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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…

Ashes To Go Makes Baristanet!

Ashes to Go was a great success this year.  Christ Church took to the train stations (Bloomfield and Glen Ridge) to offer the sacrament of ashes to everyone we encountered.  The response?  More than anyone could hope.  Many thanked us as they stopped in their busy commute to receive the ashes.  One asked to take…

Shrove Tuesday Pancakes A Great Success!

Our Men’s group once again filled our stomachs and our hearts with wonderful food and fellowship at our annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper.  Thank you all for your hard work in the kitchen, and for raising over $800 towards the restoration of our church floors!

“Joyful Noise!” Service For Children

The Rev. Diana Wilcox is leading a new service especially designed for children ages 2-7 (parents welcome,  too).  This “Joyful Noise!” service is an engaging and very interactive worship experience, and take place in a special children’s chapel in the nave on Sundays from 9:15-9:45 a.m..  For more information, see the Rev. Diana Wilcox.