We strive to provide resources, classes, and fellowship for the entire family.
Guiding Good Choices
Mondays at 6:15pm: January 8 - February 1
Facilitated by Gayle Richardson and Becky Cole
The goal of this 5-session program is to prevent substance abuse among tweens and teens by teaching parents of preteens and younger adolescents the skills they need to improve family communication. Parents will learn specific strategies to help children avoid drug use and other problem behaviors. This course is designed for parents of children ages 8-14. Participants report feeling better prepared for the challenges that can come as children grow. $20 for the class: childcare is available for a suggested donation of $5 per child per week.
Training for Adults Working with Children and Youth
We care about children and vulnerable adults and the people who work with them. It is the goal of Holy Spirit Lutheran Church to provide a warm, friendly and safe environment in which we can nurture the faith development of everyone we encounter.
To honor each person in this community, we must be ever vigilant and intentional in making our faith communities safe. Our congregation cannot ignore this reality. In God’s love, we must respond with direct, positive, and preventative actions to build and sustain our congregation as a Safe Haven – a safe place for all children, youth and adults.
In creating a Safe Haven, Holy Spirit Lutheran Church includes:
- A screening process to assure that all persons working with children and/or vulnerable adults can provide a healthy and safe place.
- A training component to build awareness and provide skills which help us be sensitive and alert to abusive situations and an appropriate loving response.
- An expectation that all those who provide care for those under 18 and vulnerable adults will undergo training once every three years.
In a Safe Haven community, the adults who lead, teach, and care are protected, trained, equipped, blessed, and serve with the power of the Holy Spirit. As Luther explains in the Third Article of the Apostles’ Creed, “just as he calls, gathers, enlightens, and makes holy the whole Christian church on earth and keeps it with Jesus Christ in the one common, true faith.”
All adults working with our children and youth programs need to attend the training one time. Safe Haven training is conducted throughout the year so all have a chance to attend prior to working with our Children & Youth programs. The times for 2017-2018 include the following:
- Monday, January 22, 2018 at 7:00pm
- Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 11:00am
- Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 7:30pm
Childcare is available, but must be arranged two weeks in advance of each session.
For questions or more information, please contact the church office.
Department of Motor Vehicles Check
Holy Spirit needs to have a check run by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) on any person who will drive our vans or drive their personal vehicle for any Holy Spirit Lutheran Church sponsored event. This is done in order to maintain our insurance coverage. If you plan to drive for any event, please fill in both pages of a DMV Check Form and submit it, along with a copy of your driver’s license and proof of insurance (if you plan to drive your personal vehicle) to the church office. Click here for the DMV Check Form
New Parent ministries
New Parent Ministries is a wonderful outreach for parents and families that are expanding through birth, adoption, and fostering. Our focus is to help provide support for the first few months at home while life is constantly changing. We can help by providing meals, assisting with daily chores, providing a play date for an older sibling, and other things you think you might need. We also have helpful community resources.
Our services are scheduled around each family’s unique needs. We welcome your request and encourage you to enjoy your new family. Let us help you to relax by allowing our volunteers to help you transition into parenthood with ease.
HSLC offers a Meals of Love ministry that provides meals for our church family, on occasion, due to a hospital stay, birth of a new baby, an injury/illness, or during the time of the loss of a loved one. If you have ever been on the receiving end of this kind of expression of love, then you know how wonderful it is to receive it. We want to help lighten the load for those in our community who are experiencing difficulties.
Meals of Love
Meals of Love is a ministry that provides meals for our church family, on occasion, due to a hospital stay, birth of a new baby, an injury/illness, or during the time of the loss of a loved one. If you have ever been on the receiving end of this kind of expression of love, then you know how wonderful it is to receive it. We want to help lighten the load for those in our community who are experiencing difficulties.
How it works
We receive requests from families and work with them to understand their needs. We use the online service mealtrain.com to create the calendar. An email is generated from this system to contact several volunteers who prepare and deliver meals as needed. You choose the date that works best for you and provide a short description of what you plan to bring (you can change your mind). The food can be homemade or if you want to participate but don’t have time to cook (or do not like cooking), you can purchase a meal from a deli (chicken, potato salad, beans, and dessert for example) and bring that to the family.
If you need a meal
Please email email@example.com or call 425-823-2727
To provide a meal
HSLC is in need of more volunteers to help with this ministry. You control when and how many meals you can provide during a specific time; you do not have to sign up every time. This is a perfect service ministry for anyone...regardless of your schedule. To volunteer for this wonderful team, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 425-823-2727.
Moms Midweek Ministry
This weekly group is for all moms who have good days and bad days, ups and down. They meet weekly on Thursdays 9:45-11:30am October-April. Learn more here.