Christ Community Church (CCC) was initiated in 1978 by three families from the Emmanuel Community Reformed Church of Edmonton, who lived in St. Albert. The first worship service was held in the Ronald Harvey Elementary School on March 2, 1981. Christ Community Church was officially organized as an RCA congregation on November 29th, 1982. The congregation was able to purchase its first church building, located on Gate Ave, in 1987. It soon outgrew this small building and subsequently moved to our current location in Sturgeon County. A new building was dedicated to the Glory of God in March 1996. In 2020, CCC will be celebrating our faithfulness to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ for 39 years.
CCC is known for being a warm and caring Church, firmly rooted in the Bible, while drawing on the strength and innovation that are part of our heritage. We aim to help those that are spiritually lost and wish to discover and follow Christ so they too will find refuge and strength in His presence.
Our church’s symbol represents God as the Holy Trinity.
The circle represents the Father, whose love is never ending. Revelation 22:13 – I am the Alpha and the Omega. I am the First and the Last. I am the Beginning and the End.
The cross represents Jesus, the son of God who died on the cross for us and rose again so that our sins would be forgiven. John 3:16 – God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son. Anyone who believes in him will not die but will have eternal life.
The dove represents the Holy Spirit, as the Spirit is God’s presence here on earth. 1 Corinthians 12:7 – The Holy Spirit is given to each of us in a special way. That is for the good of all.
Our Denomination and structure
The Reformed Church in America (RCA) traces its roots back to the Protestant Reformation, a movement in the 16th century which attempted to better align Christian practices with Biblical teachings. This movement resulted in the establishment of protestant churches of which the RCA is one. The RCA is the oldest Protestant denomination in North America that started on April 10, 1628 in an old mill in what is now New York City.
The highest governing body of the denomination is called the General Synod. In Canada, the Regional Synod of Canada governs the multiple Classes in this country and represents Canada at the General Synod. Clusters of Churches in a region form a Classis. And each local church is governed by a body called the Consistory , comprised of elected elders and deacons from the congregation, and the congregation’s installed minister(s).
The structure of an RCA congregation is best described as a single circle comprised of the whole congregation, the consistory, and the installed pastor(s). The whole circle stands together with the Word of God in the middle and with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit as the head of the Church.