I am an Episcopalian so, that makes it obvious I attend an Episcopal church.
Lets me see…What do Iike most about my church. There are so many things but, let me, as Fezzik from “Princess Bride” would say, “sum up.”
1–The liturgy is beautiful. Definitely brings me closer to God. I absolutely have become enamored with The Book of Common Prayer. Next to the Bible, the BCP has become my second pillar of faith.
2–Weekly Communion, I feel, is not only an essential for the faith but also renews and strengthens me for the week.
3–I can COMPLETELY come to God as my WHOLE self. I never could be whole in a Congregational, “Born-Again” or even Covenant church because, no matter which one I went to, I left something VITAL behind.
With the Congregationals/Evangelicals, it felt as if I went through a lobotomy. For me, the air of “leaving your brain at home” was just rampant and prevalent in Congrerational/Evangelical churches as well as their entire mindset. The Covenant churches would NEVER let me attend en femme (in a feminine wardrobe). Obviously the Congregationals/Evangelicals would NEVER stand for my attending in a dress or skirt and blouse. Thus, by leaving this integral and vital part of myself behind, I didn’t feel comfortable and I couldn’t grow in grace and in Christlikeness so, those churches never allowed me to grow in/grow with God.
On the other side of the road, my Episcopal church allows me to feel whole as well as gives me the liberty to attend as my truly transgendered (NOT transsexual, NOT gay) self. I am even granted the blessing to attend wearing the feminine wardrobe which I feel is best and brings out the best part of myself.
So, thanks to my Episcopal church, I am a whole person which I can bring to God.