Sunday 8:30 & 10:45 am
Sunday School 9:30 am
Tuesday 9:30 am
1st Saturdays, noon
Monday - Thursday: 10am-2pm
PO Box 1010
Cumming, GA 30028
A community of faith
seeking to love and serve
in the Spirit of Jesus Christ
Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit
Our youth ministry at ECOHS includes involvement in worship, parish life, education, service, and diocesan events. Our youth are welcome in all aspects of worship and actively participate as acolytes, altar guild, choir, crucifers, Eucharistic ministers, lectors, and ushers. We engage in parish life and outreach, as seen by our work at the Pantry, involvement with Church of the Common Ground, assistance with the Men’s club for the Pancake supper, and our 2015 first-time entry into the Family Promise Bed Race, an ecumenical ministry to provide relief from homelessness for Forsyth families.
Christian Education is held weekly during the program year, with classes for both High School and Middle School youth. Additionally, Episcopal Youth Community (EYC) meets most Sundays for a variety of activities that include music and prayer, fun and service, as well as group discussions and reflection time. We join other Episcopal youth in the Diocese for retreats and lock-ins (this year’s focus is on feeding the hungry), as well as long-time favorite Camp Mikell events like New Beginnings and Happening.
Summer gives us time for various short-term mission trips. Our first international trip to Honduras, in support of the ministry of LAMB institute (www.lambinstitue.org), is June 18-25. We will also participate in the 2016 Diocesan mission trips to Birmingham, AL (High school) and Atlanta (Middle School) from July 10-15. These youth trips are great opportunities to grow in our love of the Lord as we build community in service and develop relationships with God’s children throughout the world. We encourage our Youth to attend Camp Mikell, our Diocesan youth camp, and experience God's love in a joyful youth community.
Updates on youth activities are posted on the ECOHS website youth activity calendar, and our weekly service bulletins. Parents also receive regular communications via email and Remind.
Youth ministry is an important part of life at Holy Spirit and involves our entire faith community, including our parents, the Youth Advisory Board, other ministry heads, and our parish family. Ideas and suggestions are always welcome!