What is an Episcopalian?
The Episcopal Church in the United States evolved from the Church of England at the time of the Revolution. A majority of the founders of this nation, such as George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and James Madison, were members of this Church. Along with this rich, democratic heritage, we are strongly committed to the faith and mission of the whole Christian Church in its many branches.
Being an Episcopalian means participating in the work of God through Church services and parish programs, acts of charity and social justice, spreading the Good News of Christ to others, learning about God and how He shares His love with us, and by giving our talents to the greater purpose of God’s Work.
Through these activities we offer a thoughtful approach to religion. We believe faith involves reason as well as emotion. The doctrine is designed to point out, not dictate, the response to God’s continuing revelation. The focus is on God’s love and the invitation to respond in mature freedom, in thanksgiving, and in loving devotion.