We believe that God loves you – no exceptions.
We Episcopalians believe in a loving, liberating, and life-giving God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. As constituent members of the Anglican Communion in the United States, we are descendants of and partners with the Church of England and the Scottish Episcopal Church, and are part of the third largest group of Christians in the world.
We believe in following the teachings of Jesus Christ, whose life, death, and resurrection saved the world.
Episcopal liturgy is based on ancient patterns of Christian worship but is contemporary in language and thought. We follow a lectionary that specifies scripture lessons (Old Testament, epistle, and gospel) for each day, in a three-year cycle. Usually the sermon is based on one or more of those scripture readings.
The church calendar proceeds in a cycle of seasons: Advent, Christmas, Epiphanytide, Lent, Eastertide, and the long season known as After Pentecost (or Ordinary Time).
We have a legacy of inclusion, aspiring to tell and exemplify God’s love for every human being; women and men serve as bishops, priests, and deacons in our church. Laypeople and clergy cooperate as leaders at all levels of our church. Leadership is a gift from God, and can be expressed by all people in our church, regardless of sexual identity or orientation.
For more information on Episcopal beliefs please visit EPISCOPAL CHURCH- WHAT WE BELIEVE