CompassRose3D anglesmWhy is the Episcopal Church, and specifically Trinity Haverhill important to you –the seeker, the one who is searching for a faithful community with whom to worship?


The Episcopal Church has made the headlines a lot in the past few years.  We are not perfect, but then neither is any other human organization.  We are not always in agreement.  Thank goodness!  There is nothing more appalling than a group of people who believe they have all the answers and anyone who disagrees or doesn’t conform is doomed to eternal fire.  


As Episcopalians, we are compelled to encourage open and frank participation in matters of faith and church governance.   Episcopalians do not adhere to a strict prescribed doctrine; most of us do not interpret scripture literally.  But each of us comes faithfully to the Table carrying our own questions and doubts and knowing that God will be there even when we struggle to find a common ground.  Ours is the “via media”, the middle way.  Welcoming all, worshipping together, sharing the Bread and Wine – the Body and Blood of Christ - even when it is difficult - because it is God’s table, God’s gift of compassion and mercy, God’s love that draws us there.


Trinity is committed to being a church in the city, serving God and our community faithfully through ministries that include prayer and worship, feeding the hungry, offering compassionate care, music, theater, and art education for children, Christian formation, and making great music in worship. 


Come and see what God is doing here at Trinity.


Top 10 Reasons to be an Episcopalian
(from the comedian Robin Williams, who is an Episcopalian

 

10. No snake handling.

9. You can believe in dinosaurs.

8. Male and female God created them; male and female we ordain them.

7. You don't have to check your brains at the door.

6. Pew aerobics.

5. Church year is color-coded.

4. Free wine on Sunday.

3. All of the pageantry - none of the guilt.

2. You don't have to know how to swim to get baptized.

And the Number One reason to be an Episcopalian:

1. No matter what you believe, there's bound to be at least one other Episcopalian who agrees with you.


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