Who We Are
Who We Are
On June 22, 1995, Bishop Terence Kelshaw consecrated a congregation and house of worship in Rio Rancho as St. Francis Episcopal Church.
"God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in them." (1 John 4:16)
As Episcopalians we believe all people are created good by God, and that Jesus, as God's true representation on earth, calls us to love.
Thus, we accept and welcome all people - children, elders, single parents, divorced, remarried, gay, straight, Republicans, Democrats, and Independents.
Each of us is growing in love. We aren't perfect. But we are growing.
SPIRITUALITY & JUSTICE
As Episcopalians, we believe that spirituality and justice, prayer and good action go together.
Some of our partners in ministry are:
Episcopal Relief & Development
Rio Grande Borderland Ministries
The Epsicpopal Church in Navajoland
There is a lot of great ministry happening through the Diocese - youth and young adult, ministry with Indigenous groups, social justice ministry on the Border, women's ministry, homeless ministry, and more.
Sacraments are those handrails by which the Church ever so gently leads people toward God. (a quote adapted from Hans Urs von Balthasar)
If you'd like to learn more about one of these, contact us.
WE ARE PART OF THE INTERNATIONAL EPISCOPAL CHURCH
To learn more about The Episcopal Church, select from the links below, or explore www.episcopalchurch.org