2018 Quilt Auction

Sunday, November 4
at Camp Nawakwa

The Quilt Auction will be held at Camp Nawakwa on Sunday, November 4.  We will carpool from the church right after Sunday School.  Look for a clipboard sign-up sheet on the round table in the narthex if you are planning to go.  There is a Silent Auction at 2 p.m. and the Quilt Auction begins at 3 p.m.  Pastor Eshbach introduces each quilt and is our “master of ceremonies”.  The money raised helps provide camp scholarships.  An evening meal wraps up a fun afternoon at camp. See Patti LaPorte if you have any questions.


School Kits & Personal Care Kits

God’s Work, Our Hands!
September 13, 2015

On September 13, 2015 we will be packing Personal Care Kits and School Kits for Lutheran World Relief.  Holy Spirit will be joining other congregations, Synod-wide, for this special day of service.   We will gather in Fellowship Hall after morning worship.  In “assembly line fashion” we will put together over fifty of each of the kits. This is an Intergenerational Event, all are welcome!  Light refreshments will be served!  Come and be a part of an exciting experience of helping others.


GRAB-A-TAG: We ask that you take a post-it note and buy one type of item in quantity.  Drop off your donations, in the baskets provided, located in the narthex before September 13th.


News from Social Ministry

Donate during the month of June

Holy Spirit’s ministry to the ladies at The Gatehouse is one of out reach and friendship.  During the month of June the Social Ministry Team will sponsor a collection of travel size beauty products, toiletries, shampoo, conditioner, and manicure products (Emory boards and nail polishes).  These small items will help make a big difference in everyday personal care for the ladies.  There will be a large, brightly colored gift bag in the narthex where you can place your donations.  A BIG “thank you” in advance for your help with this project!


October Social Ministry Opportunities

Highway cleanup and Hambright Elementary

Highway Clean Up

Twice a year we do our part in the community to keep Running Pump Road looking clean. The fall highway clean-up day has been set for Saturday, October 11. We will meet at 7 a.m. in the lower parking lot to get organized and then head out to pick up litter along the road. The morning goes by quickly, especially with several hands working together.

Hambright Elementary School

Our ongoing support of the students and family in poverty at the Hambright Elementary School continues. We keep in touch with the school counselors and social workers and strive to support them through our affiliation with Kathryn’s Kloset in Baltimore, from which we have been able to donate cleaning supplies and laundry detergent.

And just before Thanksgiving, we will again receive the tags for Christmas gifts for some of their students in need. Look for those tags right before Thanksgiving.

Personal Care Kits and School Kits

Join us September 7th in the Spirit Center

Personal Care Kits and School Kits

On Sunday, September 7, 2014, Holy Spirit will be joining with other congregations across the country, for a very special day of service.  Our project is a familiar one to us: assembling Personal Care Kits and School Kits.  This year we are adding QUILTS to our contribution.  Our event will be fast and furious as we pack the School Kits and Health Kits in “assembly line” fashion.  All are invited to help or watch the excitement at this “intergenerational event” to be held in the Spirit Center.

We will be collecting items for the kits during the month of August.  Instead of one individual getting all of the materials needed for one kit we are asking that you simply buy one item in quantity.  Post-it notes are on the windows of the narthex with the item request and number needed of each item.  Take one or more of the post-it notes and go shopping.  Many school items are on sale right now!  Place the items you purchase in the collection baskets/boxes before September 7.

On September 7, in the Spirit Center after church, we will need all hands “on deck”!  Items for the assembly lines will be set up and ready to go immediately after church.  Each person is vital to the project, adults and kids can help pack school bags or towels with health kit items.

Light refreshments will be served! Come and be a part of an exciting experience of helping others!