Christ Presbyterian Church: An Emerging Christian Community

Open & Affirming, Interfaith, Eco-friendly, Emergent, Progressive, Activist Martinsville, NJ
Christ Presbyterian Church: An Emerging Christian Community
Christ Presbyterian Church: An Emerging Christian Community
Christ Presbyterian Church: An Emerging Christian Community
Christ Presbyterian Church: An Emerging Christian Community
Christ Presbyterian Church: An Emerging Christian Community
Christ Presbyterian Church: An Emerging Christian Community
Christ Presbyterian Church: An Emerging Christian Community

Who We Are

Christ Presbyterian Church is an emerging Christian community based in Martinsville. CPC promotes creative worship using meditation, visual arts, drama and liturgical movement. CPC supports a variety of spiritual practices including 12 Step spirituality and offers the community the Journey of Faith Labyrinth nestled in the trees by the brook at the corner of Washington Valley and Crim Roads. Its self-directed adult christian education programs include bible study, theology, spirituality and ethics.

About Us

Vibe
Casual, Creative, Down to Earth, Spirit-filled, Friendly, Progressive, Gay affirming, Inclusive

Programs
Social Justice, Addiction/Recovery, Choir, Dance, Adult Education, Preschool, Disability, Yoga/Meditation, Community Service, Preschool

Music
Contemporary, A capella, Chanting, Traditional Hymns

Denomination
Presbyterian (PCUSA)

Size
Small

Language
English

Founded
1964

Giving

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Plan Your Visit

Contact

Address
1600 Washington Valley Rd
Martinsville, NJ 08836

Phone
908 722-2080

Website

Directions
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Our Services

What are services like?
Expect to be immediately welcomed, very likely by Pastor Susan. We are a small cadre of Jesus followers, so your presence with us will be noticed and celebrated as we gently attend to you finding your comfortable space among us. Our worship has a casual feel full of music as well as meditative silence, open to laughter and liturgical movement and generally free of “churchy” jargon. Sermons take many forms–sometimes traditional, sometimes a conversation between preacher and congregation, sometime dramatic representations of Bible people and stories in which the worshipers may participate. We are always ready to welcome children to worship with a story from the animals of Fantasy Forest or a Bible story from Godly Play. Christ Presbyterian Church is not your parents’ or grandparents’ church. We are an emerging style community committed to mining the whole tradition of the Church Universal (and other faith traditions) to finding new expressions of worship and faithfulness that enhance our 21st century relationship with God. We especially seek to know God through God's Spirit and the life of Jesus Christ.

What is the community like?
We are a small, vibrant, welcoming, LGBTQI affirming, faith community. We welcome you for who you are, from any faith tradition, and invite you to learn more about Jesus' teachings with us.

What if I'm not a Christian?
YOU ARE WELCOME for whoever you are, from any faith tradition. Come share your experience of God, your spiritual curiosity and longings among us.

Leadership View all

Susan Joseph Rack

Susan Joseph Rack

Pastor Susan in a free-spirited, progressive spiritual leader with interest in creative worship, social justice and interfaith understanding. She received her Master of Divinity and Master of Theology in Old Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary. She considers herself greatly blessed to be leading a congregation willing to give Jesus' teaching practical priority in their lives and support each other in their unique spiritual journeying.

What Members Say Add your voice

  • I love this church. It's a place to explore what it means to be followers of Jesus in the world we live in. Bring your songs, your stories, your questions, your hopes, your fears, your doubts, your passions.
  • We are an intimate and inclusive community. I love how willing the members are willing to welcome whoever comes through our doors.
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