Beloved community!

On All Saints Day we baptized four adorable little girls and welcomed them into the church. My heart overflowed with joy and gratitude as we all promised to uphold them and help them follow Jesus and the Way of Love. It overflows as we continue to welcome new members - 8 households with 16 people have become members this fall, with more in the wings.

To celebrate our community and the 2020 Love Grows Here! Campaign, the Stewardship Committee and friends invite you to come grab a cup of java or punch and something delicious after the 8am and 10am services tomorrow. (Celebrate on Nov 24th after the 5pm service at the "Sunday at 6!" gathering.)

Thank you to all who have pledged and all who will get 'around to it' very soon!
We're 60% of the way to our goal of $427,000, with 81 pledges received. The vestry will be determining the 2020 budget in early December and every gift helps support and grow this community that is a beacon of light and love in this world.


ANNOUNCEMENTS
This Week at Christ Church
Children’s Ministry Programs  
Why Godly Play for Sunday School? Godly Play is a curriculum developed by Episcopal priest Jerome Berryman for children ages 4-12. Our youngest children encounter the core scripture stories and learn about the vocabulary and movements through Montessori inspired manipulatives. Ages 6-9 experience extensions of the core stories and make personal meaning of sacred scripture as they learn about Baptism and Eucharist. Ages 9-12 work with the Bible, Godly Play materials and research sources to synthesize core and enrichment lessons for critical thinkers, while learning about Episcopal faith traditions. Please join us any Sunday after the 10 am service: 11/17 The Ark and the Temple; 11/24 The Circle of the Church Year.
 
Youth Group
 This week: Jesus in the world  We’re continuing our Spirituality 101 series with a deep dive into Jesus’s Godhood. Another name we use for Jesus is Emmanuel, which translates to “God with us”. What exactly does that mean? Where do we see Jesus in our day-to-day lives? Come discuss and eat tasty snacks!
Bible Study at 4PM Today in the Library
Come join us! We will begin the Gospel according to Luke, called the “Love” Gospel. Come find out why. For questions contact Lee Puricelli at: leepuricelli@yahoo.com .
Stewardship 2020 Update   Thank you all for your generosity! To date, we’ve received 81 pledges, totaling $259,396. We are 60% of the way to our goal of $427,000. Please keep the pledges coming in!

 LOOKING AHEAD
2020 Vision    On Sunday, Nov 24th after the 10am service, the Vision Team will facilitate a fun conversation about 4 potential project areas for Christ Church and friends based on the input we got from you at the Annual Meeting. Come grab a cup of coffee and explore with us the exciting possibilities of assisting a refugee family settle in the area, digging into creation care, connecting with neighbors in Silver Spring or Wheaton through Laundry Love, and convening conversations about faith and life here at CC. Be a part of embodying love here and in the neighborhood. (Outreach Cmte and Vestry approved!) Questions? contact Ray Barry, raybarry1@me.com. 
 
Sunday at 6!   Come to the 5:00pm Candlelight Communion service on Nov 24th and stay for supper, libations and conversation following the service. All you morning worshipers, drop by at 6:00pm to meet your fellow parishioners and have a slice!  
 
Annual Community Interfaith Thanksgiving Service: Tuesday, Nov 26th, 7:30pm  at Temple Emanuel,   10101 Connecticut Ave, Kensington, MD. Come give thanks with your neighbors! It's a beautiful and inspiring service.
 
Advent Wreath and Ornament Making event   Sunday December 1st after the 10:00 am service in the Undercroft! Come and enjoy this fun event by making a beautiful Advent wreath, and/or an ornament for your home. All supplies provided EXCEPT GREENS. Please bring cut greens (ilex, yew, holly, and other small leaf greens) to use and to share. And If you have a wreath ring from last year's event, bring it on December 1 for you to re-use. For questions or information, please contact Sarah Leung ( rsleung@prodigy.net ) or Suzanne Lawrence ( suzlaw1@comcast.net )

Restarting Friends and Family Prayer List as of 2020    We will be restarting the Friends and Family prayer list in the weekly bulletins starting in 2020. If there are friends and loved ones you wish to remain on the list, please let Peter Hanke, parish administrator know at administrator@ccpk.org .
Christ Episcopal Church Kensington
4001 Franklin Street
Kensington MD 20895
301-942-4673
administrator@ccpk.org

Sunday Services:
8am, 10am, 5pm
Weekday Service:
Wednesdays, 6:30pm

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
9am - 5pm

Sunday's Bulletins for Download  
(including this Sunday's Readings and Prayer List):