has come together to serve using their various gifts. Big shout out...
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Stale Cookies and Apple Juice

  Vacation Bible School was the highlight of my summer as a kid.  It was a time when our humble church building was transformed into various themes, where you’d see the adults act like kids, and when you got to feast on endless amounts of stale cookies and apple juice! Next week, Monday, June 19th through Friday, June 23rd from 9:00am-12:00pm, Church of the Holy Spirit may or may...
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Running on the Wrong Power Source

6 So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” 7 He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority. 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:6-9 Have you ever...
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Soul Care

Dear Church Family, Wanted you to know that as you give to CHS, the tithe we give to Christ Our Hope Diocese includes an amount that is invested in the spiritual care of our clergy. One statistic often cited states that 80% of clergy who enter ministry do not finish in ministry. Burnout is a very real concern. The article below was written by Bishop Thad Barnum who heads...
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Discipleship: A Life Lived in Response

“And you were dead in the trespasses and sins 2 in which you once walked, following the course of this world… 4 But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, 5 even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ… 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast. ...
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Word of God, Speak!

Will preached a great sermon this past Sunday regarding what we experience in the Word when we gather corporately. He concluded with the statement that “when we hear it together, we experience it more richly than when we hear it alone.” That assertion is one reason I am passionate about group bible study! When the body of Christ gathers in dynamic community to pray and study God-breathed words together,...
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