What we believe
First of all, we're Anglicans. In the past, most Anglicans in the United States called themselves "Episcopalian". In the 1960s, the Episcopal Church in the US embarked on a series of liberal changes in doctrine and worship that were impossible for many in the Church, both lay and clergy, to accept. Among these was the adoption of the 1979 version of the prayerbook. First, a missionary diocese was established, as a way to remain within TEC but maintain more conservative standards and practice. Finally, beginning in the late 1970s, several parishes left TEC altogether to form the Continuing Anglican Movement and thus return to traditional Anglican forms.
Continuing Anglicans ordain male clergy, embrace conservative definitions of marriage and human sexuality, use the 1928 Book of Common Prayer, and maintain Apostolic Succession. We hold weekly Morning Prayer at "The Lighthouse" and weekly Evening Prayer at Hiter Chapel using the 1928 Book of Common Prayer and the King James translation of the Bible. We also hold occasional other special services. Our Order of Worship is essentially unchanged from that established for the Anglican Church in the 1500s.
In addition to our worship services, we support several local charities and participate in outreach activities in our community and county.