Answering God’s urgent call. Together.
God calls everyone. Me? Yes. You.
Young, old. Rich, poor. Gay, straight. Single, married. City dweller, suburbanite. No matter your race, ethnicity or language. God’s call is for everyone. You are God’s hands and feet, God’s heart and voice in the world. The Episcopal Church helps us, whoever we are, as we are, to hear God’s call for each of us and to answer it in our daily lives, through prayer, through service to others, through our generosity and through all the ways we show our love for God’s world and God’s people.
God’s call is urgent. Can’t it wait? No.
God calls us to be at work in the world now. For the sake of our neighbors in need, near and far, known and unknown.
For the sake of our overburdened planet, this Earth, our island home. And, for our own sake, because doing Christ’s work in the world changes us. Answering God’s urgent call is about healing, reconciling and loving every person and all of creation into wholeness. Right now. Today.
God calls us together. Not solo? Never alone.
We experience God’s grace through one another. Christ’s hope and joy are for sharing. Our common prayer and community worship give us solace and strength for the work God calls us to do. We each are part of something bigger than ourselves alone, a necessary part, and we accomplish more when we do it together. The Episcopal Church is broad and deep and wide. It is a community gathered side by side around a common table. There is a place for you here.
Our mission priorities
Answering God’s urgent call for children, youth and young adults, by supporting their care and nurture in faith so that they can know they are God’s beloved and exercise their individual gifts and talents for the good of the world.
Answering God’s urgent call for urban, ethnic and multicultural communities, where meeting Jesus in places of both great need and great potential teaches and transforms us into examples of how God’s reconciling love crosses boundaries of race and class, generation and language.
Answering God’s urgent call for vital and viable congregations, so that the Episcopal Church’s presence in our local communities is visible and robust and God’s people are cared for and equipped to join God’s mission through the ministries of their daily lives.
Our prayer for mission
O gracious and loving God, you work everywhere reconciling, loving and healing your people and creation. In your Son and through the power of your Holy Spirit, you invite each of us to join you in your work. We, young and old, lay and ordained, ask you to form us more and more in your image and likeness, through our prayer and worship of you and through the study of your Scripture, that our eyes will be fully opened to your mission in the world. Then, God, into our communities, our nation and the world, send us to serve with Christ, taking risks to give life and hope to all people and all of your creation. We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.