Upcoming Events at Christ Church
Women's Dinner Group Thursday, December 19, at 6:30pm. All women are invited to attend this group's December gathering at the home of Kathy Williams. If you have questions, contact Karen Davenport.
Sunday School Christmas Party Sunday, December 22 at 10:10am. Have your kids come to Sunday School after the 9am service. We'll have a Christmas celebration including crafts, games and snacks. Please contact Tracey Torosian with questions.
Christmas Eve Procession of the Crèche Tuesday, December 24 at 4pm. All children aged preschool through 5th grade are invited to participate in the crèche procession during the telling of the Christmas story. Larger crèche pieces will be presented by the 5th grade children. All younger children will be given a star as they arrive at church, and they will be asked to bring the star to the crèche at the end of the Christmas story narration. If your 5th grader would like to participate, please contact Tracey Torosian.
2014 Stewardship Campaign - "Making Mission Possible" Thank you to all of those who have pledged their support for 2014! If you have not already done so, Celebration Sunday (Nov. 25) is fast approaching, please submit your pledge card as soon as possible, or call Peggy Karson in the Business Office at 313.885.4841, ext. 110, to make your pledge by phone. Pledge cards are available in your pews or at all entrances to the church. Thank you for your faithful stewardship of all God's gifts and for your generous support to "Make Mission Possible" at Christ Church.
Music at Christ Church
Messiah - George Frideric Handel Sunday, December 15 at 4:30pm. The Christ Church Chorale, Soloists, and Orchestra perform. Tickets: $25
Candlelight Service of Nine Lessons and Carols Sunday, December 22 at 4:30pm. Combined Choirs perform. A service of readings and music celebrating the nativity of Jesus.
Christmas Eve Festival Eucharist Services
Tuesday, December 24
4:00pm - Holy Eucharist with Crèche Procession and Choir *
8:00pm - Holy Eucharist with Choir and Incense
10:30pm - Choral Prelude with Carols
11:00pm - Holy Eucharist with Choir and Incense
Christmas Day Service
Wednesday, December 25 at 10am
Holy Eucharist with soloist
The Holy Name of Our Savior Jesus Christ: New Year's Day
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at 10am
Alzheimer's Support Group All who are coping with the challenges of Alzheimer's disease and dementia are welcome to attend this group at any time to find comfort and practical help. The group meets every third Thursday in the Undercroft. Next meeting - Thursday, December 19 at 6:30pm in the Undercroft.
Sunday School Teacher Needed Beginning in January, a Sunday School teacher is needed for the third grade classroom. A team of four teachers will be sharing the schedule, so each person will not be teaching every Sunday. This class learns the Holy Moly curriculum, which is fun and easy to teach. No experience is necessary - just the desire to get to know and help our third graders. Please contact Tracey Torosian if you would like to join this wonderful team.
Acolytes Needed We are in need of adding to our roster of Acolytes. We are looking for boys and girls ages 6th grade and above. We would, also, like to have adult Acolytes to assist at the 8 am service as well as other special services. We will be holding training sessions of Acolytes soon. Contact Ted Hagan - 248.755.1655 for more information.
Children's Chapel Volunteers Volunteers are needed during the 9am church service. As a volunteer, you will usher the children to Children's Chapel after the children's sermon, teach the Gospel lesson of the day, say prayers with the children and return with the children to the service during the announcements. We will assemble a team of volunteers so each person isn't helping each week. If you can offer even two Sundays through the end of the year please join our team and contact Tracey Torosian
MOPS Shepherd Needed Volunteers are needed to assist with childcare during Mothers of Preschool Students (MOPS) meetings the first Monday of the month; 8:45 - 11:45am. By volunteering, you will give our moms a much-needed break and time for spiritual renewal. Please contact Co-coordinators Mary-Caitlin Streets or Tamara Wilson to volunteer.