Bishop Curry’s Sermon and Letters to Our Little Roses
, May 22, 2018
A few days ago, billions of people tuned in to watch a fairy tale. We cheered and teared up as we celebrated Harry and Meghan's wedding. For me, it was the fiery sermon by Bishop Michael Curry that put love at the center of the celebration.
Special Guest Blogger: Youth on a Mission
, August 25, 2016
This week features a special blog post from Rebecca, one of our youth, and her recent summer mission trip.
With Love and Misconceptions from Honduras
, July 20, 2016
Ten years ago, before I worked as a priest at Christ Church, I came to Honduras to attend a Spanish-language immersion program offered at Our Little Roses Home for Girls in San Pedro Sula. That summer I had the delight of meeting those who were on the annual Christ Church OLR mission trip. This summer, I have journeyed here with Christ Church’s 26th mission trip as their priest and chaplain. It is incredible to return to this land of extremes: extreme poverty, extreme friendliness, extreme heat, extreme rainstorms, extreme natural beauty, and trash everywhere you look. The moment you arrive at the airport and see the many Christian mission groups in their matching t-shirts lined up in the customs line, you know you’re in for an adventure.
Fiestas and Feasts
, May 11, 2016
Parties are fun! And Christ Church parties are super fun! Last Friday evening we celebrated the Our Little Roses Mission and raised money to support the activities that are done with the girls on the trip. The event was packed, the food was delicious and the fellowship was lovely. I met so many parishioners I had not met before and we even had neighbors come and express excitement that we were hosting a Fiesta where the community was invited as well.
Back from Vermont
, August 5, 2015
Last week Christ Church sent some youth, and a couple of chaperones, on a mission trip to Rutland Vermont through Youth Works. The programming by Youth Works was quite strong and well organized. The service sites, and relationships with various organizations, have been maintained by Youth Works for over a decade in Rutland. Christ Church was one of many churches serving with Youth Works during the week.
So what do you do come Wednesday?
, May 7, 2015
I just got back from a few days away at Shrine Mont for the Bishop’s Spring Conference. Twice a year, the Diocese of Virginia hosts conferences for those who work in churches – the fall one is for clergy only, while the spring conference is open to clergy, lay professionals, and spouses and partners. It is always a rich gathering characterized by beautiful worship with great singing, hearty fellowship and opportunities to connect or reconnect, downtime for hiking, napping, reading, and contemplation, and breathing in the special air of Orkney Springs. Each year there is a program, something to feed our minds and hearts as well, plus a chance to hear what is on the hearts of our bishops.
, March 25, 2015
This post by Sarah DeCamps is from Honduras, Our Little Roses Home For Girls, where Liz Hoekstra and Sarah are visiting the girls now:
The Alpha and Omega – Discernment and Action
, February 11, 2015
Someone asked me recently if I had a motto that I live by. I have a couple of mottos, but the most important one to me is simple, yet at times elusive, no action without contemplation. I don’t know who said it first or where it came from exactly, but from the first time I heard it I knew it contained a really big Truth, one that we either wrestle with or we are lost.
Please enjoy this blog from first time missioner Joby Dupuis, currently on the Our Little Roses mission trip in Honduras
, July 23, 2014
Greetings from San Pedro Sulla! The OLR Mission Team arrived without incident (unless you count a detour to Ft Lauderdale because of thunder storms).
, October 17, 2013
Every week volunteers from Christ Church make vital contributions to the health and vitality of our city, state, nation, and world through our social service ministries, civic organizations, non-profits and global ministries.