The church is gathering school supply items for the coming year. The Family Service Center at school will be distributing them on AUGUST 25th. Supplies needed are:
Binders - Notebooks
Pencils - Pens - highlighters
Crayons - Markers
Other fun thing
If you are unable to shop, but would like to donate, please make a check payable to the church, noting "School Supplies" in the memo line and items will be purchased for you. You can drop your check in the offering plate on Sundays or mail it to the church. Deadline is AUGUST 22nd. Those items will be blessed by Rev. Susan at the altar display on that Sunday. Thank you for your generosity.
Join us un Facebook Live! August 14, 2021 6pm A Fundraiser for Loads of Love
Presenting Kelley Porter, Peter Smith and Susan Thomson
Please join us for this fundraiser for the Loads of Love program. The link for the donation page is: www.christchurchblaine.org/giving
Just like our In-Person concerts, a donation of $7 is requested but not mandatory. And if you want to give more, please do! Those who are able, we appreciate your generous donations.
Christ Episcopal Church welcomes you, no matter where you are on your journey.
Christ Episcopal Church is an affirming and inclusive Christian community. Our members and leaders strive through love, worship and service to welcome all people just as God created them. No matter where you are on your journey of faith, our welcome knows no boundaries of age, race, ethnicity, culture, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, or economic condition. We believe that God delights in the diversity of creation and so do we.
Do you have a favorite hymn from The Hymnal 1982? If there is a hymn you love and haven't sung for a while, please send an email to the Vicar (firstname.lastname@example.org). On Sunday, August 29, we will have a hymn sing instead of a sermon! We'll have a space in which we can sing some, not all, of your favorites, AND learn two or three new hymns.
If you know the name of the hymn, or the first line, we can find the hymn number to post in the bulletin. So, send in your favorites no later than August 22nd. And get ready to make a joyful noise unto the Lord.
The United Thank Offering (UTO) was founded in the early 1900s to support innovative mission and ministry through The Episcopal Church. Another goal was to deepen spiritual disciplines of gratitude among those who participate.
When we experience a moment of thankfulness, we can place a coin in a Blue Box. A birthday, an anniversary, the return to health, a new opportunity, a sudden insight, the birth of a child -- these are all occasions to give thanks. And seeing our Blue Box on the table where we eat is a reminder to offer a coin on each occasion of thanksgiving.
Funds from the Blue Boxes are received, counted, blessed, and sent to the diocesan UTO director, who, in turn, sends them to the national UTO office for distribution through grants.
When we offer the coin as a sign of thanks, we can say the following prayer:
Gracious God, source of all creation, all love, all true joy: accept, we pray, these outward signs of our profound and continuing thankfulness for all of life. Keep each of us ever thankful for all the blessings of joy and challenge that come our way. Bless those who will benefit from these gifts through the outreach of the United Thank Offering. This we ask through the One who is the greatest gift and blessing of all: Jesus Christ. Amen.
We are dedicated to improving the lives of those in our community. Your contribution today helps us make a difference.
Use the drop down menu on the PayPal site to direct your donation to a particular program:
- Loads of Love (still happening during Covid)
- Blaine Food Bank (still happening during Covid)
- Back-to-School Supplies (On hold during Covid)
- Backstage at the Border - Check back for upcoming concerts
- The Children's Giving Garden (on hold during Covid)
- Christmas Giving (waiting for details for Covid changes)
- Fourth of July Open House (on hold during Covid)
- Coat Drive (waiting for details for Covid changes)
- Thanksgiving Baskets (waiting for details for Covid changes)
- Quilting & Crafting Group (on hold during Covid)
Bishop Rickel Blessing the Coats for the Interfaith Coalition Coat Drive