Celebration Sunday September 7th - One service for all to share together at 9:15 AM
Carnival, live music from the Castle Rock Colts, facepainting, food and ice cream following the service. < more >
Education classes resume September 14 at 9:15 a.m.
It’s time for a change. We have new and exciting things happening at Christ’s Episcopal Church!
After much thought and consideration, Fr. Rick and I decided that the Education hour for all classes - children and adult - be 9:15-10:10 a.m. This will affect our families directly in that all programs - Godly Play, Connect and Teen/ Adult Journeys - will now be taught at this new time.
We are hoping you will join the Teen/Adult Journeys for the Nooma series. Nooma, is a series of short films or spiritual reflections on individual life experiences, each about 10 to 14 minutes long. These are an invitation to search, question and join the discussion of relating various everyday experiences. The short stories cover a specific topic, usually from a Christian perspective. We will then engage in both large and small group discussions and reactions to these clips. < learn more >
An invitation to the artists among us - and your artist friends!
We need your commitment to participate by Friday, September 5 and your artwork by Monday, September 22
On Saturday, September 27, we are having a fundraising event that will be held at The Greater Castle Rock Artist’s Guild (GCRAG) located at Art on the Edge, 314 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock.
We would like our artists to donate one or two pieces of art - no matter what the medium - to be auctioned at the event for the benefit of Christ’s Episcopal Church.
So, what’s in it for you ... the artist? < more >
Club 412 - our new youth group for teens 7-12 grade
Please join us on September 14th for the First gathering of CLUB 412 Christ’s Episcopal Church Youth Connections Group. We will meet after the 10:30 service ( about 11:45) in the Youth Room at the top of the stairs in the Education all. Pizza will be served. Introduction of Leaders and Teens. Help plan future activities you want to do. We should conclude about 1:00 p.m.
Joe Uveges in Concert
Beloved local guitarist/songwriter, whose music appeals to all ages, at encore performance Friday, September 19th, 7:00 p.m. at Christ's Church in historic Castle Rock
Joe is a local folksinger-songwriter-guitar player, based in Colorado Springs. The last time he was here, several years ago now, he absolutely delighted us with his original, folksy style. Some comments from people who have heard him: < more >
Musicmakers start up again August 26th at 7:00 pm
For more information about Musicmakers, click here.
Learning To Be Kind and Gentle With Yourself: Developing Self Awareness in Navigating Life Change and Loss
Tuesdays, September 16, 23 and 30 and October 7, 6:15 - 7:15 pm in the library on the campus of Christ’s Episcopal Church
Life change and loss take many forms within everyday life - caregiving, career change, health issues, relationship endings and beginnings, retirement, family transitions, death. Each presents a challenge - how do I accept, respond to and even embrace the newness? What do I do with this suffering? < more >
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Fr. Rick's Mystic Travelers Blog
Fr. Rick posts two blogs a week on www.mystictravelersbook.com, and he has 100+ articles archived there for your edification. You can go on your own whenever you want, OR once on the website, you can subscribe by filling in your name and email address in the box on the left of the screen. If you sign up, you’ll be sent the blogs twice a week. You’re also invited to submit your comments about a blog if you wish.
Wall of Thanks
We appreciate so many people here at Christ's Episcopal Church. Therefore, we invite you to say THANKS to someone who has added in some way to your life or your spiritual journey. You are also invited to say THANKS to anyone you'd like to acknowledge for adding to the grace in this church of ours.
Click here to share your THANKS. Your THANKS prayer will be completely anonymous unless you give us your name. We will publish it here. We *do* have to moderate the board for spam, so we can't publish your comment until it's reviewed. But we will review all prayers at least once a day. If you wish, you can take a look at the Wall any time. We will include a link to it in the Fully Alive News and the email newsletters.
Thank you for being such a valuable part of this place to be...fully alive.
your friends at Christ's Church.