We are “Protestant, yet Catholic” and retain both the ancient structures and traditions, while being as modern as today. Here, Holy Communion may be received by all baptized Christians; you don’t have to be a member of the Episcopal Church.
We are a sacramental community, which views the Scriptures as the revealed word of God, containing “all things necessary for salvation.” Episcopalians trust that the revealed Word is best interpreted within the community of the Church, advised by tradition, reason, and the ongoing guidance of the Holy Spirit.
We know that life can be tough. Everyone stumbles. We believe in 2nd chances, the forgiveness of sin, and life everlasting. Healing can begin at the communion rail.
We value and support marriage and family. We love kids! Marriage is intended to be lifelong and monogamous, but we know that life happens, and that grace remains after divorce. The sacraments are available to those who have been divorced or who live together without marriage… who doesn’t need the Body of Christ?
We are a people united in building the Kingdom of God. We celebrate and cherish our unity in Christ, even while we also honor and respect our differences. The work of spreading Christ’s love is our first and primary purpose.