Congregations from Maryland and North Carolina join Anglican Communion through the Anglican District of Virginia. via e-mail:
FAIRFAX, Va. (March 9, 2009) The Anglican District of Virginia welcomes two new member congregations, Church of the Resurrection in Baltimore, Md., and Church of the Redeemer in Camden, NC. With the addition of these congregations, ADV is becoming a home for orthodox Anglicans in the state of Virginia and across the mid-Atlantic region.
“We are pleased to welcome these congregations from other states that are looking to connect to the larger Anglican Communion through the Anglican District of Virginia. The two new congregations demonstrate the continued growth that orthodox Anglicans are experiencing in Virginia and around the country,” said Jim Oakes, vice-chairman of ADV.
The Rev. Rickie Steenstra has been the rector at Church of the Redeemer since its founding in 2007. “Church of the Redeemer has an absolute commitment to Jesus Christ and spreading his Word to this area of North Carolina. We feel blessed to join ADV and other orthodox Christians in bringing the Good News of Jesus Christ to the world,” she says.
“We look forward to participating in ministry with both Church of the Resurrection and Church of the Redeemer. They exemplify the reality that orthodox Christianity is ever present and people across the country are bearing witness to Biblical truth and the authority of Scripture,” continued Oakes.
With the addition of these two new congregations, the ADV now has 25 member congregations.