Our fall Bible study will begin on September 6th at 6:30 pm following the usual 5:45 pm Wednesday mass, and continue every other week. We will be using the Bible study format developed by Laurie Green in his book Let's Do Theology. Sept 6: At our initial meeting, we will get to know each other and set out our expectations and commitments for the months ahead. Everyone is welcome to come and to participate in this work regardless of how familiar or
Greetings from the Vestry. This devoted group of individuals have been meeting regularly, and we have great news to share. The Invite, Welcome, Connect initiative is in full swing. You now see information cards in the narthex and greeters each Sunday. Recently you probably saw some familiar faces that have been away for a time simply because they were invited to worship with us. We continue to build these connections with our newcomers, those in the neighborhood, and longtime parishioners alike. Last
Our pews need attention! Our pews, like our church, have been in place for many years and are consequently showing wear and needing repairs and restoration. The cost per pew is approximately $1,000. Will you make a contribution to help with this project? If $1,000 is outside your budget limits, please make a smaller gift if you can. A plaque will be created and displayed at the church with names of all who contribute regardless of amount. Make your contribution to Christ Church
We are starting to make our way through The Path: A Journey Through the Bible. The Path gives us a guided tour through the Scriptures with prompts for reflection and notes to help us along. The book serves as a gateway into the wider world of Scripture, especially for those who feel that they may be unfamiliar with the larger scope of the Bible. This is a great opportunity to acquaint ourselves with the stories, images, and teaching of the
In the coming Sundays, we will make our way through Scott Gunn’s book ‘The Way of Love: A Practical Guide to Following Jesus.’ The book is set up around different ways we can practically engage in growing our spiritual life as followers of Jesus. Each week we will reflect on a different verb that sums up some aspect of following after Jesus. Each short chapter contains a reflection from Gunn, a shorter anecdote, and questions for reflection.
In the coming weeks, we will make our way through Revelation with some help from Ward Ewing’s book ‘The Power of the Lamb: Revelation’s Theology of Liberation for You.’ This book is not a commentary on the text but an attempt to apply the lessons and meaning of Revelation for us today. Pairing Revelation and ‘The Power of the Lamb’ together should give a chance to discuss Scripture and an opportunity for those who want to dig deeper as well.
As a reminder, the Outreach Committee has decided to move our monthly collection day to the second Sunday of each month. Next Collection Sunday is October 9th. Our Focus: Dalewood Middle School. This year, Dalewood has asked us to help restock their empty emergency closet with uniform clothes and laundry detergent. If you want to help, keep in mind that buying new clothes is not the only option. Shopping at thrift stores, or bringing something still serviceable that you or
We hope you are making plans to attend the Pot Luck Lunch on Sunday, September 11th, after the 10:30 service! This will be our first all-parish social event in Fox Hall since COVID began, and we look forward to seeing our Christ Church family and friends, after a long hiatus. Please bring a side dish, salad, or dessert to share, and we will provide fried chicken and lemonade. To-go containers will be available for anyone who prefers to wear a mask
For the past couple of months, Outreach collected funds for school uniforms for 14 high-need students at CCSE. Christ Church is so generous! Thanks to you, we were able to buy the uniforms, and Jennifer Holdaway delivered them to the school a few weeks ago. The parents of these kids were overwhelmed, and so thankful. “I can’t believe a church would do this for me!” was the reaction of one of the mothers. Thank you for working with Outreach to