WEEKLY E-NEWS
from Christ Church Episcopal
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New Adult Forum Series on Prayer this Sunday
Sunday, 10:15 AM, Parlor
Join us the Parlor on November 10, 17, and 24, as we explore the Way of Love practice: Pray.
Family Care Support Group Meeting
Sunday, Nov. 10, 12:30 PM, Ed. Building Room 207
The Family Care support group is for anyone who is caring for a family member -- aging parent, adult children, young children, grandchildren, and more. Join us for a casual time of listening to and supporting one another. Contact the Rev. Darren Steadman for more information.
All ages invited to sing with choirs on Christmas Eve
CHILDREN
Children in grades K-5 are invited to rehearse to perform on Christmas Eve in a costumed performance of the Christmas story. What a fun and special way to help our children prepare their hearts for Christ this season. Friends are always welcome!

Rehearsals start Wednesday, November 13, 6:30 PM. Performance Tuesday, December 24, 1:30 PM
ADULTS & YOUTH
Looking for a meaningful way to celebrate Advent and Christmas this year? Consider joining the Christmas Eve Choir! It is a weekly way to bring your focus back to Christ during a hectic season. 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 start Thursday, November 21, 7:30 PM. Performance Tuesday, December 24, 4:00 & 6:30 PM
3rd Grade Bible Gifts
November 16 & 17
3rd Grade Bible Distribution: November 16 & 17
 We will have our annual Bible Distribution for all 3rd grade children during worship on November 16 & 17. There is no need to RSVP.
 
We joyfully share this good news with our children; and, as they grow in their reading abilities we want to equip them to grow in the faith as we receive it from the Scriptures.
Thanksgiving Day Worship
Thursday, November 28, 10:00 AM
All are welcome to a time or prayer and praise at our annual Thanksgiving Day worship service.
Annual Meeting to elect new Vestry
Sunday, Dec. 8, 10:15 AM, Sanctuary
Join us on Sunday, December 8 for a short update on the vitality of our church and to elect a new Vestry.
As of 11/6/2019, we have 86 pledges for a pledge total of $342,301.79 . Great job, Christ Church! Keep it coming. Let us hear from you by 11/24 as we celebrate doing God’s new thing together. Additional pledge cards are available in the worship building and office or you can pledge online in Realm. Visit www.ccerva.org/give .
Set aside some time to prepare for Advent
December 13, 10:00 AM - 3 PM, Roslyn Retreat Center

All are invited to an Advent Quiet Day at beautiful Roslyn Retreat Center on River Road. Prepare for the coming of Christ, utilizing the practices of The Way of Love . The schedule includes two short meditations led by Sara Vale, quiet reflection times, free time, lunch, and the day will close with the Eucharist. What a wonderful opportunity to prepare ourselves before the Christmas season begins.
Thank you, Christ Church, for serving our CARITAS guests this week through bagged lunches, dinners, staying overnight, and much more! Be assured that Jesus is with us as we live into his commandment to love one another.
Youth Ministry Updates

All youth are invited to Youth Groups & Worship this Sunday.
  • Mid-Highs (grades 6-8) meet from 5:00-5:45 PM
  • All ages youth Worship is from 5:50-6:35 PM
  • Sr. Highs (grades 9-12) meet from 6:45-7:30 PM

Interested in getting your student into a small group ? Contact Adam for group information.
Called to Serve? Vestry 2020
The Vestry (our governing board) is currently taking nominations to serve a three-year term, starting January 2020. If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else, first secure the person’s permission, then email Rev. Shirley before November 20, 2019. Click below for more about skills needed for this ministry.
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