A community of faith seeking to love and serve in the Spirit of Jesus Christ.
Thank you for visiting www.ecohs.net. If you have not already visited us in “real life,” we 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 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. 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.”
In 1974, our congregation began as a conversation between a young woman, Jeanie Lipscomb, and a professor at Candler School of Theology, Dr. Jim Hopewell. Jeanie said she would really like to have an Episcopal church in Cumming. Dr. Hopewell, an Episcopal priest, said he would be glad to help her start one. A small group of people began to worship together that year. On Pentecost Sunday 1975, they decided to apply to become a mission of the Diocese of Atlanta. The church chose the name “Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit” in order to recognize God’s empowerment of ministry through the Spirit. The congregation was recognized as a mission in January 1976 and admitted as a full parish in January 1983.