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Mission of Christ Church

"The mission of Christ Church is to be one family in Christ, using our gifts and resources to respond in

God's love to the spiritual, social, and human needs of our parish, our community, and the world."

--Adopted by the Vestry of Christ Church on January 17, 2006

 

As part of our mission we feel that we are called to bring good news to all who struggle with the basic needs of life in body, mind and spirit, ourselves included, and to be present and open to those in need of healing, hope, or hospitality. Whoever you are, we invite you to bless us and those we serve with your presence.

 

Episcopalians believe:

 

The Holy Scriptures are the revealed word of God, which inspired the human authors of the Scriptures, and are interpreted by the Church under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

The Nicene Creed is the basic statement of our belief about God. It was adopted by the early church founders and is recited every Sunday in Episcopal churches around the world.

 

The two great sacraments given by Christ to the church are Baptism and the Holy Eucharist. In Baptism we renounce the forces of evil, repent of our sins, and adopt Jesus as our Lord and Savior. In the Holy Eucharist, the center of our worship life, we remember and participate in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ until his coming again.

 

The complete teachings and beliefs of the Episcopal Church can be found in the "Outline of the Faith" in The Book of Common Prayer.

 

Why "Episcopal?"

 

The word "episcopal" refers to administration by bishops. The historic episcopate (bishops) continues the work of the first apostles:

  • Guarding the faith
  • Promoting unity and the teachings of the Church
  • Ordaining men and women to continue Christ's ministry

 

An Episcopalian refers to a person who belongs to the Episcopal Church, which includes the United States and 14 other countries. The Episcopal Church is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion.