Christ Church, Alameda
At Christ Church we follow Jesus’ call to…
Gather - Inclusive community. All are welcome. Come as you are.
Transform - Share your story. Practice your passion. Nourish your spirit.
Engage - Love your neighbor. Feed those who hunger. Advocate for justice.
Welcome to Christ Episcopal Church! We are delighted to welcome you to worship with us on Sundays. If you’re not sure when to stand or sit, or greet your neighbor or pray silently, just do whatever feels most comfortable to you. There’s no correct way to approach the mystery of God’s love.
Everyone, even young children, sinners, saints, church-goers, church-skeptics, theological perfectionists, those who find comfort in ambiguity, and the gluten-averse, is invited to receive communion. The altar is God’s table and everyone is welcome. Come to the communion rail and stand or kneel as you prefer. To receive the bread, cup your hands and extend them. To receive wine, help guide the chalice to you. If you prefer a blessing, come to the altar and cross your arms over your chest. Seriously, you don’t have to do what everyone else does. Feel free to assist your children.
After Sunday services we invite you to join us in the parish hall for coffee at the far end of the courtyard for pastries and conversation. The coffee is pretty good, actually.
If you have trouble hearing the service, the greeters can direct you to a listening device, or you could sit closer to the front, but that wouldn’t be very Episcopalian.
Our church nursery is open from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm on Sunday. If you’d like your child return to the church for communion, please let the childcare staff know. Your kids are welcome in church for the whole service if you’d prefer for them to sit with you; the joy and chaos of young children are welcome in our church and may represent the Holy Spirit better than you grown-ups do. There is a play area for children at the back of the church. They can play there quietly or take one of the grab bags back to the pew with you.
Sunday school for children and teens is offered on most Sunday mornings. Our program for Pre-K through 5th grade gathers at 10:00 am in the Education Building. Children join their families in church just before communion. Please ask a greeter for information. Youth AM, our Middle and High School program, meets from 9:00 am to 10:00 am for breakfast and conversation. Following Youth AM teens volunteer in the Sunday School classrooms or join their families in the 10:15 am service. Ask an usher or someone else who looks like they know what they’re doing for directions to the Sunday school.
Christ Episcopal Church, Alameda
1700 Santa Clara Avenue
Alameda, CA 94501
Sunday 8 a.m. Spoken
Sunday 10:15 a.m. with Choir & Hymns