Parish Life – Our Weekly Blog

Kameran’s Story

My name is Kameran, and this is my story. I was born 21 years ago in Ukraine, in Crimea. My mother was an Orthodox Ukrainian Christian and my father was a Tatar Muslim. When I was 13, I remember

Christmas at Home!

With major snow storms predicted for Christmas Eve, many of us joined CCC online for Christmas this year. We invited folks to text their pictures during the service to help them feel connected. Thank you to everyone who shared

We have a new “Pit Crew” at CCC!

By Chris Harris

This Christmas season we will be welcoming thousands of our neighbors to Christ Church Cranbrook – many for the very first time! To help make our visitors feel right at home, we’ve launched

A New Way To Pray this Advent

By Barbara Prinzi

(This Tuesday night at 7 pm, and every Tuesday night in Advent, we will be gathering in St. Paul’s Chapel to teach the Ignatian Examen to anyone who is interested. A contemplative prayer for anyone

5 Spiritual Practices for Advent

By Rev. Chris Harris

The season of Advent is a time of hopeful expectation as we await the coming of Jesus, but it begins with Jesus inviting us to ‘keep awake!’ (Matthew 24:42) This is because

A Budget Priority in 2023

By The Vestry of Christ Church Cranbrook

After the uncertainty and disruption of the past few years, it’s wonderful to see parishioners back in church, enjoying coffee hour in the Atrium, a Sunday School exploding with


By Linda Ban

Eight years ago, our family was in constant motion. We lived in Plymouth, went to church in Ann Arbor, and our son attended school in Bloomfield. In addition to all of the local

An Eye Opener

By Jon Buyle

From my first visit to Christ Church Cranbrook, I have been impressed with their multiple outreach ministries in the community. Although I love being in this magnificent church and participating in the beautiful

Grace at the Exact Right Moment

By Kris Guccione

Where I experience Space for Grace can change from day to day for me. I most typically find Grace sitting quietly in the gothic splendor of our beautiful sanctuary.

Do we have to? No, we get to.

By Joe LaVela


Christianity is meant to be practiced in community. Jesus did not do his ministry alone – he called the twelve – and he never sent anyone on a mission alone. 

Community makes