Some old friends of mine are in town to attend the inauguration. As we sat down to dinner last night with our assorted children and a very new friend of mine, I was struck by a thought. This group, this company, this very safe place has been formed by random individuals each choosing to be open to possibility. Choosing to be open to others they have met along this path we call life. As we laughed and told stories, I kept thinking how very easily this all could have been different or missed entirely. I am so very glad that was not the case, and I shall have to keep that in mind as I walk along this path.
St. Alban's Parish is a vibrant and diverse Episcopal Church in Washington, DC near the National Cathedral. We come from every walk of life, every culture and context, and every corner of this region.
St. Alban's Parish is active in the city, engaging social issues, and making the reconciling love of Christ known in word and deed. We have ministries for children, youth, young adults, adults, and the elderly. We have outreach programs that address homelessness, poverty, the environment, and hunger. We believe in being open and inclusive to all people no matter disability, age, income, gender, race, or sexual orientation. We welcome the faithful, the seeker, and the doubter, because God's embrace is wide, and God's good news is for all people. We want you to come, participate, grow in God's love, and become a part of the Body of Christ at St. Alban's!
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Annemarie, Thanks for the “farmer simple” yet eloquent definition of community. I love appreciating that experience be it at a dinner table, church, even on a pilgrimage as was well depicted in the movie “The Way” starring Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez.