No matter who you are, where you are going, or what you have done in your life, you are welcome at St. Simon & St. Jude. We are followers of Jesus Christ who believe that his command to love God and our neighbor is more important than any single issue of the day. We share a common desire to welcome everyone into the body of Christ in the world, rejoicing in service to our neighbors, and striving to be Jesus in the real world. We come from a variety of backgrounds, interests, and perspectives and invite you to join us in being a part of what our Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry, calls “The Jesus Movement.”
What is the Jesus Movement?
The Jesus Movement is the ongoing community of people who center their lives on Jesus and following him into loving, liberating and life-giving relationship with God, each other and creation. Together, we follow Jesus as we love God with our whole heart, soul and mind and love our neighbors as ourselves (Matthew 22:36-40), and restore each other and all of creation to unity with God in Christ (BCP, p. 855).
Jesus launched this movement when he welcomed the first disciples to follow his loving, liberating, life-giving Way. Today, we participate in his movement with our whole lives: our prayer, worship, teaching, preaching, gathering, healing, action, family, work, play and rest.
In all things, we seek to be loving, liberating and life-giving—just like the God who formed all things in love; liberates us all from prisons of mind, body and spirit; and gives life so we can participate in the resurrection and healing of God’s world.