Who we are

We are a neighborhood Episcopal church, part of the worldwide Anglican Communion. We worship God through formal liturgy, impromptu prayer, and our work in the world. We warmly welcome all people in keeping with our deep commitment to God’s inclusive love. Our priest works in partnership with all our members in a leader-filled church; even children have a voice here. We are not a place to be anonymous.

Guests have told us that they feel the Spirit in this place, and we agree. This house of God is full of laughter and song! While some have described us as an eccentric and eclectic church, we are also the people who accompany you through hard times and rejoice in the good times together.

Our roots go back to 1897 when we gathered as a mission church. We are survivors with a deep-in-our-bones belief in resurrection, having risen to life after being nearly closed twice in our history. We know the rhythms of being small and then growing again, and we have faith in abundance.

We wholeheartedly welcome those new to church or new to our church, and we support work for healing and social change in our communities. Our regular time together in song, prayer, and worship gives us a reservoir of energy and love to be part of God’s hands in the world, sharing, feeding, advocating, changing, building, and giving thanks.

OUR MISSION:

To love God by supporting one another in faith and friendship, wholeheartedly welcoming all in worship, and working in the near and broader community towards a more just and loving world.

OUR VISION:

To be a community of worship that welcomes newcomers and nourishes those who seek God’s spirit in bringing new life to ourselves, our neighborhoods, and the world.

OUR VALUES:

We affirm our baptismal promises every week in church. Here’s what they mean to us:

We value

Gathering together as a praying, worshiping community (To continue the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of the bread, and in the prayers);

Acknowledging and repenting of mistakes we make as individuals or communities (To persevere in resisting evil, and whenever we fall into sin, repent and return to the Lord);

Sharing our experience of God’s love in our lives and in the world (To proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ);

Being a listening, caring presence wherever we are (To seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving our neighbors as ourselves); and

Working together to build just, compassionate communities (To strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being).