Putting faith into practice.
Our purpose is what we strive for and work toward. This is how we hope to live, with God’s help, as followers of Jesus Christ.
To be a welcoming and inclusive Christian community, helping people deepen their relationship with God and one another through worship, education, and social justice.
The Book of Common Prayer states that “The mission of the Church is to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ.” At All Saints, we seek to live this out by being welcoming and inclusive to all people. And our church helps people grown in their relationship with God and all creation by offering meaningful worship, education, and formation to grow in our spiritual lives, offering opportunities to engage in direct action as we work for peace and justice.
These are the values held and cherished by All Saints, from our earliest years as a parish, to their recent articulation by our Vestry:
Faith - “An assurance of things hoped for” (Hebrews 11:1). It is living boldly in God’s grace, both in our worship and in our work.
Love - Sharing the concern and affection that God has for humankind by sharing that love with one another. In the words of our Baptismal Covenant, it is seeking and serving Christ in all persons, striving for justice and peace among all people, and respecting the dignity of every human being.
Fellowship - A community in right relationship with God and others, sharing a unity of purpose and spirit in the life of Christ.
Inclusion - Providing an environment that celebrates the acceptance and participation of all. Supporting everyone to feel that they belong.
Social Justice - The belief that all creation is the work of a loving God, deserving of respect and care. It includes the work of confronting injustice and striving toward reconciliation.