WHO WE ARE TODAY
Since our beginning we have continued to evolve into an active Christian community striving to fill the universal human need for relationship with God.
We are continually developing mutual ministry, meaning that the parishioners will continue to share more fully in the Liturgy, management and all aspects of parish life.
All are most warmly welcome to join in on all our activities,
Every Thursday we meet for Adult Education and discuss our current book. We have read many diverse books on Theology, philosophy and even some best sellers. We enjoy discussions and laughter.
On the second Saturday of each month we have "Faith Sharing," with a pot-luck luncheon. It is an opportunity to share experiences or just listen. "Faith Sharing" has been meeting for years but we are not "set in our ways" and are always happy to welcome everyone at any time.
On the third Saturday of each month we prepare and host a pancake breakfast (starting up again on April 23) as our part in the "Pancakes 4 a Purpose" program which also involves three other local churches on different Saturdays each month. All proceeds are donated to "Family Housing Support," a local organization that helps homeless families stay together in the Westerly-Chariho area.
We warmly welcome visitors and invite everyone to take Holy Communion with us every Sunday at 9:30am.
Our Outreach program is both local (cereal and bread collection for the Jonnycake Center), serving monthly pancake breakfasts to benefit local families and global (sponsoring a Kenyan student), as well as such endeavors as collecting supplies for a Veterans' shelter, collecting "toiletries" for Syrian refugees living in Rhode Island, assembling school supplies and care packages for Church World Services, and giving financial support to such organizations as Heifer International, Oxfam America, ECC, Episcopal Charities, to name a few.
We are handicapped accessible via elevator and our large "undercroft" room is available for events.
In the unpredictable and tumultuous world in which we now live, Holy Spirit remains a Christian community committed to spiritual growth and discipleship of Jesus Christ through worship, education and community/world service.
Some first impressions of Church of the Holy Spirit: "When I moved here and started church-shopping, this was my first and only stop; my family and I have been here ever since. There is a sense of community here. On entering the church, I immediately felt that it was an intensely Spirit-filled place. I felt welcomed right away."