I attend an Episcopal church in Minneapolis. I do so more for my wife than anything else. I’m Catholic.
This church has been experiencing a decline in attendance for some years now. The congregation is older. The people there, although undoubtedly very liberal, are genuinely nice people. Many know that I’m staunchly conservative on most issues and still treat me well. This church does not engage in virtue signaling, something I’m glad for.
An argument can be made for the overall nationwide decline in attendance being due to their pre-occupation with progressive and “woke” issues. There’s no doubt about it. The Presbyterians at having the same problem. But I’m seeing an overall turning away from religion in the younger population, specifically the Gen-X’ers and Gen-Y’ers.
You’ll find most of the young people who are serious Christians in the conservative non-denominational churches. The church my wife and I have been attending recently is mostly 20 and 30 year olds, we are among the older ones there. They emphasize evangelizing in the high schools and to teens, especially those caught up in teen gangs. which accounts in part for the young congregation age. There are 4 or 5 satellite churches which rent space—I understand the total church membership is something like 1900.
What is your church's position on homosexuality? Both in pulpit and in the pews?