The Episcopal Church has a legacy of inclusion, aspiring to tell and exemplify God’s love for every human being; women and men serve as bishops, priests, and deacons in our church, and some of the first transgender priests in the Episcopal Church serve here in in the Diocese of California. Laypeople and clergy cooperate as leaders at all levels of our church. Leadership is a gift from God, and can be expressed by all people in our church — we are glad to lift up people of all gender identities and sexual orientations as our leaders. We believe that God loves you, no exceptions.
Here at Church of the Resurrection, we are continuing to learn and striving to do the work of justice in our community. Here you can find some of the ways we are working on questions of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. Many of us have studied with the Sacred Ground curriculum on race and faith, and we hope to offer more circles of this program in the future. We are hosting an ongoing series of speaker panels exploring the particular ways that race plays out in our local community, looking at issues like housing discrimination, immigration, and the beauty and struggle of local indigenous communities. Our LGBTQ Fellowship group meets regularly to join in fellowship and share in leading our community.
We are delighted to offer the sacrament of marriage (and all other sacraments) to couples of all genders.
Our sanctuary and parish hall are both accessible for people using wheelchairs or with other mobility needs. Our sanctuary has chairs rather than pews, and they do not have arms. We can easily rearrange chairs to help you be more comfortable in the space, and are happy to do so; please let an usher know what you need.