This Week at
T HIS SUNDAY, September 9, Christ Church Picnic & BBQ !

Please join us following the 10AM service - always a fun event! Hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers and turkey burgers will be provided by Parish Life but we would greatly appreciate sides and desserts.   
Due to the coming rain this weekend, the picnic will be downstairs in the Undercroft! 
If you would like to bring a dish or help with set up , please follow this link to sign up for the BBQ & P icnic at

2018 Town of Kensington Labor Day Parade
Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for the 2018 Kensington Labor Day Parade!   We had a blast!. More than 30 people braved the 103 degree heat index to assemble and distribute over 600 tote bags with fliers and candy to the broader Kensington community! Thank you also to everyone who donated candy!
Click here so see more pictures of the day on Facebook!
 Please Volunteer & Help Out!
Do you have an extra hour a month for an essential ministry? If so, please contact Yvonne Bryan, chair of the Pastoral Care team, , or the Rector, Thank you!  

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Sunday School and Youth Group Starts NEXT SUNDAY, September 16!
Sunday School! - Please join us as we celebrate the beginning of the school year and get back into the swing of things. Questions? Contact Ann ( ) for more info.
Youth Group Kickoff Meeting! Please join Kitty Shuler and Youth Minister Madi for YOUTH GROUP KICKOFF! We have many exciting things planned for this year, including the following:
  •  A new class for 6th and 7th graders, called The Gathering!
  •  Our action-filled curriculum that examines how we can learn about our faith from superheroes like Superman, Daredevil, and Wonder Woman!
  •  A private tour of the National Cathedral!
  •  An awesome Fall fellowship outing!
Middle and high school students (and their wonderful parents!) are invited to attend the   meeting following the 10am service in the Youth Loft.
  • Youth Group will meet on Sept. 23rd and 30th at 11:15 am!
  • There will be a Youth Group kickoff activity on Saturday, October 13th(to be determined by vote at our first gathering) Questions? Please contact Madi Chase ( for more info. 
Bible Study will resume on September 16 at 4pm in the Library  
Please email Lee Puricelli ( ) with questions. All are welcome!
Photos in the Undercroft!
You may have noticed over the past year or so that there are photographs on display in the undercroft that change throughout the year. They are a project of Chuck Serpan, a newer member of the choir, and an avid traveler who takes pictures along the way. Currently there are pictures from Japan, Ireland where he participated in a choral festival last summer, Prague, Great Falls, and Charleston SC where he sang in the Piccolo Spoletto Festival a few years ago. The photo in the stairwell has a connection to the origami birds hanging in our church. Read the caption on the picture or just ask him about it. (He doesn't bite!) Watch this space for news of a new display that will be coming soon! Questions: Please contact Chuck at

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Kenya Night - Saturday, October 20 at 6pm in the Undercroft!
The Outreach Committee warmly invites you to join the fun again this year's "Kenya Night" in support of the Nyumbani Orphanage in Kenya and their programs which support both children and caregivers suffering from HIV/AIDS. Please join us for a night of dinner and dancing with a tribal flair,Kenyan craft boutique, children's crafts, raffles and more! The event will run from 6-9:30pm. (There will be a cash bar for this event.) Funds raised will be used to purchase a new greenhouse to grow food for the children and caregivers. Donations of wool yarn and razor scooters in good condition would also be joyously accepted! For more information, please contact Tina Cleland at 301-946-0921.
Click Here to see pictures of last year's Kenya Night on our Facebook page! 
Blessing of the Animals - Sunday, October 7 at 4pm!
Calling all animals in Celebration of St. Francis of Assisi, animals are welcome to bring their humans to the annual Blessing of Animals on Sunday, October 7 at 4:00 pm!   Come to the courtyard for a brief service of prayers, blessings, a hymn, and a treat (or two) and stay for the 5pm Eucharist.

Christ Episcopal Church Kensington
4001 Franklin St.
Kensington, MD 20895
Sunday Services: 8am, 10am, 5pm
Wednesdays: 6:30pm
Office Hours: Mon-Thurs, 9am-5pm
Fri 9am-12pm
   301-942-4673 | |
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