Parish Life – Our Weekly Blog

Lay visitors serve as ambassadors of the clergy and church

By Judy Frank

Finding the time to volunteer at church is a challenge for most of us. Like everyone, I always felt too busy to do too much. My family and career kept me very busy, and I thought teaching Sunday School was all

Sunday School is amazing

By Kate Bell

Did you know that the children in preschool through third grade who come with you on Sundays, enter into a world that is rich with unique opportunities?

These opportunities offer them a chance to see God, hear God, witness

Volunteer opportunities at Bound Together

By Janice M. King, CCC Advocate for Bound Together

Bound Together, an after-school tutoring program located in All Saints Episcopal Church in Pontiac, serves academically needy children in grades one through six. This amazing organization is one of Christ Church Cranbrook’s

Altar Guild sets the stage for worship services

by Lisa Nemazi

In general terms, the duty of the Altar Guild is to prepare the altar with all things necessary for the celebration of each service held at Christ Church Cranbrook. This is a very important ministry; we are

A special project to mark Detroit ‘67

by Bill Danaher

As we reflect on the 1967 Rebellion, the challenge is not merely to look back at what happened, but to build memories that can help us understand our present and negotiate our future. The philosopher Herbert Marcuse

Docents share the history, art and architecture of Christ Church Cranbrook with others

by Karen Martin and Janice King

You have probably heard or read the announcements about Docent Tours available after the 10:00 AM Sunday church services. Quite a number of people have enjoyed these tours.

Our purpose is to share information about

CCC’s community garden produces a harvest for others

By Coco Siewert

“We ask you, Lord, to bless the seeds planted here. Help them to sprout and grow. Give all new life within this garden the right conditions to grow and bear fruit in Your Light.”

These words are from

Women’s Spirituality Group celebrates summer with reading The Book of Joy

by Christine Blackwell

Summer is in full swing, and with it comes the opportunity to rejoice in warm, sunny days, relax a bit with friends and family, and catch up on some reading — especially if that reading centers on

Parishioner gives back by volunteering in the church office

By Duffy Wineman

My Christian background and my Sacred Heart education instilled in me a real desire to give back, especially to those people and institutions that have had meaning in my life. Christ Church Cranbrook is one of those

Flower Guild produces more than just beautiful floral arrangements

by Kimberly Peterson

This coming October, Flower Guild will celebrate its 6th anniversary. In some ways, it’s difficult to imagine so much time has gone by. However, when I think about all we have done and how seamlessly we have