VBS for 2021 is On!
Lemonade after the Service takes a New Twist
Flowers for the Holland's 60th Anniversary
Loaves & Fishes continues with Skeleton Crew
Singing is Back! - June 2021
2021 Beverly Parish Award Earners - Will Gardner and Hadden Probst
Brotherhood of St. Gregory Visit
2020 Drive Through Oyster Roast
Burning of the Greens at the Gardner Farm
Confirmation and Rededication
Members of the Youth Group serve Guests at Loaves and Fishes
Easter Narthex Flowers
The Adult Choir Sings in the Narthex under the Direction of Lynn Gardner
CEC Youth Group Members, Ready to Serve
Ladies Supporting the Oyster Roast
Saturday Easter Vigil with Lighting of the Pascal Candle
"Come unto me, all ye that travail and are heavy laden, and I will refresh you." -- Matthew 11:28
Thank you for visiting Christ Church! While no website can fully convey the true spirit of a church, we hope that by exploring this site you can gain a better view into our Christian community of transformed people. Please consider this to be an invitation to you to come worship with us and share our fellowship joyfully praising Christ in a caring and compassionate family of Christians.
During the months of June, July, and August Christ Episcopal Church will offer one service at 10 on Sunday mornings. Services will be in person and they will be offered via Facebook Live. Per the vestry, the following perameters will be observed:
· No reservations required.
· All rows are available, but please continue to spread out when possible.
· Masks are only required for those who are not fully vaccinated.
· Singing is now allowed.
We look forward to sharing our worship with you!
The Beverly Parrish, Jr.
Christian Leadership Award
Christian Scholar Soldier
“May God grant that the spirit of this award will help us increase in wisdom and in stature,
and in favor with God and man.”
Since 1957 , whenever possible, Christ Church has presented this annual award to a young person(s) who best represent the spirit of Beverly S. Parrish. A plaque to honor his life and in recognition of our eligible youth who exemplify his admirable traits, is displayed in the narthex of the church.
Beverly Parrish was awarded many academic accolades for his achievements as a young man. To name a few, he was an Eagle Scout, active youth member of Christ Church, a successful student of science and engineering, and a distinguished member of several military groups while attending college. He was a 1st Lieutenant in the United States Air Force.
Beverly Parrish was an active member of Christ Church who served as a crucifer for many years. He continues to be remembered for his honors and achievements, but more importantly, for his personal qualities of kindness, strong sense of duty, and dependability. He had a “can do” attitude and was ready to assist his family and friends to the best of his ability. He was a Christian in every sense of the word.
Congratulations to all of the Graduates
2021 High School Graduates
William Rhett Gardner graduated from Magna Vista High School. He will be attending Hampden Sydney College in the fall. Will is the son of Martin and Ginger Gardner and the grandson of Marty Gardner.
Hadden Anne Probst graduated from Carlisle School. She will be attending UNC-Chapel Hill in the fall to study psychology and elementary education. While in high school, Hadden received many awards, most notably National Honor Society, JR Marshall, Student body President and Honor Council. She was active with team sports: field hockey (captain) and soccer. She is employed with Cutco Knives (Vector Marketing). Hadden is the daughter of Ron and Lee Probst and the granddaughter of Al Jolly.
2020/2021 College Graduates
Elizabeth Holland graduated from the University of North Carolina with a Master’s Degree in Public Health. Elizabeth is the daughter of Mark and Carole Holland and the granddaughter of Morgan and Barbara Holland.
Kate Holland graduated from the University of Virginia with a Master’s Degree in Religious Studies. Elizabeth is the daughter of Mark and Carole Holland and the granddaughter of Morgan and Barbara Holland.
Campbell Grace Pitzer graduated from Radford University. Campbell is the daughter of Lewis Pitzer.
Tara S. Williams graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Longwood University in December 2020.
Chloe Wolchko graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Old Dominion University. Chloe is the daughter of John and Liz Wolchko.
Bible study is on break until the fall.
Even though we will not be literally passing the plate on Sunday, you are encouraged to continue to keep the Church in mind with your generosity. We are working harder than ever to continue to be the Church in this strange time, and need your support. There is a PayPal link on the giving page of our website, where you can easily give online. A link to the page is below. If you prefer to give to the Church with a check or cash you may mail those gifts into the Church, or simply put them through the mail slot of the Church office. Once again thank you for your support during this time when we are called to be physically distant.