News and Events
International Mission Group Supper & Talk: Wednesday, April 26, 6:30 p.m. (Auditorium): The International Mission Group and the Diocesan Southern Africa Partnership Committee welcome the Venerable Sharron Dinnie and several teachers and students from Kwasa College (primary school) in Springs, South Africa. Parishioners are invited to an informal supper and talk, along with guest from other parishes. Please RSVP to the Parish Office.
Men's Ministry: The Spring Study begins on Thursday, April 27. The program, Spirituality in Everyday Life for Everyday Men, led by the Rev. Jacques Hadler (who will also attend the Men's Retreat to be held June 16-17). We will explore how God works in the everyday "stuff" of our lives and the challenges of integrating faith and prayer into daily life. This theme will continue at the retreat. Meetings are 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. in the Memorial Room with a light supper.
Welcome Reception: On Sunday, April 30, at 10:00 a.m. in the Rectory, there will be a Welcome Reception. This is an opportunity to informally meet the clergy and other newcomers, as well as members of the parish. Please RSVP to the Parish Office.
An Eastertide Quiet Morning: Walking in Newness of Life: On Saturday, May 6, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., there will be a Quiet Morning in the Chapel led by Merrill Carrington. The events of Holy Week and Easter, and our liturgical recollection of those events, go by with little time to absorb, much less understand, the nuanced depths of these holy mysteries. Yet, the Risen One calls us to weave Resurrection Life into the patttern of our days of haste and distraction. With its ancient roots, Eastertide is a season that the earliest Christians observed as "the Great Fifty Days." For 21st century Christians, the days leading to Pentecost are an opportunity to "read, mark, learn and inwardly digest" the Paschal Mystery as we listen week by week to the disciples' encounters with the Risen Christ. With the aid of a few of the great works of art that have attempted to interpret the reality of Christ's Passion and Ressurrection, the Quiet Morning will help identify the newness of life already present to us, renew the ground of our beseeching, and deepen our intention to "practice resurrection." Merrill Carrington has an MDiv from Union Theological Seminary and spent three years on the staff of the College of Preachers at Washington National Cathedral. She is a peer guide in the Continuing Education in Preaching program at Virginia Theological Seminary. As a spiritual director, her ministry has focused on companioning individuals in the life of the Spirit, and leading retreats and quiet days. She has been a Christ Church parishioner since 1993 and is a member of the Vestry.
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CHRIST CHURCH COMMUNICATIONS
Christ Church employs a number of vehicles to publicise services, events and other activities at the church. These include, among others: the weekly email, This Week at Christ Church, the church website, The Courier newsletter, Sunday Announcements - both oral and printed in the Sunday leaflets, special printed materials, the calendar and special flyers and emails.
- This Week at Christ Church is emailed every Wednesday to all members of the parish. It contains information for the upcoming week, upcoming items for your calendars, programs for adults and children, outreach events and updates, etc. If you are not receiving the email, please inform the Parish Office so that we can update your information in the email listing.
- The church website is a resource for more extensive information on all programs and activities at the church. It is continually being updated with the latest news and information. The Calendar is accessible from the website - click on the link at the top right of any page.
- The Courier, newsletter is published several times a year and mailed to every member of the parish. It contains articles by clergy, staff and others, as well as information on activities and events.
- Sunday Announcements are provided both orally at services by a member of the clergy and printed in the leaflet. We invite you to take the leaflet home with you and put important dates on your calendars at home.