What We Believe

Whoever you are, you are welcome here!

Before we tell you what we believe, that’s the most important thing you need to know. Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, we welcome you with open hearts. Christ tells us that our highest priorities are to love God and to love our neighbor. Everything we believe flows from that love.

“At Christ Church Episcopal, we invite, welcome, and engage with those who seek a relationship with God.  We strive to integrate the deep wisdom of Sacred Scripture, the knowledge gained through Scientific Discovery, and the ancient practices of prayer and worship to make sense of our ever-evolving faith.  We believe that Faith is a practice which requires our commitment to serve the poor, to build communities of love and trust, and to honor and respect all people, no exceptions.

 We believe that following the life and teachings of Christ is challenging and requires the mutual support of a church community to support and sustain our faith.  We welcome all who wish to share this journey together in Christ.” —The Reverend Ceci Duke, Rector, Christ Church

“Whoever you are, God seeks relationship with you. Peace is within reach. Healing is within reach. Love is within reach. Don’t be afraid to bring your questions, heartaches, doubts and joys. It’s a great time to be part of God’s church.” —Bishop Rob Wright (Atlanta)

We challenge ourselves and the world to love like Jesus as we worship joyfully, grow spiritually, and serve compassionately. (from the Diocese)

“Episcopalians say they will respect the dignity of every human being… In this Church there will be no outcasts.” —The Rev. Anthony Guillen

Vision

As a parish community in Christ, our shared vision is:

  • To continue building a warm, caring, and joyful community of faith;
  • To deepen our lives in Christ through prayer, study, and worship,
  • grounded in the traditions of the Liturgy and Eucharist;
  • To nurture, teach, and mentor new generations of children in our church;
  • To expand our local and global outreach to people in physical and spiritual need;
  • To broaden our welcome for people of different ages, races, and cultures and to integrate them more fully into the life of our parish;
  • To grow our parish family in numbers, in programs, and in seeking God’s Vision for our future; and
  • To make Christ Church Episcopal sustainable and strong with our energy, our talent, and our faithful stewardship.

Stewardship

“All things come of thee, O Lord, and of thine own have we given thee.”

We believe that everything we have comes from God; we are simply stewards of our resources.  We believe that we are called to steward our finances well, and that begins with supporting the ministry of our local church.  God gives all of us the great privilege of partnering with Him in what He wants to do in the lives of people in our neighborhood and around the world.

How Do I Give?

  • Worship Services: During each worship service you will have the opportunity to place your tithe or an offering in a plate as it is passed. Cash or checks (payable to Christ Church) are accepted.

  • Mail: If you’re the check-writing type, you can mail your check to (no cash please), Christ Church Norcross, 400 Holcomb Bridge Road, Norcross, GA 30071.

  • On-line Giving: Please consider using our online service for making pledge payments or for other donations. Click on the “Donate/Pledge” button on the top right of the page to begin the process.

All members of the Christ Church family are given the opportunity and privilege of making an annual pledge. When you are asked to make a monetary pledge and to participate in the work of this Church, please do so knowing that you are giving back a part of God’s gifts to you.

Contact Betsy Pickren for more information.

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