Weekly Updates

Weekly Updates

Fellowship & upcoming events

Advent wreath-making at 10 a.m. on Sunday, November 28! Join us as we celebrate the first Sunday of Advent by creating miniature advent wreaths together.  No sign-up required, just come to the Parish Hall between services.

Directory Preparation Needed: As we look ahead to the new year and our annual directory update, we need your help! Please log into Realm and add your photo (or email one to the office) so that your fellow parishioners can greet you by name each Sunday. The church directory is intended to promote community by connecting names with faces for many of us, and also includes contact information for each active family. If you would prefer to opt out of such inclusion, please let the office know before the end of the year. 

Young Adult Happy Hour this Thursday! Join us at Mr. Henry’s from 5:30-7 p.m. this Thursday, December 2, for casual camaraderie and fellowship. As always, friends and partners welcome. 

First Friday Book Group: In the wake of the United Nations climate summit in Glasgow, the First Friday Book Group’s December selection is Deep Incarnation: God’s Redemptive Suffering with Creatures by Denis Edwards. The author explores the strands of theological thought on God’s relationship with his creation, not just humans but all creatures. Does God participate in the suffering of creation in the current ecological and climatic crises? What does the incarnation of Christ mean for the natural world? What does the suffering and death in evolution have to do with the Giver of Life? Join us for our discussion via Zoom next Friday, December 3, at 7 p.m. All are welcome!

Friday Night Film Series: The film group is on break until December 10, when we will discuss My Italian Secret, a heroic story about how WWII bicycling idol Gino Bartali, physician Giovanni Borromeo and other Italians worked with Jewish leaders and high-ranking officials of the Catholic Church to save thousands of Italy’s Jews. All are welcome. Contact Paul Laymon.

Saturday Men’s Group: Join us any Saturday at 9 a.m. for conversation and community (in the Parish Hall, and on Zoom.) Email Paul with questions. 

Everything you need to know about St. Nick’s Dinner & Auction (so far!):

TICKETS: Get your tickets for our annual fundraiser – the St. Nick’s Dinner – scheduled for Saturday, December 4.  Join us as we indulge in delicious lasagna, toast with a glass of wine or grape juice, and enjoy camaraderie with your fellow parishioners after the drought of social distance (safety precautions will still be in place to mitigate risk.)


DONATE A BASKET: Many of you will recall the incredible baskets we have auctioned off in the past at our St. Nick’s fundraiser – if you’d consider donating a basket this year, please fill out this form. If a full basket isn’t possible, but you have something you’d like to donate, please reach out to the office to coordinate.


VOLUNTEER: The magic of St. Nick’s cannot happen without your help. Please consider offering your time and talents in some capacity by signing up to volunteer at the link in the newsletter or washingtonparish.org/updates. If you have any questions, please reach out to Katie.


QUILT RAFFLE: Between now and December 1, please consider purchasing raffle tickets to win St. Lucia in the Sky with Diamonds – the 2021 quilt designed and sewn by our own CC+WP Quilters. Raffle tickets are six for $10, and donations are always welcome. Learn more about the quilt, and purchase your tickets online. Reminder that all proceeds go to our partner organizations, Buenos Vecinos & Good Neighbors Capitol Hill.

Outreach: Serving the community

Tommy’s Toys Collection: This holiday season, we are again collecting new toys for Community Action Group, a local non-profit that supports the families of individuals dealing with recovery from addictions. We are accepting toys for children up to age 14, concentrating on the 3- to 10-year-old age group. Look for the RED toy boxes in the new Outreach Donation spot in the safe room on your way to the Parish Hall through Sunday, December 12th. If you prefer to make a donation by cash or check towards the purchase of appropriate gift cards, please see Russ Mawn at the 9 a.m. service, and Carol Knight at the 11 a.m. service.

35 Families Will Receive our Help this Thanksgiving! Because of your generous donations online and via gift card, 35 Everyone Home DC clients & their families will be able to have an easier time bringing Thanksgiving dinner to their tables. Thank you for your support & ongoing generosity towards our neighbors. 

Progress for Christ Food Pantry has closed. The Outreach Committee will be reevaluating how to best serve those needing food assistance on Capitol Hill. In the interim, please do not bring food donations to Christ Church. 

Stewardship

Thanks to your efforts, we continue to shorten the gap between our ambitious pre-pandemic participation goal and the number of households who have already pledged! We now need only 16 additional pledges to meet our 2022 participation goal. Can you help us? No pledge is too small. Thank you all for your ongoing dedication to our faith community!

Prayers & Birthdays

Please click the button below to find our weekly listing of community prayers and milestones. If you’d like to add or remove someone from the prayer list, click the second button to enter the necessary information.

Last updated November 23, 2021