Our Every Member Canvass will begins on Sunday, November 17th. Pledge packets will be distributed, as well as mailed the next day to any who cannot attend. The theme of the canvass this year will be “A Sure Foundation”.
As is our tradition, we will feature stewardship speakers at all the services that day. Our speaker for this Sunday is Amy Lovenguth. John Rubillo will be our speaker next Sunday.
Members are asked to return their pledge card no later than December 1st. As soon as our pledges are in hand we will prepare our 2014 budget.
This year we are encouraging parishioners to use our new automatic payment system. There will be a form in the pledge packets which you can fill out and hand in with your pledge card. This is a convenient way to keep your pledge up to date.
For parishioners who do not know the history of the above photograph, it is of the Rev. Francis Steinmetz (seated center) and presumed vestrymen of Christ Church. It was taken circa 1902 when the the Rev. Mr. Steinmetz led the building program to expand the original church structure to include a larger sanctuary and the transept, as well as the sacristy and organ chamber. The plans were drawn up by the Philadelphia architect George Nattress. The Rev. Mr. Steinmetz was the fifth rector of Christ Church Ridley Park, from 1898 – 1908. He came from Old Christ Church Philadelphia and left Ridley Park for Christ Church, Norfolk, VA. Three Christ Churches in a row!