General News

Christ Church Parish of Chattanooga, Tennessee will accept electronically submitted quotes until April 30, 2024 for the Historic Christ Church Episcopal Restoration Project located at 663 Douglas Street, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37403. Christ Church Parish reserves the right to reject any and/or all bids, to waive any formalities and informalities in the proposals received, and to accept any proposal which in its opinion may be in the best interest of Christ Church Episcopal. Bid specs may be obtained from: Stefanie Haire 423-785-6668 The project must be

Changing colors on the trees. Shorter days. Crisp mornings. Yes, autumn has arrived! This is my favorite season of the year. Walks in the woods, squash and pumpkin foods galore, life begins to take a pause as we approach All Saints and All Souls. This is a time of reflection on the greatness of God’s bounty. We also give thanks for all our gifts from the last year. In the calendar of the church, it can only mean that it’s

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 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

We had a lot to show for our two hours in the cool shade for our first Collection Saturday. For MetMin, you brought us 144 rolls of toilet paper, plus 3 family-sized jars of peanut butter. Ben and Ginger Sanzo delivered the donations last Monday, and the folks at MetMin were thrilled to receive them, reporting that the needs in our community continue in their upward spiral. For the Bethlehem Center, you shared 19 huge boxes of cereal plus $50 for milk

On Saturday, May 14, a few members of our Outreach Committee will be in the Christ Church parking lot from 11 am until 1 pm, sitting at our umbrella table. Eagerly, we will be awaiting other parishioners (you!) bearing gifts of toilet paper and nonperishable food that we will be sharing with two of our ministry partners–MetMin and The Beth–as well as our own front porch pantry

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.