“How does God’s love abide in anyone who has the world’s goods and sees a brother or sister in need and yet refuses help? Little children, let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action.” (1 John 3:17-18)
For us, love of neighbor is not so much a feeling as an action that extends what we do in worship into the city and world. In our worship, we receive freely and equitably from Christ the gifts of creation—shelter, food, drink, companionship—and then go out to share these gifts in a metropolitan area, nation and world marked by poverty, loneliness, homelessness, insecurity, violence and hunger.
Since our very beginning in 1889, Christ Church has engaged in community service, charitable giving and social justice advocacy. This mission is an integral part of who we are as disciples of Jesus Christ, who is not only the savior but also the prophet of God’s justice. Jesus and his followers met with opposition because they called into question forces and attitudes in their world that were violent and unjust—social systems that created and perpetuated economic, environmental, gender, and racial injustice.
We continue Jesus’ mission through hands-on ministry, financial giving, study, advocacy, and action through opportunities identified and sponsored by the parish’s Community Service Leadership Team and in concert with partner organizations.