Eager for Spring!

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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 happen after Eucharist.

First Wednesdays
On the first Wednesday of each month, a potluck at 6:00pm is followed by a Eucharist and occasionally a special program.

Calendar of Events
For other activities during the current month, check our Mountain Spirit calendar.

Challenging Weather
What if the weather on a Sunday morning is "iffy"? You wonder if church will take place in spite of all that snow and/or ice out there. Here's how you find out:

Either phone the church office (828-689-2517) to listen to the voicemail message or check our website home page (where you are now). This information will be posted here and recorded in voicemail as soon as the decision is made, based on road conditions and other factors.

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 the phone number and email address of the church office, see Contact Page.

(Photo above: Let's face it — we are all eagar for the blue skies, sunshine, and blossoms of spring!)

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.


In reference to the Sanctuary Movement: find the online Sanctuary Toolkit by clicking here.


We help to support Neighbors in Need:
Click here for more information about NIN.