WEEKLY E-NEWS
from Christ Church Episcopal
Thanksgiving Day Worship
Thursday, Nov. 28, 10:00 AM
All are welcome to a time of prayer and praise at our annual Thanksgiving Day worship service. Put your turkey in the oven and head on over to join us for music, prayer, and a message from Rev. Darren. Invite neighbors, relatives, and friends!
Advent starts this weekend

SATURDAY NIGHT VESPERS: A FRESH EXPRESSION
From the Latin word for "evening," a Vespers service offers a gentle, reflective setting to wind-down from the day. This service will blend ancient and contemporary expressions for a unique time of preparation each Saturday in Advent at 5:00 PM

SUNDAY WORSHIP & FORMATION
We'll gather in worship at 9:00 & 11:00 AM to begin the season of Advent through music, scripture, prayer, Holy Communion, and more. A new adult forum on Worship starts in the parlor at 10:15 AM. And all ages are invited to a special advent event to make advent wreaths and decorate cookies at 4:30 PM. All are welcome!
Please make plans to attend the Annual Meeting
Sunday, Dec. 8, 10:00 AM, Sanctuary
Your participation is important to running Christ’s Church. Please attend this once-a-year church-wide meeting on December 8 to elect four new vestry members, celebrate highlights from 2019, get a financial recap, and ask your questions. For more information, contact Rev. Shirley
Support the life-giving ministries of Christ Church. Prayerfully consider making a pledge.
Make a dedication in honor or memory of a loved one this Christmas Eve
On Christmas Eve, our worship space will be adorned with flowers to celebrate the birth of Jesus. You are invited to dedicate these flowers in honor or memory of a loved one. Your dedication will be printed in the worship bulletin so our community can join in giving thanks for the special people in your life. Forms can be found in the worship building and the church office and they are due by December 16 . Contact Rev. Darren Steadman for more information.
Special Guest Speaker from Hope & Resurrection School in South Sudan!
Sunday, December 8, 12:15 PM

Deborah Awut Mayom, 2011 graduate and current School Administrator at Hope and Resurrection Secondary School in Rumbek, South Sudan, will make a special visit to Christ Church on Sunday, December 8, 12:15 PM. The entire community is invited to hear Awut speak, and it will be a special treat for Christ Church members who have supported the school since its inception.
New Adult Forum Series starts on Worship starts this Sunday
Join others in the parlor this Sunday at 10:15 AM as we explore another "Way of Love" spiritual practice: Worship.
Join the Christmas Eve Choir
Looking for a meaningful way to celebrate Advent and Christmas this year? Consider joining the Christmas Eve Choir! All adults and youth 16+ who are interested in singing on Christmas Eve are welcome to participate. The Christmas Eve Choir will sing at the 4:00 PM and 6:30PM worship services on Tuesday, December 24. Rehearsals are on Thursdays at 7:15 PM. Performance Tuesday, Dec. 24, 4:00 & 6:30 PM
Youth Ministry Updates
 
  • All students grades 6-8 are invited to Youth Groups/Worship this Sunday.
  • Mark your calendars for the Forward Foundation (formerly Sophie House) Christmas Party at the Garage, Saturday December 14. Get more details and volunteer in Realm.
  • Youth Christmas Parties will be Sunday, December 15. Look for a postcard in the mail or contact Adam Williams for more.


All the time, we see God doing a new thing to give life and hope, through the ministries you support with your contributions. We thought you would enjoy a snapshot of 2019 at Christ Church.
As of 11/26/2019, we have 159 pledges for a pledge total of $ 638,893. Great job, Christ Church! Keep it coming. There is still time to make your pledge. Additional pledge cards are available in the worship building and office or you can pledge online in Realm. Visit www.ccerva.org/give .
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