Family/Parish Special Events
Consecration Sunday October 27
Our Consecration Sunday Guest Speaker will be Diane Paddison, founder of 4Word the only global organization for Christian women in the workplace led by women. Learn more about Diane and her work here.
This Sunday members of Christ Church are invited to attend worship and then enjoy a Celebration meal following the service. During worship, members will have the opportunity to place their Estimate of Giving Card on the altar. Your pledge is voluntary, so EVERYONE is encouraged to attend on Consecration Sunday. There will be a breakfast following the 7:30 a.m. service, a brunch following 9 a.m., a luncheon after the 11 a.m. service and appetizers following the 6 p.m. service. Please let us know if you will attend a Celebration Meal or not by filling out the reservation form here. Thank you.
All Saints Sunday, November 3
Do not skip church on All Saints’ Sunday! Thanks to the generosity of our Friends of Music patrons, Christ Church is able to host the third annual All Saints' Sunday celebration. On November 3, at both the 9 and 11 AM services, an orchestra of 21 musicians and our choir will lead us in singing the great All Saints’ hymns. The music of John Rutter and Johannes Brahms will be featured, along with one of my own hot off the press compositions, They rest from their labors. This is a principal feast day, so I encourage you to be present with your church family as we remember all those who have gone before us. –Josh Benninger
Trunk or Treat - October 31
5 - 7 p.m. in the CEC parking lot. Decorate your car trunk, pull out your best costume, load up on candy, then head to our parking lot to share Halloween goodies and goodness with neighborhood children. We will need lots of folks to fill up our lot with cars and candy. The youth are encouraged to come help pass out candy and hot dots. Please contact Justin Lindstrom to reserve a space for your car. Justinl@cecsa.org
Christ Church Women’s Fall Fiesta
5 - 7:30 p.m. at Paloma Blanca, 5800 Broadway. All women of the church are invited to the annual fall gathering. Heavy appetizers and iced tea for $15/person, $10/seniors. RSVP to 210-736-3132 or www.cecsa.org/fall-fiesta. Ladies, please bring unopened packages of feminine hygiene products to donate to our Sidewalk Saturday outreach.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9: Connections Thankful Gathering
5 - 8 p.m. at the home of Susan and John Thompson, 3127 Candlewood Ln, 78217. Autumn has arrived and Susan and John Thompson are looking forward to hosting A Thankful Gathering. This 5th annual Connections! pot-luck gathering is always rich in lively conversation, loving laughter, good food, and delightful fellowship. To RSVP or to learn more, call or text Susan at 512-771-0873. For all the details, click on this invitation or pick one up at church. All ages are welcome; this includes all ages.This includes you!
Coping with Grief During the Holidays - Tuesday, November 12
12:30 p.m. in the Conference Room. Have you ever wondered what you would do after a loved one passes away? How do you get through the next step without them? How can you continue with your life? These are big questions, and we have the answers. Come to a workshop held at Christ Church, sit and listen to others tell their story of losing a loved one, whether parent, spouse, or child. Come find out how you can handle these holidays without your loved ones.
Porter Loring Family Care Services and Christ Episcopal Church Pastoral Care Ministry will help you through these rough times as you continue to heal. Lucy Ziegler, a Licensed Professional Counselor, will be our facilitator. There is no charge.
Contact Carol Miller if you have any questions. 210-7363132 or email@example.com.