This Week at
Christ Episcopal Church Kensington
- This Sunday -

Transforming Generosity:  Stewardship 2019
Our stewardship campaign is winding down for the fall. Please get us your pledge of financial support by December 2. The vestry will be making final budget decisions at their meeting on December 15th. As of Nov. 19th, we have $325,358 from 92 pledgers toward our balanced budget goal of $450,000. THANK YOU so very much! Every pledge - every amount - and every person - counts. Questions about giving? Contact Doug Smith, Sr. Warden,
Gratitude for your Generosity
Thank you to all who brought in food and grocery cards for our neighbors at Arcola Elementary School.  Jessica Port, the head of the Linkages to Learning Program at Arcola, loaded up the makings for Thanksgiving meals for 55 families on the 19th. They were thrilled! 
Sunday School & Youth Group return next week 
  There will be no Children's Chapel, Youth group or Sunday School on Sunday, November 25th.  Children will join their families in the service. There are activity bags and children's bulletins available in the back of the sanctuary. There will be regular Nursery Care for infants and toddlers. 

Bible Study this Sunday at 4PM 
Please join us on Sundays as we begin reading Matthew, Mark and Luke in parallel. It should be enlightening and fun to see the differences. Why does Matthew's genealogy of Jesus stop at Abraham but Luke's genealogy continues back to Adam? Come to Bible study and find out the answer and more... All are welcome! No prior preparation is necessary and feel free to drop in any week. Questions? Please contact Lee Puricelli (
- Coming Soon: Advent! - 

Way of Love for Advent 
Here are two ways to have a meaningful Advent:
The first is an Advent calendar, which offers daily suggestions for practicing the seven practices of the Way of Love, turn, learn, pray, worship, bless, go and rest. The calendar is available 

Second, we are offering four sessions that will explore the first two chapters of the Gospel of Luke. Luke's gospel provides a pattern for understanding how we can live the  Way of Love as individuals, as families and friends, as a community, and out in the world. The sessions are:
Advent One :      The Annunciation: Saying "Yes" to the Journey
Advent Two :      Mary and Elizabeth: Journeying with Family and Friends
Advent Three :   The Birth of John the Baptist: Journeying with Community
Advent Four :     The Birth of Jesus: Journeying with the World
We would like to know when would be the best day and time for these sessions so we have created a survey. Please log your favorite time! 
Whether you decide do either, both, or none of these activities, Christ Church wishes you a blessed and peaceful Advent. More info? Contact Lee Puricelli at

Preparing for Christmas for Arcola Elementary Families!  
On Sunday December 2nd we will begin our annual project to surprise our Arcola kids with a gift or two from their Holiday wish list. Once again the stockings will be hung by the chimney with care, with hopes you will be there to support a family! You are invited to stop at the Outreach table and select a stocking with a child's wish list on the back.  
 - Virginia Sheard, Outreach Cte. 301-949-3372 or
Advent Wreath and Ornament Making 
on Sunday December 2nd 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.  If you have a wreath ring from last year's event, bring it and re-use!  Questions or more info, contact Sarah Leung or Suzanne Lawrence

December 5 at 6:30 Parish Dinner to celebrate the eve of St. Nicholas' Feast Day.  St. Nicholas is the Patron Saint of Children-of all ages!  Join us for supper and help us to decorate the Parish Hall Christmas Tree.

Prime Timers on Thursday, Dec 6th. Come for a presentation by the Montgomery County Historical Society. If you'd like lunch, email Nora Buckley at Who's a prime timer? Anyone who is available to come enjoy lunch, conversation, and a bit of history! 11:30am-1:00pm downstairs in the Undercroft.

"Unplugged" Christmas Edition  Saturday December 8th, 7 - 8:30pm
in the Undercroft. Come one, come all, to a festive Christmas edition of UNPLUGGED! Put down your phone for a while and enjoy open mic entertainment, holiday cookies, and joyous fellowship, hosted by the Youth Council at CC. Want to sign up for a performance slot? Contact Madi (

Upcoming Children's Ministry and Youth Group Activities
for All Parishioners
  Confirmation Class Info Session on Sunday, December 9th! Want to learn more about this year's confirmation class? Come to an informational meeting in the youth loft on after youth group, at 12 noon. Please RSVP to Youth Minister Madi ( by Wednesday, December 5th if you plan to attend.
December 9 from 11:15am-1:15pm Pre-Pageant Pizza & Fun!   We will gather to fit costumes, rehearse our pageant song, and practice for the pageant.  After a pre-pageant pizza party, we will make shoebox Nativity dioramas and ornaments.
December 16 at 10 AM: Our Children's Christmas Pageant will take place during the 10 AM Holy Eucharist.  Children of all ages are invited to participate as we need blessed animals, angels, shepherds, and wise people to gather round our Mary, Joseph and our most blessed baby.  Our 4th and 5th graders, as well as any interested 6th and 7th graders, are invited to be our readers while the younger children form the pageant tableaux. Questions? contact Children's Minister Ann Enkiri at 

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