The Book Group has rescheduled the discussion about the book, The Gift of an Ordinary Day, by Katrina Kenison. We will discuss this book at our March 14th meeting.
The delay of our Epiphany Dinner in early January due to snow proved serendipitous. It was rescheduled to take place immediately following the Annual Meeting on January 30th. Though came on the heels of yet another winter storm, we had great attendance both at the Annual Meeting and the Epiphany Luncheon/Auction. The 2011 budget was approved; new vestry members elected (Amy Lovenguth, Ed Dougherty, Janice Kordowski, Nancy Mobley); Carol King was elected the new Accountant Warden; Ollie Rhine, Jim Cooper and Ken Mobley elected diocesan reps to convention; and outgoing committee chairs were thanked (Bill Nickerson of Property, Judy Yorke of Personnel, and Glenn Eckard of Finance).
There was an excellent crowd for the luncheon with plenty of food for a most convivial group. The auction netted more than $2,200 with proceeds going toward the youth pilgrimage this summer. Special thanks to auctioneer Alex Melso and to all who contributed articles and services to the auction.
If you did not have your pictures taken by Olan Mills, but would still like to be included in the directory, you may submit a photo to Kathy Okarski, or leave it in the pouch on the office door for her. Olan Mills would prefer it to be group shots if a family, otherwise any photo you would like. The deadline for all submissions is February 6th at noon time.
Due to weather and the Eagles game our Epiphany Dinner and Auction has been postponed until January 3oth, immediately following the Annual Meeting. Though it will be held at lunchtime, it will still be the same delicious dinner fare.
The Epiphany Dinner benefits our Youth but is for everyone in the Christ Church community, of all ages. And you are welcome to bring family, friends and neighbors as well.
For the Auction we need donations of new or â€œgood as newâ€ items, hand-made items, antiques and collectibles, including sports memorabilia, and gift certificates from businesses. We also auction off services. If you offer a service this is great way to introduce yourself to people in the parish. And if you patronize a business very frequently, please ask if they would be willing to donate a gift certificate.
We are always in need of items for younger children to bid on. That game or book or doll or stuffed animal or other gift or toy that did not appeal to your youngster and which has been languishing in its packaging may be just perfect Â for another child.
All proceeds benefit the Youth Pilgrimage Fund. This fund enables us to keep the cost of the Pilgrimage as low as possible for families of the youth. Thank you all for your support over the years.
If you have goods or a service you can donate, please contact Judy Buck-Glenn at 610-521-1626 X 24 to make arrangements, or leave your donation, clearly marked â€œEpiphany Dinnerâ€, with the office, or bring to church.
A six week session of Yoga classes, open to the public, will begin on Monday, January 10. Classes are held in Musselman Hall from 7 to 8 PM. Come join us to learn relaxation techniques, deep breathing and increase your flexibility. The cost is $60 for six weeks or $12 per class for a drop-in fee. Please contact Betsy Kirkpatrick (610-521-1626 ext. 29) for additional information.
This Sunday is the Fourth Sunday of Advent. After the service we will be “greening” the church. Those who wish to help are invited to do so. We will also be caroling to shut-ins after the service. We didn’t have enough carolers last week, so we will be going out after the 10:00 a.m. service. Do come join us!
It all comes to life on December 24 as the young people of Christ Church recreate that first Christmas in Bethlehem long ago. Young shepherds and sheep, the angels and the three kings will all make their way up a candle-lit aisle to honor the Christ Child lying in a crib.
Our service begins at 5:00 p.m. Since it is usually quite full, you will want to plan on coming early to get a good seat.
The first half of the liturgy is the pageant with the congregation joining in singing carols. The second half of the service is a Christmas Eucharist.
Before and after the service there will be a living manger on the front lawn with animals. There will be live sheep, goats, a llama, as well as other critters supplied by the organization Peaceable Kingdom. Children are welcome to pet the animals with parents permission. There will be a great opportunity to snap a picture for next year’s Christmas card.
Bring the children and grandchildren to participate in a living manger in front of the church on Christmas Eve! In addition to Mary and Joseph and the baby, there will be sheep and goats, a donkey, and llama masquerading as a camel. Be sure to bring your camera. Children will be allowed to pet the animals with parents permission.
The living manger begins at 3 p.m. and will be on display until 7:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
Our animals will be supplied again this year by “Peaceable Kingdom”.