ADULT CHRISTIAN FORMATION Adult Forum (Sundays at 9:30 am, Nicholas Room)
Advent 2013 Series: The Advent Conspiracy
"This year, take a stand! Join the growing groundswell of
Christ-followers who are choosing to make Christmas what it should be-a
joyous celebration of Jesus' birth, not a retail circus. In four
compelling sessions, "Advent Conspiracy" invites individuals, families,
groups and entire churches to substitute compassion for consumerism by
practicing four simple but powerful counter-cultural concepts: 1)
worship fully, 2) spend less, 3) give more and 4) love all."
Rev. Joanna hopes that you all will join her every Sunday morning in Advent from 9:30-10:15 as we explore The Advent Conspiracy. Each session will include watching a short video and small group discussions.
Journey to Adulthood (J2A) (Grades 9 & 10, Sundays at 9:30 am, J2A Room) Rite 13 (Grades 6-8, Sundays at 9:15 am, Rite 13 Room) Grades 3-5(Sundays at 9:30 am, Ross Room) Godly Play(Age 3-2nd Grade, Sundays at 9:30 am, Noah's Ark Room) Nursery Care(Nursery, during classes and/or during 10:30 am service, video link to service available)
Let everyone who is thirsty come.
Let anyone who wishes take the water of life as a gift.
Friends, you are welcome – to our web site, our church, our community, and our hearts. Christ Church is an inclusive community which gathers around the living presence of Jesus Christ in Word and Sacrament, in feast and in song, and celebrates the goodness of God in the diversity of the people God has created. We come from many cultures and nations and local communities to worship and to serve our Risen Lord, and to open our lives and our hearts to God’s presence and to one another. We welcome each person as a beloved child of God, and respect God’s presence within them, even as we strive to grow together into greater faithfulness and dedication to God.
We have a rich tradition of fine liturgy, grounded in the beauty and spiritual depth of the Book of Common Prayer of the Episcopal Church (of which we are a part) and enriched by music which draws from the best of the Classical and African-American heritages, and from other cultures. Our worship is traditional, yet warm and un-stuffy. Children are welcome at all services, or else may stay in the nursery or participate in our Church School.
Our communal life is nourished by regular celebration of the Eucharist (also known as the Mass or the Lord’s Supper), in which we receive grace and healing which frees us to love God more deeply, and to love one another in God’s name.
We bring God’s love to the world, and particularly to the poor, through our outreach ministries, and we gratefully enjoy God’s gifts to us in our communal celebrations.
We hope that you will join us in person and will be nourished and stimulated by exploring our web site: it is our gift to you.