Our Beliefs and Values

  • We believe you matter to God. 
  • We believe that everyone is made in God’s image and beloved of God. We are committed to the justice and welfare of all people, regardless of ethnicity, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, race, ability, or age. 
  • We don’t think “having it all together” is a requisite of being in Christian community. Authenticity, honesty, and gentle, patient love are what matter most. Each day we seek to be about what matters most.
  • We believe that the church is not a building; it’s a community. Through our baptism into Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection, we are united as a community of ordinary, imperfect folks made holy through the power of God’s Spirit. Each week we celebrate and remember Jesus’ death and resurrection through the sacrament of Holy Communion and receive a foretaste of the eternal banquet that awaits us all (a sacrament is an outward sign of inward and invisible, yet powerful grace). Together, we seek to live out our baptismal covenant, which calls us to:
    • Resist evil,  turn to God, and seek to follow Christ, knowing that none of us is perfect
    • Proclaim the Good News of new life for all in Jesus
    • Strive for justice and peace among all people and respect the dignity of every human being. 
  • We believe that Jesus is the perfect revelation of God and God’s love. We see true God and true humanity in the life, love, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Jesus inaugurated a new kingdom on earth—a community rooted in mercy, justice, forgiveness, and unconditional love. 
  • We believe that Jesus willingly gave himself over to death on the cross as an innocent man. In his death, Jesus bore the weight of human suffering, sin, and death and revealed to us the lengths to which God will go to bring us home because we matter to God. 
  • We believe that nothing could keep Jesus in the grave.  In rising from the dead, Jesus defeated the power of sin and death and revealed to the world that our brokenness is constantly being made new through God’s grace. Absolutely nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. We are doing our best to live into that love as the rock of our lives.
  • We believe God’s Holy Spirit is the third person of the Holy Trinity and is God’s presence in the world today.  The Holy Spirit first breathed life into creation, spoke through God’s prophets, and enables us to fulfill Jesus’ mission on earth.
  • We believe that God is the source of all life and is active, creative, and present in the world and in our lives. God reveals God’s self in the 3 persons (The Holy Trinity) as our Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer.
  • We can’t say it enough: we believe you matter to God.  End of story. 

Read more about the beliefs and practices of The Episcopal Church.