Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love.
1John 4: 7-8

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Christ Church is the Episcopal Church serving Garden City, Stewart Manor and Franklin Square, although our members come from all over Nassau County. We are an inclusive, Christ-centered community reaching out to all who are seeking a deeper relationship with God and others. We are formed and strengthened through worship, social and spiritual events and classes, social justice and meaningful work within the parish, the local villages and in the larger world.

We welcome you to participate with us regardless of your age or experience with Christianity. We hope that this website will help you to learn more about us and our practices. We invite you to come and worship with us or attend a parish dinner, both are good ways to experience our church. Our priest is available for pastoral care and counseling, Baptisms, weddings and funerals. The priest welcomes visits with all those interested in learning more about faith, the Episcopal Church or Christ Church. Please click on the Contact Us tab for more information. We want to do all we can to help you find your way in our active and vibrant faith community. Let us know how we may be of help.

A person becomes a member of the Episcopal Church through the sacrament of Baptism. A sacrament is understood to be an “outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace.” Thus, through Baptism, a person becomes a full member of the community. Baptism marks the communal moment when we acknowledge together that God is working within a person spiritually and that a person has taken his or her place among the communion of saints on earth.

Baptized Christians from other denominations become members of the Episcopal Church upon Confirmation or reception. Full preparation for Baptism or Confirmation is arranged with the clergy. Families of infants and young children will meet with the clergy to discuss the meaning of Baptism and their responsibility as Christians, godparents and congregational sponsors. Adults, older children and youth who are interested in preparing for Baptism are individually mentored by clergy and congregational sponsors in a year-round program.

Confirmation is the rite in which a Christian makes a statement of faith and responsibility in the church. Christ Church provides classes for youth and adults who wish to take this important step. Youth who desire to make an informed choice about being confirmed are mentored by the rector and other adults prior to general Confirmations by the Bishop.

Reception is a rite in which a Roman Catholic, Orthodox Christian or Lutheran is received into the Episcopal Church.

Membership at Christ Church involves two additional commitments: first, a person participates regularly in the worship, study, fellowship and service of our parish community, and second, he or she makes a pledge of support to our congregation and its mission. When one meets these requirements, he or she becomes a full voting member .

Not everyone in church on a Sunday is a parishioner. Seekers, sojourners and inquirers are most welcome and enrich our worship and common life.

To inquire about Baptism, Confirmation, Reception or parish membership, please contact the church office.