Discerning a vision for St. Michael & All Angels includes understanding our personal and community characteristics as we engage God’s dream for this place. On Sunday, May 7, Maria McDowell led the community in an exercise to help us reflect on our Anglican heritage and tradition as members of a unique, but distinctly Episcopalian, community. Which values from our tradition have we experienced here? Which ones do we want to be sure continue for future generations? Which ones are we called to develop?
John Westerhoff characterized Anglican spirituality and temperament in A People Called Episcopalians, a summary of which was provided in English and Spanish. During the Morning Forum and Misa, members were asked to indicate their personal preferred temperament and spirituality, and that of St. Michael & All Angels. The purposes was to see together both who we are as individuals, and how we perceive St. Michael & All Angels.
Below are charts displaying the results from the forums and online survey: