"there is not a square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ...does not cry: 'Mine!'"

 

Who are we? 

We are an Anglican Faith Community who believe that loving God looks like active engagement, loving others looks like service, and loving one another looks like community.

 

uhm…too long. I won’t remember that. 

okay how about this: we are seeking to become a community marked by prayer & service, with peace.

 

What do we value?

Fruit. We like fruit. We want more of it: “the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control” (St Paul. Gal 5 : 22-23)

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Simple right? Yes, but not easy. So we are learning to practice things like:

  • Obedience to the teaching of Jesus.  We don’t want to shape our response to the gospel on the basis of our daily life experience, but rather to shape our daily experience of life on the basis of the gospel. That requires a ferocious commitment to being honest with God, ourselves and each other.
  • Daily conversion & congruence.  Paying attention to whether my inner movements are aligned with my thinking, my thinking is aligned with my action, and my action is aligned with the teaching and commands of Jesus. When they are not…acknowledge, confess and move on.
  • Generosity of spirit. Choosing to think the best of God and one another, especially when things get difficult. Practicing love in all its forms both outwardly and inwardly. Practicing hospitality.
  • A common life.  Church is not where we go, but who we are. Hospitality and spending time just to be together. Our spiritual growth depends on each other. Stop. Look. Listen. Engage.
  • Faithfulness and stability. Let’s be honest. Love isn’t easy except in the movies.   We are sincere but we are able to fail one another too. And so with our commitment to love one another, we can also sometimes feel tension, hurt, disappointment or distance. Practicing stability means we don’t flee from one another and staying in one place gives us time to gracefully learn to see others as God sees them.

We  meet together for worship, for learning, for service to others and just to share life together.

  • Worship: Sundays 10:30 am, at 1321 State Avenue in Coraopolis (the intersection of State Avenue and Maple Street).
  • Service to the Community: Days and times vary. The Coraopolis Community Development Foundation is our primary vehicle for serving our community. See www.coryfoundation.org
  • Summer Schedule: We continue to meet Sunday’s @ 10:30, but on a 4 week rhythm. Week 1 – Traditional Liturgy with communion, Weeks 2&3 – Plenary teaching followed by discussion groups, Week 4 – community gathering for service or re-creation.

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