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. Our liturgy retains ancient structure and traditions, and is celebrated in many languages. The Episcopal Church is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion, and traces its heritage to the beginnings of Christianity. The Episcopal Church has members in the United States, as well as in Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Haiti, Honduras, Micronesia, Puerto Rico, Taiwan, Venezuela, and the Virgin Islands. We welcome men and women, married or celibate, to be ordained as bishops, priests, and deacons. We believe in the forgiveness of sin, and life everlasting. Lay people exercise a vital role in the governance and ministry of our Church. You do not have to join the Episcopal Church in a formal way in order to worship, attend classes or participate in activities. You may also donate support for the ministries of the church without becoming a member. Any baptized Christian – adult or child – may receive Holy Communion in an Episcopal Church. The Episcopal Church is a vital and growing body of Christians who value Scripture, Tradition and Reason, and deeply enjoy sharing together in the transformative risen life of Jesus Christ, our Lord. We warmly invite you to join us in this journey.