Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love.
1John 4: 7-8
- Parish Announcements
- Welcome to Christ Church
- Becoming a Member of Christ Church
- Breakfast with Santa
- Advent Calendar, Digitially
Parish Announcements December 1, 2013
Dates to Remember
Saturday, December 7
Breakfast with Santa, 9am & 11am
Tuesday, December 10
CCW Christmas Dinner
Thursday, December 12
Lunch Bunch 11am – 1 pm
Saturday, December 14
Prayer Group meets at 9:15 am
Sunday, December 15
Paegent Rehearsal following 10 a.m. service
Tuesday, December 17
Vestry Meeting, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 21
Pageant Rehearsal following 10 a.m. service
Tuesday, December 24
5 p.m. Children’s Christmas Pageant and Eucharist
10 p.m. Christmas Eve Eucharist with Candlelight
Where is your place of service?
Would you like to be a reader, lead us in our prayers, sing, or help serve at the altar? Would you rather help behind the scenes as an altar guild member or help with counting the offerings? What about serving as a greeter or an usher, or assisting one of our teachers in Sunday School? Do you have a heart for social justice and want to make a difference? You could help with outreach!
No matter what you’re good at, there’s a place for you to jump in!
Contact Pat at the church office, and let us know how and where you’d like to serve starting this fall. Her email is: firstname.lastname@example.org or call the church office.
Adopt a Family – If you did not get a specific gift assignment for a child, please feel free to donate: books for ages 9 or teens; toys or clothing for a baby girl under a year; any family-friendly board game; gift cards for Key Food or Pathmark. The deadline for all wrapped gifts is December 8th and please indicate on the outside of your gift, the age and contents. If you have any questions please call Jocklyn Carter at 352.2386 or 659.0965. Thank you.
CONVERSATIONS WITH SCRIPTURE: ADULT EDUCATION
A six-week Adult Bible Study meets in the Rector’s study Sundays at 9:00 a.m. Using the Anglican Bible Study Series called Conversations with Scripture, we explore the Psalms together with noted author L. William Countryman as our guide.
CCW CHRISTMAS DINNER, December 10th, 2013
Christ Church Women supports Women in the Military each year, and this year we are supporting Captain Patti Kast stationed in Afghanistan by sending travel sets. These travel sets include lip balm and other toiletries of which they are in great need. The Christmas Dinner Party will be held at “The Pompei”, 401 Hempstead Avenue, West Hempstead on Tuesday, December 10th at 6:15 pm at $25.00 per person. All are welcome to attend! Wives, husbands and friends. It will be a “GALA AFFAIR.” Please don’t forget to bring your $5.00-$7.00 gift so you can participate in the Grab Bag!!!!. For reservations, sign up in the Memorial Room or call the church office.
CHILDREN’S ACTIVITY AREA
Please find at the back of the church an area with materials for children to take to the pews. There are special activity sheets for the children each week in addition to kid-friendly worship booklets, books, Bibles, toys and other items to help children feel at home in worship. Kindly return borrowed items.
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19 Sharon Perry-Francomano
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY from your Christ Church Family!!!
We welcome you to participate with us regardless of your age or experience with Christianity. We hope that this website will help you to learn more about us and our practices. We invite you to come and worship with us or attend a parish dinner, both are good ways to experience our church. Our priest is available for pastoral care and counseling, Baptisms, weddings and funerals. The priest welcomes visits with all those interested in learning more about faith, the Episcopal Church or Christ Church. Please click on the Contact Us tab for more information. We want to do all we can to help you find your way in our active and vibrant faith community. Let us know how we may be of help.
Baptized Christians from other denominations become members of the Episcopal Church upon Confirmation or reception. Full preparation for Baptism or Confirmation is arranged with the clergy. Families of infants and young children will meet with the clergy to discuss the meaning of Baptism and their responsibility as Christians, godparents and congregational sponsors. Adults, older children and youth who are interested in preparing for Baptism are individually mentored by clergy and congregational sponsors in a year-round program.
Confirmation is the rite in which a Christian makes a statement of faith and responsibility in the church. Christ Church provides classes for youth and adults who wish to take this important step. Youth who desire to make an informed choice about being confirmed are mentored by the rector and other adults prior to general Confirmations by the Bishop.
Reception is a rite in which a Roman Catholic, Orthodox Christian or Lutheran is received into the Episcopal Church.
Membership at Christ Church involves two additional commitments: first, a person participates regularly in the worship, study, fellowship and service of our parish community, and second, he or she makes a pledge of support to our congregation and its mission. When one meets these requirements, he or she becomes a full voting member .
Not everyone in church on a Sunday is a parishioner. Seekers, sojourners and inquirers are most welcome and enrich our worship and common life.
To inquire about Baptism, Confirmation, Reception or parish membership, please contact the church office.