This Sunday - February 18, 2024

9:00am Informal Coffee Hour in the Fellowship Hall.

9:00am Sunday School for children ages Kindergarten - 6th grade in the education wing downstairs.

9:00am Sunday Seminar in the Chapel and on Zoom. Dr. Greg Robbins will share "Religion and the Television Procedural: Investigating Faith, One Hour at a Time." He invited participants to watch CBS's season premiere of FBI on Tuesday which included FBI special agent Omar Adom Zidan ("OA"), a practicing Muslim fluent in Arabic and raised in Little Egypt in Astoria, Queens, who is a fully realized television character who performs intersectionality in weekly segments. Dr. Robbins' Seminar presentation will suggest how an otherwise standard format for American popular viewing consumption - one among many (e.g., Blue Bloods, Law & Order, NCIS, Chicago P.D., to name a few) - becomes a vehicle for exploring religion in the modern world.

9:00 - 11:30am Nursery is open for babies and toddlers aged birth to 4 years.

10:15am Worship in the Sanctuary and on YouTube. This first Sunday of Lent we journey with Peter in our series: "Wandering Heart: figuring out faith with Peter".

11:30am New Member Exploration Class in the Naylor Study (just off the Fellowship Hall) is the second of a four-part class which covers United Methodist history, spiritual gifts, and what it means to be a member of Christ Church. If you want to attend or need more details please contact Rev. Emily so we have enough materials for you.

11:30am Fellowship Time in the Fellowship Hall is a great chance to grab a bite to eat, some coffee or tea, and enjoy conversation with others in our community. Take a bag of bagels home with you!

REAL talk

Wandering into Lent

I have always loved the hymn Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing because it seems to perfectly describe my own soul and spiritual journey: “prone to wander, Lord I feel it, prone to leave the God I love.” It is not only my fickle heart and Reiselust (German for a longing to travel) that endear the song to me. It is also how proactively the hymn describes God’s love for us: “Jesus sought me when [I was] a stranger, wandering from the fold of God.” No matter how hard I have stumbled or how far I have run away from God, there is Divine Love, waiting patiently with arms open wide to welcome me home. Once I truly accepted that truth, everything began to change for me. I believe it can and will for you, too.

When I was considering all of the possible Lenten series we could dive into this season, “Wandering Heart” from A Sanctifed Art LLC captured my attention. I began to wonder how many others had experienced seasons of wandering, questioning or doubting their faith and religion. Even if you are more steadfast, perhaps you have walked alongside others who faltered. Either way, by examining the story of a simple fisherman, we are going to spend the next 6 weeks figuring out faith. 

Wandering Heart Series intro video on YouTube

I hope you’ll join us - it should be quite a journey!

Lenten blessings, Pastor Emily 

P.S. Wondering where we are wandering? Download this Faith Map, your guide to following Peter through the season of Lent. We'll have a few paper copies available this Sunday, too. Please do not share this map online to help protect the work of Sanctified Art LLC.

// Connect With Us at //
Facebook  Instagram