Our Mission 2021-11-03T15:20:39-04:00


Sharing God’s Love with All

Christ Church, Reading is a faith community of the Episcopal Church, committed to sharing God’s love with all as we walk the way of Christ towards union with God and God’s creation.  We provide spiritual space, strength and support for each other as we experience God’s love through fellowship, Eucharistic worship, healing, contemplative prayer, faithful stewardship and loving service, according to God’s will. 

We continually seek to transform ourselves, and the surrounding community, by moving ever closer to God from wherever we may be along our spiritual journey.

Thoughts from Father Doug on “Every Perfect Gift”

The theme of this year’s stewardship message is Every Perfect Gift  Father Doug writes:  The focus of this year’s stewardship campaign on “every perfect gift” is indeed perfect.

Of course, the gifts to which James refers in his letter are not just the ones we wrap in paper and bows or put in an envelope with a card, but all the gifts we give throughout the year. These gifts include not just our treasure, talents, and time – though it does include these – but also the many other gifts which you offer to one another and to the community in which we reside. Gifts from those of you who worked tirelessly to plan and then implement a regathering strategy; to the choir finding new ways for their voices to be heard during worship; to the altar guild preparing our worship space in ways we could never have anticipated; to those who dedicated their time and skills to maintain the church; to all of you who checked in with each other and helped deliver groceries or other needs to those who could not venture out.