Important Notices


COVID-19 Does Not Prevent us From Receiving Bills!

2021 Pledges: In these disruptive, extraordinary times, Christ Church has had to re-evaluate its financial outlook for next year as a result of declining income over the past six+ months. In addition to a decline in contributions, we have lost income from church services (e.g., weddings, Cabaret, rummage sales, rentals of facility, and space utilization.) We expect this will continue in 2021, causing a financial operating shortfall of approximately $90,000.

In addition, we are faced with a yet to be determined expense for roof repair work. Fortunately, some part of this potential cost will be covered by funds which have already been set aside.

Please consider helping us fill the substantial financial gap facing us as you make your pledge for 2021.

• We sent out annual pledge campaign letters last week along with worship information. With faith-filled generosity, please give that we may maintain a strong presence for ourselves and the broader community.
Many thanks to all those who have sent in their pledge cards. We will bless all received pledges December 20th.

Annual Meeting: Sunday January 17th, 2021

Hoping to have a "normal " annual meeting, we were considering postponing, and rescheduling when health and safety concerns caused by COVID-19 were alleviated. At a Diocese Zoom meeting this past Tuesday, we were told that the Religious Corporations Law requires that the meeting be held.

The meeting will be held via Zoom with other voting options.

Details will follow over the next few weeks.

Photos and Short Videos of Nativity Scenes

Our video editor is creating a montage of Nativity scenes and Christmas greetings for our worship during the Christmas season. Please send us a short video or photo of your Nativity Scene and/or Christmas greeting to our community by December 18th.

CHOW® Pantry Donations Drop-Off

Thank you to all who dropped goods for our CHOW pantry on Saturday. Several non-parishioners walking past donated money as well. Our volunteers also served several walk-ins, helping to feed people in our local community. Much thanks to Barb who made her world famous church coffee to go with cake brought by Marianne!

2021 Liturgical Calendars

Calendars are now available. This year’s photo features our 2019 Christmas pageant. Please contact Barb Stanton (607-723-7268 or and she will make arrangements with you to receive one. The cost remains $5.00.

Katie's Clothing Closet

We have received a generous donation of men's, women's and children's winter coats and jackets for Katie's Clothing Closet. We encourage parishioners to spread the word! Our clothing closet hours can be found on our website under the events tab.

While we are not accepting clothing donations at this time we continue to to accept donations of children's clothing as well as winter coats, socks, underwear, hats, scarves, and gloves.

Winter Warmth

2020 marks the third continuous year of Christ Church's Winter Warmth project! We have already begun tying bags of hats, scarves, gloves (and socks) to the railing outside the church for people in our community to take as needed.

Donations can be dropped off during office hours. If you decide to create your own bags to tie to the railing please let the office know so we can keep track of how many bags we put out this year. Our total was well over 250 bags in 2019!

We are currently in need of scarves and more masculine hats, scarves, and gloves sets.

Thank you all for your continued generosity and support.
People in the community have also started to make their own bags and tie them to the railing outside the church.
This bag that was anonymously donated is for a child, filled with a hat, scarf, gloves, hand sanitizer, tissues, a tooth brush, and a Captain America mask!

Upcoming Events

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Sunday Worship at 10:00 a.m

Join us virtually for our annual Christmas Pageant as we celebrate Holy Eucharist on the Fourth Sunday of Advent. This service will be available to watch on demand on the event page and YouTube at the end of the service. The Zoom link will be included in the bulletin email. You can also access it by registering via our website. All registrations will be confirmed.

Sunday School at 10:00 a.m.

Sunday School on Zoom continues this week, after a break last week. If you're interested in having your child participate, please confirm your attendance here and we'll send you the link via Zoom. Please contact Mother Elizabeth if you have any questions.

Year-end Worship Schedule (Updated)

December 20th: Advent 4 with Christmas Pageant live-stream via Zoom at 10:00 a.m. and uploaded via Youtube. *

December 24th: Christmas Eve we will be at the Church in order to give communion. We will also live-stream Via YouTube at 3:00 p.m. Communion will be distributed in the Sanctuary following proper social distancing protocols. Mask will be required. You can sign up for a time slot by registering here (preferred), or you can contact the office by phone or e-mail. We will confirm your time slot. Time slots allow us to limit the number of parishioners in the space at once.

Available time slots are as follows:
3:45 p.m.—4:05 p.m.
4:05 p.m.—4:25 p.m.
4:25 p.m.—4:45 p.m.
4:45 p.m.—5:05 p.m.
5:05 p.m.—5:25 p.m.
5:25 p.m.—5:45 p.m.

We will at the Church until 6:00 p.m. in case we are running behind schedule. *

December 25th: Christmas Day prayers uploaded via Youtube.

December 27th: Christmas I: Lessons and Carols uploaded via Youtube.

January 3rd: Christmas 2: Christmas II: Live-stream via Zoom at 10:00 a.m. and uploaded via Youtube. *

* (This service will be recorded and uploaded to our Youtube Page for those who cannot attend but would like to watch/participate at a later time.)

Compline and Conversations on Race

Join us each Wednesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. via Zoom for Compline and Conversation on Race. This is a special time to anchor our midweek with prayer and to explore together the stories, history and questions of race in our country.

Join Us

Volunteer Schedules

Reading Schedule

December 20: D. Crocker

Pledges & Donations

Pledges and other donations can be mailed to the church. If you do not have envelopes, we will use the name on your check.

Please note our online donations are up and running. You can donate via our website at With thanks to Ryan Davis, you can now simply click donate to send your pledge or other special donations. You can donate specifically to CHOW, Katie's Closet, the Rector's Discretionary Fund and Cross/Roof Repair.

Prayers & Prayer List


Prayer List

In the week ahead, please pray for comfort and healing for: Alli, Anne, Bob, Connor, George, Sharon, Rose, Millie, Joell, Mario, and Connie.

‘Christmas Star’ to light up December sky for 1st time in 800 years

On Dec. 21, humans can witness something not seen in nearly 800 years.
That’s right, during the upcoming winter solstice, Jupiter and Saturn will line up to create what is known as the “Christmas Star” or “Star of Bethlehem.”...

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