St. John’s: A Believe Out Loud Congregation!!
AN EPISCOPAL BELIEVE OUT LOUD CONGREGATION
We have received notice from the Convener of Integrity USA that our petition to be accepted as an Episcopal Believe Out Loud Congregation has been received and accepted by the national organization. St. John’s will soon be listed on Integrity’s website as a welcoming and affirming congregation along with three other congregations in our diocese, St. Paul’s, Seattle, St. Paul’s, Bremerton, and Trinity, Everett.
Being listed as a Believe Out Loud Congregation doesn’t mean our work is done. As is noted in the Believe Out Loud brochure at our Visitor Center, living as a welcoming and affirming congregation is a “process” and being registered as such is just a step in that process. The human family is made up, as we know, of “all sorts and conditions” of people represented by the myriad colors of the rainbow. We are called, as surely as by our Christian faith as by any structure, to live in to our life in Christ, daily renewing ourselves in prayer and by weekly reception of the Holy Communion to be strengthened in our work and ministry of faithfully reflecting Christ’s love to others, and most especially to those whom we welcome in this our parish home.
Use the following links to learn more about this:
Saint John’s Affirmation of Inclusion is on this page.