Welcome to St. Laurence Episcopal Church in Conifer, Colorado. Whether you are a first-time visitor or long-time member, please know that we are pleased to have you here and appreciate your interest in all that St. Laurence has to offer.
At St. Laurence Church, all truly find a welcome. We are a loving congregation that welcomes diversity in its members. There is no formal procedure for membership. However, if you are interested in learning more about our church or joining our congregation, please sign the guestbook at the entrance to the church, and a church representative will contact you. You can also email our parish administrator at email@example.com or call (303) 838-2457 if you are interested.
There are many ways to engage in the life and community of St. Laurence and we hope you will find something that will spark your interest, deepen your relationship with God in Christ, and develop our fellowship. We hope that your time at St. Laurence will also enrich your life in the ways you need so that you may participate in the incredible gift of the Good News of God's love in Christ.
What's an Episcopalian?
As Episcopalians, we are followers of Jesus Christ, our Lord, and we believe in the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
The Episcopal Church has members in the United States, as well as in Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Haiti, Honduras, Micronesia, Puerto Rico, Taiwan, Venezuela, and the Virgin Islands.
We strive to love our neighbors as ourselves and respect the dignity of every person.
The Episcopal Church is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion, and traces its heritage to the beginnings of Christianity.
Our liturgy retains ancient structure and traditions and is celebrated in many languages.
Both men and women, including those who are married, are eligible for ordination as deacons, priests and bishops.
We believe in amendment of life, the forgiveness of sin, and life everlasting.
Lay people exercise a vital role in the governance and ministry of our church.
We uphold the Bible and worship with the Book of Common Prayer.
We affirm that committed relationships are lifelong and monogamous. Episcopalians also recognize that there is grace after divorce and do not deny the sacraments to those who have been divorced.
We affirm that issues such as birth control are matters of personal informed conscience.
We celebrate our unity in Christ while honoring our differences, always putting the work of love before uniformity of opinion.
All are welcome to find a spiritual home in the Episcopal Church.