Our youth program at Holy Spirit is open to all youth 6th grade through 12th grade. The mission of Holy Spirit is to create space to grow in our relationships with God and with each other. Our youth program strives to carry out that mission through worship, service of caring for others, Christian education, and enjoying each other’s company in fellowship. We are also involved on a Diocesan level and participate in many Diocesan retreats, mission trips and events.
We encourage all youth to participate in our Sunday worship through acolyting, being a lay reader or just attending a Sunday service.
Service of Caring for Others
We participate in several service projects throughout the year and go on mission trips in the summer.
Sunday School is from 9:15 am – 10:15 am every Sunday throughout the school year. The first Sunday of each month the whole parish comes together for breakfast and a program.
We have youth activities schedule almost every Sunday afternoon ranging from lunch together, to an outing, to hanging out and playing games in the Youth room.
Our Diocese offers many retreats and events throughout the year. We encourage our youth to participate in events such as Happening (High School Renewal retreat that takes place 4 times a year at Camp Allen), YES (Youth Encounter the Spirit is a renewal retreat for Jr.High students that happens twice a year), Mid-Winter Retreat, Jr. High Retreat, Intermediate Retreat and Missionpalooza.
Contact Suzy Spencer, Director of Family Ministries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming Events and Activities
June 24 – 30, 2018
Youth Mission Trip
This year the youth at Holy Spirit are only going on ONE mission trip …. Episcopal Strong. It will be based here in Houston and we will be working on Harvey relief. This trip is open to all youth who are going into 7th grade through 12th grade. We have a great group going so far and are still have space for some more. I would love to have a large group of youth and adults from Holy Spirit participate in this mission trip!
Click below for an informational sheet about what our mission trip will include. The cost per youth is currently $350 and adults are paid for through our youth mission fund. I am hoping to drop that cost down with the proceeds from the Take Stock in our Youth campaign that will be taking place this month.
Suzy Spencer will be one of the co-coordinators of this trip and know that we have youth groups coming from Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Florida, Washington as well as several churches from the Diocese of Texas.
If your youth plans on going on this mission trip, please let me know by emailing Suzy Spencer at email@example.com, send in a deposit of $50 and register at the following link http://edotformation.formstack.com/forms/episcopal_strong
Episcopal Strong Mission (downloadable pdf)
July 30 – Aug 3, 2018
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
VBS @ Holy Spirit
Volunteers needed! Message Suzy Spencer at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. Additional information on our website at holyspirithouston.org/vbs