Welcome to St. Paul's Episcopal Church at Bailey's Crossroads!
We are excited to launch our New Vision on Sunday, May 15, and begin a new era at St. Paul's that builds upon the gifts of our congregation, strengthens our connections with the very diverse neighborhood around us, celebrates our links around the world, and that shines the hope of Christ to Bailey's Crossroads and beyond.
Our Rector, the Very Rev. James McCaskill, began on the first Sunday of Advent in 2009 to help lead us into this new era. Our congregation has been growing, and more and more reflects the diversity of our neighborhood. Our Sunday worshipers representing all the continents of the world, except Antartica, represent a span of ages from infants, to young couples, and retired individuals. We enjoy a sense of family, and being able to know one another, and are finding ways to overcome language barriers as we get to know more about the various cultural backgrounds.
We believe that God has given us both a challenge and a blessing literally to be located at the Crossroads of tremendous need in our community, and the intersection of such diversity. We believe that our church family exists to be an expression of the Kingdom of God to our neighbors. Our new Mission Statement describing our family, and our New Vision pointing towards the direction of our future sum it all up very well.
We are a reflection of God’s Kingdom, offering a place of faith and fellowship where people of diverse cultures, backgrounds, and ethnicity come together as the family of God, using our gifts to bear the hope of Christ to the needs of the world.Vision Statement:
We will embrace all people by nurturing and engaging our gifts for the sake of sharing Christ’s saving and redeeming love, within our parish family and beyond. We will offer a community of belonging, acceptance, care and transformation to our neighbors and all who enter, regardless of where they come from or where they are on their journey.
We will show our commitment to this vision by:
I. Reaching out, inviting, welcoming and engaging all in our communities, locally and abroad, with love and acceptance.
II. Equipping disciples to carry Christ’s love to others regardless of need or background.
III. Providing a rich, inspiring and life changing experience through the beauty and tradition of Episcopal worship.
IV. Generously caring for and ensuring the future of our parish family.