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Parish Life – Our Weekly Blog

What is EfM? (Hint: It’s not what you think!)

By Frances Hammond

Last year I took EfM. I loved the seminar experience with fellow EfM’ers. Together each week, we explored questions and perspectives that would not have occurred to me independently. We grew as Christians. It was

“Taste and See!” – My Experience with EfM

By Marla Carew

“Education for Ministry” or EfM is a 9-month study of scripture and theology created by an Episcopal seminary to offer lay people a deeper dive into the bible and the life-long practice of theological reflection.

How EfM Deepened My Faith and Changed My Life

By Joseph Bruglio

“Education for Ministry” or EfM is a 9-month study of scripture and theology created by an Episcopal seminary to offer lay people a deeper dive into the bible and the life-long practice of theological reflection. EfM begins

Crocs for a Cause: Honoring Olger Fantich’s Memory

If you have come to church lately, you know that we at Christ Church Cranbrook are collecting Back-to-School Shoes for our neighboring Micah 6 Community because of the goal pole built in the narthex. This week we want to

Back-to-School Shoes

By Roxanne Perry

Growing up, I never thought about our family’s economics. Whether we were rich or poor or somewhere in between? It wasn’t until I became a mother and reflected on my childhood through adult

The Importance of Morning Prayer

By Laura MacNewman

Beginning next week and continuing through August, in-person morning prayer is returning to Christ Church Cranbrook weekdays from 8 AM to 8:30 AM in St. Paul’s Chapel. Beginners welcome! [View in-person morning prayer event

Interfaith in Action

By Allison Berger, Communications Assistant

On Wednesday, May 31, Christ Church Cranbrook was presented with the Interfaith Champion-Building Bridges Award for our role in the Interfaith Refugee Dental Program by The Muslim Unity Center. This award recognizes the

Christopher’s Sabbatical Reflection

Church employees, ironically, are notorious for not taking a weekly sabbath day. For better or worse, I am no exception in honoring the Fifth Commandment. But I learned in my former post that not only do I need sabbath,

A Message from Rob Lehman

What a wonderful time this has been! While I have been at Christ Church Cranbrook for only three months as Visiting Director of Music, the people here have made a lasting impression on me. In forty years of full-time

How Simple Acts of Love Cause Lasting Change: Let Love Grow at Sanctum House!

By Tim Miller

Having spent most of my career in advertising and marketing communications, I am no stranger to branding issues, product naming, and theme development (think “Mad Men” without the glamour and a lot of hard work!). Weeks, months,