Community Church of Douglaston

About Us

 

Who we are

We are a congregation of the Reformed Church in America, the country's oldest Protestant denomination. And while our roots are deeply embedded in this historic faith, we are a diverse, ecumenical fellowship of believers from a variety of religious backgrounds. We respect the great traditions of our membership, but our identity as the "Body of Christ" is manifest through our worship, our service, and our care of one another.

We affirm God as our rock and our fortress, a never wavering source of security in our lives! Yet we are still eager to change and grow with the challenges presented in our community, as we recognize that we are here to serve God and our neighbors. At CCD we strive to be a welcoming haven and a reliable source of spiritual growth and fulfillment.

 

What we believe

We believe enthusiastically in the centrality of Christ as our Savior and Lord and in the Bible as a solid guide for living in today's world. The Reformed perspective is centered on the overwhelming Love of God toward us. We believe that God is three in one -- God the Father, God the Son in Jesus Christ, and God the Holy Spirit.

We believe that we are saved by grace alone through faith. Our good works don't earn our salvation, but they are a way for us to thank God for that free gift He gave through his Son.

The Reformed Church in America celebrates two Sacraments: Baptism and Holy Communion, celebrated the first Sunday of each month. They remind us of God's promises to us and help us to claim those promises as our own. We believe that in worship and Sacraments, Christ is truly present with us, guiding us on the way.