We are called to be an inclusive, diverse and caring Christian community: worshipping, praying, witnessing, reaching out to all people on the Island and beyond, daring to grow and change as God calls us.
(Adopted as part of CCC's bylaws, July 2021)
God knits this island into one family. Therefore:
We seek to be a place of belonging and a harbor of mutual support and interdependence. We strive to share together, help and reach out to one another, grow in faith together, and live together in light of God’s love.
We enjoy being together. Whenever we gather, we do so in a spirit of friendship and love, as we share stories of the journeys God has called us on. We eat, pray, study, sing, and worship in ways that draw us closer together for the nourishment of our bodies and souls.
We believe that new shoots come from strong roots. The winds of change may blow, but our roots sustain us and enable us to grow and flourish. Our traditions, faith, and connection to this island give us strength to pass on the seeds of love to the next generation.
We honor God as Creator and are open to the many unique gifts we are given to serve and worship God. We incorporate the arts and the home arts into our life together to share peace, joy, and love with one another.
We affirm the sacred worth of every human being, and so we welcome you. No matter who you are or where you are on your journey, you are loved and a child of God.
We seek to be in tune with the changing issues of our community and world and strive to serve the needs around us. God is always doing a new thing in our midst. And so, we try to incarnate the Gospel for this time, for this place, and for this people.