Immanuel Highlands is a diverse and inclusive community in the Episcopal tradition recognizing Scripture, tradition, and reason as the basis for faith and the understanding of our relationship with an unconditionally loving God. It has a theological span that encompasses both C.S. Lewis and Marcus Borg.
As a community we gather together:
- To worship.
- We have three weekly worship times which are opportunities to praise God, celebrate God in our midst, and to join together around the Holy Table for Communion. In addition, we have choral Evensong quarterly usually on the first Sunday of the month.
- To enjoy Christian fellowship together whether it is after service on Sunday, a reception after Evensong, a fellowship potluck supper during adult Christian education, or meals after Feast Day celebrations
- To do God’s work and be God’s hands in the world through outreach in our own parish, in our community, and responding to needs world-wide
Since we are a community, we welcome newcomers as much as we welcome each other. This flows from a knowledge that each person brings incalculable value to the human family and that our parish in enriched by each person who enters. As Jean Vanier said: “The response to injustice is to share. The response to despair is a limitless trust and hope. The response to prejudice and hatred is forgiveness. To work for community is to work for humanity.”