St. Peter’s is a parish in the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia. That means that we are part of the Episcopal Church and the worldwide Anglican Communion, a group of Christians who with a spiritual and historical link to the Church of England. Episcopalians are characterized by our patience, tolerance, and willingness to participate in the life of faith – even with those with whom we may disagree. Our primary tools for deepening our faith and exploring our relationship with God are Scripture, tradition, and reason.
Why come to St. Peter's?
What do you believe?
We profess two Creeds in the Episcopal Church: the Apostles’ Creed and the Nicene Creed. The word Creed comes from the Latin word credo, “I believe”. The Apostles’ Creed is the ancient creed of Baptism. The Nicene Creed summarizes the beliefs of the Church universal.
To learn more about the Creeds, click here.
Can I come to St. Peter’s if I am not Episcopalian?
All are welcome at St. Peter’s, regardless of faith, creed, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or age.
I have small children. Can we attend services?
Children are especially welcome at St. Peter’s. We strive to find a variety of ways to make sure that children of all ages are engaged, and we offer nursery care every Sunday. Click here to find out more about children and youth programs at St. Peter’s.
Do I need to be baptized to participate at St. Peter’s?
St. Peter’s would love to have you participate in our parish life no matter where you are on your walk of faith. Baptism is the full inclusion of a person into the Church. There are certain privileges and responsibilities reserved for baptized members, but those who have not been baptized are always welcome. To learn more about baptism in the Episcopal Church, click here, or contact one of the parish priests.
What should I expect on Sunday morning?
Worship life at St. Peter’s revolves around our central act of Eucharist (Greek for "Give Thanks") – also called Holy Communion, Mass, or the Lord’s Supper. Most of our prayers come from the Book of Common Prayer, a common text that unites the Episcopal Church – it provides the structure and language for our worship life. Learn more about worship at St. Peter’s here, or even better: come, visit, and experience our worship for yourself. We work hard to make sure that our service bulletins are hospitable, so we include suggestions about when to stand, when to kneel, and other expressions of worship. Most importantly, we encourage you to participate fully and join us in our worship.
Joyous in Spirit. Anchored in Faith. Lifted by Love.
We'd love to have you join us in our growing vibrant worshipping community of faith!