Parish Life – Our Weekly Blog

Why Pledge Season is so Vital to our Faith

By the Reverend Manisha Dostert, Senior Associate Rector

Ah, October.  A wonderful month replete with fall leaves, cider mills and donuts, tailgating, halloween candy.  And pledge cards.

The pledge campaign is one of the most wonderful

The Next Ninety Years

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

When we look to the past, we tend to see monuments rather than movements. We tend to think that what has happened was always meant to be. We

Mission Accomplished! Our Friends in Houston

By The Reverend Manisha Dostert & Stephanie Caponigro, Secretary of Harvey Leadership Mission

And God said, I will remember my covenant that is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall never

Refrigerator Rights: Belonging in the Body of Christ

By The Reverend Chris Harris, Associate Rector

The theme of our stewardship campaign this year is Being the Body of Christ and it draws upon Saint Paul’s great metaphor for the church.  As the Body of Christ,

What to Know About Concussions

Now that many schools are in full-swing, so are all of the after-school sports, and with those sports comes the possibility of concussions. According to dosomething.org, in the United States, athletes suffer from roughly 300,000 concussions every year.

Being the Body of Christ

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

This past Monday, I stopped for a moment to say the follow prayer assigned to Labor Day: Almighty God, you have so linked our lives one with another that

Wrapping Up: CCC’s Sponsorship of a Refugee Family

By Beth McArthur Aikens, Co-Chair of Refugee Resettlement Committee

In January, 2017, David Jensen, chair of CCC’s Missions and Outreach program; Father Bill; and Pastor Manisha began the process of partnering with Samaritas, a refugee resettlement

The Business of Organs at CCC

By Christopher Wells, Director of Music

How exciting it must have been in 1928 when the church opened it’s doors for the first time as a beacon of spirituality, art, education, and community. Thanks be to God

Children & Youth and our Campus Redevelopment

By the Reverend Imogen Rhodenhiser, Associate Rector

Children and youth are thriving at Christ Church Cranbrook. During the program year, over 60 children per week learn about God at Sunday School. Throughout the calendar year, over 40 youth serve as

How Space Affects Pastoral Care

By the Reverend Manisha Dostert, Senior Associate Rector

The death was unexpected. She was in her prime and there was no warning. The family called the church and after prayers and a conversation with the priest, the family came to