What Is The Episcopal Church?

The Episcopal Church of the U.S.A (ECUSA) is the American branch of the worldwide Anglican Communion — a “daughter” of the Church of England.

About Calumet Episcopal Ministry Partnership (CEMP)

The story of how the Calumet Episcopal Ministry Partnership (CEMP) came to be is really a story of how the Spirit of God can work through the People of God. In 2010, the three parishes (St. Barnabas, St. Paul, and St. Timothy’s) each had their own priest. At about the same time two of their priests took calls to other parishes and one decided to retire. Given the troubling economic times, it did not seem likely that any one of the parishes could call their own priest.

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All Are Welcome

We hope you’ll enjoy learning more about us. We have some wonderful people here, and we have a rich tradition in liturgy and community service we’d like to share with you. Better yet, come visit us so we can welcome you in person!

St. Augustine’s

2425 W. 19th Ave. | Gary, IN
219-944-8383

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St. Barnabas

601 Pottawatomi Trail | Gary, IN
219-938-2834

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St. Christopher’s

12718 Marshall St.reet | Crown Point, IN
219-663-0559

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St. Paul

1101 Park Drive | Munster, IN
219-838-3803

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St. St.ephen
St. Stephen’s

1360 State Street | Hobart, IN
219-942-0697

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St. Timothy's
St. Timothy’s

1115 North Cline Avenue | Griffith, IN
219-838-8379

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What We Believe

The Episcopal Church relies on three main sources for belief:

Scripture
The Bible (The Old and New Testaments and the Apocrypha) is the primary source of faith and belief. It is the record of humankind’s relationship with God in history and is the record of the ultimate revelation of Jesus Christ as the Son of God and savior of the world.

Reason
The Episcopal Church has long emphasized the importance of faithful and thoughtful interpretation. Rather than controlling the beliefs of its members, The Episcopal Church stresses the importance of individual and communal exploration and discernment of God’s work in our lives.

Tradition
The Episcopal Church is rich with tradition. By interacting with prayer, worship, and music that have been utilized in the worship of God for many years, we are able to learn and be enriched by the traditions of our forebears.

In baptism, Episcopalians affirm their belief in God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (the Holy Trinity), the salvation of humankind through the suffering, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and the forgiveness of sins. Episcopalians also promise to respect the dignity of all people, to strive for justice and peace, and to proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ.

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