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 (Episcopal Book of Common Prayer) and Rite III (Enriching our Worship). 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. There is one service at 9:00 am, and the first Sunday of the month is celebrated without music. At the remaining Sundays, hymns (1978 Hymnal, Wonder Love and Praise) and anthems from other Christian traditions 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?
In in the fall 2019, we will be offering a Sunday School class for elementary age children. Registration will be on September 15 after church. Classes will begin on September 22 and be offered on the first and third Sundays of the month. School will start at 9:30 and children will rejoin their parents for communion.
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.