Parish Life – Our Weekly Blog

Special Project Committee For Campus Renovation – July 2020 Report

By Mollie Proctor, Congregational Communications co-chair

In 2017 Christ Church Cranbrook began envisioning a campus redevelopment project to address a variety of needs including increased multipurpose space, additional classrooms, increased accessibility and modernized facilities.  In 2019, a successful capital campaign, 

Witnessing Generosity

By Charlie Foster

My experience started at the beginning of the quarantine. My school was shut down in the middle of March and I had so much free time on my hands I had no clue what to

Fruit of the Spirit: A Collect on Generosity

By the Rev. Dr. William J. Danaher, Jr., Rector

Generous God
all
I have
is from you
my life
echoes
your life
my love
echoes
your love
help me
to live
and love
as you
live
and love
let the gift
I am
be
a gift
to others
let
the gift
I am
reflect
the gift
you are
to me
let
my love
return
the love
you show me
let
my life
be
your

The Importance of Kindness

By Alex Eikenberry

When I was 14 years old I spent my summer going into high school volunteering in a program called Summer in the City. It was an incredible experience that allowed me to hang out with

Fruit of the Spirit: A Collect on Kindness

By the Rev. Dr. William J. Danaher, Jr., Rector

The Celebrant says
Let us pray.
God of Kindness,
no gesture
of
gentleness
is
too small
to be
the miracle
it is
when
we
become
large
with
your love
your angels
dance
as
they did
on the
first day
may we
be kind
as you
are kind
breathe
your spirit
into
our bodies
so that
we step
to the
music
that
makes
us
new
Amen.

Has Your Job Been Affected by COVID-19?

New ministry seeks to help those facing a job transition.

By Marc Robinson


In addition to changes in just about ever aspect of our life, COVID-19 has brought with it staggering unemployment and economic slowdown. 

A “Silver Bell” Anniversary 

By Christopher Wells, Director of Music & Organist

This Sunday, Jenny King, Christ Church Cranbrook Carillonist, will present the second carillon recital in the 2020 Summer Carillon Series. The recital is free and open to the public in-person

Atonement of the world’s peoples: the symbolism of our altar

By Nathan Costa, Assistant Director of Music & Liturgist

The altar we are using for our outdoor services of Eucharist was constructed by Obie Burch, husband of church accountant Kathy Brooks and a scenic and lighting designer for local stage productions, including

“The Book of Genesis”

 By Kei Millar

suppose there was
a book
of only
one word,
let

from whose
clipped sound
all things
begin:
fir and firmament,
feather,
the first whale —

and suppose

we could scroll
through
its pages
every day
to find
and pronounce
a
Let
meant only
for us

we would
stumble
through
the streets
with open books
eyes crossed
from too much
reading:

we would
speak in
auto-rhyme,
the world
would echo itself

and sill
w’ed continue
in

In-Person Worship Guidelines

We are excited to welcome many of you back to worship in person at Christ Church Cranbrook. As we re-open to a new worship schedule that includes both indoor and outdoor venues on campus, we want to review