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Why I Decided to Join the Episcopal Church

For those who don’t know it, I took a huge step of faith a year ago Easter; I joined the Episcopal Church.

Some of you may think I’m crazy, others will surely think I’ve gone off the deep end, others will think I can’t be reformed anymore or that I support everything the Episcopal Church supports, but none of these are true. 1,622 more words


The Challenge of Falling Church Membership

For followers of mainline religion there is a growing dark cloud on the horizon. In most modern Western communities there is a visible decline in support for the Church. 908 more words

Society And Religion

Being a Church Member

Are you a member of our church?   Have you “joined” our church?   Before you answer the question I want to share Donald T. Williams definition of “Member” in his Devil’s Dictionary of the Christian Faith:    “Member (n.) One of the individuals who allegedly make up the roster of a given… 629 more words

Pastoral Concerns

How necessary is it to be in the church when it comes to salvation?

How necessary is it to be in the church when it comes to salvation today? Well, let’s look at some lessons from the past and find out. 592 more words


Membership Class Sunday, April 12th

This is a reminder for those interested in membership at SCC that this Sunday after the service we will have a Membership Class. Some of the things we talk about in the class are our Membership Covenant, Statement of Beliefs, Mission, the ministry of the church, the structure of the church, and things like this. 16 more words

Shore Community Church

Bridging the gap between Symbol and Story

I was on a phone call a few years ago with three colleagues when I articulated my frequently stated belief that we “over-teach and under-train” in faith communities. 540 more words