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Giving Thanks

On Sunday, we brought forward food for both humans and animals to be given to the local food pantry and animal shelter.  We also brought forward our pledges to the church of our time, talent, and treasure, that the work we do in the name of Christ may continue.   As Mother Diana prayed at…

Advent & Christmas Calendar

Advent is here, and as everyone knows, this wonderful season of our church year brings with it loads of church related activities and opportunities. At Christ Church, we have moved to the original seven week Advent, but to ensure no one is confused, the more modern four week Advent is identified below.   So, don’t miss…

Advent Means More Here

You might be wondering how that could be…doesn’t Advent start after Thanksgiving?  But would you believe that it wasn’t like that in ages past?  Advent was initially seven weeks, and there are signs of it in our assigned readings that begin just after All Saints Sunday.  To quote The Advent Project (a group of liturgical…

Our Nursery School Celebrates 50 Years!

On Tuesday, October 17 at 6:30pm we celebrated our 50th Anniversary of the founding our our school. Not many nursery schools in the area can say they have been around this long, and we are very proud to say that we have! It was a wonderful celebration with teachers, staff, parents, and church leadership! Check out…

$12,000 Raised For Hurricane Relief!!!

The American Scientist Margaret Mead once said “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”  The past several weeks have truly been an example of just how true this is, when the Vestry & Wardens of Christ Church voted to offer…

Blessing of the Animals Photos

What a joyous bark and meow filled day at Christ Church.  So many of God’s beloved creatures came with their human companions to be blessed.  Also blessed were the ashes of those who crossed the rainbow bridge to heaven.  We were able to present PAWS Montclair Animal Shelter with a check for $200, and lots of…

Hate Has No Home Here!

Check out this article, written by Mother Diana, about her experience marching for justice in Washington, DC. http://dioceseofnewark.org/content/hate-has-no-home-here-priest-reports-1000-ministers-march-justice

Confirmation Classes Starting Soon

All those grade 8 or higher, who would like to explore the possibility of being confirmed (an affirmation of faith and commitment to baptismal responsibilities), we will start confirmation classes for younger people (8th-12th grades) in September.  These classes are mandatory if one is to be confirmed this Spring.  Adults interested in confirmation will meet as…

Come As You Are!

Summer does mean more here, so wear shorts, t-shirts, sandals, whatever.  Be comfortable, but be here.  Our 8am is a small and quiet service.  The 10:30 has music (the choir is off in the summer).  The 6pm is outside on the Glen across the street (weather permitting – bring a chair or blanket).