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October 15 - Lesson 4
October 22 - Lesson 5

Upcoming Events

Mother's Bible Study: Thursdays, 9:15 - 10:15 AM, Graham Library
Join us for a study group designed for moms that will begin in September and continue through the end of May. We will learn about how to be a person of faith, a wife, and a mother all at once using the book Love Feast: Together at the Table by Martha Johnson Bourlakas. Childcare will be provided. Books are available in the bookstore.
Contact Hedrick Lewis, 282.3103, for more information.

CCEP’s Lobster Dinner 2017: “Party Like a Lob-Star!”
Friday, October 27, 6:30 - 10:30 PM, Finlay Hall
RSVP deadline extended Monday, October 23 at 12 noon

Parishioners are invited to join us for Christ Church Episcopal Preschool's 2017 lobster dinner! There will be live music, a live auction, and delicious food (lobsters, steak, and veggie options available). Lobsters are also available to enjoy at home. Order deadline for to-go lobsters AND for the lobster dinner is Monday, October 23. All proceeds will go to the church campus playgrounds. RSVP to Stephanie Martin, 233.7612, ext 154.


Curbside Pick-Up: Friday, October 27, between 12:30 - 5:30 PM
Under the porte-cochere on E. Washington Street
   -   Live Lobsters - $24 each
   -   Cooked Lobsters - $27 each
Party Like a Lob-Star Dinner: Friday October 27, 6:30 PM Social Hour and 7:30 PM Dinner
   -   Surf (Lobster) - $50 each
   -   Turf (Steak) - $50 each
   -   Surf & Turf (Lobster and Steak) - $65
   -   Chicken - $40
   -   Veggie - $40

Rhythms of Grace: Worship Service for Families with Special Needs
Sunday, October 15, 3:00 PM, Markley Chapel

Children’s Ministries is excited to announce a new service for children and families with special needs. Rhythms of Grace is a worship service that engages children from the top of their heads to the tips of their toes and provides a way for all families to connect with a community of faith. The service will be on the third Sunday of each month at 3:00 PM in the chapel. For more information, contact Hedrick Lewis, 282.3103. 

Hope Drive: Sunday, November 26 - December 10
Children’s Ministries is collecting items to make bags for the seniors of the Sterling Community. We are asking children in K3 - 5th grade to bring the following items to place in bags: fresh fruit, cans of soup, granola bars, ramen noodles, sugar-free candy, individual packs of mac and cheese, Lance crackers or a sleeve of crackers, and individual cups of applesauce or fruit. Collection boxes will be outside of the classroom doors.

Children’s Christmas Pageant Rehearsals
Calling all sheep, shepherds, angels, and wise men! Rehearsals for our traditional Christmas Eve Pageant begin on Wednesday, November 29 at 6:15 PM in the Parish House. Contact the Music Office for more information: 282.3118.

Boy Scout and Girl Scout Troops at Christ Church
Do you have a child who would like to join a Boy Scout or Girl Scout troop? Daisy and Brownie troops are available for rising K5 - 3rd grade girls, and Troop 1953 will meet on Tuesdays at 5:30 PM; Cub Pack 511 is available for rising 1st - 5th grade, and will meet on the 2nd Monday of the month; and BSA Troup 511 is available for rising 6th - 12th graders, and meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM. If you are interested, contact
Hedrick Lewis, 282.3103.

Sunday Morning Offerings


Infants - K5: 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM, Parish House, 1st Floor
We provide a safe, warm and unconditionally loving environment for the children entrusted to our care. We offer stories, activities, a snack and when the weather permits, children will enjoy one of the outdoor play areas. Older children have an age-specific worship service led by volunteer coordinators. Contact Hedrick Lewis for questions about the nursery or if you would like to volunteer. Infants (3 months to 23 months) will be in room 109 and 2 year-olds to 5 year-olds will be in room 112.

FaithSteps: 10:15 AM, Parish House, Room 127
A worship alternative for children in K3 - K5/Primer during the 10:30 AM service. Teams of parents lead a chapel service, crafts, games, and serve a light snack.

Children’s Church: 10:30 - 11:45 AM, ASC, Room 104
An age appropriate worship service geared toward K5 - 2nd graders. The children join one of our clergy and our children’s choir director for a Bible lesson and music. They return to the main worship space in time for Eucharist with their family.

Photo Release

We love taking photos and videos during Christ Church events to build community among parishioners and further the ministry. These photos and/or videos may be used in the Sunday bulletin, weekly eblast, on our website, in various publications and on social media websites. If you would not like us to use a photo of your child, please email Hedrick Lewis.


On occasion we will serve a special snack in Sunday School or FaithSteps. If your child has a food allergy that we should be aware of please contact Hedrick Lewis.

More Information

Learn more about Athletics and our Music Ministry opportunities for children.

Get Connected: Email Hedrick Lewis, Director of Children's Ministries

Christ Church Episcopal Preschool 

Offers full and half day programs year round, serving children from birth to K5. We are pleased to be in a newly renovated, beautiful space in the Christ Church parish house, offering our parishioners and community an inviting school environment filled with light, love and learning.