WELCOME TO CHRIST CHURCH!!
Father Chris' office hours:
Announced weekly on Facebook
May and June Worship Schedule
ALL SERVICE TIMES ARE 11:00 AM UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED
Sunday, May 31 Father Chris O'Connor
Sunday, June 7 Morning Prayer
Sunday, June 14, 21, 28 Father Chris O'Connor
HAM LOAF DINNER
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3rd from 4PM until 6:30. Tickets are only $9.00. See any member of Christ Church for tickets
VISIT US AT THE STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL, SATURDAY, JUNE 13TH IN FRONT OF THE CHURCH - FREE WATER!!!INFORMATION BOOTH, BAKED SALE, AND THE CHURCH WILL BE OPEN AS A COMFORT STATION AND SELF-EXPLORATION
OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS:
-Vestry meeting June 21st, beginning at 9:15 AM.
-The next Chicken Barbecue will be in August, details will follow soon.
-Earlier this year, members of all of the Episcopal congregations in the Diocese were invited to meet with Bishop Franklin to discuss their fears and concerns. The follow up will be further regional discussions of the trends identified. The closest meeting to Albion will be Sunday, June 7th from 2PM to 4PM at St. Paul's in Stafford.
There will be a tour of Forest Lawn Cemetary on Sunday, May 31st, highlighting the role of Episcopalians in WNY. Discover Sunday events require pre-registration and some events have limited seating. Please check the Diocesan website, www.episcopalwny.org and click the "Diocesan Life" tab at the top for further information.
-Community Kitchen is always looking for volunteers. Please see Faith Smith about this vital ministry for the Albion area.
-Flowers can be placed as a thanksgiving or memorial on most Sundays. Please see Dee Wolfe.
Updates to the prayer list should be given to Kevin Doherty or left in the Church office.
Salt Lake City, June 25th through July 3rd
One of the principal orders of business will be the election of the next Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, who will take office Nov 1, 2015 for a 9 year term.
For more information: http://episcopaldigitalnetwork.com/ens/2015/05/01/four-chosen-as-nominees-for-27th-presiding-bishop-2/
GENESEE DEANERY MEETING
Once per month, typically on a Thursday Evening, the Very Rev. Canon Barbara Price leads a meeting of members from various congregations throughout Orleans, Genesee and Wyoming Counties. Any and all members of Christ Church are invited to attend the discernment group that includes ourselves, and many of the other Parishes in the Genesee Deanery. Meetings are typically held at St. James in Batavia. If you would like to attend, or simply find out what happens at these meetings, please contact Father Chris or Kevin Doherty. This group is trying to brainstorm new ideas on how we can make our congregations more vibrant, visible in the community and in cooperation with each other to proclaim God's word as a unified group of churches. We have made a commitment to pray about the following matters:
Gracious and loving God;
Show us what new life might look like.
Help us to accept and be conscious of our fears and not be overcome by them.
Help us to see how we are blessed already, and how we can build on those blessings.
Open peoples' minds to accept new ideas and give us the courage to act on them.
Heal us of our blinded sight.
Show us our need(s) for healing and reconciliation.
If you would like to join us or want more information, please see Father Chris O'Connor, Kevin Doherty or Mark Oblick. Please also help us by praying for the items listed above daily.
If you are looking for a warm, friendly group of small town people who truly care about one another, this is the place for you! We are a committed group of individuals that try to live out our Baptismal Vows; one being that we respect the dignity of all human beings. At Christ Church we uphold the concept that The Holy Communion is the Lord's Table, not ours, and "All Are Welcome!"
We really mean it when we say "Whoever you are, wherever you find yourself on the journey of faith, you are welcome here, to share in the blessings of God given so freely"
We're Glad You're Here!!
Questions? Call the church office at 585-589-5314 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org