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Advent + Chili + Ceili

Dear Christ Church, There are now loads of Advent resources available, but nothing I know of quite like the Advent Reflections (scroll to bottom of the link to subscribe) produced by the Matthew 25 Initiative (M25i). These are beautiful and thoughtfully created reflections that help us to keep company with those who are most desperate for the

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The Eager Waiting

Dear Christ Church, At our Parish Retreat Erin Moniz told the story of one of her professors who asked the class “What time is it?” Someone answered, predictably, with the precise clock time. The professor asked again and again until people began to give answers like, “It’s time for me to make a difficult decision”

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The Threshold

Dear Christ Church, “It may be that when we no longer know which way to go we have come to our real journey. The mind that is not baffled is not employed. The impeded stream is the one that sings.” These lines from a poem by Wendell Berry have recently spoken to me in this

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How do you look and art?

Dear Christ Church, How do you look at art? Are you looking for something, or at something, or through something? Does the art ever “look” at you, provoking an insight about yourself or the world? Katie Fox will help us with these questions. This afternoon at 5:30 we have a special event, exclusively for Christ Churchers,

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Living Waters

Today’s CliffNotes is written by Care Pastor Claire Ratliff and parishioner Katherine Ryan. Dear Christ Church,   This spring we will begin the 13th year offering Living Waters, a relational healing ministry. Through weekly worship, teaching, and confidential small group prayer over the course of a semester, Living Waters explores the roots of sexual and

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Retreat starts tonight!

Dear Christ Church,   Our church property is drenched from the lovely rainfall we have received in the past 24 hours.  Our beautiful plants are alive with color!  Come and see the glorious display of God’s creation. We are excited to host our Parish Retreat on our property tonight through Saturday evening.   Parish Retreat

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Abara Border Encounter

This week’s guest post is by Christ Church parishioner Melissa Crawford, member of the Mission Team.  Dear Christ Church, I had the privilege to travel to El Paso, Texas/Juarez, Mexico last week with a small team from our church to participate in Abara’s Border Encounter.  I was excited to learn more about immigration and the

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Confession

Dear Christ Church, “Confession is discipleship.” This little sentence appears in one of my top ten books on the Christian life, Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Every single one of us knows the weight of guilt, the heavy heart, or the dull sense of frustration with our failure to live up to our own ideals, the beauty, truth,

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