“We are many and diverse, but come together in Christ through our common worship and prayer.”
The Early Church was also very diverse, and even Jesus’ disciples had different ideas about what was most important to him. We take a page out of the Biblical playbook when we say that all are welcome. The Episcopal Church does not insist on a literal interpretation of the Bible. The contradictions in the Bible teach us that God encourages us to ask questions and grow in faith.
If you want to know what it means to be Episcopalian, the best way to find out is to worship with us.
When we read and recite the traditional services found in the Book of Common Prayer together, we are insisting that we are all equal in God’s eyes. When we pass the peace, we recognize the humanity and spirituality of our neighbors. When we leave the church, we agree to “Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.”
We have two foundational statements of faith: The Apostles’ Creed, used at baptism, and the Nicene Creed, used at communion. With these creeds, we join Christians throughout the ages in affirming our faith in the One God who created us, redeemed us, and sanctifies us.
For more information on what we believe as Episcopalians, please visit the website of the Episcopal Church, where you can find more information on the Book of Common Prayer, in which our services are grounded, and The Holy Bible, as well as the various stances of the Church on issues of the day.