This Week at Christ Church

FALL SPRUCE UP MORNING: Saturday, October 20,  join the Property Committee for an hour or so between 8 am and noon for our annual fall clean-up.  We have close to 50 tasks to be done, from removing air-conditioners, installing storm windows, to dusting and polishing in the sanctuary and cleaning in the kitchen. Many hands make light work, so please do come.  A Task List will be posted on the easel for members to select tasks they would like to do. Breakfast and coffee will be provided.

Rise Against Hunger: The annual food packaging event will be in Wilton on Saturday, October 20th. Sign up early to get the shift you want. A great opportunity for families and singles.  Children welcome.
Many volunteers are welcomed and needed. We goofed last week.  Here is the corrected link: 

Jazz and Musings (formerly Jazz Vespers): Join us for our annual fall presentation of Jazz and Readings on Sunday, October 21 at 7 pm. Invite a friend (or more). Suggested donation for adults is $15.

Confirmation Class: Begins on Sunday, November 4 at 4 pm.  Classes will be on Sundays from 4 - 5:15 pm on the following dates:

The first Sunday of the month on November 4, December 2, January 6, March 3, April 7th, and May 5.

The third Sunday of the month on February 25, March 24 and May 19.  ECCT confirmations are scheduled for Saturdays in late May - early June (more information when the closest locations have been identified).

As part of their preparation, Confirmands will be required to participate in service projects. Rise Against Hunger (information and sign-up link above) is one option which will occur before we meet for our first class. 

To register for class or for questions, contact Alon+ at

Laundry Love: The Mission Committee at St. James', Danbury, invite you  to participate in a round table discussion to explore the possibility of  beginning a Laundry Love ministry in Danbury.  Laundry Love is a community ministry that assists in providing laundry services to those in need and we believe Danbury would benefit from such services. They will meet Wednesday, October 24, at 7 pm to learn, share and discuss ideas in the parish hall at St. James'.  Parking is available behind the church on Terrace Place. Entry to the hall is at the bottom of the parking lot, next to Daily Bread food pantry. 
If you are planning on attending,  please contact: Denise Holl: so they have an idea of how many people to expect. 

Coffee Hour Hosts: We're looking for a few more families and individuals to host coffee hour. You can join in this important ministry of hospitality by hosting coffee hour twice a year.  Please contact:
Michele Markelon 

Other Opportunities to Serve:  We are also looking for volunteers to support our worship in a variety of ways.  We hope you will join our dedicated crew of acolytes, altar guild, chalice ministers, lectors/readers, intercessors and ushers.  For more information, please contact: or

SAVE THE DATE: Ladies' Night Out will be on October 29 at 6 pm at Rancho Alegre, 6 Main St., Georgetown. Please reply to Carol Keil at or call and leave a voicemail at 203-938-9364.

 Honor Your Loved Ones: For a suggested donation of $60, you can provide flowers for the Altar in memory of or in celebration of those you love.  There is a sign-up sheet as you enter the sanctuary from the parish hall side.  Please keep our flower ministry flourishing! If you'd like to learn how to make altar arrangements or volunteer for this ministry, please contact Audrey Dance at or Connie Borofsky at  Volunteers who would like to deliver flowers following the service are also welcome! Contact