Introduction to the Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Church strives to live by the message of Christ, in which there are no outcasts and all are welcome. Walking a middle way between Roman Catholicism and Protestant traditions, we are a sacramental and worship-oriented church that promotes thoughtful debate about what God is calling us to do and be, as followers of Christ.

Exploring this section may answer some of your questions – or raise additional ones! Visit a church, or three, to find out more. The best way to learn about the Episcopal Church is to become a part of it. Come and Grow!

What do Episcopalians believe?

As Episcopalians, we see with the eyes of faith, but we are not blind. By faith we find a reason to live beyond ourselves. We enjoy people who are different from us; we seek to serve the world’s poorest and most vulnerable citizens and to build a more just society. It breaks our heart when fellow Christians act as agents of oppression.

As an expression of our faith, our parish has initiated and is sustaining a wide variety of ministries in our community. A day shelter for homeless and at-risk women and children called The Living Room was founded twenty-five years ago and in 2015 will move into its’ own facilities. Every week our Sunday Open Table serves a full hot breakfast and provides sack lunches to the homeless and anyone who comes. Drawing on our artistic and musical resources we initiated Numina, an organization devoted to providing opportunities for the community to experience spirituality through the arts – visual, musical, cinematic, and contemplative. We are responding to needs in our local schools and we provide multiple programs for engaging youth in both spiritual formation and ministry in the community.