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Weekly Newsletter

Church latest announcements and events are in our Thursday newsletter. If you would like to receive the newsletter by email or postal service, please send your request to Printed copies can also be found at the back of church.

Looking for A Few Good Vestry Members

Have you ever considered adding your talents to the management of our parish?  If you have, now is the time to step up!  We need to install three new members at our annual meeting in January — one to complete the last year of a term and two to serve three-year terms. Contact Rev. Mariann or any vestry member for more information or to express your interest.

"Holy Smokes" Fire Starters For Sale Now!
Grab yours today! Need help with starting fires in your fireplace, wood stove or outside fire pit?  Try our "Holy Smokes" fire starters, made from used Christ Church candles.  At $10 for package of 9, they are a perfect hostess gift or stocking stuffer. Talk to Robbie Loker or Lynne Redmond after the Sunday services to get your "Holy Smokes."

Friday Night Sunday School (FNSS)
Also know as adult bible study. Two Fridays a month - September 2014 through May 2015
The next two lessons are Nov. 21, and Dec. 5. All are welcome, please bring your family and friends! Click here to access the entire 2014/2015 program schedule. There is no fee for this program.

Each session includes a group potluck meal, prayer, fun lessons, and crafts. We are reaching
out to the greater community to afford those who don't attend Christ Church services an opportunity to move deeper in their faith and make a difference in our world. Parents have the option of dropping off their child or staying for the evening, when the adults also gather in a comfortable setting to discuss and interpret the lessons and verses among themselves. The goal is to have this be a program of fellowship, Christian formation and renewal for our families. Contact the office @ 301-884-3451 if you have questions. To learn more, please visit about our growing program, please click the following link:

Altar Flowers
  Would you like to help decorate the church this Christmas by offering a poinsettia or wreath in honor or in memory of loved ones? Contribution envelopes are at the back of church and at the parish office. All contributions will be listed in the Christmas service bulletin. Orders and payment must be received by December 14, 2014.

"Custom Christ Church Shirts For Sale"
T-Shirts & Polo Shirts may be ordered through the parish office.  Custom shirts are great for promoting our church and faith.  Youth - Adults Sizes: Small - XL $12; 2XL $13;  3XL $15: Polo Shirts are $22

Custom Christ Church Ornaments: Beautiful, elegant, & affordable. 3D-24kt gold finish, boxed and gift ready ornaments. Hang them on your tree or in a window. Perfect for gifts, collectibles, keepsake to cherish for many years to come. Two Types: Traditional - $9.99 each or Stain Glass SunCatcher - $12.99 each. Please contact Crystal by email or call 301-884-3451.

Website Migration Development
The team is getting together to revamp the Christ Church web site!  We have been having some technical difficulties with the Christ Church web site. Some elements are resisting updating — like the e-weekly spot — and we think the presentation could be better and easier to navigate.
Because the web site is our electronic "front door," the vestry has authorized an upgrade to be directed by Bill Dollins. We expect that updating the site will soon be easier and faster. We'll keep you posted as the improvements are made.

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