The Ecumenical Catholic Church is a separate denomination within the universal Christian Church. We share with all Christians the belief that Jesus is the Son of God and Redeemer of humanity. We are united with others through the rebirth of Baptism and the fellowship of the Eucharist. We are like other churches in most ways, but there are some important differences, too.
Everyone is Welcome!
The ECC and its people love you as you are – – as God made you and loves you – – unconditionally, without regard to your race, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, education, social background, financial status, or any other standard used to divide people.
Who you are will not be measured against the standards of an ancient moral code or against the demands of modern materialism.
Your individuality will be celebrated rather than judged for nonconformity to what some hold as the ideals of society.
You will be encouraged to integrate your faith with your intellect and feelings, not set them at opposition to each other. We will do our best to encourage you to grow into the potential that God has lovingly created within you.
Above all, we will clearly present God�s unconditional love to you and everyone else.
Our Church is . . .
Christian because we worship and dedicate ourselves to Yahweh, the One, Eternal, Self-Existent, All Loving, Triune God who lives as three consubstantial and co-eternal Persons – – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Christ-Centered because Jesus the Christ is the Focus of our lives, our Perfect God made human to bring us salvation and show us the way of Love.
Ecumenical because we believe that Jesus the Christ clearly willed that the Church be one, just as He and the Father are One – – a mystery, yet a reality. We believe that the Holy Spirit is working out complete unity within the Body of Christ. Our members come from all kinds of backgrounds, and we cooperate with full interest and goodwill in the growing unity and inclusivity of the Church.
Catholic because we provide the whole faith to every person and because we are in union through Baptism, Eucharist, and Faith with the Church throughout the spans of space and time. We accept the theology taught by the creedal statements of the Ecumenical Councils of the fourth and fifth centuries and professed by the Church throughout the ages.
Evangelical because we proclaim the Good News of salvation in Jesus Christ. We believe this Gospel is meant for all persons without exception, and we strive individually and corporately to inform our sisters and brothers of God’s saving Love.
Liturgical because we believe that the Church has been guided by the Holy Spirit in developing a meaningful public worship service of sacrifice, praise, and prayer. Founded upon the Sacraments instituted by our Lord, and evolving through the ages, this liturgy has a timeless dimension that unites the worship of all God’s people and a dynamicdimension that brings us in touch with the active, vital, Life-giving Power of the Holy Spirit