Holy Spirit Lutheran Church provides a wide range of opportunities to challenge and nurture our Christian faith through lectures, readings, discussions, and other activities. Childcare is always available for evening classes. We accept donations to cover the cost of staffing. Click here to register for classes.
The liberating love of dismantling racism
Saturdays, April 14, 21, and 28 from 10:00 am - noon
Led by Pastor Priscilla Paris Austin
How does our call to live as Jesus' disciples in the world also call us to confront the realities of racism in this country? Join us for a three-week series led by Pastor Priscilla Paris Austin of Immanuel Lutheran Church. We'll talk about the complexities of faith and race; parenting, raising and loving siblings of color in our midst; and how our life as a worshipping community can be changed by being allies in the work of dismantling racism. Cost is $30 for the series. Childcare is available. Click here to register.
Mondays, May 7, 14, and 21 from 1:00-3:00 pm & 6:30-8:30 pm (choose the time that works best for you)
Led by Lael Williams
HSLC member Lael Williams leads a class on basic drawing for everyone of all skills and abilities- including those who have always wanted to learn! She promises we can all be successful; and, more importantly, that trying out new forms of expression can teach us surprising things about ourselves. No cost. Click here to register.
women and justice: A draft statement by the ELCA
Option 1: Wednesdays, April 11, 18, and 25th from 7:00-8:30 pm at First Lutheran in Bothell
Option 2: Thursdays May 3, 10, and 17th from 7:00-8:30 pm at HSLC
Led by Pastor Katy McCallum Sachse and additional facilitators
Social Statements from the ELCA provide resources for discussion and learning in congregations. The newest statement is in draft form and congregations are invited to provide feedback before its publication for the 2019 Churchwide Assembly. This new statement, 'Women and Justice,' offers a timely opportunity to discuss what faith teaches us about sexism, patriarchy, and the challenges faced by women in our society. We are offering two chances to read and discuss the statement: a parish-wide conversation at First Lutheran in Bothell, and a conversation at HSLC. Join us for discussion and then submit your feedback to the ELCA. Click here to register.
Grief Support Group
Thursdays April 5 - May 10 at 7:00 pm
Led by Pastor Rita Anderson
If you are grieving the loss of a loved one, you are invited to join the HSLC Grief Support Group. This group is facilitated by Pastor Rita and will meet for six weeks at 7:00 pm every Thursday evening beginning April 5th and ending May 10th. Please contact Pastor Rita or click here to register.
Crossways Bible Study (Pr. Mike Anderson) Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m
Pastor Mike has been teaching our very popular 2 year Bible study class Crossways for many years. Crossways is an overview of scripture, beginning with Genesis and continuing through Revelation. The class is taught on Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:30pm with childcare provided. Along the way, we look at the Bible’s original authors and the cultures in which they lived; we examine the communities for whom the scriptures were written, and ask questions about the Bible’s meaning for today. People who have taken the class in the past report that they had never heard some of the ideas we present, and that it opened the Bible in a new and powerful way for them.
Although the class explores academically challenging concepts, it is not difficult. You will consider big ideas, but there aren't papers, evaluations, tests, or homework - other than reading the Bible. Pastor Mike teaches in a very conversational fashion and encourages all participants to share their ideas and insights. We are studying the New Testament this year.
Click on the Crossways Schedule for information on the 2017-2018 year.