November 29, 2020
OUR PARISH MISSION
Christ Church exists to show everyone God loves them unconditionally.
We do that by EXPERIENCING, EMBRACING, AND EXTENDING
God's love.

There are three ways to give to the mission of Christ Church:
you can mail in your pledge, give online, or text GIVE to (850) 403-6673.

We experience God's love (Worship)

Sunday 10:30 AM service streamed on Facebook Live or YouTube 
Click here to listen to last week's sermon.
**An email is sent on Saturdays with links for Sunday worship and Christian Education.

In-Person services on Sunday at 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM
Click here to sign up (70 person max per service)
Click here for guidelines for protocols during COVID-19 (masks, etc.)

In-Person service on Wednesday at 12:00 PM (no sign up required)

We embrace God's love (Study/Formation)

The Bible Project
Join Zoom Meeting ~ Sundays, 9:30 AM
(no passcode)

Join us this fall with an interactive journey to connect us with fellow parishioners and dig deeper into God’s Word. We will be using Bible Project to lead us in our study. As the people of Christ Church, we will read the entire New Testament over the course of two fall semesters. Click here for the readings and links.
There are three ways to engage:
1. Small group discussion on Sundays at 9:30 AM. We will begin in a Zoom format where we watch a short video on the Bible book being covered for the week then break out into small groups to discuss two questions.
2. Disciple track – read highlights of the Bible book covered on Sunday each day.
3. Scholar track – read the entire Bible book covered on Sunday over the course of the week.

We extend the love of God (Outreach/Parishioner Support)

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
We have several exciting volunteer opportunities coming up around the holidays! The next mobile food distributions are Friday, December 4, and Saturday, December 19. We will also be partnering with Montclair Elementary for their holiday class parties and an Angel Tree in December. For full details or to sign up, please click here.

Readers and Greeters for In-person Services Needed
If you are interested in reading or serving as a greeter for either the 8:00 AM or 10:30 AM in-person services, please click here.

Bridging the Gap
Due to Hurricane Sally and the flooding of the Washburn Center, our neighbors without homes are in great need of toiletries, including bars of soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, disposable razors, hand sanitizer, wash clothes, socks, and hand cream. Please click here for more information on how to donate and help make toiletry bags.
HAPPENINGS
UPCOMING EVENTS

Food Distribution Days
Friday, December 4
Saturday, December 19

Gulf Breeze Eucharist Service
Sunday, December 6

Christ Church College Night
Thursday, December 17
PLEASE NOTE...
The office is currently closed to foot traffic to limit in person contact. The best way to contact the office is to email a staff member or leave a message at (850) 432-5115.

If you have a pastoral emergency, please call our pastoral care emergency line to speak directly with one of the priests: (850) 462-5137.
CONSECRATION SUNDAY UPDATE
We had an amazing initial response to stewardship on Consecration Sunday. If you have not completed your pledge, you can do so here to submit your pledge online, or you may return your card by mail.

Thank you for your continued generosity to God through Christ Church!
ADVENT & CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE
 
Sunday, December 13 ~ 5:00 PM
Carol Event ~ Christ Church Parking Lot
Featuring members of the Pensacola Bay Concert Band

Sunday, December 20 ~ 5:00 PM
Festival of Lessons & Carols
Livestreamed on FaceBook & YouTube

Thursday, December 24
Christmas Eve In-Person Services
2:00 — Traditional Service
4:00 PM — Family Service*
6:00 PM — Traditional Service
10:30 PM — The Midnight Mass of Christmas*
*Also livestreamed
 
Friday, December 25 ~ Christmas Day
10:30 AM — Traditional Christmas Day In-Person Service
CHRISTMAS FLOWER DEDICATIONS
The beautiful poinsettias and live greenery that adorn our altar, chancel rail and chapel are a special part of the celebration of Christmas at Christ Church. We invite all parishioners to share in the experience through a memorial or thanksgiving gift. Names of the loved ones you honor or remember will be printed in the Christmas bulletin. Flower dedication forms are available here and are due no later than Monday, December 14.

Please mail your form to the church:
P.O. Box 12683
Pensacola, FL 32591
Volunteers Needed!!
FOOD DISTRIBUTION DAYS
Friday, December 4
& Saturday, December 19
~ 9:00 AM ~
Allen Chapel AME Church
We have been serving around 200 families each food distribution. Our next food distribution days will be Friday, December 4 and Saturday, December 19, partnering with Allen Chapel AME Church and distributing food at 500 N. Guillemard StWe need volunteers to work a shift in the morning to either sort or distribute food. Volunteer duties range from directing traffic and filling out forms for families, to more labor-involved duties of sorting and distributing food. While it is outdoors and we take precautions like masks, please do not volunteer if you are at a high risk of infection or if you are not feeling well. Please email Honey Harris to volunteer.
CHILDREN'S SUNDAY CHAPEL
FOR THE SEASON OF ADVENT
We have some special stories and activities planned for Children’s Chapel as we begin the season of Advent – the beautiful season of Hope.

