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Our Name and Logo

Charis (we pronounce as "Care. Us."), is the Greek word for grace.  We chose grace to describe our church, because God's grace is the best way to explain the undeserved, unmerited hope we have for loving God and loving our neighbors as God has commanded us.  The sad reality is we all fall short of God's call to be perfect.  Yet, God became human in the person of Jesus Christ.  He was the only one in all of history to be perfectly full of grace and truth.  His life was without sin and fully devoted to God.  His death on a cross was sufficient to fully forgive all of our sin and end its power over us.  And, his resurrection proved he, alone, was able to conquer death.  Through Jesus' life, death, and resurrection, his life can now become your life.  And, you can be increasingly like him.  How? The grace of God.

The whole Christian life is lived by grace alone through faith alone in [Jesus] Christ alone...but not alone.  God's grace has provided a community.

Community Church follows "Charis", because we are a community formed by God's grace.  Another name for this community is church.  The church is the ever-growing community of God that is formed around the grace of God through Jesus Christ.  God has patterned the church after the life of Jesus.  Therefore, the church is to sacrificially and generously serve one another, love one another, and encourage one another by pointing each person to the grace and truth of God.  And, the church is to serve, love, and encourage our neighbors, co-workers, and complete strangers with the message and ministry of Jesus Christ.

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