Located in the historic Riverside area of Jacksonville, Florida.
Christ Church of Peace is a worshipping and ministering community of believers on a spiritual journey of discovery and growth with a Christian foundation, embracing aspects of other faiths, and welcoming people of all races, genders, sexual orientations and special needs and/or challenges.
Sundays ~ 10:30 AM
Each Sunday we gather for a service that is a blended style worship that includes contemporary and traditional styles in our music, prayer, teaching, preaching, and communion. Conveniently scheduled -- neither too early nor too late -- our service moves quickly from chiming of the hour to fellowship. Regardless of your faith or denominational background, you will feel comfortable and at home with family and friends in our place of worship. Come, visit us on Sunday and experience the warmth of a friendly place you can call your spiritual home.
Christ Church of Peace believes in serving and giving back to the community. Along with spiritual activities and social events, we tithe to a number of vital community services and provide several ministries of our own:
Emergency Food Pantry
Wed. : 9 AM - 2 PM
WEEKLY ZUMBA CLASS
Holiday Helpers is an organization committed to making the holidays special for children directly affected by or infected with HIV or AIDS. No child will be turned down based on gender, race, or religious background.
Holiday Helpers has served 368 needy children during the 2013 holiday season.
CCOP Fellowship is an outreach ministry for the men and women of our church. We meet to fellowship, study, and work together to minister in Christ's Name and Love.
Our Motto: "Sharing and Caring for Others"
Our Purpose: To nurture people, allowing them to grow spiritually, and to assist in the nurturing of others by serving the needs of the church and the surrounding community.
Some of our activites include:
Maintenance and building projects within our church
Assistance with youth and seniors programs within our community Working with Community Mentoring Projects Working with Community Projects like Habitat for Humanity (Habijax)
Emergency Relief Projects
We meet monthly for specific projects of ministry.
An outreach to proud LGBT men and women, and their supporters, who have served and are currently serving in the armed forces of the United States. Please contact the church office for more information on this important ministry.
More information about events, activities, ministries and opportunities at Christ Church of Peace can be found on our Services page.
Celebrating our second decade of honoring God, good stewardship, community support and engagement, Christ Church of Peace is a special place of peace and sanctuary for special people.
Our vision is to be known best for innovative ministry in service to God and the church of choice for all people seeking a spiritual home. We hope to be a role model for others to follow, growing stronger through diversity and becoming a tool for social change.
We consider ourselves to be a "healing" church, a congregation of people whose hurts and needs will find appropriate ministry and blessings here.
At Christ Church of Peace, you'll find a worshiping and ministering community of believers on a spiritual journey of discovery and growth. Though based on a solid Christian foundation, we embrace aspects of other faiths and welcome people of all ages, races, marital status, nationalities, genders and gender expressions, sexual orientations ... as well as those challenged by special needs.
The Lord Jesus invites us to "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." (Matthew 11:28)
We hope that you will explore our Web site, the church's home online ... to visit and worship with us ... and to contact us directly with any of your questions or concerns.
Call us at: 904-387-2020
Church Office Hours
Tues., Wed., Thurs. : 9 AM - 4 PM;
All other hours by appointment only. The office is closed Mondays and Fridays.
Church Administrator: John Schumpert
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(A Scripture to Meditate On)
1 Peter chapter 4: verses 8-11
8 And above all things have fervent love for one another, for “love will cover a multitude of sins.”[a] 9 Be hospitable to one another without grumbling. 10 As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. 11 If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God. If anyone ministers, let him do it as with the ability which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.
A Letter of Thanks
from our Moderator
to Our Retiring Pastor
As Harvey Carr comes to the end of his tenure as Pastor of Christ Church of Peace he also comes to the end of 40+ years in ministry. I have remarked to him previously that few people are fortunate enough to spend their lives doing their life’s work. When men and women are confirmed in ministry today, the words of the Apostle Paul to Timothy are often used. “Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage – with great patience and careful instruction.” This is the path a young man filled with energy and a commitment to Christ chose many years ago. His journey led him to us at Christ Church of Peace and the role of Pastor. We have had the privilege of being the recipients of his knowledge, faith and tireless efforts on behalf of our congregation. He came to us with the message “You … know all about my teaching, my way of life, purpose, faith, patience, love, endurance, persecutions, sufferings” (2 Timothy 3:10). Through troubled times and crises of faith he reminded us “If we endure, we will also reign with Christ” (2 Timothy 2:12). And as our journey together ends let us be reminded of Philippians 2:16 “So that in the day of Christ I may be proud that I did not run in vain or labor in vain” For over 40 years Pastor Harvey Carr has guided, taught, encouraged, mentored, fought, sacrificed and inspired in his service to the church. God planted within Pastor Harvey Carr a calling to service and then planted us in his path. In our time together we have learned many lessons, grown stronger, and hopefully wiser as we each begin new journeys of our own. It is our hope that we have taught as we have learned, strengthened him as he strengthened us and helped him gain some wisdom as he shared his wisdom with us. So, on behalf of Christ Church of Peace I would like to extend our sincere gratitude to Pastor Harvey Carr for his service to our congregation and to commend him on a life spent spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ. In closing I will again turn to the words of the Apostle Paul to Timothy – “O, Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to you”.
Moderator, Christ Church of Peace