Episcopalians are followers of Jesus Christ. We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, who came to Earth to live and die as one of us and reconcile us to God the Father. Like the disciples, we know that the resurrected Christ shows up in our midst when we gather to break bread and pray.
We believe that we are united to God through our baptism into Christ’s death and resurrection. We take that relationship seriously. When we worship, we are called to see the risen Christ in the persons around us. In our daily lives we are called to see the risen Christ in family, acquaintances, and co-workers. Ultimately, we are called to seek and serve Christ in all persons, to strive for justice and peace among all people, and to respect the dignity of every human being.
Our church is not a community of like-minded people. We do not exist for ourselves alone. Instead, we are a people set apart to be the personal presence and witness of God to the world. We struggle with many issues and we disagree with one another, but we still gather each week to hear the story of God’s love for us, to ask for forgiveness from one another and God, and to offer our lives up to God. By God’s grace, we learn to live with questions that cannot be answered with certainty, trusting fully in God’s unfailing love for us.
In our worship we are nourished for life’s journey. That’s why we gather week after week. We trust that God is working through every one of us, and that one day God will restore all things. This is the good news that we proclaim and the foundation of our hope. We invite everyone to join us in this journey.
St. Alban’s Episcopal Church is a member of The Episcopal Church in Arkansas and the Anglican Communion.
Learn more at The Episcopal Church website.