Church of the Holy Spirit
Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit is a church plant in Northeast Greensboro, begun in 1984 with the vision of being a racially integrated and intercultural Episcopal community. The neighborhood we serve is low-income and diverse ethincally, racially, and politically, like our membership. We celebrate and lift up everyone's gifts and God-given ministries and seek to be inclusive of leadership, particularly of immigrants, refugees, LGBTQ+, and people living with mental illness and physical and mental disabilities. Our worship (Holy Eucharist and lay-led Morning Prayer) draws from the cultures and languages of our members while following the Episcopal services of the Book of Common Prayer.
We are in the early stages of developing neighborhood outreach and evangelism, particularly with immigrants, refugees and young people (youth and young adults). If you have an interest in and experience with tutoring, community gardens, and community health clinics, we are also looking for people to help us further develop these ministries. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to learn more.
CENTER FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH AND WELLBEING
We are developing this location as a center for community life where regular opportunities for creating cultures of health and human connection among our neighbors becomes more possible. Examples: community nurse and health fairs, community garden, building nature trails and regularly walking them and holding outdoor retreats for the wider community, open mic nights that invite neighbors experiencing homelessness to lead, free yoga classes, workshops and community conversations about health and safety issues like domestic violence, sexual assault, mental illness, and accessability for people with mental and physical disabilities.
LOVING, SERVING, AND PROTECTING OUR IMMIGRANT NEIGHBORS
We are a community of immigrants from West Africa, Latin America and the Carribbean in addition to members who are White and African-American, and we are in relationship with even more neighbors who are immigrants from around the world. In partnership with organizations and other churches like FaithAction International and St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, we offer ministries of Sanctuary, immigration advocacy, working for justice in issues of housing, education and work. We believe in the dignity, capacity and strength of everyone and strive to prioritize mutual relationships with people for the sake of creating a stronger and safer community for all of us.
LOCAL MISSION WITH YOUNG PEOPLE
Each summer we partner with 7+ other churches (mostly Episcopalian, but some others) to offer a local youth mission camp that gives young people whose churches do not have formal youth groups or mission trip opportunities to come together to volunteer locally and grow in their faith together through shared activities like Bible Study, singing, and creative arts.
Food and Necessities Delivery - Open during COVID-19
This ministry is currently:
Open with Limits / Classified "Essential"
This ministry is currently accepting:
Noncash Contributions (goods, items)
The Rev. Audra Abt
What was prior to covid19 a weekly sit-down community meal, food-diaper-feminine products pantry, and health access ministry with a congregational nurse we have shifted to a doorstep delivery of pantry supplies and prepared meals (when we have donations for this). We have only 2 volunteers doing the prep, and 3 drivers who do the deliveries.
Prior to covid 19 we served 30-40 people a week. In less than a month we are up to over 100 people, many of them immigrant families (undocumented) whose breadwinners lost work and have no access to other government or social support. We're getting connected with these families through members of our Latino house church who are reaching out to their neighbors and inviting them to trust and ask for support, even though it's hard in these times.
Thankfully, we are drawing on a local and longstanding partnership with FaithAction International to direct these families to even more resources, and the relationships we've built with area churches are bearing fruit in the form of extra financial and material donations to help meet the needs we are encountering.
(Español abajo) We are partnering with FaithAction International which serves immigrants and refugees. Any immigrant or refugee family in the Greensboro area, particularly those without papers, may call (336) 379-0037, leave your name and phone number, and someone will contact you about food, diapers, rent, and/or legal support in English, Spanish, or French. Estamos colaborando con la organización FaithAction International, que sirve a inmigrantes y refugios. Cualquier familia o persona en el área de Greensboro que es inmigrante o refugio, con papeles o no, puede llamar a (336) 379-0037, deje tu nombre y número de teléfono, y alguien va contactarte sobre asistencia de alimentos, pañales, la renta, o apoyo legal. Se habla Español, Ingles, y Francés.
The Rev. Audra Abt
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3910 Yanceyville St
Greensboro, NC 27405-3350