It is such a wonderful time in the life of our parish. Throughout the many challenges of the past couple of years, you have remained faithful, generous, compassionate, and diligent. Today, we'd like to share with you some of the exciting programs lined up for you this fall and beyond. We are grateful to the clergy, staff, and parishioners who worked so hard to put all of this together. Our goal is to serve, and we are eternally grateful for the opportunity to serve you. A few of the exciting programs lined up for Fall at Christ Church are:
CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICE
We are beginning a new worship opportunity for children and families at 9:00 a.m. This will be a 20–25-minute service with a children's homily and communion, and children will have the chance to actively participate in the service. Our Children and Family service will begin on Sunday, September 11th in New Brick.
We are excited about the new curriculum we will offer for Children Formation. Sunday School begins September 11th and follows immediately after the Children and Family service. Kids will go downstairs with their parents to Sunday School, which will run for about 45 minutes, and we are hoping to have two separate classes for children. For questions about Sunday School, or to help us with this ministry, please call the Church Office.
Some of our parishioners are working to provide breakfast for Sunday morning. Breakfast will be in the Great Hall, right by the classrooms, and it will consist of juice, bagels, muffins, yogurt, fruits, etc. Breakfast will be served beginning at 8:30 a.m. To help us with breakfast, please call the Church Office. We're always looking for a few more hands to make lighter work.
During Sunday School, parents will get the opportunity of joining a gathering of Parenting Seminars. This will be an opportunity for parents to get to know each other, share the joys and challenges of parenthood, and learn new and exciting parenthood perspectives. Interested? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
FIRST WEDNESDAY FELLOWSHIP AND COMMUNITY MEAL
One of the exciting programs for the fall is the Community Meal and First Wednesday Fellowship. This is an opportunity to meet some new friends and reconnect with others. Children eat free, and parents don’t have to worry about cooking dinner. Parents are encouraged to make a generous donation towards dinner. Our inaugural First Wednesday Fellowship evening will be on September 7th in the Lower Level of New Brick, and everyone is invited to join us.
Did you know that our new Director of Music, Larissa Sanders, is also a 4th Grade Music teacher in Howard County? She is excited to begin the fall gatherings of a choir designed around youth. Christ Church Children's Choir meets on Tuesdays beginning September 6th from 5-6 p.m. and is open to children from ages 6 and up. For more information about Children’s Choir, or if you have any questions, please email Larissa at email@example.com
THURSDAY BIBLE STUDY
This is an opportunity for an in-depth study of the Bible. You don’t need to know much, or anything, about it - all we want you to do is to come and learn with everyone else. Thursday Evening Bible Study will begin on September 8th. This autumn, we will study some of the major themes of Paul’s Letter to the Romans and the Gospel of Matthew. Please bring a Bible and gather with us in Old Brick at 5:30 p.m. every Thursday.
THEOLOGY ON TAP
Looking for a space where you can have a long chat about interesting religious articles on the pages of the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, or other publications? Well, here it is! Theology on Tap is an opportunity for informal, structure-free interaction and discussion with fellow parishioners on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. We will provide additional information about the venue soon, but flag September 14th on your calendar and get ready to join us for a fun evening! If you're interested, call the Church Office or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Christ Church is very excited to be able to develop new activities and gatherings for every age, and hope you will find these programs fulfilling and spiritually nourishing. If you'd like to help in any way or have ideas for other gatherings, let us know at email@example.com