11 things I love about the Episcopal Church

By former evangelical Ben Irwin
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Top Ten Reasons For Being An Episcopalian
by Robin Williams

Comedian Robin Williams, who is an Episcopalian, gave these top ten reasons for being an Episcopalian on a recent HBO special:

10. No snake handling.
9. You can believe in dinosaurs.
8. Male and female, God created them; male and female, we ordain them.
7. You don’t have to check your brains at the door.
6. Pew aerobics.
5. Church year is color coded!
4. Free wine on Sunday.
3. All of the pageantry, none of the guilt.
2. You don’t have to know how to swim to get baptized.
And the number one reason for being an Episcopalian:
1. No matter what you believe, there’s bound to be at least one other Episcopalian who agrees with you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is welcome to attend our services? Anyone regardless of religious background, race, sexual orientation, country of origin, gender, color of skin, or personal beliefs. Literaly anyone! Just walk in to one of our services.

What do we believe about the Bible? We call the Bible the Holy Scriptures and beleive they are the Word of God because God inspired their human authors and because God still speaks to us through the Bible. The Holy Scriptures are one of three sources of authority: Scripture, Tradition, and Reason.

Who can receive communion in the Episcopal Church? It is the Lord's table to which we come and all baptized persons of any Christian denomination are welcome to receive communion. You do not need to be an Episcopalian.

What if I don't want to receive the wine at Communion? You may decline to receive the wine and just receive the bread. After receiving the bread, just cross your arms across your chest, and the person offering you the wine will know that you decline.

Do I have to receive Communion? No. You may decline to receive communion and still attend our services.

Will I be singled out as a visitor during a service. No. You may remain completely anonymous if you wish. However, we may introduce ourselves to you individually.

Do I have to give money during a service? No. Your very presence is an offering to God. No monetary offering is required.

How do I become a member of the Church? If you have been baptized at any time in your life, you are already a member of the Church. If you have not been baptized, please contact us for help with deciding whether or not be become baptized. In addition to being baptized, you may wish to be confirmed or received into the Episcopal Church. Contact us for details.

If you have additional questions, please contact us.

Our Vision

"To be a welcoming congregation, inclusive of everyone, inspired
by the Holy
Spirit and educated to live our Christian faith."

A Prayer for Our Parish Family
Save us, O Lord, as a parish, from being inward-looking and backward-looking in the work of the church. Help us to take our eyes off ourselves and turn them on the world around us: to be less concerned with what we have accomplished or where we have failed and more with what remains to be done: that with our vision enlarged and our love rekindled, we may go forward to attempt new and greater things to your glory, in the Name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.