For the week of September 23, 2018
MORNING PRAYER & BIBLE STUDY |Thursdays | 9:30AM Morning Prayer, 10:00AM Bible Study
All are welcome to attend our service of Morning Prayer, followed by our weekly Bible study. Come to one or both!
ALL AGE SATURDAY NIGHT WORSHIP SERVICE | *NEW DATE Sat, October 13 | 6:00PM – 7:00PM | Sanctuary
Join us for our new Saturday night worship service. Sing songs of praise, hear an inspirational message and enjoy fellowship with one another in a setting unlike Sunday morning traditional worship. This worship service is for all ages, young and young-at-heart.
REFRAME | Sunday Mornings September 30 to December 2, 2018 | 8:45AM to 9:45AM | Sanctuary
Join us either before or after your Sunday morning worship for a coffee and an engaging video-based group discussion where we'll go on a ten-week journey through the “big story” of scripture, examining how the Bibles message has shaped historical Christian communities and their cultures, and what its implications are for all Christians living in the world today. More Info
As of Vestry 2019 Christ Church has two vital roles to fill: People’s Warden and Treasurer. Please prayerfully consider if you are able to fill one of these roles that are so important to the operation of Christ Church. If you would like more information on what each role entails, please speak to our outgoing People’s Warden, Susan Walmsley and our outgoing Treasurer, Lore Ormrod.
GAY/STRAIGHT ALLIANCE | Sat, September 22 | 2:00 - 4:00PM | Great Hall
Stouffville is a welcoming community and we have created a safe space where all are welcomed. Whether you are a member of the LGBTQ+ community, an ally or a family member, you are invited to join Stouffville's GSA.
PIE MAKING | Sat, September 29 | 9:00AM to Noon | Great Hall
Anyone interested in helping to make pies for Thanksgiving please sign up in the Great Hall. Order forms for 8” ($10 each) and individual-sized apple pies ($5 each) will be available in the church office from September 16-23.
ACW MUFFIN BREAKFAST | Sun, October 14 | 8:45AM | Great Hall
The ACW invites you to their fall Muffin Breakfast. Guest Speakers will be The Rev. Jason Prisley and Melissa Prisley, who will give a presentation on their February pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago or The Way of St. James.
THANKSGIVING ALTAR DECORATING | Sat, October 6
The Altar Guild will be decorating the altar for Harvest Thanksgiving on Saturday, October 6. The congregation is invited to donate fall fruits and vegetables by 10am October 6. All fruits and vegetables will then be donated to the Stouffville Food Bank after the Harvest Thanksgiving service.
WINTER CLOTHING DRIVE | October 15 – October 19
With the weather turning colder, it’s time to clean out your closets of winter clothing items you are not using anymore. We will gratefully accept all sizes of clean, gently used or new winter clothing. All donations go to those in need in York Region. Please do not bring items in until the week of the clothing drive.
ACW QUILT RAFFLE | Draw December 5
Tickets are available for the 2018 ACW quilt raffle of the queen-sized, hand-quilted “Butterflies & Roses”. Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5, available at coffee hour or through the church office. Draw will be made on December 5.
CHRIST CHURCH BRIDGE CLUB
If you enjoy playing bridge, consider joining the Christ Church Bridge Club. This friendly group plays about once a month, October - April. There is a sign up sheet in the Great Hall. You may sign up with or without a partner. For more information contact Cathy or David Tubb at 905-640-8956.
FROM THE LIBRARY
Read and Recommended: Falling Upward by Richard Rohr
The author, a Franciscan priest, offers his insights into spiritual growth through a look at the 2 halves of life. He reflects on the first half of spiritual life as it is shaped by the norms and practices of our family and community. He explores the second half of the spiritual life as a time usually precipitated by a crisis or “fall” which allows us grow closer to God and to learn to “hear a deeper voice of God than [we] heard before”. If exploring the Christian spiritual path intrigues you, check out this book or others from your church library.
FROM THE ACW
Thank you to all those who attended the ACW pot luck on Wednesday, September 12; it was great to get together. While at this evening it became evident that we have somehow messed up the date for the Christmas pot luck and Quilt draw; some of us had December 5th and others December 12th. We apologize for the mix up and any inconvenience we may have caused. Because the date on the Quilt tickets say the draw will be on December 5th, we must go with that date. Regards, Susan and Sandra - Co-Presidents. ACW