Welcome to the Church of the Holy Spirit. Wherever you are on your faith journey, we’d love to have you with us!
The Church of the Holy Spirit is a community of seekers in the Episcopal/Anglican tradition who find that, in coming together, we grow to know God more deeply and mature into the people we are called to be. We do come in all shapes and sizes. We know we do not have all the answers. We certainly do not agree on all things! But we find that, led by Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit, we experience the joy and love of God in our community. Through our worship, our Christian education, and our friendships with each other, we know that God is in our midst.
Church of the Holy Spirit is both a very old and very new church in the city of Fall River. Three smaller Fall River churches recently chose to unite as one larger church so we would be better equipped to proclaim God’s love to the world. So, we bring the best of our traditions to the table but also, with faith and courage, we allow God’s Spirit to lead us in exciting new directions.
We also never allow ourselves to huddle away in our community, segregated from the world. Our unofficial church slogan is “Not Just a Sunday Church” because we know that Jesus Christ is ever calling us to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, free the captive and bring peace and justice to an aching, broken world. And so we take pride in our outreach ministries. Through our soup kitchens, our clothing ministry and thrift shop, recovery programs, and senior fellowship, we seek to live out Christ’s mandate that we provide for those in need and the poor.
In the Book of Acts, a small community of Jesus’ followers gathered in worship and prayer. Then, in a sudden moment of blessed chaos on the day known as Pentecost, they heard “a sound like the rush of violent wind” and “divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them.” Through this, they were empowered by the Holy Spirit and embarked upon a wild adventure -- sharing God’s healing, truth and love with a world that desperately craved the Good News of Jesus Christ. We believe we too are called to be part of this wild ride of the Holy Spirit and we would very much like for you to join us in this adventure!
Our Shared Mission
In order to grow in faith we must encourage one another to take a leap of faith into our daily living; and to share God’s love, justice and peace through our words and action, at home and throughout God’s world.” We will strive for leadership, mission, fellowship and faith throughout our journey. And when we lose our way and cannot find the right road we know the Spirit will illuminate the pathway to give us direction to where we are supposed to be.