Frequently Asked Questions
Are Episcopalians Protestant?
Yes, in the sense that the word "Protestant" refers to those who "protested" the abuses of the church in the 1500s. While we are not in communion with the Roman Catholic Church, we work together for greater unity in serving the same Lord, on the same mission. (Episcopal Church History)
Are Episcopalians Catholic?
Yes, in the sense that the word "Catholic" describes the content of the Gospel the church has been given: "that which has been believed in all places, at all times, by all people." That is a phrase that means that we hold in common the essentials of the Christian faith and practice that have been passed down from the time of the Apostles. We welcome all who have been baptized into the Name of the Father, Son and holy Spirit to share in Holy Communion. We do not require people to be re-baptized, re-confirmed or to become Episcopalians to be active members of Southwick Community Episcopal Church.
Are you a Bible believing church?
Absolutely. While there is diversity within the Episcopal Church as a whole, we at Southwick Community Episcopal Church hold to the Scriptures as God's revealed word to us. We take seriously the Bible in it's entirety and work hard to apply the teachings of Scripture to our lives.