A community of faith

seeking to love and serve

in the Spirit of Jesus Christ

Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit

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Thank you for visiting www.ecohs.net. If you have not already visited us in “real life,” I hope you will stop by for one of our Sunday or weekday worship services. You will find us to be a community of people who seek to learn and grow in our faith; and welcome and develop relationships with people from all faith backgrounds, as well as people who do not identify with any particular religious tradition. The Episcopal Church—and our local congregation, Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit—welcome you!
    
If you do visit, please introduce yourself to me or one of the ushers. We will be glad to give you a packet of information about our church and answer any questions you might have. I am available to meet with people during the week, especially during our office hours—Monday through Thursday, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Other members of our staff will be glad to meet with you depending on your area of interest—from our ECOHS Preschool for young children to Education for Ministry for adults; our four choirs for young children to adults; our various outreach ministries; and more.

Our congregation has been meeting in the Forsyth County area for over forty years. We have recently doubled our physical space during so we can better meet the needs of our growing congregation and our ministries to the wider community. This is an exciting and vital time in our parish’s history. We would enjoy having you join us in our common life and shared ministry as we seek to follow our mission statement “…to love and serve in the Spirit of Jesus Christ.”

God bless you.

Keith+

The Very Reverend, Keith Oglesby

Rector

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Welcome to the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit!

We are a community of faith seeking to love and serve in the Spirit of Jesus Christ.

The members of The Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit welcome all guests to our church. We have fun here. We laugh, we cry, we pray, we serve, and we live... all as a community of Christians devoted to our Lord Jesus Christ and to each other.

Come to one of our services. If we can help serve you in any way, we will welcome the opportunity.

If you are making your home in this community we extend to you a hearty invitation to make this your church home.

About Us

We challenge ourselves and the world to love like Jesus as we worship joyfully, serve compassionately, and grow spiritually.

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Our Church's Beginnings

In 1974 our congregation started as a holy “coincidence,” when a young woman, Jeanie Lipscomb, had a conversation with Dr. James F. Hopewell, a theology professor at Candler School of Theology. (Both pictured at left.)

Jeanie said she would really like to have an Episcopal church in the Cumming area and Dr. Hopewell, an Episcopal priest, said he would be glad to help her start one. On Pentecost Day 1975, this church was established as a mission of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta. The name “Holy Spirit” was chosen to emphasize the empowerment of ministry through the Spirit. Dr. Hopewell served as the founding vicar for five years and the Lipscomb family is still active in this parish.



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