Springtime at ECHS!

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The Church of the Holy Spirit is a rural Episcopal parish located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, near the college town of Mars Hill in Madison County, which is north of Asheville. Directions for getting here.

This is a welcoming, loving Christian community, committed to serving God, one another and our neighbors. Many have come to Holy Spirit from other denominations, choosing this parish for its warm Christian community and its commitment to service. We accept others for who they are and welcome anyone, regardless of their social, political, and theological views. Come visit us soon. Here's when we get together:

Sunday Service
10:30am  Eucharistic Service
Children's and Youth Sunday School meet after Eucharist.

First Wednesdays
On the first Wednesday of each month, there is a potluck at 6:00 followed by a Eucharist.

Calendar of Events
For other activities during the current month, check our Mountain Spirit calendar which can be printed out.

Want to be on the parish email list?
To receive weekly news bulletin ("Weekly Spirit"), the monthly newsletter ("Mountain Spirit"), and other special announcements, call the church office or send an email, and ask to be placed on the parish email list. For phone number and email address of church office, see Contact Page.

A Practice from the Climate Committee: Meatless Mondays. Help lessen the impact of the meat industry on global warning by eating less meat. To start off, choose one day a week to abstain from meat. But don't worry, delicious and satisfying meatless recipes abound! To get started on this practice, choose a few recipes from our Meatless Monday page!

NEWS: The recent decision by the Anglican Church's meeting of Primates to censure the American Episcopal Church has left us stunned. Listen to Bishop Curry's gracious response. Click here for the video and its text.

Visit our special 30th Anniversary Page! Click here.

And to see the photo presentation 30 Years in Photos, click here.

We are part of the larger Episcopal community:

Our monthly newsletter, Mountain Spirit, contains articles about church activities as well as thoughtful essays. To view a PDF of this month's newsletter, click here.