We are God's grace, in action, within our church and among our community.
We are an Episcopal church committed to Welcome, Relationships, Outreach, and the Transformational Power of the Spirit.
We are a Protestant Christian church. We trace our church’s beginning to the Reformation in England in the sixteenth century. The word “episcopal” comes from the Greek word for overseer or bishop. It describes how our church is organized. The Episcopal Church is divided into dioceses which are overseen by bishops. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry is the head of the Episcopal Church. He is the first African-American presiding bishop in our church’s history. The Episcopal Church is divided into 15 provinces, and we are in Province V, “the Province of the Midwest.”
Although we have a defined structure, there is shared leadership and decision making at the congregational level. The Episcopal Church, in essence, is a representative democracy, similar to our U.S. government. We see that especially in our election of vestry members.
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