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Knit for Others – Saturday Mornings

We have started a knitting (crocheting, whatever) group to create baby blankets for our KidZone, and to create warm scarves and hats for mariners served by the Seaman’s Church Institute, or for those standing in soup kitchen lines.  Join us every Saturday morning in the Courson Room, from 9-11am.  Beginners are always welcome!

Rector Leads Trip To Taizé France

Our Rector, the Rev. Diana Wilcox, is back from leading the diocesan pilgrimage of young adults to Taizé. The trip was a spiritual journey, not only for the young adults, but also for their leaders.  In the picture on the below, Br. John is meeting with the group (as well as those from a Methodist…

Congratulations Sheila and Dodi!

The Christ Church nominees for the David Hegg Senior Ministries award are Sheila Jackson and Dodi Dalzell.  The Reception and Evensong was Sunday, June 22nd, and we had loads of people there to cheer them on (in fact, they got the loudest cheers of anyone!!!). Click on this link to learn more about David P.…

Christ Church in the News – Again!

Our own David and Dorothy Johnson were the Grand Marshals of the Bloomfield Memorial Day event.  Take a look at this article! http://essexnewsdaily.com/news/bloomfield/township-presents-a-memorial-day-remembrance And, check out this article in the Glen Ridge paper about the Memorial Day events, and the participation by our Rector and one of our Wardens. http://essexnewsdaily.com/news/glenridge/memorial-day-observed-with-parade-speeches-picnic For more news items, check…

Installation of Our New Rector

On Saturday, May 17th we welcomed our bishop, the Rt. Rev. Mark Beckwith, local clergy, and our community to the Celebration of New Ministry here at Christ Church.  This was the official installation of our 21st rector, the Rev. Diana L. Wilcox.  The Celebration of New Ministry service is a cherished tradition of our church. …

Christ Church is Kid Friendly!

As we continue to grow, our needs for children and youth will grow as well.  We will be hiring a Part Time Director of Family Ministries this summer to develop robust children’s programs, including Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, and so much more.  Our Youth Group will continue to be a vibrant and spiritual experience,…

From Choir To Coursen

As we have been talking about in church for weeks now, the choir room has been undergoing a transformation of its own.  For many years, the legacy of Buck Coursen, the choir director here (and Deacon) filled the entire space.  The very large plaques with the names of the Honor Boys & Girls from decades…

Happy Mother’s Day!

Sunday, May 10th, we welcome all mothers, grandmothers, great-grandmothers (well, you get the picture). And we honor all of them, and also all women who give of themselves to children – aunts, cousins, guardians, foster parents, and so many more. Julian of Norwich, whose Saint day was just this past week (May 8) once famously said,…

Christ Church Is Transforming!

April 6th will be the last Sunday we worship in the Parish Hall (though we will gather here first next week).  We continue to work on completing the floor restoration in the church, and it is going really well.  All of the work has been completed, including the painting of a beautiful labyrinth, and now…

Fighting The Good Fight

Our own Rick Fox, seen here with his guide dog “Guy” serving as Worship Assistant/Lector at the 8am service, was featured in an NBC New York program about people who fight the good fight – in this case, for accessibility and justice for those with physical challenges – especially blindness and deafness.  Pat Battle speaks…