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2019 ~ The Year of Pontiac

By Peggy K. Goodwin

At a celebration hosted by All Saints Episcopal Church, the Mission and Outreach Committee of Christ Church Cranbrook declared 2019 “The Year of Pontiac” and selected five key non-profit organizations to become their major partners for

March: National Kidney Month

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

March is National Kidney month according to Healthline. 30 million people or 15% of U.S. adults are estimated to have chronic kidney disease according to the CDC. 48% of those

The Peculiar Abundance of Scripture

An Excerpt from Lauren Winner’s A Word to Live By

Recently I copied out this poem from George Herbert:

As on a window late I cast mine eye,

I saw a vine drop grapes with J and C

Spiritual Autobiography Begins March 13

By The Rev Chris Harris

I will never forget what a long -time member of the church said to me after I invited her to the adult formation series we call, “Spiritual Autobiography.”  She shook her head and said,

The 2019 Sacred Jazz Concert | March 1st 2019 at 7pm

By Christopher Wells, Director of Music

The 2018 Sacred Concert, featuring music by Duke Ellingington, was an epic success! How could be top that in 2019? We are pairing up this year again with The Christ Church Choir, Rodney Whitaker,

Breaking White Supremacy: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Black Social Gospel

By Gary Dorrien, Reinbold Niebuhr Professor of Social Ethics at Union Theological Seminary

My latest book stands on its own and fulfills my longtime desire to see someone—eventually, me—give the black social gospel tradition its due recognition. The founding of


By Steven Huprich, Junior Warden and Pastoral Care Committee Member

“Death escapes no one.”

These were the words of Imam Steve Mustapha El Turk to my Death and Dying class a few years ago. A week earlier, Father Bill offered a

Be wary of Heart Valve Disease this February

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

February is American Heart month, so it is only appropriate that we discuss the topic of heart valve disease. In heart valve disease, one or more of the valves in

WANTED: Adults who LOVE God, Bible Stories and Kids!

By Kate Bell Director of Children’s Ministry.

A question that people like to ask me is, “Why are you in children’s ministry?” My first answer is, “God called, and it feels like this is

The Next 90 Years at Christ Church Canbrook

As we celebrated the 90th anniversary of our founding in 2018, I am delighted and overjoyed to report that we continue to grow and thrive as a congregation. To give only a few examples: Over the past