Who is Holly Springs UMC?
Holly Springs United Methodist Church began in 1860 when families began meeting in homes to form the church. Shortly after, a building was purchased and modified to use as the church near Holly Springs Road. In 1917, the church moved to its current location where the original structure was built by the Mason's. The Christian Life Center, CLC, was constructed in 2000 to add classrooms, offices and fellowship space to our church. The property to the south of the church was purchased for the parking lot that we own and share usage with the Town.
But, church is much more than a building. This church has been a light in our community for over 100 years seeking to lead people to know, love and respond to the Gospel Message of Jesus Christ. A speech given for the original building foundation in October 27, 1917 says as much in that our church "shall be measured not by the beautiful building...but by the service to humanity, deeds of kindness and the feeling of friendship and fellowship and love with the Savior taught should exist in the hearts of his Disciples."
Today, we feel that God is doing something new at HSUMC! Yes, this church is restoring the 100-year-old building so that we will have a holy and safe place to gather for years to come. But, we are not only restoring the space, we are turning it to face a stain glass window of Jesus knocking on the door which symbolizes the shift that God is calling us towards. God is calling us to turn our hearts more to God, more to each other and more to our community. We all look forward to where God takes us in the years to come!
Come visit us for one of our community events, or for worship, or for one of our service ministries. We believe that you will experience God's grace in all of these activities.
Our prayer is to continue to be a witness the Gospel Message of Jesus in Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina, Apex and beyond. We share the good news of Jesus through words and actions, through our bible studies and prison ministry, through our backpack buddies program with Oakview Elementary and worship services, through our Appalachia Service Project mission trip to supporting members through hard seasons. In all these moments, we trust in God's good future as we love God and our neighbor.