A Sacred Presence in the Center of Memphis
Church of the Holy Communion centers on spiritual growth that leads to personal and social transformation. Through worship, sacraments, servant ministry, fellowship, prayer and learning, we seek to restore all people to unity with God and one another in Christ.
At Holy Communion, spiritual growth takes many forms - from spiritual formation for children to contemplative prayer gatherings; from nurturing youth in their journey toward an adult faith to honoring the wisdom and mature spirituality of our elders; from small groups studying Scripture or poetry to weekly celebrations of the Holy Eucharist; from tending to local issues of poverty and education to tangible ministry with AIDS victims in Africa and peace initiatives in the Middle East; from engaging noted speakers in the Memphis area to sponsoring lectures by world-renowned theologians from around the globe.
Finally, while recent debates in the larger society about sexual orientation have caused pain and confusion for many, we affirm the full inclusion of all people in the life and ministry of our parish church. Further, we affirm that our baptismal vows to "seek and serve Christ in all persons," to "love our neighbor as ourselves," and to "respect the dignity of every human being" apply equally to all people, regardless of sexual orientation, race, gender, or ethnic origin. By God's grace, we hope we show forth our faith "not only with our lips, but in our lives;" and we pray that God will increase in us the same unconditional love that God has made known to us in Jesus Christ.