Immersed in prayer and guided by the Holy Spirit, Christ Anglican Church is committed to sharing the transforming love of Christ in our community, and beyond.
As disciples of Christ, we witness to the Kingdom of God in service to our neighbors, and in making new disciples.
– We are a parish adhering to the doctrines and disciplines of the Anglican Diocese of Quincy and under its authority and according to its structure; fully embracing the catholic and reformed traditions of orthodox Anglicanism; and above all things, submitted to Jesus Christ, dedicated to loving God with all our hearts, souls, minds, and strength, and to loving our neighbors as ourselves.
– We are an Ancient-Future Anglican parish that will remain for future generations to come. Rooted in the ANCIENT faith… reaching out to FUTURE generations”
– We will base our mission and teaching on the bedrock of the Holy Scriptures, the Lord’s Prayer, the Ten Commandments, the Catholic Creeds (Apostles’, Nicene, Athanasian), the Ecumenical Councils, the Anglican Divines, the Articles of Religion, and such sound doctrine as is not repugnant to Holy Scripture and is in agreement with the Undivided Church.
– We will remain anchored in the Scriptures in continuity with the theological interpretation learned from the early Fathers, maintaining unity in “the tradition that has been believed everywhere, always and by all,” as well as to humility and charity.
– We will provide worship that sings, preaches and enacts God’s story. We will be rooted in consideration of how God ministers to us in baptism, Eucharist, confession, the laying on of hands, marriage, healing and through the charisma of the Spirit, for these actions shape our lives and signify the meaning of the world.
– We will provide catechetical spiritual formation of the people of God that is based firmly on a Trinitarian biblical narrative.
– Embracing the Church’s counter-cultural mission to the world, we affirm life, biblical morality and appropriate self-denial. We will stand against indifference to God’s gift of life, economic and political injustice, ecological insensitivity and the failure to champion the poor and marginalized.
– We are a community of worship, grounded in prayer, and guided by the Benedictine tradition of the Anglican Book of Common Prayer.
– We will build for others and not merely for ourselves.
– We will maintain a perpetual commitment to reach out to the poor, the marginalized (least, lost, labeled, lonely), and the needy in our surrounding community.
– We know God answers prayer and gives us the privilege of co-laboring and participating in the bringing about of His will in the earth through prayer. We recognize the absolute necessity of seeking God’s direction at every stage of this process.
– We are covenanted to pray daily for wisdom and grace to accomplish God’s will in all things
– Establishing, building, and nurturing relationships with God, with ourselves, with one another, with our neighbor, and with all creation, we are committed to love God with all our hearts, souls, minds, and strength; to love our neighbor (and each other) as ourselves, and not as a mere product or process. We will build bridges of relationship into our communities. We will apply the Holy Scriptures to our relationships.