First Weekend of Advent, December 2-3, 2017
A Christmas Tree Sale that almost sold out on the Saturday, regular Sunday morning services, Advent Wreath making, rehearsals for the upcoming Pageant, and the warm fellowship of the Annual Advent Dinner with the lighting of the tree; it was a busy weekend and a great way to see in the new year!
Confirmation Class Fall Retreat, October 27-29, 2017
Our Confirmands had a fabulous time at their fall retreat at Greenkill YMCA Camp upstate: teambuilding, fellowship, campfires, prayer, and no phones (and no complaints!).
Blessing of the Animals, Wednesday, October 4, 2017
We had our usual Blessing of the Animals in the columbarium, with dogs, cats, guinea pigs, tortoises, & a leopard gecko, and then we offered "drive by" blessings in the parking lot for any animals that didn't get on well in a group setting or for any other reason would be happier staying in their owners cars.
Hymnathon, Saturday, September 30, 2017
The choir held their first ever Hymnathon and bake sale to raise funds for their trip to the UK in 2018. They sang the first verses of every one of the 720 hymns in the hymnal at a breakneck pace, completing it in 8 hours, and then sang 6 hymns in full and added a few that are not in the hymnal for good measure!
2017 Fall Picnic, Sunday, September 17, 2017
The skies may have been a little grey but the mood was sunny as we kicked off the fall season with the opening of Sunday School, Backpack Blessing, the return of the Choir, and a wonderful picnic.
2017 Summer Picnic, June 11, 2017
Another year, another picnic in the sun. Good friends, good food and good fellowship as we mark the unofficial start of summer.
Episcopal Visitation, May 7, 2017
We were blessed to receive a visitation by The Rt. Rev. Andrew Dietsche, XVI Bishop of New York. He preached to both the children and the adults, Confirmed and Received 7 souls into our church and met with the church leadership.
Hats Off! Benefit, May 6, 2017
A good time was had by all at the Kentucky Derby themed Hats Off! Fundraiser for our many Outreach Programs. We raised lots of money and had a great time for some wonderful causes.
Holy Week and Easter 2017, April 9-16, 2017
From the triumphant procession into Jerusalem, through the Last Supper and the Passion, to the joy of the Resurrection, it was all celebrated this week at Christ's Church.
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Fellowship and fun as we celebrate the traditional eve of Lent with pancakes, friends, and good times in the Parish Hall.
Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24, 2016
Services at 3, 6 & 11 pm, musical preludes, candles, carols, the creche, sermons, fellowship and more! We celebrated Christ's birth in the beautiful setting of our church and in our hearts.
And then we did it again on Christmas morning.
Altar Guild Christmas Flowers, Thursday, December 22, 2016
Our Altar Guild does it again and the church looks (and smells) absolutely beautiful; we are ready to welcome everyone to our Christmas services.
2016 Christmas Pageant, Sunday, December 18, 2016
Another fabulous Children's Christmas Pageant where the children tell the Christmas story, followed by the fun and fellowship of a delicious potluck supper in the Parish Hall.
The Third Sunday of Advent, Sunday, December 11, 2016
Church in the morning as usual, with choir, worship and pageant rehearsals; then the fun and fellowship of the Advent Dinner in the evening, with good food, great fellowship and merry singing.
Blessing of the Animals, Sunday, October 2, 2016
Our annual celebration for St. Francis Day was almost all dogs this year, but many breeds were represented and were all very friendly. The one bunny who came was very calm and did not seem to feel threatened at all.
Canon Harriss' last Sunday with us, Sunday, September 11, 2016
We marked the occasion with a wonderful service and a celebratory picnic with fabulous food, splendid speeches, marvelous music and fantastic fellowship.
2016 Summer Picnic, Sunday, June 19, 2016
Another fabulous summer picnic marks the end of the Choir and Sunday School years- fun and fellowship in the sun under a bright blue sky!
Holy Week & Easter 2016, March 21-27, 2016
11 services from simple Eucharists to footwashing to children's homilies to the drama of The Great Vigil and Easter Day. The Altar Guild provided wonderful flowers, the Choir provided wonderful music, and our preachers provided wonderful, moving and thoughtful sermons. He is risen! Happy Easter!
Christmas 2015, Thursday & Friday, December 24 & 25, 2015
It may have felt a little warm outside, but it was definitely Christmas in here! 4 wonderful services (3 on Christmas Eve and another on Christmas morning)- beautiful music, inspiring words, gorgeous decorations and lots of Christian fellowship as we celebrated the wonder of Christ's birth.