The First Sunday of Advent — The story we will hear is entitled “Get Ready” from our Jesus Storybook Bible. God promises his people that he is going to send his messenger – the promised one. We will light our first advent candle and begin our discussion of what Advent means in our church year. We will make Advent wreaths (siblings will work together). Adult helpers will be on hand to work on this project with the children. Hopefully, we will get most of the wreaths completed, but if not, we will send them home so that you can make them part of your Advent. (If your wreath is not complete, we will send supplies so that it can be completed at home.) Please join us either in-church or as a Zoomer. Parents, please sign children up here (max 12 children).

For those who are with us on Zoom, Britton Lynn and Rudy will be with you to tell this story — these sessions begin at 9:30 AM. The meeting ID is 3205228708. Britton will let you in through the waiting room.

Mark your calendar! Sunday, December 20, we will have hot chocolate, treats and a special visitor. 

Reminder to parents: Please bring your children directly to the Parish Hall prior to the 10:30 church service. You will enter from the courtyard and breezeway and sign your children in at the Parish Hall door. You and your children will need to wear a mask and remember the guidelines for social distancing.
ADULT CHRISTIAN FORMATION OFFERING:
Sacred Ground Dialogue ~ Sundays, 9:15 AM
Legacies: Racism's Long Life is the title for Session Nine of our curriculum. Each of us has experienced how a past negative action has had long term harmful consequences for a relationship. This Sunday our conversation centers on the impact of slavery and racism on the present relationship between black and white citizens. We will also consider "how as individuals, a group and a congregation you might contribute to healing of the harms." A Zoom connection is our means of conversing from 9:15-10:00 AM on Sundays and is facilitated by Dick Hooper and David Starling. Join the dialogue through the ZOOM link available in the Saturday announcements. Please click here for more information.
EPIC BOOK CLUB
Wednesday, December 2 ~ 3:00 PM (via Zoom)
The Epic Book Club has begun Zoom book club meetings until we can meet again in person. Please click here to be added to the email list for updates and a link to the Zoom meeting, and/or join our Facebook group (EPIC Bookclub of Christ Episcopal Church). We meet on the first Wednesday of the month at 3:00 PM. The December book discussion will be The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See.
GULF BREEZE EUCHARIST SERVICE
Sunday, December 6 ~ 5:00 PM ~ at the Poole's
We will be having an outdoor Eucharist service, hosted by Josh & Noelle Poole, for our families across the bridge in Gulf Breeze and Pensacola Beach on Sunday, December 6 at 5:00 PM with a conversation to follow. Please contact Rev. Katie for questions or more information.
EDUCATION FOR MINISTRY (EfM) UGLY SWEATER PARTY
Tuesday, December 8 ~ 6:00 PM (via Zoom)
Join Zoom Meeting
Time: December 8, 2020 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 857 3417 4537
Passcode: 197760

Help us celebrate the holidays! Join us for an evening of worship and games. There will be a prize for the ugliest sweater or hat. Invite your friends! We are happy to answer questions about the EfM program. Our upcoming year is starting January 5 with registration in December. For additional information, contact Pam Tanner.

To follow along with our worship, the link for An Order for Compline is 
EPISCOPAL YOUTH COMMUNITY NEWS
Here’s the ZOOM link: https://densem.zoom.us/j/3205228708
Britton will let people in from the waiting room.
Click here to sponsor a senior!
PRAYERS FOR OUR PARISH FAMILY
I. For Those in Need. Including the poor, the unemployed, the lonely, the hungry, the homeless, the abused, the sick and dying, and those who grieve. For those suffering in body, mind, or spirit—including Members: Bruce Melvin, Meg Melvin, Danny Deaton, Laura Wolfersperger, Phyllis Kreiner, Dee Whisenhunt Family & Friends: Rob Wilmer, Tracy Jennings, Bess Jensen, Susan Traynor, Hal Williams, Chuck Stanhope, Kelly, Trisha Bothwell, Nicole Keating, Pam Moreno. 
II. For Those in the Armed Forces, especially — Erik Barton, Stewart Bova, Jared Burgess, Danica Roark Domokos, Sam Gaston, Robert Geiger, William Harper, Harry B. Harris, Benjamin Jensen, Joshua Justin, Art Lantigua, Hillary Leonard, Ben Mathis, Kathryn Martin, Sean McAbee, Julie McGill, Christopher Patterson, Kyle Roberson, Peter Shelton, Evan Valdyke, Wesley Valdyke; and all those who serve this nation in harm’s way.
III. For All who have Died. May their souls and the souls of all the departed rest in peace—Evelyn Joseph.
IV. In Thanksgiving. For those in our parish celebrating birthdays—Brent Sawyer—and anniversaries.

To submit a prayer request, email PrayerRequest@christ-church.net and let us know if this is for the public prayer list or for our confidential intercessory prayer list. You may also fill out the prayer request form online at our website (found on the Pastoral Care page under “Ministries”). All published prayer requests on this list also go on the confidential intercessory prayer list. Please note that names remain on the prayer list for 4 weeks and on our confidential intercessory prayer list until you ask to be removed. Please resubmit your request if you or a loved one needs to remain on the list. This helps keep our prayers current. Names in bold print indicate new additions to the prayer list.