Important Notices

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 Dec. 15th.

CHOW® Pantry Donations Drop-Off

Many of our CHOW® clients rely on this service for meals for their families and this Saturday, December 12th we will be accepting drop-off donations between 10 a.m. and noon. Help us make this most difficult of holiday seasons a little brighter with your donations of any of the following:
  • Cereal
  • Syrup
  • Saltine Crackers
  • Toilet Paper
  • Toiletries (Full Size)
  • Other Paper Products
  • Apple Juice
  • Jelly
  • Feminine products
  • Toilet paper
  • Diapers

2021 Pledges

As we pointed out in last week's newsletter, the disruption of our regular income generating activities has made this a difficult year for Christ Church financially and we expect this to continue into 2021. Please consider the substantial operating shortfall we face, of approximately $90,000, as you make your pledge for 2021, as we strive to maintain a strong presence for ourselves and the broader community.

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.

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.

We are currently accepting donations. 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!

Thank you all for your continued generosity and support.

Upcoming Events

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Sunday Worship at 10:00 a.m

Join us as we celebrate the Holy Eucharist on the Third Sunday of Advent. The service will be live via Zoom and live streamed to YouTube. It will be available to watch on demand on the event page and YouTube at the end of the service. Please look out for the Zoom link and the order of service in the Sunday Bulletin.


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): Worship and Christmas Pageant via Zoom (10:00 a.m.)

December 24th (Christmas Eve): Christmas Eve Zoom and live stream
Distribution of Communion 3-5 p.m. in the sanctuary, socially distanced and masked; number limited inside at any time

December 25th (Christmas Day): Pre-recorded morning worship

December 27th (Lessons and Carols): Pre-Recorded lessons and carols

January 3rd (Second Sunday after Christmas): Worship via Zoom and Live stream

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 13: P. Dutra

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


A Prayer to honor Indigenous Peoples Month

Let me not look away, O God, from any truth I should see. Even if it is difficult, let me face the reality in which I live. I do not want to live inside a cosseted dream, imagining I am the one who is always right, or believing only what I want to hear. Help me to see the world through other eyes, to listen to voices distant and different, to educate myself to the feelings of those with whom I think I have nothing in common. Break the shell of my indifference. Draw me out of my prejudices and show me your wide variety. Let me not look away. Amen

Prayer List

In the week ahead, please pray for comfort and healing for: Alli, Anne, Bob, Carolyn, 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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