St. Mary’s as a Center for Progressive Christianity:

 

This means we are Christians who...

 

  • Have found an approach to God through the life and teachings of Jesus;

 

  • Recognize the faith of other people who have other names for the way to God’s realm. We acknowledge that their ways are true for them, as our ways are true for us;

 

  • Understand the sharing of bread and wine in Jesus’s name to be a representation of an ancient vision of God’s feast for all peoples;

 

  • Invite all people to participate in our community and worship without insisting that they become like us in order to be acceptable. This includes: believers and agnostics, conventional Christians and questioning skeptics, women and men, those of all sexual orientations and gender identities, those of all races and cultures, those of all classes and abilities, those who hope for a better world and those who have lost hope;

 

  • Know that the way we behave toward one another and toward other people is the fullest expression of what we believe.

 

What We Are