Calvary is a cross-section of the community, a mix of young and old, singles and families. We embody a diversity of interests, activities, and seek fellowship and growth within an Episcopalian environment.
What is the Episcopal Church?
We embrace both Catholic and Protestant expressions of faith. The Episcopal Church in the United States belongs to a worldwide Christian body of about 70 million members. Historically our roots lie in the Church of England, also known as the Anglican Church. As Episcopalians, we are followers of Jesus Christ, our Lord, and 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.
We welcome men and women, married or celibate, to be ordained as bishops, priests, and deacons. 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.
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Rooted in the vision of the Kingdom of Heaven, Calvary Church’s Mission is:
- to joyfully welcome all people
- to grow in faith together through nurture, education, and worship
- to reach into the larger community to effectively proclaim God’s kingdom through word and deed.
If you would like to share in our spiritual walk to any degree of involvement, just let us know how we can help.