About our Church:
St Francis in the Fields Episcopal Church was founded in 1958. As Episcopalians, we are followers of Jesus Christ and believe in Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We are a community of people, following Jesus who are committed to being grounded in faith, filled with hope, called to love, open to mystery, and engaged in mission. We are a part of the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh, the Episcopal Church USA, and the worldwide Anglican Communion.
We are people of faith. We ground our trust in God in Holy Scripture, summarized in the historic Creeds of the Church, received through faithful tradition, and understood and experienced through redeemed reason.
We are people of hope. We look forward to the fulfillment of God's promises outlined in the Lord's Prayer and expressed in our worship - particularly cherishing the Book of Common Prayer that shapes us in a lifestyle of prayer.
We are a people of love. We seek to live out the 10 Commandments in the light of Jesus' Great Commandment to love God and to love our neighbor.
We are people who are open to mystery. Convinced of the reality that God works spiritual grace through physical means - especially through the sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion - we open ourselves to the various ways Jesus seeks to reveal himself to us that we might be transformed and made more like him.
We are a people in mission. We take seriously God's call to serve others and to make the Gospel of Jesus Christ real to all; so we commit our time, talents, and treasure to make God's love known in practical ways as God calls us, whether lay person or clergy.