Come and see” are the words that Jesus spoke to people he met early in his ministry in Galilee - people who ultimately became his followers. He had no litmus tests lined up for them, he required of them no special knowledge or skillset before inviting them. Faith wasn't even a pre-requisite! And the gospels record that the disciples experienced plenty of doubt and uncertainty along the way. His invitation was one of pure grace and hospitality.


And it is in that way that St. David’s welcomes YOU to come and see.


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Whether you are at the beginning of a spritual journey or whether you come with a lifetime of Christian faith already under your belt, you are welcome. We hope you’ll find it to be a good fit. If it is,

we can connect you with classes and conversations – intentional time to explore the gifts that God has already given to you, along with some pathways to put them to work. And know that as you offer your gifts, the people of St. David’s will be changed as well. Ministry here is definitely a two-way street. Along the way, you can learn about the richness of the Episcopal tradition. If you have not yet been baptized, instruction can be provided. If you have been baptized at some point in your life, you may wish to undergo a special ritual - we call it Confirmation - in which you would make a public affirmation of the Baptismal Covenant.


Here’s our Baptismal Covenant by the way:

  • Continue in the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of bread and in the prayers
  • Persevere in resisting evil, and whenever we fall into sin, repent and return to the Lord
  • Proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ
  • Seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving our neighbor as ourselves
  • Strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being

This Covenant is the centerpiece of our life as Christians, as Episcopalians, as members of St. David’s. It’s best practiced in community (and none of us gets it right all the time). We think of it as a template for our faith, and, if you want to know what our core values are: there they are.


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Come and see!

 

Specific questions? Direct them here: rector@stdavidsglenview.org

 

There are classes available to meet with other newcomers as well as the existing membership and clergy. Additionally, for those interested in knowing more about the Episcopal Church, there are opportunities for learning about:

  • Its beliefs and practices.
  • The history and ministries of St David’s in Glenview

If you have any questions or would like to discuss your interest, please call the Church office at (847) 724-1341 to arrange an appointment with a member of the clergy or a member of our Newcomers committee. 

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