~ ~ ~ Announcements for February 3, 2019 ~ ~ ~
Please welcome back the Rev. Dr. Anne Gavin Ritchie at 8am and 10am, and the Rev. Dr. Kortright Davis at 5pm!
Emily is away on vacation and will return on Tuesday, February 5, so Anne is serving as our guest preacher and celebrant this Sunday at 8AM and 10AM and Kortright is serving at 5pm. Mother Anne is the past Rector of the Church of the Resurrection in Alexandria, VA, holds a DMin in Congregational Development from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, and currently has a parish visitation ministry. Fr. Davis serves as Professor of Theology at Howard Divinity School and is the former Rector of Holy Comforter Episcopal Church in DC. A long-time Kensington resident, we are blessed that he and his wife Joan are members of Christ Church.
Pledge Envelopes Available
If you use pledge envelopes at any time during the year and would like a box of them, please call/email/or stop by the office (301-942-4673) and let our Parish Administrator, Peter Hanke know. They will then be available for pick up at the back of the church on Sunday.
The Gathering (6th-7th grade): Come join Kitty to learn about Desmond Tutu!
The Loft (8th-12th grade): Meet in the kitchen downstairs to help distribute chili!
Lee Purcelli Elected to the Diocesan Standing Committee
Please congratulate Lee Purcell, who was just elected at Diocesan Convention to serve a one-year term on the Standing Committee for the diocese.
"Socks Sunday" - Thank you!
A heart-felt thanks to everyone who supported our homeless outreach effort with Bethesda Cares. Thanks to your generosity, we were able to share 284 pair of socks, as well as some packages of men's underwear, with homeless members of our community!
to Lew Price for the very generous donation of office furniture for the church office, as well as the table and chairs by the water cooler area. It is much appreciated. Also, thank you to Liz Quinn and Boots Sheard for sorting out the supplies and desks in the space classroom so they can be used as office space for church volunteers during the week.
Please Help - Outreach Support for Heifer International
Christ Church Sunday School has been supporting the mission of Heifer International for over 20 years. Your donations to Heifer by feeding Agnes on the Outreach table provides not only breeding animals, but education, seeds and even bees to families and villages. We have been able to fund ducks, chickens, cows, lambs, seeds and
even bees! So please donate so we can continue to "Pass the Gift" and make a difference! Heifer Int'l envelopes be found in the back of the church.
Endowment Fund Grants for Ministries at Christ Church
The Planned Giving and Endowment Committee invite you to submit an application for a Mission Ministry Grant for 2019. Please contact Peter Hanke at firstname.lastname@example.org for an application form and instructions for the grant program. The committee will receive applications through February 20th and will announce
awards soon thereafter.
Altar Flower & Sanctuary Candle Dedications
Dedicating the Altar Flowers or Sanctuary Candle is a way to remember loved ones who have gone before us, or celebrate a blessing in our lives. If you would like to dedicate the altar flowers or sanctuary candle for a particular Sunday, please sign up on the sheet on the Church Office door and give a donation of $50 for the Altar Flowers or $20 for the sanctuary candle. The office will contact you during the week for the details of your dedication.
Youth trip to the Kennedy Center!
In honor of Black History Month, the youth will be going to a free concert at the Kennedy Center on Saturday, February 16th: the Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts presents Cotton Field to Concert Hall. Interested youth and parents should email Madi (email@example.com) no later than Sunday, February 10th. More information can be found here: https://www.kennedy-center.org/Video/Performance/68198
Christ Church Annual Meeting on Sunday, March 3 - Save the date!
Ministry reports need to be submitted to the church office no later than Feb 15! Questions? Please contact Peter Hanke, Parish Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Samaritan Ministry 2019 Next Step Breakfast on Thursday, March 14
, 7:30-9:00 AM at the National Press Club (529 14th St NW, DC). This is a high-energy, inspired gathering with Lisa Desjardins, PBS NewsHour correspondent, Next Step Program participants & volunteer testimonials. Samaritan Ministry is a faith-based community partnership - bringing together our neighbors who face poverty, homelessness or other debilitating challenges - with partner leaders, donors, volunteers and staff. It is a shared ministry improves the lives of all throughout the Washington area, one next step and neighbor at a time. Please contact Charlie Briggs (email@example.com), Doug Leavens (Dleavens07@verizon.net), or Lew Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions or to register.
Save the Date: Vacation Bible School, July 8-12!
Save the dates now for our week-long VBS program that runs from 9 AM - 4 PM. We will Explore God's Glorious Garden, focusing on habitats, as we learn to care for God's creation through sacred scripture and science. Email Children's Minister Ann Enkiri with questions or to reserve a spot: email@example.com.