The Episcopal Church

              

…welcomes you to grow through worship, where we give thanks for what really matters: the love, hope, and faith in our lives.  It can be easy to forget our blessings.  Gathering together to give God thanks helps us center ourselves and celebrate life.  Our worship space is full of music and art, thoughts and feelings, and people better and worse off than each of us.  In times when we bring our pain to God, we can be grateful that we can bring it honestly and find comfort in God and our church community.  Come and receive God’s love and ask how you can help love grow all around.

…welcomes you to grow through service to others.  “When was it that we saw you hungry and fed you, or thirsty and gave you a drink?  A stranger and took you home, or naked and clothed you?  When did we see you ill or in prison and come to visit you?”  These are the things God asks us to do everyday – in little and big ways.  Service shows us what we can do for our family, our neighbors, and our communities.  Service helps us move beyond ourselves.  Through service and the love of God, you might just be surprised to see how your family grows…in definition and blessings.

…welcomes you to grow through study.  We may not have all the answers, but we welcome all your questions.  That’s because we believe we all have something to learn from one another – and always more to learn about ourselves, our world, and God.  The Episcopal Church doesn’t ask you to check your mind at the door.  Our ability to reason is a gift from God.  Come and grow in understanding through silent meditation or group discussion.  Come and learn more about two thousand years of church history.  Come and learn every day to better understand God’s presence in our lives.

(Text adapted from The Episcopal Church website)