Are you an inclusive parish?
Yes. Our community is open to all, regardless of who you are, whom you love, or what point you’re at in your faith journey. Our Sunday bulletin includes the phrase “Everyone is welcome at God’s table at St. Augustine’s. Those who do not wish to receive communion may still come forward for a blessing.”
What do people wear?
At any service you will see casual clothes as well as suits and ties–wear what you like.
Is there childcare?
Not at this time, but children are welcome at all services. We also have a comfortable space for diaper changing if needed, and a rocking chair in a quiet room near the sanctuary.
What is a service like?
Services at St. Augustine’s follow Rite II in the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer. Most services include Old and New Testament readings, a psalm, a Gospel reading, a brief period of silent prayer, a sermon (usually around 20 minutes), the Nicene Creed, Prayers of the People, a Confession of Sin, the Peace, and Holy Eucharist. The 8:00 am Sunday service is celebrated without music. At 10:00 am, hymns (1978 Hymnal) and other music are sung, accompanied by the choir and piano or organ. The Peace is a focal point at St. Augustine’s and may take a few minutes, as people tend to pass the Peace to many, not just those sitting close to them.
Is there Sunday School?
Yes, St. Augustine’s provides Sunday School during the 10:00 Sunday service. Sunday School teachers are required to pass a Diocesan-sponsored Safe Church class.
How do I get to know other parishioners?
- Share experience of church events, outreach, and activities
- Come to Sunday services
- Participate in a project: Warm Shelter Bowlathon, Feed A Friend, Rhody Outpost, Yard Sale, Habitat, Shelter Meal, Altar Guild, Vestry, etc.
- Create a project! New initiatives welcome. . .
What do you do to become a “member” of St. A’s?
Speak to the Priest-In-Charge as each person’s situation is different.
What’s the wedding policy at St. A’s?
You may review our wedding policy here.