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, and Family Promise, 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 service retreats, tubing in Helen, the Hunger Walk, 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 intergenerational missions trip to Honduras, in support of the ministry of LAMB institute (www.lambinstitute.org), occurs each July, as well as diocesan local mission opportunities. All mission 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 also encourage our Youth to attend summer camp sessions at 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 youth activity calendar, youth bulletin board, 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!
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in the Spirit of Jesus Christ
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