The Gospel changes the world by creating communities of reconciling love. This way of articulating the transformative power of Christian faith and the good news of God’s love for us in Christ shapes us as God’s people at All Saints’ Parish.
As a Christian faith community, we believe that God’s love inspires us to live as witnesses to the transformative power of the Gospel for a better world, one in which all God’s creatures can thrive and where all can live in peace with justice. We gather around the Eucharistic Table for worship—to encounter the real presence of Christ in the elements of bread and wine—and we are sent out to the many other “tables” in our lives to share that divine presence with others. We pray together, in other words, that God might change us so that we can change the world.
All Saints’ Parish belongs to the Diocese of Western Michigan, part of the Episcopal Church in the United States, which is in turn a province of the worldwide Anglican Communion of 85 million members. As Anglican Christians, we trace our roots to the sixteenth-century reformation of the Church of England and we express a wide range of theological beliefs and spiritual practices while remaining rooted in The Book of Common Prayer, one of several collections of rites we use in this parish for our shared worship.