Christ Episcopal Church
Weekly E-News for October 8 , 2017 

Rector's Message

Dear Friends,
 One of the reasons that Catherine and I were especially interested in coming to Christ Church was that it was uniquely positioned in the City. If you recall, the history of Christ Church that Mary Flad published last year was named "A Church in the City" and that really is an apt description of our unique mission in Poughkeepsie.

Sunday Worship

Sunday, October 8, 2017

8am Service Booklet

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In an urban setting both the resources of a city as well as its challenges are in close proximity. That, in part, is what makes Christ Church such an exciting place to worship and to work. We are constantly being challenged by the needs of our community and we are constantly developing new resources to address the underlying concerns of our neighborhood.
This week, we will have our first hot breakfast with a guest speaker at 10 a.m. The first guest that we will have will be Sargent Terry Beam of the narcotics team of the Poughkeepsie Police Department. Over the summer, we had two opioid overdoses on our property. One young man was saved by the quick reaction of the nurse at Clinton Elementary School. The second you man, unfortunately, passed away. Sargent Beam will be here to discuss what we can do, as members of this community, to be aware and helpful in this growing opioid crisis.
We are also working on our property and most especially on our playground. Benches have been purchased for our playground area, generously donated by friends of Bill Riggs in celebration of his 75th birthday. We are getting two 6-foot benches (with an arm rest which breaks them into three foot seating areas) and will be installing them in the playground later this Fall.
In addition, thanks to a grant, we will be receiving bike racks for our yard as well! These racks will provide a safe place for members of our neighborhood and worshiping community to store their bicycles.   Though we do not have a delivery date for these yet, we area hopeful that this project will be completed by the Spring.
Poughkeepsie is an exciting place to live and worship. We hope that by continuing to be proactive about our role in this neighborhood and in this City, we can continue to lead Poughkeepsie as it continues to grow and change.   Please join us on Sunday at 10 a.m. to hear from the Poughkeepsie Police Department about current and future challenges in the City.




for 2nd Sundays of Month

8am Eucharist Rite 1

9am Family Service Rite 2

10am Hot Breakfast
Hot Breakfast

11am Choral Eucharist

"Bach to Broadway"
Oct 7
Saturday, October 7th  
at 7:30pm
Third Annual  
"Bach to Broadway"
duo organ recital. The Christ Church Gress-Miles Pipe Organ with James Fitzwilliam and the New York Theatre Organ Society traveling organ with Nathan Avakian perform works in many styles. 

Crop Walk - Oct 15

Ending Hunger & Hurricane Relief
Church World Service is already responding to Hurricanes Irma & Harvey as well as famine around the world.  This year's CROP Walk fundraising effort is more important than ever to millions of people suffering from natural disasters, food shortages, famine, and poverty. And 25% of all funds raised remain in our own community.


CROP Walk October 15th -
See Frank Pepe 
Checks to "Crop Walk" 

Hurricane Response Fund

Donate to Episcopal Relief & Development Hurricane Response Fund and provide emergency assistance to people recovering from the impact of flooding after this major storm. Your generous support will supply critical necessities for communities immediately and for the long-term as they recover and rebuild. 

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