Congregational By-laws

In the Name of God, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen.
We, the Congregation and Vestry of New Creation Church in Hagerstown, Maryland, are Anglicans united in our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and the trustworthiness of the Holy Scriptures.

Our faith centers on the saving death and glorious resurrection of Jesus Christ for the full pardon and remission of all our sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life eternal.

The authority for our belief is the Bible, which records the redeeming acts of God in history. The Old Testament looks forward to the coming of Jesus, the Messiah. The New Testament recounts his life, death, and resurrection as well as his promise to return and establish His perfect and eternal Kingdom.

Our Church teaches that Holy Scripture contains all things necessary to salvation. Therefore, we teach as essential to salvation nothing that is not clearly set forth in the Bible.

New Creation is part of the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church. Our faith, rooted in Scripture, can be summarized in the ancient Apostles’ and Nicene Creeds.

New Creation is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion. As such our faith and practice is most fully confessed in the Anglican formularies that include the Book of Common Prayer 1662 along with the Ordinal attached to the same as well as the Articles of Religion 1571.

New Creation Church is part of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA). We are under the oversight of the Bishop of the Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic.

– Preamble to the By-laws for New Creation Church (Anglican)

You can read the rest of our by-laws, which govern our life as a congregation, here.