Lent begins on the 2nd of March this year. We will have a number of opportunities to slow down in anticipation of Easter and to recenter our faith once more on Jesus Christ. Our focus at Christ Church will be creating times to work on those holy habits of prayer, Scripture, and sacrament and to dwell in Christ’s presence.
Our December effort to raise money for the Children’s Nutrition Program of Haiti did not work as we had hoped. As we reflected on that at our February meeting, we realized that December had a lot going on, and our Fox Hall publicity was probably not seen by many parishioners. In conjunction with Black History Month, we are trying again. Please make a donation to CNP Haiti, and we will request that your money be used to buy Plumpy’Nut, the
Our focus in the next few weeks will be a series of sermons from African-American leaders in the Episcopal Church. Absalom Jones and William Douglass were the first two rectors of the African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas in Philadelphia. Jones established the church in 1792 after splitting from a Methodist Church and was ordained priest by William White, the Presiding Bishop.