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Our Vision, Mission, and Values

Vision Statement

All people united in the joy of fully knowing and loving God and each other.
Book of Common Prayer p. 862

Mission Statement

To restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ as we pray, worship, proclaim the
Gospel, and promote justice, peace, and love.
Book of Common Prayer p. 855

Core Values

Community – We strive to build meaningful relationships with God, with each other, and with our neighbors.

Inclusion – We believe that the Body of Christ is more complete when we embrace the broad diversity of God’s creation.

Justice – We honor Christ in our neighbors by working to care for those in need and dismantling systems which do not respect the dignity of every human being.

Peace – Through study, prayer, relationship, and sacrament, we seek to deepen our faith and grow into the peace of God which passes all understanding.

Love – We model our actions on Jesus’ command to love God and love our neighbors as ourselves.

What We Believe

Episcopalians are Christians who believe in the ancient creeds of the Church and who believe that God is still active and working in the world.

We believe that God took on our human nature in Jesus Christ, whose life serves as an example to us and whose death and resurrection opened the way of salvation to all creation. 

We believe that God loves you. No exceptions. Black, white, brown, young, old, immigrant, refugee, rich, poor, Christian, Jewish, Muslim, atheist, single, married, divorced, gay, straight, bisexual, transgender, male, female, non-binary. God loves you. No exceptions.

We believe that we are the hands and feet of Christ in the world and that we must work for justice for the poor, liberation for the oppressed, and peace for all people.

We believe that by loving God and each other we will change the world.

We believe that gathering together as the Body of Christ - to pray together, worship God together, read scripture together, take communion together - is one of the key ways God transforms us to be more like Christ.

We believe that faithful, reasonable Christians may not always agree with each other and we strive to respect those we may disagree with. The command of Jesus to love one another is greater than the things that divide us. 

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