December, 2020
In-Person Worship & Gathering Suspended
Due to the increasing incidence of Covid-19 in our community, Christ Church Newton has suspended in-person worship and gathering until further notice.

Virtual services will continue to be posted on our You Tube channel! You can watch it in real time or at your convenience. Find it here.
Confessions to the Canon
Back by Popular Demand!
The Reverend Canon Robert Griner will be joined - at a safe distance - by parishioners who have agreed to share tales of intrigue, mayhem, and general skullduggery during the next season of "Confessions to the Canon." Each episode will be uploaded to the Christ Church Newton You Tube channel on Wednesday mornings.

Can't wait? Watch re-runs of our previous incarnation, "Conversations with the Canon" now!

Check it out here.
The Season of Advent
The Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols on Christmas Eve
The Christmas Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols, featuring members of the Senior and Junior Choirs, along with piano and organ, will be offered virtually this year. Look for the video to be posted on the Christ Church You Tube channel on Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 24th. 

Christmas Day, December 25th
A virtual service featuring the students from the Christ Church Newton Sunday School in a stupendous Pageant will be posted on the Christ Church Newton You Tube channel on Christmas Day, December 25th.

Christmas Memorial Flowers
Honor your loved on with memorial flowers for Christmas. Names of the honorees will be included in the in the Christmas service bulletin which will be posted on the Christ Church Newton website. All names must by received by the church office by December 18th.
Parish Activities
Christ Church Women News
Christ Church Book Club
The Christ Church Book Club will meet on Thursday, December 3rd, at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom to discuss "The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women" by Kate Moore. The January meeting will be held on January 28th, book TBD. For more information and Zoom details, please contact Lori Parks at 862-266-3069 or lacparks@hotmail.com.
Bible Study Suspended
Bible Study has been temporarily suspended in keeping with public health guidelines.
Sunday Servers & Brunch in a Bag Volunteers
Those who have volunteered to provide flowers, support the Sanctuary, serve as Lectors, Ushers, Acolytes, Crucifers or on the Altar Guild, or assist with the Sunday Brunch in a Bag program can check their schedule on the Christ Church website. Please note that changes may continue to be made to accommodate public health guidelines.
Manna House Volunteers
Christ Church provides volunteers to Manna House on the 4th Wednesday of each month. The next volunteer opportunity is Wednesday, December 23rd, 9:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Contact Laura Booker at 973-383-7635. Please note that changes may continue to be made to accommodate public health guidelines.
Altar Guild
Parishioners are still encouraged to contribute toward the purchase of the flowers on the altar in order to commemorate a special occasion or loved one; Sanctuary Lights or Candles, $20; Altar Flowers, $50. Contact Alex Zander at ahzander@yahoo.com or contact the church office to offer flowers, join the new floral display group or make a monetary donation.
Well Done, Good & Faithful Servants!
A Message of Gratitude from Christ Church Newton Parishioners Lou & Lynda Andres
To All Our Loving Church Family that came and helped us out on Saturday November 14th:
Susan, Josh, Brian, Joy, Messiah, Yakai, Caroline, Judy, Michael, Kat, Shelby, Andrew, Randy, Jim, Malinda, & Ingrid, WOW, YOU ARE AWESOME!!!!

We are so very blessed to have you in our lives. You worked so very hard and did a truly wonderful job cleaning up and bagging (about 85 bags worth) all those wet leaves. Surely, some of you built some leg muscles on that front lawn hill of ours! So much hard work! The yard looks spectacular and we are truly grateful!

Lou and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts for giving of yourselves in such a special way in our time of need. May the Lord Bless you all and keep you safe and healthy!

Love and thanks to all,

Lynda and Lou Andres
Birthdays and Anniversaries
Looking Ahead
Notice of Upcoming Events is Pending Receipt of
Diocesan Re-Opening Guidelines

Church Calendar Online
Stay up-to-date with the events at Christ Church by checking out the calendar on our website .
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