This Week at Christ Church
The Seventh Sunday of Easter...
because Easter is a season... 50 days...
including tomorrow, May 13th

Parish Greenification today! Bring your clippers, green thumbs, and sun hats and head over to the church. Come mulch, weed, and plant this morning - coffee and donuts provided! Pull ten weeds, win our eternal adoration!

You're invited to a family plant-out
After the 10 am service this Sunday, all families and children are invited to join Ms. Ann along the driveway, where we'll plant up the flower beds to celebrate the spring! Special thanks to Peter Turner and Randy Prindle for preparing the flowerbeds for us.

Calling all cranes: Bring your folded origami cranes and doves with you to church this Sunday, May 13. We will string them into garlands in preparation for our Pentecost celebration (May 20th)!  Questions? Send the Rector an email.

For the month of May, we will be collecting the items that go into Comfort Cases for children entering the Montgomery County Foster Care System. Please find the shopping list on the Outreach table in the vestibule. Donated items can be left in the baskets in the vestibule. Special thank you to Charlie Briggs, who will be keeping an inventory of what we have collected.

Youth Group: Bagels and Bible Middle and high school youth are welcome to gather in the loft after church for a weekly discussion of the Bible with snacks! More info:

Bible Study: This week's Bible Study is cancelled. Our study of Exodus will resume next week.

This Week At Christ Church

The Good Book Study Group: Wednesdays 11:30am - 12:45pm through the Easter season. Join us as we dive into the Acts of the Apostles. For more info, contact the Rector (

The next Women's Fellowship meeting will be Friday, May 18th at 6:30 pm. Winnie Holbrooke has graciously agreed to open her home for us to meet, greet, and eat (9823 Haverhill Drive in Kensington). Please bring your favorite hors d'oeuvre or drink (or both). We will discuss upcoming projects and mill over a potential name change.  Come and spend a Friday of fun and fellowship with us! Kindly RSVP to Aime Keith at or 202-230-6160.
Do you speak German, Swahili, Mandarin, or another language other than English?
On May 20th, for our celebration of Pentecost, during each of the services, members of the congregation are invited to read the passage from Acts in various languages - all at once - no need to fear. Please email Nora Buckley ( or Madison Chase in the office ( if you'd like to participate! 

Please join us in the Undercroft on May 20th following the 10 a.m. service for a reception for Pentecost, the Church's Birthday. Help us celebrate and make this occasion festive and delicious by bringing a favorite sweet or savory dish to share. Food can be dropped off in the kitchen before the service. If you're able to help with set up and/or cleanup or have questions, please contact Jane Aylor  ( or Sarah Leung ( Thank you and we look forward to sharing this special day with you!

For Your Information

Rob Scheer, the founder of Comfort Cases, will preach at our 10 AM service on Sunday, June 3rd with a "packing party" to follow in the undercroft. We encourage all parishioners, including children and adults to help us fill the Comfort Cases duffel bags. We will need a lot of assistance at the packing party, so please come and lend a hand!

Vacation Bible School Returns! This is our second year of celebrating God's Glorious Garden and our theme is light.
Dates:  Monday, July 9 - Friday July 13
Times: 9 AM to 12 N, with option to bring a brown bag lunch and stay until 1 PM; extended day until 4 PM. (Email Ann Enkiri to arrange for childcare until 5 PM.)
Location:  Our church!
Online Registration: Open on the church website:
Questions:  Email Ann Enkiri at

Transition News Madison Chase is filling in as Parish Administrator full time until early June taking on many of the Parish Administrator responsibilities in addition to her role as Youth Minister. You can reach her for admin business at

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-Thurs, 9am-5pm
Fri 9am-12pm
   301-942-4673 | |