St. Alban’s Church, St. Pete Beach
open, inclusive, welcoming
St. Alban’s is a faith community where diversity is honored and celebrated; where acceptance, encouragement and love are given so that all people may explore their journey in faith; and where, through our many gifts, we cultivate a desire to give in thankfulness for all God has given us.
We are a parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida and are part of the world wide Anglican Communion. The Rt Rev. Dabney T. Smith is the Bishop of the Diocese. The Rt Rev. Barry Howe and J. Michael Garrison are Assisting Bishops.
As responsible stewards of the church and its property, we are exploring ways in which we can become a ‘green’ church. To that end, we are making it easier to pay pledges or make donations by using the donate button on this website.
The Rev. Gigi Conner is the Priest in Charge.
8:00 am Rite II Eucharist and Homily
10:00 am Rite II Eucharist, Music and Homily
10:00 am in chapel near Church Office
Eucharist and Prayers for Healing
LAST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH
6:00 pm Informal Eucharist, pot-luck dinner
Please bring a dish to share.
Beginning October 29th @ 5:30 PM
THE JESUS FATWAH
The Jesus Fatwah- five weeks of learning about Islam starting Wednesday, October 29th at 5:30 pm (continuing Nov. 5, 12,19,26) Fatwah n. a spiritually instructive opinion, usually given as the answer to a question about religious law.
When asked to name the greatest commandment, Jesus issued a fatwah: “Love God with every fiber of your being and love your neighbor as you love yourself.” Using the DVD series, ”The Jesus Fatwah,” we will see a dynamic 5-session program that takes Jesus’ admonition to love our neighbors as we love ourselves seriously – even (and in these tense times,especially) if that neighbor is Muslim.
”The Jesus Fatwah” is an engaging catalyst for conversation about resisting the Islamophobia that is rampant and, in many segments of our society, growing stronger. With nearly 20 Muslim and Christian contributors and a helpful participant guide written by author and pastor, Rev. Ben Daniel (author of The Search for Truth About Islam: A Christian Pastor Separates Fact from Fiction), ”The Jesus Fatwah” is a perfect vehicle for educating those unfamiliar with Islam about the basics of the faith and how, as followers of Jesus, we are compelled to reach out in love to our Muslim neighbors. Participants receive a discussion guide to help spark group discussion.
YOU* are invited on November 15th
(* you: individual, group, church, family)