Christ Episcopal Church
Weekly E-News for August 6 , 2017 

Susan Rainbow
Rector's Message

Dear Friends,
One of the wonderful aspects of summertime in the church is that it gives us all a chance to catch up on chores that get overlooked in the day to day busyness of the rest of the year.  This summer, Joan Kelley came across some moldy boxes in our undercroft archives.  She and Mary Flad went through the boxes and found that they pertained to the Gallaudet Home.  They contacted Gallaudet College's historian and. . . (see below).  Thanks to Joan, Mary and everyone around Christ Church who treats the treasures of the past with care!!
  Read More

Spring at Christ Church
Sunday Worship

Sunday, August 6, 2017 8am Service Bulletin
        Sunday, August 6, 2017 10am Service Bulletin

MessageContinueRector's Message Continued
 " Gallaudet Archives acquires Gallaudet Home records July 26, 2017Gallaudet Archives is happy to announce the acquisition of a large set of records from the Gallaudet Home in upstate New York.

Originally called the Gallaudet Home for Aged and Infirm Deaf-Mutes, it was founded by the Rev. Thomas Gallaudet, the eldest son of Rev. Thomas H. Gallaudet, in 1886 as a nursing home for elderly deaf. The home was destroyed by fire in 1900, but was rebuilt and stayed in operation until 1973, when it went out of business.
The Gallaudet Home's records were thought to be lost after the closing, but earlier this year three large tubs of documents were anonymously left at Christ Episcopal Church in Poughkeepsie, New York. After examining the documents, church officers decided the documents would be better kept at Gallaudet and generously donated them to the Gallaudet Archives.

"I received an email about the possible donation of the Gallaudet Home records during my vacation, and I immediately made a reply to accept the donation before the records could disappear again," said Michael Olson, Gallaudet Archives senior archivist. "For years I have received many requests about the whereabouts of the records-patrons wanted to know if their ancestors lived at the Gallaudet Home. I always had to reply that we don't have the records. Now, we are happy to have them."

The records cover a period from the 1920s to the 1970s and include annual reports, ledgers and other financial documents, signage, guest books, correspondence, and more. These should provide an excellent resource to researchers interested in the history of the Gallaudet Home."


This Sunday, August 6th we will have our monthly hot breakfast. Starting at 9:00 am, join your fellow parishioners for good food and fellowship.

A donation of $5.00 is asked for this bountiful meal, which features scrambled eggs, meat and other
seasonal food.


 Summer Camp
Grand Finale

Friday August 11, 2017 at 6:00pm

Witness the work and wonders of the kids from Summer Camp!  Families, parishioners, and well-wishers are invited to partake in the joy and fun of  this celebratory event. Join our campers and staff for skits, music, and fun, followed by a cook-out!   
Important Links

Contact Us

The CEC e-News offers up-to-date info and announcements about upcoming events.  Contact the office with announcements and news that might be incorporated into this publication.