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Life is filled with questions. While we do not claim to have all the answers, we do offer a welcoming and caring place where you can explore the mystery of faith and its implications for your life.
Some of us come from different traditions within Christianity. Others among us have returned after a hiatus from religion. A few of us are new to the church.
What we have in common is that all of us have felt that persistent tug of a restless heart in search of a peace that brings fulfillment, meaning and joy to life.
You will not find perfect people at St. Mary's or overt displays of religious piety. What you will find are people who are doing their best to live authentic lives according to the teachings of Jesus, which were summarized by him when he said that we should love God with all our hearts, minds, souls and strength, and to love our neighbors as we would ourselves.
Our experience at St. Mary of the Harbor is that love is not just what we do but what we become. Through love, we find our most authentic selves: people made in the image of the Holy One who creates, redeems, and sustains. In gratitude, we try to reflect God's unmerited love in our every day encounters with our fellow human beings, with the creatures of the earth, sea and sky, and in our care for this beautiful yet fragile planet.
Everyone knows what it is like to be a stranger. This is especially true today at a time when so many people feel isolated and alone. That is why we take seriously God's admonition to welcome the stranger because we too were once strangers.
There is no dress code or reserved seating at St. Mary of the Harbor. Appearance and social status are not important to us because they are not important to God, who looks not upon outward appearances but looks upon the heart.
Plain and simple, we will welcome you with open arms and love you for who you are. At St. Mary of the Harbor, there are no strangers; only people we haven't met.