Welcome to Christ Church
Dear People of God,
It is never only Christ’s birth in Mary that we prepare for in Advent, but also the ongoing new birth of Christ within our own souls. St. John of the Cross -- a monk and mystic from Avila, Spain well known for his Dark Night of the Soul poem -- wrote another called “If You Want,” translated here by Daniel Ladinsky from his published collection entitled, Love Poems From God. I hope your prayerful reflection on it helps inspire the rebirth of Christ within you!
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Connections this Week
Kenwood School Partnership
Hats, gloves, mittens, scarves, coats and elementary school supplies are needed for the Kenwood School Parnership. Please try to match the tags on the tree in the narthex by this Sunday (12/21) as the items will be delivered to Kenwood on Monday. For additional details see Neighborhood Involvement on this website, under Serving Others.
Christmas flower time. If you wish to contribute for flowers and greenery to adorn the sanctuary, you may do so by completing a form and sending it to the office or placing it in the offering plate. The forms are located in the narthex or office or you can print one out here and submit it at your convenience. Deadline is December 21st, however, the sooner the better if you would like your name and your loved ones noted in the Christmas Eve bulletin. Contact the office at 363-2029 for more information.
The Greening of the church will follow the 10:30 service this Sunday ! (12/21)
Please stay after church for even a few minutes to help us.
Your church needs your help to look beautiful for Christmas.
Spiritual Journeys (Sponsored by the CEC Adult Forum). Come for lunch, stay for the stories. On December 21: Vikki Waller, “Thank God for This Church”
RSVPs are required so we can plan ahead for food. Please sign-up in the narthex. All meetings will begin at noon in the Undercroft.
The Christ Church Christmas Pageant will be on 12/21 during the 10:30 a.m. service.
Wednesday, December 24, Christmas Eve
5:30 p.m. Family Holy Eucharist
10:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist with Choral Music
Thursday, December 25, Christmas Day
10:30 a.m. Rite 1 Holy Eucharist
There will be no education hour classes on 12/28 for youth or adults. But 9:15 a.m. Sunday School classes will resume on 1/4/15.
The deadline for submitting articles for the next newsletter is at noon, Tuesday, January 6th.
Judaism 101: What Christians Need to Know (Sponsored by the CEC Adult Forum) Begins January 4th and every Sunday in January. Click here for details.
The Annual Meeting is scheduled for February 8th. Details to come in the coming weeks.
To read the latest printed Christ Church Connections newsletter in full, point your arrow to What's Happening in the gold ribbon across the top of this page and click on CCC Newsletter.
Our Mission Statement at Christ Church
The Mission of Christ Episcopal Church is to experience and share God’s love by welcoming, empowering and serving in Christ’s name.
Our Vision Statement
Seeking Christ in ourselves, serving others in Christ.