HOME Welcome to Four Winds Anglican Mission A farewell from Four Winds Anglican Church. We are no longer meeting together as a church body. I am a Tolkien fan and his trilogy has spoken into many seasons of my life. The over arching story is one of redemption and in all redemption stories includes love, hope, grace, sacrifice, sorrow, death and joy. We at Four Winds have experienced all of those things in our time together. We find our selves at a moment of death, the ending of this tiny fellowship that has traveled together. We have experienced joy as we have worshipped and served together. Each of us has been forever transformed by the grace of God as we have received what Christ has had for us in this season. We have celebrated birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, ordinations, weddings and births together. We have also grieved much loss as we’ve said goodbye to those we love, in death, in separation.As I look for words to encourage you I am reminded of Pauls’ words to the Colossians:For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you and for those at Laodicea and for all who have not seen me face to face, that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God’s mystery, which is Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. I say this in order that no one may delude you with plausible arguments. For though I am absent in body, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the firmness of your faith in Christ. Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.This is my prayer for you; that you will continue to walk in Christ, rooted and built up in Him, abounding in thanksgiving. But for now…As Gandalf the White said in The Return of the KingMuch love to you all, Farewell, my brave Hobbits. My work is now finished. Here at last, on the shores of the sea… comes the end of our Fellowship. I will not say do not weep, for not all tears are evil.Local congregations worshipping in the Anglican Tradition:https://www.saintpeterscolumbia.orghttps://luminousparish.churchcenter.com/homehttp://stjohnsfranklin.comFOUR WINDS ANGLICAN CHURCH HAS BEEN:Rooted in the Anglican tradition, an ancient-future faith that dates back to the first-century church and was developed in the English Reformation, we are distinctly nourished by three streams:THE SCRIPTURE: We hold that Scripture guides our lives and is authoritative for us individually and for the Church at large (known as the evangelical tradition).THE SACRAMENTS: We believe the sacramental life is embodied in the practices and teachings Christians have held throughout the centuries as expressed in the historic creeds and 39 Articles of Religion. Our faith tradition has a variety of worship expressions, including the sacraments instituted by Jesus (known as the catholic tradition).THE SPIRIT: We trust the Holy Spirit is at work in the Church and the world, manifesting His power and preparing us for ministry through the deposit of His gifts (known as the charismatic tradition).