Weekly Updates

Weekly Updates

Annual Meeting Details

Our 2022 CC+WP Annual Meeting will be held VIRTUALLY on Sunday, February 13 at 12:30 p.m. in keeping with Diocesan guidance. In order to vote on our bylaws and usher in a new Vestry class, we need at minimum 30 voting members present, so we hope you will save the date! The Zoom link will be sent in the February 11 newsletter and will be on the event calendar.

Revisions to our parish bylaws were posted 30 days prior to the meeting, and can still be found here. At the Annual Meeting we will vote to adopt these changes, as well as to accept a new class of Vestry members (bios to come.)

We are also required by our bylaws to post a list of voting members of our parish at least two weeks prior to the meeting. Please click here to review the list (also on the bulletin board), and reach out to the office with any concerns.

Fellowship & Announcements

A Visit from Bishop Mariann: The Right Rev. Mariann Budde, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, will be visiting us on Sunday, January 30, at the 9 a.m. service, where we will also celebrate several baptisms. In order for her message to reach more of our community, we will live-stream the 9 a.m. service (with the Bishop presiding) in addition to our regular 11 a.m. stream. If you can, tune in to hear from our inspiring Bishop.

Giving Envelopes Available: Do you need giving envelopes so that your weekly offering gets attached to your account? Grab a set from the church entry table or the radiator in the safe room! 

Adult Forums in January: The Sundays after Epiphany are full of stories about epiphanies in Jesus’ life — his baptism, his first miracle, his first sermon. Join us throughout January as we explore these Gospel stories in greater detail, and reflect upon significant epiphanies in our own lives. In-person and via Zoom.

Coffee Hours Paused: Due to the rise of the omicron variant, and following Diocesan guidance, we are unable to offer food or drink during our social time after services.  Please feel free to continue to gather despite our inability to eat or drink during this time. 

First Friday Book Group: For our February selection, we will be reading The Black Church by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. in celebration of Black History Month.
Read this month and join us for our discussion via Zoom on Friday, February 4 at 7 p.m. All are welcome!

Friday Night Film Series: Friday Night Film Group is on break until February 11, 2022. Enjoy your time away from the screen! 

Saturday Men’s Group: Join us any Saturday at 9 a.m. for conversation and community (on Zoom ONLY for now.) Email Paul Laymon with questions. 

Are You New To Us? If so, please fill out the welcome card in the pews and hand it to an usher or clergy. We are thrilled to have you, and are eager to get to know you better.

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. 

Outreach: Serving the community

Ongoing Need: Personal Care Items. Throughout the year, Christ Church is a hub for Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington, collecting personal care items for SMGW clients. Please consider picking up a bottle of shampoo, deodorant, body wash, or similar on your next grocery run and leave it in the designated basket in the outreach donation center as you enter the sanctuary from the parish hall.

Additional Calvary Need! Calvary has indicated that they are in need of folks to prepare additional dinners next month. We would welcome new participants for the February dates – you could make an entree, salad or dessert. Please let Barbara Crandall know if you are interested in helping out.

January Outreach Partner: Buenos Vecinos Central America – In the rural villages of Guatemala, it is difficult to get even the most basic dental care, including toothbrushes and toothpaste. By the time many children are six, their teeth have rotted. Working with other organizations, BVCA has distributed more than 700 toothbrushes and 200 tubes of toothpaste, and has organized dental hygiene workshops to teach children how to brush their teeth even when they don’t have toothpaste.

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 January 19, 2022