In the Fall and Spring of each year we host a newcomer’s class to help orient new members to Christ Episcopal Church and to the broader Episcopal Church. Throughout the course of this series, participants will look at all the wonderful things that make us unique as well as ways they can participate in our life together. An outline of the series is listed below with the dates for the upcoming classes. The fall class schedule is:
October 16- Welcome
October 23- What is Discipleship?
October 30- How do we pray?
November 6- What do we believe?
November 13- The Forum- Join the Rector for a discussion about the scripture of the day
November 20- Getting Connected
Eucharist for Unity
Wednesday, November 9th at 5:30 PM
We are seven days until November 8th which will be the day we decide who will be our next President of the United States. The campaign season has illustrated the deep divisions that exist in our country and no matter what happens November 8th we will all wake up to something new November 9th. As I reflect on the tension that seems to exist I am reminded that we, as Christians, are called to something bigger than division. God reconciled humanity to himself through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Every Sunday we pray for our nation and for those who lead us, but next week I want to invite you to a Eucharist Service for the Nation. November 9th can either be a day of more division or an intentional day that we come together and lift up hope over fear, peace over violence, and reconciliation over division. As Christians, we participate in our civic life, but ultimately we participate in something far bigger than ourselves and our nation, which is the Kingdom of God. Please join us next Wednesday as we intentionally remember the life God calls us to as we pray for unity in our country and world.
Christ Church School Sunday
November 13th - 10:30 am service
Join us as we celebrate Christ Church School and its students. CCS students will be help us worship and join us for a potluck lunch and fellowship after the service. The church will provide hotdogs for the children. Please bring a dish to share that feeds 8-10 people.