WHO WE ARE
Rooted in scripture, tradition, and human reason, we believe and celebrate that each person is valued by God and together make up the Body of Christ.
We believe that the Church is not a congregation of individuals, but that we are all one in the person of Jesus Christ and together we proclaim the Good News of God's love for the entire world.
We believe that the love Jesus Christ is given to us through "outward and visible signs" or sacraments, especially Baptism and The Holy Eucharist (Communion, the Lord's Supper). We also celebrate Confirmation, Marriage, Confession, Anointing of the Sick, and Ordination.
We believe and celebrate that each person is born exactly the way God intended them to be. We affirm that the spiritual journey of each of us contributes to the growing faith of our Christian family.
We believe that we are called to faithfully proclaim God's love for all people and to work for justice in the world especially the poor, the marginalized and the outcast.
We believe that God gifted humanity with the ability to reason and that the Divine is revealed to us not only through the Bible and the Church but also through Science, Literature, and Beauty.
We affirm the place of the Apostles' and Nicene Creeds as statements of Faith handed down from the Early Church as well as the writings of the Early Church Fathers (and Mothers!).
We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God interpreted by numerous authors over many centuries. Episcopalians believe the Bible is Holy, but not infallible. Where there are contradictions, these are due to human input. Episcopalians are not Fundamentalists. We believe in ongoing lifelong study of Holy Scripture.