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What We Believe

We Episcopalians believe in a loving, liberating, and life-giving God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. As constituent members of the Anglican Communion in the United States, we are descendants of and partners with the Church of England and the Scottish Episcopal Church, and are part of the third largest group of Christians in the world.

We believe in following the teachings of Jesus Christ, whose life, death, and resurrection saved the world.

We have a legacy of inclusion, aspiring to tell and exemplify God’s love for every human being; women and men serve as bishops, priests, and deacons in our church. Laypeople and clergy cooperate as leaders at all levels of our church. Leadership is a gift from God, and can be expressed by all people in our church, regardless of sexual identity or orientation.

We believe that God loves you – no exceptions.

What is our Mission?

The mission of Church of Our Saviour is to nurture a vibrant Christian community, where all are welcome to embrace love for God, love for self, and love for neighbor.

What is our Vision?

On Earth as in Heaven.

What are our Values? 

Faith - We live in relationship with God by following Jesus, proclaiming the Gospel, and promoting justice, peace, and love.

Service - We are committed to being in dialogue with Chicago and lovingly engaged with the world beyond ourselves.

Community - We cherish the compassion, encouragement, and liveliness that community produces.

Inclusion - We welcome various interests and expressions of Christian community and ministry, while treasuring our Episcopal traditions and heritage. 

Inquiry - We believe in the importance of asking questions as a way to learn, grow and share. 

Joy - We aim to express joy and gratitude in all that we do. 

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