Transfiguration is an open, welcoming, and affirming community.
We believe all people are made in the image of God and are fully loved by God just as they are. No matter your age, disabilities, race, ethnicity, national origin, socio-economic background, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other signifier you can think of: you are welcome at Transfiguration.
What does that mean in practice?
- We are a church committed to diversity and equality in our leadership, both lay and ordained. People of all ages, races, genders, sexual orientations, nationalities, and backgrounds serve and lead at Transfiguration.
- We use a mix of gender-inclusive, gender-expansive, and traditional language in our services.
- We offer a men's retreat in January and a women's retreat in March. You are invited to attend the one at which you are most comfortable, and the summer retreat is for the whole parish.
- All families are welcomed and supported, no matter what they look like, and all couples may be married at Transfiguration. Whether you attend with your family, with part of your family, or by yourself, you are welcome.
- We offer three different services: the Joyful Noise service at 9:15 which is geared towards children from 0-5, the 10:30 Musical Eucharist that is great for adults and families with older children, and once a month, a quieter, more contemplative service at 8AM. At community events, the whole parish comes together for intergenerational worship and activities. No matter your age, there is something for you here, and everyone is welcome at every service.
- Childcare is provided during the 10:30 service for young children and older children participate in a children's activity during the sermon. There is a soft space in the sanctuary where smaller children can play quietly during the service and parents are welcome to breastfeed wherever they are comfortable.
- We are currently undergoing extensive renovations to make the entire church site accessible. The sanctuary is currently accessible and disabled parking is available behind the church. We are also working to make all our communications accessible to people with different needs.
- Our restrooms are single-stall, gender-neutral, and ADA-accessible.
- Transfiguration participates in interfaith and community events, recognizing that our own perspectives are limited and it is important to move outside our church walls into the world.
- There is no dress code. Some people dress in jeans and a t-shirt, others come wearing a tie. Wear whatever is comfortable for you.
- Scholarships are freely available for retreats and events; no one is turned away because of cost.
- Gluten-free communion is available at each station.
- No matter where you are on your spiritual journey, you are welcome to receive communion.