WHO WE ARE
We are a joy-filled family of Christians who find comfort in the traditions of the Episcopal Church. Our historic church is located two blocks from the shores of beautiful Geneva Lake.
What makes our historic building a church are the people
who participate in worship, prayer, service, and outreach.
You will find us a warm and caring place in which to renew your faith,
connect with others, and to re-connect with God.
What we believe
in Jesus Christ as our Lord
in Faith AND reason
that loving God and loving neighbor are non-negotiable
that the Bible is to be taken seriously, and therefore not literally
that God loves all people, even sinners
that Christianity is about asking questions and life long learning
that you don’t have to believe everything about Jesus in order to follow him
that service in and to the community is not optional
that faith is a never-ending journey, not a one-time event
The Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin is an open and affirming parish of people dedicated to doing the work to which Christ calls us. We worship in an historic downtown church located two blocks from the shores of beautiful Geneva Lake. We proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ not only in our worship, but every day through our faith and action in the world.
We are a parish formally affiliated with the organizations linked below.
The Vestry and the Clergy are fiscally and spiritually responsible for the well-being of any Episcopal parish. Clergy are called by the Vestry after a lengthy period of prayer and discernment and with the consent of a diocesan bishop. Vestry members are elected by members of the parish for 3 year terms. Two Wardens are selected by the Rector and the Vestry to serve as leaders of the Vestry.
Gary Shine, Senior Warden
Holly Starck, Junior Warden
David Collins, Treasurer
Diane Shine, Clerk
The Rev. Elizabeth Meade, Rector
Join us soon at our historic church, just two blocks from the lake. During Sunday worship, expect a traditional service of hymns, prayer, scripture and reflection. You can also expect a warm welcome from a friendly and vivacious group of Christian people who are anxious to serve God and the world. Dress is "lake casual."
As Episcopalians, we believe there is more to life than just the physical world; that a spiritual realm surrounds us too. Because of that belief, we strive to be present in the world while we attune our senses to the beauty of God's creation and God's presence all around us.
Please join us anythime you are in the area for worship at 10:30 on Sunday mornings. During Lake Geneva's Thursday Farmers Markets (summer months) the sanctuary is open mornings for prayer, rest and reflection.
Grace and peace.
Our history is long and proud. Church of the Holy Communion is one of the oldest Episcopal parishes in Wisconsin – services began in 1844 in Bloomfield Township, WI. We moved to our current Lake Geneva location, two blocks from the lake, in 1880. To be linked to our whole history and to see photographs, please click the history button below. For a tour of our historic sanctuary, choose the Docent's Guide button below.