Is this church part of a denomination?
Yeah, we’re part of the Episcopal Church.
Is it ok if I’m not an Episcopalian?
Absolutely! Only about 10-20% of our community identifies themselves as Episcopalians. If you want to become an Episcopalian, we’ll walk with you through the process, but it’s not a requirement – we’ve got Methodists, Catholics, Baptists, Evangelicals, Pentecostals, Atheists, and more who count themselves as part of this community.
Is it ok if I’m not a Christian?
Absolutely! We are, however, a Christian community rooted in the life and witness of Jesus, living in conversation and continuity with the amazing and beautiful Christian tradition. While we’re very interested in interfaith and interpath conversation, if you’re looking to join an explicitly interfaith community (or a Jewish community, or a Buddhist community, etc), you might want to look into one of our partner communities.
Am I allowed to take communion?
Everyone is welcome to take communion, regardless of who they are or what they bring with them. It’s not our job to run interference for God. We use both wine and grape juice, in case you have a preference.
What are the demographics of the community?
The Crossing is a pretty diverse community, including teenagers, retirees, and everything in between, but the majority of us are in our twenties and thirties, single or newly-married, and childless.
Are children welcome at worship?
Yes, definitely, and children often tell us that The Crossing’s emphasis on interactivity, creativity, and practice engage them in ways that other churches don’t. We don’t, however, have any sort of child care program, choosing instead to have children participate fully in our worship.
Where do you meet?
We meet in the Cathedral Church of St Paul, one of our partner communities. It’s an old Greek Temple-style church, built shortly after the revolution to distance itself from the English Colonial and English Gothic styles of other churches in Boston.