In the first century, Jesus of Nazareth inspired a movement: a community of people whose lives were centered on Jesus Christ and committed to living the way of God’s unconditional, unselfish, sacrificial, and redemptive love. As Episcopalians, we believe in a loving, liberating, and life-giving God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe in following the teachings of Jesus Christ, whose life, death, and resurrection saved the world.
We have a legacy of inclusion, aspiring to tell and exemplify God’s love for every human being. Women and men serve as bishops, priests, and deacons in our church. Laypeople and clergy cooperate as leaders at all levels of our church. Ordination is open to all people in our church, regardless of gender, sexual identity or orientation.
All couples who are ready to make a lifelong commitment to each other may be married at St. Andrew’s, regardless of gender, sexual identity or orientation. We rejoice that each may be to the other “a strength in need, a counselor in perplexity, a comfort in sorrow, and a companion in joy” (Book of Common Prayer, page 429).
We believe that God loves us all – no exceptions.