Parish News and Current Events

Monday, June 26, 2017: Ward Summer Camp Volunteer Orientation, Parish Hall, 7 - 8 pm

Wednesday, June 28, 2017: Holy Eucharist II, Chapel, 8:30 am; Ward Summer Camp Open House, 7 - 8:30 pm

Friday, June 30, 2017: Summer Office Hours, 8:30 - 1 pm; Knit 1 Pray Too, 10:30 am

Sunday, July 2, 2017: Holy Eucharist II, 9 am; Independence Day Concert, Sanctuary, 4 pm

Click here for the full Church Calendar.

Picnic Day = Feast Day!!

Posted by Mary McCarthy on OP2er @ 2:54 PM

Henry and Jack Simmons showing off the crosses for both Ordinary Time and Feast Days!

Jack: "Is it Ordinary Time this Sunday?"

Henry: "It's a Feast Day! Because we're having a picnic!"

Awesome. Totally awesome...

2017 Annual Report

Posted by Cris Thorne on OA9er @ 9:08 AM

Confirmation Class, 2017

Posted by Cris Thorne on OA8er @ 8:48 AM

Congratulations to those who were confirmed and received into the Episcopal Church on Sunday, May 7th! We were honored to have Bishop Dietsche visiting Christ's Church and leading our 10 am service of worship. Congratulations to Jeb Bartlett, Marie Ueda, William Lavoie, Kari Lavoie, Bill Farley, Mary Churchill and Henry Wilson!

"Soup"er Bowl Collection for Caritas of Port Chester

Posted by Mary McCarthy on OA9er @ 9:28 AM

Under the direction of Father Sandy Key, on Super Bowl Sunday, February 5th, Charlie Howard, Grant Howard and Chris Urban collected $1185.00 for Caritas in Portchester.

Thank you to everyone for your generosity!!

On Being a Chorister, by Grayson and Nathaniel Findlay

Posted by Mary McCarthy on OA9er @ 9:41 AM

Being a chorister at Christ's Church is challenging, but in a good way. Mr. Sutherland makes it very fun, interesting and exciting. We have made a lot of good friends, too. We have been taught a very large range of choral music from many different composers, styles and periods with some musical theory along the way.

Over the summer, Mr. Sutherland held a chorister camp for us to expand our knowledge of music further and in between our lessons we played many fun games. We have also traveled to other parishes to explore, have fun, and to sing in a service for them.

Over all, being choristers is an amazing experience and extremely fun!!! :):)

Thanksgiving Project with St. Peter's Portchester--by Charlie Schulz, 8th grade

Posted by Mary McCarthy on OA9er @ 9:36 AM

Packing food bags at St. Peter’s was actually very fun!  It was a great way to spend a Monday afternoon.  It was really cool that there were kids from both Christ’s Church and St. Peter's so I was able to meet a few of the kids from the other church. 

By the time I left we had already filled up a conference room with bags full of food and were moving on to an office space. I liked the organization of the whole process and how everyone there seemed to be happy and willing to lend a helping hand! 

It was also cool to see people of all ages helping out. I’m only 13 and I was nowhere near the youngest person there, and on the other side of the spectrum, there were people there who were much older, but regardless of age, everybody did their part to put together the best meals possible for those in need!

6th Annual Christmas Tree Sale, December 3rd and 4th

Posted by Mary McCarthy on OP2er @ 2:34 PM

Please consider purchasing your Christmas Tree this year at Christ’s Church! This is our 6th Annual Christmas Tree sale. If you can, come early as we hope to sell out by Sunday afternoon.  All proceeds benefit Christ’s Church and its programs!

Time: Saturday, December 3rd and Sunday, December 4th:   9 am-5 pm
Place: Christ's Church Rye, Rectory Street


Please contact Cynthia Howard at to volunteer, to help, or if you have questions.

Acolyte Festival at St. John the Divine

Posted by Mary McCarthy on OA10er @ 10:49 AM

NYC Acolyte Festival 2016 -- By Sarah E. Pace, 5th grade

Last Saturday, I went to Saint John the Divine for the 2016 Acolyte Festival. It was really fun because we did lots of activities with the other acolytes. We learned how to use incense in a church, and how to process in the different seasons of the church. It was fun to be with the group. Thank you to the adults that went with us. 

Hurricane Matthew and Haiti: How can you help?

Posted by Mary McCarthy on OA8er @ 8:52 AM

The devastation from Hurricane Matthew in Haiti is unimaginable: over 1000 deaths, and more physical damage to an already struggling country. There are rising concerns about the spread of cholera, and clean water and food are immediate priorities.

How can you help?

Christ's Church has had a partnership with the city of Les Cayes and BTI (the Bishop Tharp Business and Technical Institute) for over 16 years.  Les Cayes was in the direct path of the hurricane and relief efforts are underway using BTI as a central shelter and resource point for the community.

We are currently accepting donations that will be matched to at least $5,000 by the Outreach Committee at Christ's Church. 100% of your donations will be sent directly to BTI to provide aid in the form of water, food and shelter.

All checks can be made out to Christ's Church and clearly earmarked for the BTI/Haiti Fund. All donors will be given a statement recognizing their contribution for tax purposes. Please feel free to forward this information to friends outside of Christ's Church who are looking for ways to directly help the people of Haiti.

Thank you for your consideration.
The Outreach Committee, Christ's Church Rye

Introducing Father Robert (Bob) Flanagan

Posted by Mary McCarthy on OA11er @ 11:04 AM

The Wardens of Christ's Church are pleased to announce the selection of Father Robert (Bob) Flanagan as our Interim Pastor as of Monday, October 17, 2016.

The Reverend Bob Flanagan returns to Christ's Church Rye, having been sponsored for the priesthood by the parish in early 2000. After graduating from Virginia Theological Seminary (VTS) in 2003, Bob served as Associate Rector at St. Matthew's Bedford. In 2008, he began his work at Brooks School, serving for five years as School Minister, Chair of the Theology Department, dorm parent to forty boys each year, and coach of medal-winning crews at the New England Interscholastic Rowing Association championships. Bob finished his tenure at Brooks in 2012 to return to the Diocese of New York as Interim Pastor at churches in Armonk, Pleasant Valley, and, most recently, Scarsdale. Additionally, Bob is an award-winning author and currently writing his thesis for his doctor of ministry degree at VTS. Bob and Lanie will reside in Rye during the church's transition. Their children, Caity and Dan, are both college graduates, pursuing careers in health and wellness and software development respectively.

We know you will find Bob warm, open and caring: a most appropriate choice to help guide us through this time of transition and change. Please join us in welcoming Bob and Lanie to Christ's Church Rye!

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