Hodgepodge Friday

Rev. Cliff WarnerCliffNotes

Dear Christ Church,

We love to eat, and we love people! These two loves merge at “Come to the Table” next Thursday, March 3rd. Reach out to your friends who don’t know Christ, and join us for a fabulous dinner at a quaint restaurant to learn more about the broad spectrum of concerns related to a very simple part of our lives: food. We will talk about the relationship of food to beauty, justice, community and sustainability, and how these themes intersect with the Christian faith. Join us at Foodheads Restaurant to “dig in,” but in order to come you must bring a guest who has no church home. (Please rsvp: debi@christchurchofaustin.org, details below).

Membership Class . . . It’s not too late! Whether you are simply curious what Christ Church is all about or ready to take the plunge, consider attending our Membership Class Sunday, March 6th 1:30-4:30pm at 112 Medina St., (details below). It’s a great way to meet people and learn more about us; it also gives us the opportunity to get to know you. Becoming a Christ Church member can be a vital next step of Christian growth and commitment. Though attendance in the class is required for membership, it does not obligate participants to become members.

Annual pledges are still trickling in . . . if you have not made your annual pledge for 2016, you can submit it here.

Lastly, Christine and I would like to express many, many thanks to all of you who served at the Matthew 25 Gathering. At the request of our Archbishop’s office, Christine led this event that gathered, for the first time, Anglican practitioners from Canada, the U. S., and Mexico who serve among the vulnerable, marginalized and under-resourced communities of North America. Our time together was anointed, full of the restorative presence and power of the Holy Spirit. We were also honored to be led in Holy Eucharist by Archbishop Foley Beach. Eighty Christ Church-ers volunteered in some capacity to help make this incredible event happen for our denomination, for the ministers present and the people they serve, and to the praise of God’s glory. Again, thank you!