WELCOME to St. Martin's Episcopal Church
This is a brief introduction to our life and faith and to tell you a little about who we are. If you feel led to learn more, please follow the links under About Us.
Saint Martin's is a parish in the Diocese of North Carolina, a part of the Episcopal Church; and the Episcopal Church is a member of the world-wide Anglican Communion (with 70 million members in 163 countries).
As Episcopalians and Anglicans we are a community of Christians bound together by shared faith and understanding. This faith comes from our belief that the Bible contains the experience of God's call to restoration ultimately realized through Jesus. Our understanding of the Bible grows out of reading, studying, and scholarship. This understanding comes out of the interpretation of the Bible and the Christian faith beginning with the writings from the earliest centures of the Church on down to today. This is shaped, too, by our God-given ability to think, to question, to explore, to listen, and to know that God's revelation is a living one.
Scripture - Tradition - Reason are the three components in the process of understanding our call to serve God by serving others.
Our faith is lived out through:
- Worshipping God
- Making prayer a central part of our lives
- Continuing to study in order to grow in the faith
- Serving others both within the parish and out into the community by mission & outreadh
- Supporting the ministries by giving time, energy, & money