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Men: You Don’t Want to Miss This!

Men: You Don’t Want to Miss This!

Our CHS Men’s Retreat is back for this Fall 2019. We secured a great new location at Camp Easter Seals in New Castle, VA. Combining the best of our former Men’s Retreat and our former Men’s Advance, we have designed a great new Men’s Retreat for the weekend of Friday,...
A Happy Announcement

A Happy Announcement

I remember where I was on this day, Sept 11th, eighteen years ago. Scott McLucas and I were attending a church planters’ conference in Colorado Springs prepping for the planting of Church of the Holy Spirit – Orchard Hills. We walked into the...
Taking Advantage of Our Sunday School Hour

Taking Advantage of Our Sunday School Hour

What are you doing during the 10 am hour on Sunday mornings? So often during the summer months, many of us are on vacation and/or traveling. But, now that school is back in full force, we want to re-invite everyone to come participate in one of our great Sunday School...
Where Your Tithe to the Lord and CHS Goes

Where Your Tithe to the Lord and CHS Goes

One of the five keys and governing principles of becoming a “healthy disciple who makes healthy disciples” is GENEROSITY. Christians love to argue over how much they “have” to give when we should be pondering the great kindness of God to let us return back to Him what...
Welcome Aboard: Shannon Nunnally

Welcome Aboard: Shannon Nunnally

We want to welcome to our staff our new Missions Coordinator, Shannon Nunnally. As we continue to grow in depth and width in our missions here at Church of the Holy Spirit, it became apparent that we needed help to make this happen. Thankfully, God opened the...
Encounter

Encounter

Hey friends, I’m looking forward to being with you on Sunday as we gather to worship, learn and celebrate together. I will be walking us through an amazing passage that you might want to preview, 1 Corinthians 1:18-31. I can’t wait to talk about it with you....
What Jesus Said and Did Will Blow Your Mind

What Jesus Said and Did Will Blow Your Mind

“I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” John 10:10 I have had many discussions over the years with people about what Jesus really said and did. Most of us have an idea of what Jesus actually said. Many of us have an opinion of what kinds of...
Walking into Financial Peace

Walking into Financial Peace

Y’all already know about how Mary Wynne and I are renovating our house. You’ve no doubt seen it all on Instagram, along with adorable pictures of my kids. You see the progress and excitement. You witness the transformation and you think, “Wow, that looks easy and...
Help Us Build a School!

Help Us Build a School!

Hello Everyone, Come join us for the 2019 Gentle Shepherd Hospice/Skolrood Law Firm Race for Rwanda on Sunday, September 8 at 4pm. You don’t have to participate in the 0.5k Race; this will be a fun-filled time of fellowship for the whole church! If you are...
I Love My Church

I Love My Church

You may have noticed the Lawrences were gone for a number of weeks this summer. After 30.5 years at CHS and 35 years in the ministry, we were given a 7-week sabbatical to refill and spiritually refresh. Our sabbatical was a time set aside to be quiet, listen, read,...