CliffNotes

Hodgepodge Friday

Dear Christ Church,   We are only 2-ish months away (April 21) from the handoff from me to Fr. Matt as Rector of Christ Church. Beginning this weekend, Fr. Matt has been given a month away from responsibilities in order to spend time with his family, take stock of this new calling to leadership, go on […]

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That’s What It’s All About: Learning More About The Love That Is God

This week’s guest post is by Small Groups Pastor Kester Smith. Dear Christ Church,  “That is what Christianity is all about. Now believe it and live it as if your life depended on it, because it does.” This is how Frederick Bauerschmidt’s book The Love That Is God ends. But to tell you that isn’t

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Announcing: Spiritual Theology Seminar with Christine Warner

Dear Christ Church, I am very excited to announce that one of the most loved and most formational classes we’ve offered at Christ Church is back: Spiritual Theology, taught by Christine Warner. Get the details and sign up here! The last time this was offered was the spring of 2020, when it got canceled halfway through because .

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Evangelism & Outreach

Dear Christ Church,   We are pleased to again offer the excellent “Evangelism and Outreach Training Cohort” by Fr. Herb Bailey, our Evangelist in Residence.  Beginning Monday evening, February 5, this 5 part class brings Fr. Herb’s expertise to parishioners with practical advice for engaging with others and sharing the love of Jesus. You are

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New Rector Announcement

Today’s CliffNotes post comes from Christ Church’s Vestry   Dear Christ Church Family, Thank you for your support and prayers over the past couple of months as we’ve gone through a full and formal process of discernment to seek who the Lord is calling next to lead Christ Church. With exceedingly great joy, we announce that

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Two important notes as we approach the Feast of the Incarnation

Dear Christ Church,   We are days away from the Feast of the Incarnation, a new calendar year, and some big transitions. I want to make sure you are aware of two important notes, and share with you one beautiful thing. Rector Succession Update. Many thanks to all who are praying for Christ Church’s future leadership.

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The Irrational Season

Today’s CliffNotes is written by Ministry Intern Danielle Pruitt. Dear Christ Church, I love this short Advent poem by Madeleine L’Engle, titled “After the Annunciation”: This is the irrational season when love blooms bright and wild. Had Mary been filled with reason there’d have been no room for the child. Ivanka Demchuk “Annunciation” Advent is

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