Adult Spiritual Growth

Prayer Group

Each Thursday morning from 9:30am-10am we gather in the prayer chapel to lift up members of our community in need of God’s presence, direction, and healing.

We use this time to deepen our own prayer practices and explore a variety of different styles and formats. We also pray for petitions submitted by members of the congregation, as well as members who are celebrating birthdays. 


Meets during the school year with special gatherings during the summer. Participants apply scripture to their daily lives with Christian support.

THE ADULT FORUM (between services Sept. - May) 

Faith-based discussions in a small group with Pastor Tim. Topics range from historical perspectives to interfaith issues and present-day concerns.

7:30 p.m.  

Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit Library


There are a variety of groups at Holy Spirit tailored to a range of special interests and demographics. 


Women of the ELCA


WELCA  is an organization dedicated to fostering fellowship by sponsoring social events for women of the church. Growing in faith by gathering in Christ's name to serve and support our congregation and the community both locally and worldwide, and through fundraising efforts, we contribute to many benevolences. 


Men of Spirit Together

Formed in 1995, the church men's group continues to share food, fellowship, faith and fun. Meetings are scheduled throughout the church calendar, generally from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm. All confirmed male members belong to  M.O.S.T.


Meeting formats and content vary greatly. A variety of activities thus far has included formal and informal group discussions, softball, wallyball, billiards, dinner meetings, guest speakers, the construction of a patio, a retreat and other special projects.

 Christians United For Fellowship

Social gatherings are a wonderful part of our lives together. In addition to fellowship during Sunday worship, we welcome the congregation to join in adult as well as family-centered events.


Adults enjoy events such as the Progressive Dinner, Beef and Lobster Night, the Chili Cookoff and evenings at Ravinia.


 EXperienced People of Spirit

All retirees are encouraged to join us for good conversation and a lot of laughs. We go on various outings such as the Botanical Garden, listen to guest speakers and celebrate holidays such as Valentine's Day and Christmas.


We also meet monthly with Pastor Tim, during an informal brown bag lunch on the second Tuesday of each month.