The whole family is invited to join us for a tour and taste of the Community First! Village. February 24, 3pm – 5pm. More information and registration here.
Dear Christ Church, It’s been so good to enjoy a few cooler mornings recently in Austin as the signs of Fall slowly start to show themselves. At the same time, even as the scorching heat begins to wane just a bit, I already miss the somewhat slower pace of summer. Like some of you, my
Dear Christ Church, We yearn for true connection and community. We need it and . . . it costs us. You’ve heard the axioms: “nothing worth having or doing comes easy” or “no pain, no gain” or the wisdom of Jesus that tells us “unless a seed falls to the ground and dies, it remains
This week’s guest post is written by Beau Pruitt, Director of Student Ministries Dear Christ Church, Some of you may be familiar with the Latin phrase, Ora et labora, as made famous by St. Benedict of Nursia from the late 5th/early 6th century. This phrase and the spiritual tradition it connotes has developed and expanded in
Dear Christ Church, On any given Sunday, you may have noticed the sounds of rustling and bustling, coos and cries of children in the sanctuary. We’re delighted to be a church with so many little ones. From infants to elementary, it’s our desire to care for the children of our parish and nurture them in
Dear Christ Church, In a nutshell, here’s the good message of Christian faith: “God is love; the love that is God is crucified love; we are called to friendship with the risen Jesus; we cannot love God if we do not love each other; and we live out our love from the community created by
Dear Christ Church, I’m excited to let you know that on August 13th we will return to the “common cup” for Holy Communion. Let me unpack three phrases from that sentence . . . “Common Cup.” This phrase refers to the use of chalices during Communion to communicate the wine, which chalice bearers will offer
Dear Christ Church, My new favorite place in the world is Taizé, France, where a new monastic movement started in 1940. The brothers worship and pray three times a day and teach the Bible one hour a day, all open to guests who want to join them. Every week, hundreds and often thousands of mostly
Dear Christ Church, It’s “a taste of things to come;” that’s one way of understanding Holy Communion. Everyone is invited, from all walks of life. We all get to share in this meal that is a foretaste of the Great Banquet we will someday enjoy in the face-to-face presence of Jesus Christ, the host. People
This week’s guest post is by Christ Church parishioner Natalie Rutherford. Dear Christ Church, I write to you with a full heart after leading Christ Church kids throughARocha’s Creation Care Camp, Wild Wonder. It was a joy and delight to hit pause on screens and traditional summer entertainment and let nature entertain for the week.