This Week at Christ Church    

Christmas Services at
Christ Church


December 24

5:00 PM                 Christmas Eve Family Festival Service

10:30 PM                Christmas Carols

11:00 PM                Festival Eucharist


December 25

10:00 AM               Holy Eucharist


December 26

6:30 PM                NO HOLY EUCHARIST


December 30

8:00 AM               Holy Eucharist Rite I

9:30 AM               Christmas Lessons and Carols with Holy Eucharist

5:00 PM               "Come as you are" Holy Eucharist


January 2

6:30 PM               Holy Eucharist


This Week at Christ Church
Sunday, December 23rd

8:00 AM             Holy Eucharist Rite I

9:30 AM             Holy Eucharist Rite II

10:45 AM           Christian Education

5:00 PM             Holy Eucharist "Come as You Are"

Monday, December 24th


5:00 PM            Family Festival Eucharist

10:30 PM          Christmas Carols

11:00 PM          Festival Eucharist


Tuesday, December 25th


10:00 AM          Holy Eucharist



Wednesday, December 26th


No meetings, No Eucharist



Sunday, December 30

8:00 AM             Holy Eucharist Rite I

9:30 AM             Christmas Lessons & Carols with Holy Eucharist Rite II

10:45 AM           Christmas Cookie Celebration

5:00 PM             Holy Eucharist





Adult Forum Sunday: Dec. 23: EXPERIENCING CHRISTMAS AND ADVENT THROUGH MUSIC - Matthew Reese, a senior at the College of William and Mary, and former head of Acolytes at Christ Church, will demonstrate ways that music captures the "feelings" of Christmas in ways that go beyond words. Matthew recently completed studies at Hertford College in the University of Oxford where he was a member of the Hertford Chapel Choir and the Arcadian Singers.


Next Week: Leftover Christmas Goodie Celebration bring your leftovrer Christmas goodies for a celebration next week as we continue to celebrate Christmas.


Christmas Music During this joyous season,  our music is augmented through both instrumentalists and soloists.  Special thanks to the following:  Patrick Durbin,  Earl Smith, trumpeteers;  percussion- Craig McKenzie, John Higgins, Jesse Levine;  soloists:  Patricia Fanara Wolfe, Caitlin Budny, Caroline Dunigan,  Howard Kympton,  Jesse Levine, Craig McKenzie, John Higgins.


Twelfth Night Party: Please join us on Sunday, January 6th for our traditional 12th night party following the 5:00 pm Festival of Lights service. Watch for CCPK youth selling tickets and a link to the ticket form from our website. The evening will include Silent & Live Auctions to benefit our All-Youth Group Ministries. Costumes are encouraged but optional.


Donate to the Twelfth Night Silent & Live Auction: Do you have season tickets to the theater or sporting events that you don't use? Or, do you have a vacation home that is not booked during the off season? Perhaps you have a talent or profession you might want to share with others? Why not donate an item to the CCPK All-Youth Group biggest fundraiser of the year? All donations are tax deductible! For more information or to donate, please contact Barbara Ferry at 240-274-2088 or   Thank you for your generosity!


Seniors Group: The Prime Timers will meet once a month in the undercroft of the church on the first Thursday of the month, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. for lunch and to enjoy a speaker from the Historical Society or the community. The cost of the lunch is $10.00. Please RSVP to Susan Patch at 301-335-8025 or


January 3 - Archeological Sites in Montgomery County

February 7 - War of 1812 and the Burning of Washington

March 7 - Divided Nation, Divided Town - One Woman's Experience

April 4 - Montgomery County and its Rich History



Outreach Focus:


Hunger Team: Phil Padgett (Vestry Liaison), Emily Barry, Dianne Jung, Suzanne Lawrence,
Liz Quinn, Paul Robbins, Virginia Sheard.



     Hunger is pervasive in our Community and beyond. We reach out to those in need by supporting Meals on Wheels, Bethesda Cares, and a food drive for Arcola Elementary School families. At theOctober 28th Adult Forum we will share with you how our Parish can continue to help the hungry and make a difference.


     BETHESDA CARES provides, creative responses to problems related to homelessness and poverty with homeless prevention services and outreach specialists who provide one-on-one counseling and referrals to other county resources.


     How You Can Help? Join the Saturday Sandwich Brigade -- donate sandwiches for their free lunch program (the first and second Saturdays of each month). Also, you can participate in one of their Fannie Mae Help the Homeless events, (be a "Virtual Walker", or make a tax-deductible donation). Donations of travel sized toiletries (shampoo, soaps, razors, deodorant) and cash donations help offset food costs.  Contact: Liz Quinn, 301-775-2545 or  


     MEALS ON WHEELS OF WHEATON (MOW) -- has been serving our elderly and disabled homebound neighbors for 40 years and CCPK has been a partner from the very beginning, providing financial support, and volunteers to both help prepare and deliver meals. With only one paid staff member - the cook - meals are delivered to subscribers 5 days a week throughout the year.


     How You Can Help? Volunteering- just 2 hours (11am to1pm) once or twice a month, or be an on-call substitute and see how you can make a difference. You can either help prepare and package the meals or be a driver or visitor to deliver them. Cash donations to support this Outreach Partner are also welcome and deeply appreciated to offset some of the food costs.   Contacts: Suzanne Lawrence, 301-881-8218 or or Virginia Sheard, 301-949-3372 or Boots3303@aol.comFor more information is on the MOW website at 


     ARCOLA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FOOD DRIVE -- provides bags of packaged foods to student families during the winter break when the kids don't have access to daily meals at school.  


     How You Can Help? Watch for Food Drive dates, pick up food shopping list, and donate packaged foods listed -- Make it a family/friend project and fill a whole bag(s), donate reusable fabric bags for this project (like the ones you use for your own shopping), join your friends in sorting donations and packing the bags (dates will be announced). Cash donations are used to supplement donated foods to fill as many bags as possible -the need increases every year.   Contact: Dianne Jung, 301-774-6493 or or Virginia Sheard,



Christ Church Parish, Kensington Maryland



 The Rev. Dr. William Hague 



Assistant Rector


The Rev. Shawn Strout

Children's Christian Formation

 Ann Enkiri 


 James Catlette 

Parish Administrator

 Kurt Ellison 



Lenord Hawkins


Head Verger
       Nora Buckley         



Anthony Coe

Susan Catlette


 Office Hours



9:00 am-5:00 pm;
Friday 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Telephone:  301.942.4673

Service Schedule
 8:00am, 9:30am, 5:00pm

Tuesday: 12:00 pm
 Wednesday:  6:30 pm



Rector-The Rev. Dr. William Hague


Sr. Warden-Ben Haskell 


Jr. Warden-Sharon Bartram 


Treasurer-Bonnie Douglas


Clerk- Bonnie Muheim


 Phil Padgett (Outreach)


Ray Barry (Finance)


Sarah Leung (Property)


Caroline Turner (Communication)


Pam Prindle (Parish Life)


Julianne Clarke (Stewardship)


Diane Jung (At Large)


Suzanne Lawrence (Education)


Diane Mand (Inreach)


Isabell May (Worship) 




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