This Week at Christ Church
The Sixth Sunday of Easter...
because Easter is a season... 50 days...
including tomorrow, May 6

On Sunday we welcome The Rev. Becky Zartman as our guest preacher and celebrant! Becky serves as an adjunct priest at St. Thomas' in DC. She is also the Episcopal campus chaplain at Georgetown University, and currently serves on the Diocesan Council.

Adult Forum after the 10 am service: Redefining Church in the 21st Century Using the Acts of the Apostles, the Rev. Becky Zartman will help us think in new ways about the ancient project of "church." Come for a lively discussion about where we've been, where we are, and where God is leading us.

Youth Group: Bagels and Bible Middle and high school youth are welcome to gather in the loft after church for a weekly discussion of the Bible with snacks! More info:

Bible Study: Come to the library at 4pm and we'll continue exploring Exodus.  No preparation necessary, contact Lee Puricelli for more information ( 

This Week At Christ Church

The Good Book Study Group: Wednesdays 11:30am - 12:45pm through the Easter season. Join us as we dive into the Acts of the Apostles. For more info, contact the Rector (

Green Team Day  It's time to make Christ Church's grounds great (again!).  Come this Saturday, May 12 and help with planting, weeding, and mulching.  For more information contact Randy Prindle (  - our new grounds manager! 

For Your Information

You got to know when to fold em: If you can make an origami crane or dove, we need you to help prepare for our Pentecost celebration!  Send the Rector an email and she'll let you know the next step.

Vacation Bible School Returns! This is our second year of celebrating God's Glorious Garden and our theme is light.
Dates:  Monday, July 9 - Friday July 13 Times: 9 AM to 12 N, with option to bring a brown bag lunch and stay until 1 PM; extended day until 4 PM. (Email Ann Enkiri to arrange for childcare until 5 PM.)
Location:  Our church!
Online Registration: Vacation Bible School Registration for children--as well as youth and adult volunteers--is open on the church website:

The next Women's Fellowship meeting will be Friday, May 18th at 6:30 pm. Winnie Holbrooke has graciously agreed to open her home for us to meet, greet, and eat (9823 Haverhill Drive in Kensington). Please bring your favorite hors d'oeuvre or drink (or both). We will discuss upcoming projects and mill over a potential name change.  Come and spend a Friday of fun and fellowship with us! Kindly RSVP to Aime Keith at or 202-230-6160.

Many thanks to all who brought something to Kurt's Reception last week.  The treats were wonderful and it made for a very festive, delicious, and special occasion. -Jane Aylor and Sarah Leung 
Please join us in the Undercroft on May 20th following the 10 a.m. service for a reception for Pentecost, the Church's Birthday. Help us celebrate and make this occasion festive and delicious by bringing a favorite sweet or savory dish to share. Food can be dropped off in the kitchen before the service. If you're able to help with set up and/or cleanup or have questions, please contact Jane Aylor  ( or Sarah Leung ( Thank you and we look forward to sharing this special day with you!

Transition News Madison Chase will be filling in as Parish Administrator full time beginning May 7 until early June taking on many of the Parish Administrator responsibilities in addition to her role as Youth Minister. You can reach her for admin business at

Thank You, Christ Church!

Dear Christ Church Family,

I want to extend my deep and profound thanks for the amazing sendoff party, generous purse, and wonderful gifts you have given me as I step down as your Parish Administrator.  Serving the church these past ten + years has been a real honor.

While I am stepping down as Administrator, I am not stepping away as I will be joining you in the pews as a parishioner this coming Fall.  I look forward to worshipping with you and calling Christ Church my spiritual home.

With gratitude,

Kurt Ellison

Check Out These Links for More Information 
Christ Episcopal Church Kensington
4001 Franklin St.
Kensington, MD 20895
Sunday Services: 8am, 10am, 5pm
Wednesdays: 6:30pm
Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm
   301-942-4673 | |