you have begun to prayerfully consider your participation. We are preparing to fund our collective witness andministry primarily from your pledges; former sources from fairs and endowment principal are no longer available. A faithful response from all of us, based on our particular circumstances, is vital.
We hope toreceive pledge cards from as many of us as are able for Commitment Sunday, December 4
, and tocelebrate our stewardship preparations on Sunday, December 11
Of course, all our Advent preparations get caught up in …
Preparing for Christmas!
This year, to better accommodate all who want to celebrate with us, we are going to offer
hree services onChristmas Eve and one on Christmas Day.
On Christmas Eve, Saturday December 24th4p.m. – Carol Service
A new offering this year – an early service to tell the Christmas story, sing some carols andhave a brief communion. Designed for our youngest parishioners and their families.
Featuring the Christ Church Choristers, this service will include more carols,readings, a sermon and communion. Note the new time, thirty minutes later this year.
10:00p.m. – Festal Eucharist:
Featuring the Christ Church Choir, this service will include the full set of readings,Christmas hymns and carols, a sermon and Christmas communion.
Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25
… will follow the usual Christmas Day schedule: One full service at10a.m., with the choir participating. Given the lateness of the previous evening’s celebrations, an 8a.m. service will
be offered December 25th.I look forward to all of our preparations through worship, service and stewardship for our life together in the new light of Christ.A Blessed Advent to you and yours,Harrison+
Your Friendly Neighborhood Rector
News from the Finance Committee
As of the end of October, the finances at our church don’t look terribly grim, but we should be a bit concernedwith our status. While our pledge income has been exceeded year-to-date by $5,500, we are still showing a
in the amount that we had budgeted based upon historical income that we have received in the past
These are members of the parish who have given financially to the parish but have decided not to complete a pledge card for the year.Our budget expectation year-to-date as of the end of October for this income was $46,085. So far we have onlyreceived $12,904, our deficit being $33,181!!! We have been very prudent in expenses, and, in spite of such alarge deficit in expected income, we are showing in our net income a loss of $8,462. Our volunteer bookkeeper has been very creative about paying out expenses, and for that we should be enormously grateful!However, the end of the year is fast approaching…Where your heart is, your treasure will be there also…If anyone has a specific question about our finances at Christ Church, please feel free to contact me at any time.--Bob Donahue,