ALL are Welcome
And all means all. We believe that all people are created in the image of God. We believe that God’s radically inclusive love excludes no one. We welcome everyone without exception, regardless of gender identity or gender expression. Unfortunately, some churches say they are welcoming to all but don't practice it. Here are some ways we do:
- The clergy would love to bless your marriage, baptize your children and help you take on a leadership role
- We have gender-neutral restrooms located on the first floor and fourth floor
- Support our transgender youth with options for sleeping areas for overnight events
- Transgender people are welcome in all groups; including the one remaining group that has a binary name- "women's events" (we are working on that)
- Our Christian Formation uses inclusive language and resources that honor the all families
- We welcome, respect and celebrate families with gender-diverse children
- Dress however you are comfortable
- We respect people's names and pronouns, please share yours
As Episcopalians, we believe in a loving, liberating, and life-giving God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe in following the teachings of Jesus Christ, whose life, death and resurrection saved the world. In the first century, Jesus of Nazareth inspired a movement. A community of people whose lives were centered on Jesus Christ and committed to living the way of God’s unconditional, unselfish, sacrificial, and redemptive love.
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 expressed by all people in our church, regardless of gender, sexual identity or orientation.
We believe that God loves us all – no exceptions.