This Week at Christ Church
From Madison Chase

These days, you don't have to look far to find criticism of younger generations. "MILLENNIALS ARE RUINING..." is a common start to many headlines, with young adults accused of ruining everything from paper napkins, breakfast cereal, and yogurt to homeownership, vacations, and diamonds. To folks born before 1985, it seems like "kids these days" are all but literally glued to their phones.

From this young adult's perspective, young people are radically optimistic about how they can affect change in their communities. They are more likely to seek communal and social connections, even over long physical distances. They see the good that technology can do, and they strive to create a better world with it.

We're not immune to these attitudes in church. Younger people engage with their faith differently, and consider theological and moral quandaries in a way that can make older generations scratch their heads. The question becomes: how can we bridge the gaps? What can we intentionally do to diminish misunderstandings, and instead focus on our shared traditions? For the next few weeks, the youth will be exploring these questions as they consider their place in the Christ Church community. As we have these conversations, I encourage us all to reach out across age groups and learn about one another.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., once said, "The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important." It doesn't matter if you're a Millennial, a Boomer, a Gen-X-er, or a member of the iGeneration - we can all lead amazing lives of wondrous love, extraordinary grace, and powerful justice as we follow the way of Jesus. Let us all join together and remember Dr. King's words as we honor him this week.

Upbeat - A Joyful Night of Jazz and the Spoken Word

Join us for UpBeat, a joyful and musical gathering on January 26 from 7 - 9 p.m. at Washington National Cathedral. Featuring Howard University's premier vocal group Afro Blue and Atlanta-based social activist the Rev. Kim Jackson, the evening will also include representatives from our parishes, campus ministries, and faith communities from around the area sharing uplifting faith stories alongside food and fellowship. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. A light dinner is included.

This Sunday

Youth group this week - meet in the loft for Bible study and snacks!

It's Super Bowl Chili Time! Support the youth mission trip by ordering chili for Super Bowl Sunday, February 4, 2017! You'll find the order forms at the back of the church - please fill one out, put it in an envelope with cash or a check made out to CCPK, and place the envelope in the marked basket next to the forms. Orders are due by January 28th - don't miss out, $30 for 2lbs of chili and cornbread!

Bible Study, Come to the library at 4pm.  All are welcome! No preparation needed. For information contact Lee Puricelli:

Pledge Envelopes If you would like pledge envelopes, please call the office (301-942-4673) and let Kurt Ellison know. 

This Week

"Sock Sunday" is coming!  On January 21 all are invited to bring a new pair of men's or women's athletic socks to the service for our homeless neighbors.  We will present them to the Interim Director of Bethesda Cares who will be speaking at the Adult Forum that day.  

For Your Information

Altar Flower & Sanctuary Candle Dedications Dedicating the Altar Flowers or Sanctuary Candle is a way to remember loved ones who have gone before us, or celebrate a blessing in our lives. If you would like to dedicate the altar flowers or sanctuary candle for a particular Sunday, please sign up on the sheet on the office door and give a donations of $50 for the Altar Flowers or $20 for the sanctuary candle. The office will contact you during the week for the details of your dedication.

Check Out These Links for More Information 
Christ Episcopal Church Kensington
4001 Franklin St.
Kensington, MD 20895
Sunday Services: 8am, 10am, 5pm
Wednesdays: 6:30pm
Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm
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