History of the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection
The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection was founded on Pentecost Sunday in 1993 as an aided parish of Grace-Calvary Episcopal Church in Habersham County. The founding 12 families initially held services in people’s homes, then in the old White County Courthouse on the Square in Cleveland and then in the United Community Bank annex building. The current site of the church became available when a 1994 Palm Sunday tornado destroyed the new home of a parishioner. The 34-acre property was purchased by Resurrection, construction began, and the building was dedicated on Pentecost Sunday 1996. In 1999, additional educational space and provisions for a preschool were started to benefit the parish and the community. In its first 22 years, Resurrection has grown from the original 12 families to over 175 families with an average Sunday attendance of 120 parishioners and guests.
Resurrection is very involved in our community, including Family Promise, White County Food Pantry, Habitat for Humanity, White County Caring & Sharing, Boy Scouts and Kids 4 Peace. Also, our church building is utilized by the community as we have a Boy Scout troop that meets there on Tuesday nights, the YMCA has yoga in our parish hall on Monday nights, AA meetings are held there on Wednesday nights and various homeowners’ associations have their annual meetings in our parish hall.