Almost Thanksgiving eTidings

Last week, early morning at Huntington Park.  This was before rain and wind took so many leaves down.  It's November...



Thank you for making your pledge for 2018.  


Happy Thanksgiving!

Thank you for your pledges.  If you haven't made yours yet for 2018, please do so soon.  They are immensely helpful as we try to make a budget for next year.

Thank you as well to our DCF food basket providers and our helpers and organizers.  Many hands make light work, and many hands showed up today to help move the groceries to DCF offices for distribution.  Thanks, everyone, including Fran and Chris, Ed and Cathy, and our intrepid crew of high school guys!

The Opioid Epidemic & A Very Personal Story of Recovery:  Join us in our Parish Hall, Monday, November 27 @ 7 pm.
We’re very pleased to be able to sponsor a talk given by Allison Fuller, the director of the Housatonic Valley Coalition Against Substance Abuse (HVCASA) and to follow it with the personal stories of recovery by our own Jayson Borofsky, Connie and Jay’s son.   Allison will give us a better feel for the nature and extent of the Opioid Crisis that threatens the well-being of our community and our country.  Jayson will follow with his own perceptions—what it was like to be addicted and then to recover.  He’ll reflect on his life now and his life then.  He is an expert on living through this nightmare.
Don’t miss this program, please.  Parents, your high school age kids will surely benefit from this evening, and you are welcome to bring younger kids too, at your discretion.  We offer this program as a gift to the wider Easton/Redding community.

Advent Celebrations begin on December 3, First Sunday of Advent.  Lessons and Carols, 4 pm; Rectory Reception, 5 till 7 pm.  Kids welcome, too; there will be a few of our teens there to help babysit and keep our kids happy. This has become such a beautiful tradition here at Christ Church.  Please don't miss it.

December 3 also marks the visit of Martha Hoffman, President of Call to Care Uganda!  Martha will be our preacher that day and she will come with Rachel Niland from CTCU to set up the holiday bazaar of African crafts, just in time for gift-giving.

Adult Ed has finished our study of Rob Bell's book What Is the Bible?   It's highly recommended for folks who want to get more familiar with the Scriptures.  We begin a 2-week Advent journey with the late John O'Donohue of Ireland via his DVD of "A Celtic Pilgrimage."  Come to be spiritually transported and journey to new places.  That will be on Sunday, December 10 and 17 from 9 am till 9:45 am.

Important Dates to Read, Mark, Learn and Inwardly Digest:  

Nov 27, 7 pm               Opioids, Addiction & Recovery:  A very personal journey
Dec 3, 8 and 10 am    Martha Hoffman visits from Call to Care Uganda
Dec 3, 4 pm                 Advent Lessons and Carols
Dec 3, 5 till 7 pm        Rectory Advent Reception ~ we hope you will attend!
Dec 10 and 17              Adult ed:  A Celtic Pilgrimage
Dec 24, Xmas Eve      Services are at 4:45 pm and 9 pm
Dec 25, Xmas Day     One service at 10:00 am
May 20, 2018, 7 pm    Next JAZZ VESPERS