God's grace renewing a people to worship, community and mission

worship

Worship

The Christian life starts by centering your life on God in worship. As Augustine of Hippo wrote, “Our hearts are restless until they rest in Thee, O Lord.” One aspect of worship is what we do together on Sundays, but, really, worship is how you live your whole life. So we gather on Sundays to shape us into a people who try on every day of the week to love God above all and to love our neighbor as ourselves.

community

Community

Since the Triune God himself exists in community, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, we too long for and find fulfillment when we live in community with others, encouraging each other in the faith, carrying each others' burdens, and holding each other accountable to promises we make. It is often said “It takes a village to raise a child”; in the same way, it takes a church to grow in our faith and live as God’s people in the world.

 MISSION

Mission

Being a Christian isn’t about escaping this world for another one. As God sent his son Jesus Christ on a mission save the world, so Jesus sends Christians on a mission into the world, all creation, culture, and community in such a way that affirms its original goodness, its need of grace in its present brokenness, and hopes for its coming renewal when Jesus comes again. Jesus Christ died not just to renew human beings, but also to renew all creation. With this in view, our mission is to bring renewal to every part of creation in which we live and work and rest and play.


 This year our church is participating in  Advent Conspiracy , which we hope and pray will help us all think about Christmas in a new way. Advent Conspiracy culminates in a turning outward by encouraging churches to give a portion of our wealth to the poor and marginalized in our midst. We at San Jose CRC will be giving to  Village House , an organization of Bay Area churches who provide overnight and daytime shelter to medically fragile homeless women.

This year our church is participating in Advent Conspiracy, which we hope and pray will help us all think about Christmas in a new way. Advent Conspiracy culminates in a turning outward by encouraging churches to give a portion of our wealth to the poor and marginalized in our midst. We at San Jose CRC will be giving to Village House, an organization of Bay Area churches who provide overnight and daytime shelter to medically fragile homeless women.


 Look for a special box in the entry way of the sanctuary all through the month of December, where you can place your offerings. You may also put it into the offering bag. Be sure to indicate “Village House” on your offering, either as a memo on your check and/or on the envelope.  Thank you for sharing yourself with those who need it. God bless you.

Look for a special box in the entry way of the sanctuary all through the month of December, where you can place your offerings. You may also put it into the offering bag. Be sure to indicate “Village House” on your offering, either as a memo on your check and/or on the envelope.

Thank you for sharing yourself with those who need it. God bless you.


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