Important Notices

Please note the Church's office will be closed December 24th - January 1st.

Christmas Eve Communion

December 24th: Christmas Eve we will be at the Church in order to give communion. We will also live-stream our service Via YouTube at 3:00 p.m. This service is not open to the public and will be online only. 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. *

12 Days of Christmas

Please check our website for Mother Elizabeth's 12 days of Christmas post. Starting after Christmas, Mother Elizabeth will create a short blog post each day to bring comfort and joy as we enter into the new year. You can view it by clicking here or by going to the "Blog" tab on our website


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 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 24th.

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.

Upcoming Events

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Sunday Worship at 10:00 a.m

Join us live December 24th at 3:00 p.m. via Youtube for our Christmas Eve service. This service will be available to watch on demand on the event page and YouTube at the end of the service. If you would like to come to the church to receive communion please register here for a time slot.

Year-end Worship Schedule (Updated)

December 24th: Christmas Eve live-stream via YouTube at 3:00 p.m. Communion will be distributed in the Sanctuary following proper social distancing protocols.

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.)
Sunday School is on break and will resume January 10th.

Compline and Conversations on Race

Compline and Conversations will resume January 13th.

Katie's Clothing Closet & Winter Warmth

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, and underwear.

We are currently in need of scarves and more masculine hats, scarves, and gloves sets for our Winter Warmth project. 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!

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.

'Christmas Star': The Great Conjunction

Images of the Great Conjunction from December 21st, 2020.

This is the closest Saturn and Jupiter have been in over 800 years and gives us an idea of what they sky may have looked like the night Jesus was born!
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Prayers & Prayer List

I cannot tell you how the light comes, but that it does. That it will. That it works its way into the deepest dark that enfolds you, though it may seem long ages in coming or arrive in a shape you did not foresee.

And so we pray we may turn ourselves toward the light giving thanks for Christ’s birth and this communion. May we lift our faces to let the light find us. May we bend our bodies to follow the arc it makes. May we open and open more and open still to the blessed light that comes. *

With thanks to Jan Richardson*

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, and Joan.

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