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Parish Life – Our Weekly Blog

What Makes Festival Of Gifts Special?

By Kellie Herdade, Youth Minister & Outreach Coordinator

Festival of Gifts is a long-standing tradition that every member looks forwards to at Christ Church Cranbrook. But what is Festival of Gifts? This beautiful service is a reenactment of Jesus’s birth

Making Christ King

By Fr. Chris Harris, Associate Rector

This weekend is the Feast of Christ the King, a day in which we celebrate the rule of Christ over our lives.  It also happens to be our “In-Gathering Weekend” when we

10 ways to grow spiritually during quarantine

By Fr. Chris Harris, Associate Rector

As we stay safe by staying physically distant, we can nevertheless grow closer to God and one another by gathering regularly to learn, pray and serve together.  Here are 10 ways you can use

Start by Giving Grace

Grace-filled Political Conversations – Practice #4

By Joseph LaVela

During this election season, our 10 AM Sunday Adult Forum is taking on the topic of how we can bring grace to our political conversations.  How can we as Christians, bring humility, forgiveness

Put Politics in its Place

Grace-filled Political Conversations – Practice #3

By Jon Buyle

During this election season, our 10 AM Sunday Adult Forum is taking on the topic of how we can bring grace to our political conversations.  How can we as Christians, bring humility, forgiveness

Use the Power of Habit to Grow Closer to God

By Fr. Chris Harris, Associate Rector

In his New York Times bestselling book, “The Power of Habit,” Chalres Duhig makes the case, that if we want to make a change in our life, the

What’s the difference between All Souls’ and All Saints’ Day?

By Nathan Costa, Assistant Director of Music & Liturgist

Don’t forget to join us for two special online services for All Souls’ on November 1: an All Souls’ Congregational Evensong service at 5 PM and

Moments

By Lynda Hojnacki

Being 74-years-old and maneuvering through a pandemic with limited and safe exposure, I find moments that bring me great joy.
On Sunday, October 11th, my husband and I and our daughter and 3 children

Find Your Why: Deconstruct your politics

Grace-filled Political Conversations – Practice #2

By Betsy LaVela

During this election season, our 10 AM Sunday Adult Forum is taking on the topic of how we can bring grace to our political conversations.  How can we as Christians, bring humility, forgiveness

Pledges: Everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask!

By the Rev. Chris Harris, Associate Rector

What is a pledge?

Practically speaking, a “pledge” is an estimate of your giving for the coming year, which in turn, fund everything we do as a faith community – from paying the salaries