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 […]
Dear Christ Church, Let’s get ready for Lent! This annual walk with Jesus toward self-emptying love and new life starts next week. Lent is a quieter season marked by practices that help us pay attention to the reordering of our loves, self-examination, prayer, and concern for the poor. These are things we can attend
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
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 .
Dear Christ Church, I love how Christ Church lives out this core value of community: By God’s grace we are becoming a community of real people in real relationships, learning to love one another, celebrate together and bless our world through hospitality, witness and service. We value the diversity of backgrounds, gifts, cultures, and generations
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
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
Dear Christ Church, As we come to the end of 2023, this is a time people often take stock of our identity. Have we ended the year becoming more aligned with our truest self? And if not, what pivots might we make in 2024? There is a connection between the person we want to become
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.
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