It’s crucial for churches to embrace the thought of its members who come from all walks of life and occupations. Many are paycheck-to-paycheck and do what they can to contribute with a mix of service and giving what they can financially. Every person has a responsibility to add to the life of the congregation. I consider myself a blue-collar Episcopalian and that is a concept I feel would be best explored. No matter what is in one’s bank account, what is in their hearts and souls matters most.
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2 thoughts on “Blue-Collar Believer”
Assumption of economic privilege is an ongoing issue with The Episcopal Church. People at St. Luke’s Knoxville were constantly challenging the diocese to do better in this regard.
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I believe the Episcopal Church can be a big tent place. Just need to get people who can make changes to hear people like me.