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Update to our Community

(18th November 2022)

Rev. Elisabeth Sinclair

Nov 18, 2022

Dear Parents – No Sunday school today, but children may play outside at the craft table—with parent supervision, please. We are still looking for parents and others to help us build a consistent Sunday school program for children. If you can help, even just once/month, please speak with Rev. Elisabeth ASAP.

Facemasks continue to be recommended but are no longer required at Christ Church. Please take care of your own (and others’) health by staying current on vaccinations, keeping a safe distance from others, staying in ventilated areas whenever possible, and frequently washing/sanitizing your hands.

**In continuing celebration of our “More Than Enough” stewardship campaign to help us plan our budget for 2023, we will be making communion bread together in the Parish Hall during coffee hour. All are invited to share in this process. Meet Rev. Elisabeth along the far wall of the Parish Hall to receive instructions.

New Faith Reflection & Formation class through the 4 Sundays of Advent (11/27-12/18), beginning NEXT WEEK: “Creation and Stewardship: A Personal Advent Perspective,” facilitated by Chris Stephens, UNAM Physics professor.

Class Location: White Room, Christ Church
Time: Immediately following the 11am service.
Format: One-hour (bilingual) talks with open discussion
Content Description: Creation in all its varied forms – the universe, nature, art etc. – is a common element between God and humanity. God created, and creates, and so does humanity. Advent reminds us of a unique creation event – the birth of Jesus and the incarnation of God the Son. Starting from the basic premise, of course, that God exists, in these talks I will discuss how the desire and need of humans to understand God’s creation - what has been created by God – has led us to create our own gods to explain that creation, including what we think and believe is the real God. Understanding creation, the creative act and its implications – both theologically and scientifically – is essential.

This combination of theological and scientific thinking is also essential for understanding how we stand with respect to God’s and man’s creations – our responsibilities and duties and what we can and should do from a stewardship point of view. In this aspect I will discuss why “good” people make “bad” decisions, as such decisions are behind all of humanity’s principal problems – climate change, war, gender violence, poverty etc. Finally, I will discuss what we can do as individuals, as Christians, and as members of Christ Church to safeguard God’s creation.

Piano Concert, November 27, 6:30 p.m.
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3
Sofía Flores, soloist & Chamber Orchestra.
$150.00 mxp x person (50% kids and INAPAM)

Save these dates!

• November 24th, 12:00 p.m. Thanksgiving Service (English), then American Benevolent Society Thanksgiving meal at 1:30 p.m., $500 mxp/member or $550 mxp/non-member
• November 27th, Nigerian Thanksgiving meal during coffee hour AND music concert at 6:30 p.m.
• December 3rd, 10:00 a.m -5:00 p.m. Christmas Bazaar
• December 18th Lessons & Carols, 6:00 p.m.
• December 24th Journey to the Creche, 5:00 p.m.
• December 25th, One bilingual Christmas service at 11:00 a.m.

Do you wish to receive the Community Weekly news bulletin from Christ Church? And/or would you like a pastoral meeting with one of the clergy? Please fill out a contact information card from the Ushers’ table near the sanctuary doors to indicate your need. You may also contact the parish secretary Mary Rosa.

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