“So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are citizens with the saints and also members of the household of God.” – Ephesians 2:19
As a church, we are Christian – we believe that Jesus Christ was the Son of God, and that we have been set free by his death and resurrection. We believe in the ongoing activity of the Holy Spirit in and through us now. We enjoy eternal life as children of God through Christ – and that eternal life has already begun here and now.
The Episcopal Church is the American branch of the Anglican communion. Anglicans are Protestants who have retained elements of Catholic worship. We have bishops (overseers) and ordained ministers, yet we value the leadership of all the baptized. Episcopalians value open-mindedness and listening to the views of others, and trusting in God for answers.
Our ministers are the people of Christ Church, both new and long-time members, supported by the clergy. The pastor, Kate Heichler, is here to support the people of God in doing whatever they feel most drawn to and gifted for. She preaches, teaches, guides and offers pastoral care – and seeks to empower the ministry of all members. The deacon, Joan Crittenden, assists in worship and pastoral care, and fosters a greater engagement with the world and its needs.