The Anglican Communion is made up of 38 Provinces that include 77 million members in 164 countries. Some Provinces, such as the Anglican Church of Canada, are national churches, while others cover several countries. The Worldwide Anglican Communion is the world's third-largest Christian Denomination and the largest and most unified Protestant denomination.
In the summer of 2006 the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams very helpfully identified three things that when held together make Anglicanism distinct from other Christian denominations and contribute to the essential character of our church. Other denominations share one or two of these things. What makes Anglicanism unique is the balanced presence of all three. They are:
These three points clearly linked to our reformation heritage, our catholic heritage, and our intellectual heritage nicely capture the core strength of the Anglican way of living out our Christian Faith.
For more information, visit the Anglican lectionary: http://lectionarypage.net/
The Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) unites 112,000 Anglicans in nearly 1,000 congregations across the United States, Canada, and Mexico into a single Church. On April 16, 2009, it was recognized as a province of the global Anglican Communion by the Primates of the Global Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans. The Most Rev. Dr. Foley Beach is the Archbishop of the Church.
ACNA members are in the mainstream, both globally and historically, of Christianity - the biblically-faithful way of following Jesus and being part of the "One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church". As Anglicans, this orthodoxy is defined by and centered on our church's classic formularies - the Book of Common Prayer, including the Ordinal, and the Thirty-nine Articles - which all point back to the authority of the Holy Bible and articulate foundational principle of the Anglican tradition throughout the world.
For more information, visit ACNA's website: http://anglicanchurch.net
Churches for the Sake of Others (C4SO), a Diocese of the Anglican Church in North America, is a community of churches and leaders committed to nurturing existing congregations as well as planting new churches. Under the leadership of Diocesan Bishop Todd Hunter, C4SO seeks to announce, embody and demonstrate the Kingdom of God.
The new Diocese unites a community of churches and leaders located primarily in California, Kansas, Texas, and the Southeast, organized by regional deaneries. C4SO will also be involved in planting churches in collaboration with other bishops throughout the United States. Begun as a church planting movement in 2009, the Anglican Church in North America’s Provincial Council approved formation of the Diocese in June 2013.
For more information, visit C4SO's website: http://www.c4so.org
Father Victor and his wife, Rebecca, come to the Anglican Church of North America after twenty-nine years with the Church of the Nazarene and Free Methodists having been drawn to the Scriptural depth and historical richness of the Anglican liturgy. As Rector of Christ the Redeemer and Dean of the Sacramento Deanery, Father Victor is deeply committed to leading God's people in worship and reaching others for Christ. Victor was ordained transitional deacon in March of 2011, and ordained priest in September of that year. He has a high view of scriptural authority and preaches a gospel of grace.
Our associate rector, Father Randy Demary, was ordained to the Sacred Order of the Priesthood in August 2015. Prior to that he was a minister with the Assemblies of God since 2007. Father Randy attended Fuller Theological Seminary where he specialized in Christian social ethics. When not serving with Christ the Redeemer, Father Randy Demary works as a health care chaplain, currently with a hospice agency in Sacramento. Randy celebrates his Cajun-French heritage, enjoys running, reading, and roasting his own coffee beans. He and his wife Lindsay, have a young daughter and infant foster daughter.
Lindsay Demary is a Spiritual Director in residence at CtR, as well as our minister of music. She received her M.A. in Spiritual Formation and Soul Care from the Institute for Spiritual Formation at Talbot School of Theology, and previously worked in campus ministry. In addition to her ministry at Christ the Redeemer, Lindsay is a spiritual director at Bread of Life in Sacramento, where she accompanies people from all walks of life in whatever season they find themselves in--whether experiencing times of celebration and joy, despair and grief, or anywhere in between. She is the mother of a toddler and an infant foster daughter, and loves to learn from the wonder of her children as they discover life.
Rebecca Williams is our childcare worker at Christ the Redeemer. She has worked in children's ministries for 8 years, both in Davis and in the Redding area. She currently studies at UC Davis as a double major in Human Development and Spanish. She is Livescan approved and Safe Ministry accredited. Rebecca loves her work with children and can't wait to see yours this Sunday at 4!
Christ the Redeemer was started by dedicated followers of Christ who are Davis residents. We have a desire to build a faithful community for Christ in Davis, and we strive to do that by serving the local community. We regularly participate in the Davis Farmer's Market on Saturday mornings. Several of our families are active in the Yolo County Foster System, and we support the entire system through prayer, donations, and sponsorship of their annual Christmas celebration. Recently, we supported the running community as a vendor at the Davis Moonlight Run and had a great time cheering Davis residents in their accomplishments on the race courses!
Globally, we support Christians around the world through prayer, and one of the highlights of our year is Operation Christmas Child. One Sunday is early November we gather together to pack shoe boxes with gifts that are delivered worldwide to children who might not otherwise receive a Christmas gift. We will advertise the time of the event when scheduled - feel free to join us this year!