Parish Life – Our Weekly Blog

The Reason for the Season

By The Reverend Anthony Estes, Deacon & Director of Digital Communications

Last Sunday, Pastor Manisha suggested the Church had not done a good job impressing upon the faithful the reason for celebrating Christmas for 12 days. On one hand, Pastor

The Diakonia of All People

Written by The Reverend Anthony Estes, Deacon
Director of Digital Communications
A few years ago, I attended a Diaconal ordination for the first time. The preacher, a bishop, said something in his homily that I have carried in my heart from

Fear Not

By the Reverend Canon Dr. William J. Danaher, Jr., Rector

Every Christmas Day, I find myself reflecting on the actors in the drama we read from Luke’s Gospel (2:1-20). The Emperor Augustus called for a census so he could

Looking for Meaning and Purpose in Life? Wait for it…

By the Reverend Chris Harris, Associate Rector

During the first two weeks of Advent, 35 of us gathered on Wednesday nights to engage the search for meaning in our lives in a workshop called “Discovering My Purpose.”

How to Avoid Acid Reflux this Christmas

Tis’ the season to be jolly, but for many people, living with gastroesophageal reflux ( GERD) can make it hard to join in on the holiday cheer. With the holidays comes holiday food and many of these foods

A Year of Giving through Service

By the Mission & Outreach Committee

One of the central themes of the Christmas season is that despite a difficult situation and environment, many came together to welcome the baby Jesus. Each came with whatever gifts they had– the

Advent at Home

By Kate Bell, Director of Children’s Ministries

Religious Diversity Journey is an experience that 7th graders in our community have a choice to participate in. Throughout the school year, they visit several houses of worship and learn the “basics”

Discovering Christ in the Strange and Familiar

By the Reverend Imogen Rhodenhiser, Associate Rector

This past weekend, I found myself in Augusta, Georgia to attend the ordination of a beloved friend. We gathered around many tables to feast and speak with old friends of Amy’s and

Leading by Listening: the Next 90 Years at Christ Church Cranbrook

By The Reverend Canon Dr. William J. Danaher, Jr., Rector

Christ Church Cranbrook is thriving and growing.  Each month, we welcome new families and members. Our ministries are vibrant. Our worship services are joyful. Our

Stay Ahead of Urinary Tract Infections

By Susan Varbedian Lucken, R.N., B.S.N.

Urinary tract infections, or UTI’s, are responsible for nearly 10 million healthcare visits each year. A UTI is an infection in any part of your uri-nary system-your kidneys, ureters, bladder and