Our Mission

The Church of the Resurrection is a Christian community cultivating a personal relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ, each other, and our neighbors by promoting justice, peace and love through worship, ministry and outreach.

Our Vision

The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection exists to spread God’s love into the world. We envision a world in which baptismal vows are made real by the expression of these core values:

  • We welcome all to join us in worship and ministry

  • We respect the dignity and unique gifts of every human being

  • We seek and serve Christ in all people, loving our neighbors as ourselves

  • We desire to grow as a community of God’s people by reaching out to others

  • We strive for justice and peace among all people

  • We desire to be active in the world as witnesses of God’s love

  • We pledge ourselves to compassion and service, supporting one another 

To be an Episcopalian . . .

As Episcopalians, we are followers of Jesus Christ, our Lord, and we believe in the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

 

We strive to love our neighbors as ourselves and respect the dignity of every person.

 

The Episcopal Church is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion, and traces its heritage to the beginnings of Christianity.

 

Our liturgy retains ancient structure and traditions and is celebrated in many languages.

 

Both men and women, including those who are married, are eligible for ordination as deacons, priests and bishops.

 

We believe in amendment of life, the forgiveness of sin, and life everlasting.

 

Lay people exercise a vital role in the governance and ministry of our church.

 

Holy Communion may be received by all baptized Christians, not only members of the Episcopal Church.

 

We uphold the Bible and worship with the Book of Common Prayer.

 

We affirm that committed relationships are lifelong and monogamous. Episcopalians also recognize that there is grace after divorce and do not deny the sacraments to those who have been divorced.

 

We affirm that issues such as birth control are matters of personal informed conscience.

 

We celebrate our unity in Christ while honoring our differences, always putting the work of love before uniformity of opinion.

 

All are welcome to find a spiritual home in the Episcopal Church.