Weekly Updates

Weekly Updates

Fellowship & upcoming events

All Saints Necrology: On November 7, Christ Church will observe the Principal Feast of All Saints during which we will honor and celebrate those who have gone before us into the communion of saints. It is customary for a necrology – a list of those who have died in the past year – to be read aloud during the service. If you would like to add a name to the list, please fill out this form.

Readiness360 Survey: As part of our participation in the Tending Our Soil initiative meant to bolster parish vitality, we are asking our congregants to help us identify opportunities for strengthening our congregation by assessing our spiritual intensity, dynamic relationships, missional alignment, and cultural openness. Before October 29, please visit app.readiness360.org/survey/login and type in our congregation’s passcode: 2519922768. We are taking seriously the call to imagine God’s preferred future for our congregation, and we need your participation. We will report back on our findings once the survey window has closed. 

Interested in Helping our Sanctuary Look its Seasonal Best? Seeking an able-bodied volunteer to lead the charge in changing the church colors and banners five to six times annually. No experience needed beyond an affection for ladders. Email Jordan if you think you could help!

Check out the new Thanksgiving Tree in the hallway: We would love to hear what you are thankful for this fall, so stop by and fill out a leaf.

Halloween Celebration at Christ Church! Come join us from 3-5 p.m. on October 31 for a pumpkin-painting party, as well as Brew Crew beer, candy, and fellowship! All are welcome.

BREWING RESUMES!  Speaking of the Brew Crew, come help them around 1 p.m. next Sunday, October 24, in the parish hall kitchen to prepare new brews for cooler weather and holidays. No experience necessary. See Russ Mawn or John Payne with any questions.

Katie’s Office Hours: Join Katie for a visit at Le Pain Quotidien every Tuesdays from 3-4 p.m. 

Church Grounds Clean-Up: On Saturday, October 23 from 1-3 p.m., we will meet armed with rakes, clippers, and lawn & leaf bags to do our semi-annual clean-up of the church grounds. Everyone is welcome to participate. Please bring your garden tools and join the fun. Any questions contact Robin Blackwood.

Friday Night Film Series: Join us on Friday, October 22, to discuss Roman Holiday (1953,) a classic fairytale romance starring Audrey Hepburn & Gregory Peck. All are always welcome! Email Paul Laymon with any questions.

No Men’s Group this week: Join us when we resume our gathering on Saturday, October 23.

Outreach: Serving the community

Thank You, Calvary Volunteers! Many thanks to our October volunteers who made and delivered a full dinner for 20+ to the women living in transitional housing at Calvary Women’s Services: Anne Fletcher, Karen Wilson Roman, Ruth Kroeger, and Barbara & Del Crandall. Sign up to do the same later this fall!

Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington: Our Outreach Partner through November 6. SMGW is a faith-based community partnership serving the greater D.C. area. It brings together our neighbors who face poverty, homelessness or other debilitating challenges with partner leaders, donors, volunteers, and staff in a shared ministry that aims to improve the lives of all throughout the Washington area, one step and neighbor at a time.

You can join us in supporting our outreach partner in two ways: 

  1. By attending the CC+WP Watch Party for the SMGW’s 35th Anniversary Virtual Gala on Saturday, November 6. At 6:30 p.m., join us in the Parish Hall where we will be serving individually boxed sandwiches for dinner, dessert, Brew Crew beer, wine, and other beverages. The virtual Gala will be streamed live from 7-8 p.m., and will also feature an online auction to raise additional funds. Please sign up so we know how many to expect! Tickets are $25 per person, collected in person at the event. 
  2. Donate to the CC+WP Silent Auction basket, themed “Keep Calm and Carry On!” Help us create a sought-after basket for the SMGW silent auction by donating an item or two on theme. Suggestions include: chocolates, bubble bath, bottle of wine, massage gift card, etc. but use your imagination! Please bring your donation to a table in the Parish Hall no later than October 27.  Contact Deborah Schmid.


We are so thankful to so many of you who have already pledged. If you have yet to do so, NOW IS THE TIME! We’re seeking maximum participation, so remember, no pledge is too small. Even a commitment of $20 annually helps us know what to expect, and further connects us as a 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 October 13, 2021