All are Welcome at Christ Church
Christ Church Hudson is a community of faithful Episcopalians who seek to know God, and to make God’s all embracing love more present and real in one another’s lives and in the life of our surrounding community. We are diverse in all respects. We welcome all people to worship with us regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, health status, or economic circumstance. We are committed to the principle that all people are entitled to the fullest inclusion in all aspects and all levels of church life. We are united in our commitment to preserving an expansive understanding of the message of Christ and our ever evolving mission as God’s people.
Throughout the history of the Christian church, there have been periods of skepticism and upheaval in the face of a changing and uncertain future. Our day is no exception. We urge all with a desire to pursue a spiritual journey to join with us as we experience God’s grace in our community. As loyal, mainstream Episcopalians, we celebrate the enlightened, progressive spirit that has made our national church, The Episcopal Church USA, a world leader in the movement to eradicate discrimination in both religious and secular life. We pledge to continue to do all in our power to ensure that this noble effort continues.
Jesus did not say, “If I be lifted up I will draw some.” Jesus said, “If I be lifted up I will draw all.” All, all, all, all. Black, white, yellow, rich, poor, clever, not so clever, beautiful, not so beautiful. It’s one of the most radical things. All, all, all, all, all, all, all, all. All belong. Gay, lesbian, so-called straight. All, all are meant to be held in this incredible embrace that will not let us go. All.
—Bishop Desmond Tutu
** NEWS **
Rector's Retirement: Father John W. Perry, Rector with ten years of service to Chirst Church, has announced his retirement. His last Sunday leading Holy Eucharist will be May 11, 2014. On Saturday, May 3 from 5 to 7 PM, we will host a Farewell Reception for John and Eleanor in the Parish Hall. Please join us for this farewell.
Bishop Adams Visit: Bishop Skp Adams of the Diocese of Central New York, Christ Church's DEPO Bishop, will visit the Church and preach on May 18, 2014, in a ministry to assist us in our transition.
Christ Church Becomes DEPO Parish: The Bishop of Albany has granted Christ Church its request for Designated Episcopal Oversight. More here.
Christ Church Accepted for Membership as a Believe Out Loud Parish
Believe Out Loud is a program of the Episcopal based national advocacy organization, Integrity USA. More here.