Hayley Adams’ Top Ten Reasons for Being an Episcopalian at St. Andrew’s

The other week in church I was thinking about Robin Williams’ Top 10 Reasons to be an Episcopalian and particularly number six. To brush everyone up, six is ‘pew aerobics’.This came to mind because I was particularly sore from a run the previous day and we seemed to be doing more up downs than normal. The point of this is I starting thinking about what were my personal top 10 reasons, which led to the top 10 reasons about why I’m an Episcopalian at St. Andrew’s. How many of these do you agree with and what are your Top 10?

10. The Book of Common Prayer.
9. The heart in every committee, project, and event.
8. Our outreach through donation of money, time, and resources. 7. Man or woman, gay or straight you can become leadership.
6. Pew aerobics.
5. It’s a family including the whacky aunts and uncles.
4. Father Ed.
3. Sermons that evoke thought and action.
2. A diverse and welcoming congregation.
1. All being welcomed at the Lord’s table.

It’s important to remember what brought you somewhere but more crucially what makes you stay. I was raised in St. Andrew because of my family but I came back because of what St. Andrew’s gave back to me.