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LCHS Emmaus, PA

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Small Group Opportunities

Worship and Bible Study/Reflection

This combo is offered during Lent and sometimes during Advent.

In 2018, we studied By Heart: Conversations with Luther’s Small Catechism. In 2017, we studied Luther @ 500, and Together by Grace:Introducing the Lutherans. In Lent, we worshiped using Luther’s Small Catechism with interactive questions and singing Marty Haugen’s Evening Prayer. In 2016, we studied When Lightning Struck and 40 Day Journey with Martin Luther. In Lent 2015, we studied the ELCA publication Claimed, Gathering, Sent: A guide for Conversation written by Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton. 

Table Talk

Meets monthly on the second Wednesday of the month  in the Speary Cafe or in people’s homes. Join us to share appetizers, dessert, a drink and some great conversation on the Lutheran perspective on HOT button topics such as: immigration; global warming; gun control; racism; economic justice; healthcare; environment; abortion; death penalty; genetics usually facilitated by Pr. Ric. All ages welcome. Check Holy Happenings or the newsletter for specific details.

Circle of Friends

They are created to extend our circle through intentional fellowship opportunities with other people of Holy Spirit. We have three Circles of Friends: family; adults; and ladies night out. Whatever the style of the gathering, the goal is to connect, share a meal or experience and expand their Circle of Friends.

Family Adventure Circle of Friends is comprised of three families who will each have an opportunity to host an adventure. All family units are welcome. In addition to the three families, the hosts have the option to invite another family as your guests.

Adults Venture-Out Circle of Friends is comprised of eight adults-couples and/or singles, who will each have an opportunity to make a reservation at their favorite restaurant for the Venture Out Circle to enjoy together. Each person pays their own way. Couples and singles are welcome.

Ladies Night Out Circle of Friends is comprised of all ladies, who will each have an opportunity to make a reservation at their favorite restaurant for the Ladies Night Out Circle to enjoy together. Each person pays their own way. All women are welcome.

Fly to ABE: Adult Book Energy

A thought provoking small group opportunity to meet and discuss faith and life perspectives of engaging books. The current book we are reading and will be discussing is listed in Holy Happenings and in  the newsletter. We usually meet the fourth Monday of the month in room 1 / 2 downstairs.

Stitch n Chat

The Stitch and Chat group is a ministry of comforting outreach at Holy Spirit. Members gather on the second Monday of the month to cut, sew, and tie lap-sized quilts. These quilts have been distributed to local organizations, to Project Help in Starks, Maine, members of the congregation, and wherever there is a need. The materials for this ministry come through member donations including the Sunday School. At least 100 quilts go out the doors each year. Quilting work can be done with the group or on your own and newcomers are always welcome.

Knitting in Faith > Prayer Shawls

The Knitting in Faith Group began in 2003.  Each 3rd Monday of the month, a group of knitters, gathers in the All Saints Room, to pray and work on knitted or crocheted pieces. Members also work on these at home on their own. Prayer shawls are  mainly to be given away.  They are distributed to members, friends, persons in the community, or at large.  Prayer shawls and prayers go out to persons who are ill, facing surgery, grieving.  Shawls are also made for victims of disaster, the homebound or people we hold in prayer.

M & M, Too

This is an inspirational time for women to talk, connect, and pray together. We will be meeting on the third Wednesday of the month in the Speary Café downstairs. Please enter through the downstairs entrance. All women are invited.

New Beginnings

New Beginnings (Alcoholics Anonymous) meets on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 7:00 pm downstairs. Their purpose is to reach out to those who suffer from alcoholism.

New Member Welcome to the Journey

As each of us, including potential new members, are at different places on our journey of faith and in our changing individualized culture, we are discerning what may be more helpful for new members. New member Welcomes are held in the spring and the fall. In 2018, new members will be welcomed on Sunday, April 29 and October 14, 2018. Check Holy Happenings or the newsletter for other specific dates.

Explorers Open House with Q & A

For anyone considering becoming part of the Holy Spirit family (new members) who want to “explore” any questions or concerns they may have about our faith and life here at Holy Spirit.

Welcome to the Journey with a Welcome in Worship and a Journey Mission Fair and Pizza Party

At any time new members may meet with one of the pastors or Jane to talk about Time & Talent, questions, concerns, ways to nurture their faith, how/where to connect, ministries to share their gifts/passions and serve

Connections

Meet with Deacon Jane Elliott to personalize ways to connect with others in ministry at Holy Spirit.