This Week at Christ Church
Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

We welcome Lee Puricelli as our guest preacher this Sunday! Lee has been an active part of CCPK for over 15 years. He currently serves as a mentor for Education for Ministry (EfM), and as the chair of the Adult Education committee. He's on Standing Committee for the Diocese of Washington, and is a dedicated public servant at the Department of Agriculture. 
The Planned Giving and Endowment Committee invites you to
brun c h a nd an estate planning workshop tomorrow, June 24 after 10 am service. Jeffrey Kolender of Paley Rothman will give a short talk about the new tax laws and answer questions. For more info, contact Ted Seale at or read through the formal invite here.
Childcare and children's activities will be available.

THANK YOU : to all those who contributed toward furnishing the new apt for a now formerly homeless gentleman working with Samaritan Ministry and Bethesda Cares. We were touched by the outpouring of support! For those who still have furniture to donate, A Wider Circle is a great option. For more of the story, contact either Doug Leavens or Charlie Briggs.
Charlie moving in to his new apt!

Bible Study will start back up tomorrow, June 24th at 4 pm. Email Lee Puricelli ( with questions.
Help make our summer special by signing up to help with Popsicles on the Lawn! The sign up sheet is in the Undercroft - we hope to fill all the slots in July and August. It's easy, it's a perfect family activity, and instructions will be provided! If you have questions, please contact Jane Aylor or Sarah Leung, Parish Life.  

Only 4 more items to sponsor and we will totally equip Camp Kesem GW ! Camp Kesem is a free summer camp for kids whose parents have cancer or have passed away from cancer. The camp is run by college students at GW and relies on donations to provide a comforting space for their campers. You can help make camp awesome this year by participating in our virtual donation drive!
1.   Grab a blue or green card from the board on the Outreach table to sponsor a camp activity.
2.   Note your item number on the clipboard on the table.
3.   Place the amount specified on the card (cash or a check to Christ Church) into an Outreach envelope. Please write "Camp Kesem" and the item number in the memo line of your check, and on your envelope.
All items will be ordered by Christ Church and sent directly to Camp Kesem GW.  
Thank you to EVERYONE who has already given soooo generously!
What's Happening Next Week?

The office will be closed on Monday, June 25th, and on Wednesday, July 4th.

Summer youth group will meet on July 1st in the Undercroft after the 5 pm service. Middle and high school youth are invited to come out for some Disney-themed fun, including dinner and a costume contest! Contact Madi ( if you have questions.
Looking Ahead
Adult Volunteers Needed for Vacation Bible School: J uly 9-13
With camper registration progressing nicely, we now invite our parishioners to volunteer serving our children at VBS. We offer volunteers one-hour blocks of activity time: 10 AM, 11 AM and 2 PM. You may volunteer for one hour or more! Here are some skills you might share: photography, storytelling, music and song, arts and crafts, science, and cooking. We have activities planned for Exploring Light in God's Glorious Garden and we are happy to implement your suggestions! Please email Ann Enkiri to volunteer or to ask for more information!
Parents of Prospective Campers: Registration remains open through July 1st on the ccpk website: Questions? Email Children's Minister Ann Enkiri at .  This is our second year of celebrating God's Glorious Garden and our theme is LIGHT!
When: Monday, July 9 - Friday July 13
Times: 9 AM to 12 Noon, 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.)
Online Registration:   Vacation  Now open - click here!  
Questions? Email Ann Enkiri at
Transition New s: Madison Chase is temporarily filling in as Parish Administrator full time, taking on many of the Parish Administrator responsibilities in addition to her role as Youth Minister. You can reach her for admin business at
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-Thurs, 9am-5pm
Fri 9am-12pm
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