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Spirit of the Desert is a small, Southern Utah church for people who want more out of life. Consider joining us for the following reasons:

1) A fresh start.
Many of us wish we had the opportunity to make a fresh start -- to discover a place where we are accepted and can develop and grow. Whether you are a visitor, a newcomer, an inquirer or a member of another church or faith tradition, you are welcome at Spirit of the Desert. Perhaps you have been wounded by a religious experience in the past or perhaps you have just gotten out of the habit of going to church. If it’s time for you to jump back in, we are ready to assist you in that fresh start. You will find people like yourself who are discovering and growing.

2) We're warm and caring.
We love each other and regardless of who you are or where you are on your spiritual journey, we will love you too! We believe the church should be a place of sanctuary, of peace, and harmony.

3) We're committed to truth.
We hold certain truths to be absolute -- truths that have been held precious by Christians through the ages. We are unashamed to proclaim the Gospel of the Lord. At the same time we understand the impossibility of unanimity on all points of interpretation. We maintain that we do not have to be twins to be brothers and sisters.

4) We're casual.
We have planned an atmosphere in which you will feel free to invite friends. One word people use to describe our services is "casual" -- enough structure to ensure dignified and meaningful worship coupled with a freedom that most folks tell us they really enjoy.

5) We're committed to fellowship.
We enjoy being with each other and take every opportunity to spend time together. Our people are friendly and eager to get to know you -- many of us are your neighbors.

6) We're people oriented.
Our church wants to serve. The church is not an organizational hierarchy. It is not a building or place - the church is people! Some words that describe our people: Friendly, Warm, Open, Accessible, Loving.

7) We're Dynamic.

We're alive, excited, and ready for you! We believe that you will be blessed by our music, instructed by the Gospel, refreshed and renewed by Holy Communion, and loved into our fellowship. Come and experience the freshness and vitality of our church.






The comedian Robin Williams, who is an Episcopalian gives these top ten reasons for being an Episcopalian:

  • No snake handling.
  • You can believe in dinosaurs.
  • Male and female, God created them; male and female, we ordain them.
  • You don't have to check your brains at the door.
  • Pew aerobics.
  • Church year is color coded!
  • Free wine on Sunday.
  • All of the pageantry, none of the guilt.
  • You don't have to know how to swim to get baptized.

And the number one reason for being an Episcopalian: No matter what you believe, there's bound to be at least one other Episcopalian who agrees with you.