Church at Home Weekly Events & Program Guide: Week of May 31 - June 6

More than worship!  See our weekly schedule of online bible study, prayer groups, classes, and other “virtual” gatherings for all ages here.

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Summer is almost here so let’s ride! Come join us for an easy Sunday afternoon ride around Bloomfield Hills. Starting at the church parking lot we will stay on flat residential streets and then return to the church grounds for a picnic. 7-8 miles total. Easy pace. Bring your own food and drink and a blanket for yourself or family.

Email Patrick Gahman for more information.

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All Art, Nina Simone famously said, “reflects the times.” Whether by design or default, COVID-19 challenges the way art is made, the issues it takes up, the community it gathers, and the publics it engages. Bringing together a writer, an artist, and a leader of an arts organizations, we will look at the emerging duties and opportunities that artists face now and in the future.

Our panelists are:

A webinar exploring the massive collection of bells known as a Carillon.  Hosted by Christopher Wells, Director of Music and Organist and Nathan Costa, Assistant Director of Music and Liturgist. Panelists will include Jenny King (Carillonneur, Christ Church Cranbrook) and others to be announced!

Duration: 1 hour

Saturday, May 30

Worship from home with readings, a sermon, and music.

Duration: 1 hour

The LGBTQ Pride Parades normally schedule for early June have been postponed due to COVID19, but we can still show ours!  Join Love Wins, the LGBTQ and Friends & Allies ministry of Christ Church Cranbrook for a virtual happy hour get to know one another better and see how everyone is doing in this physically, but not necessarily socially distant time – all welcome!  For more information email Tim Smalarz.

Duration: 1 hour

Pentecost Sunday, May 31

In the weeks leading up to Easter, Fr. Bill has been reminding us that ‘joy is our birthright.’ Join Fr. Chris for a series of Sunday morning forums as we explore how we can claim our joy, through the wisdom of Archbishop Desmond Tutu and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. We will be using the best-selling book, “The Book of Joy” as our guide. Purchase the book

Duration: 1 hour

Virtual Middle School Sunday school will be happening every Sunday, check in and study God’s word together. Pajamas welcome!!

Duration: 1 hour

  • To join the video conference: Click Here
  • To join by phone: (312) 626-6799, then enter 440 847 2840; Password: youth

Worship from home with readings, a sermon, and music.

Duration: 1 hour

High school hangout continues Sunday Mornings! Watch the worship live with your family then join us for discussion and check in!

Duration: 1 hour

  • To join the video conference: Click Here
  • To join by phone: (312) 626-6799, then enter 440 847 2840; Password: youth

Join us right after the 10AM church service finishes! Join us as we gather together online and connect virtually with each other!

  • To join the computer, tablet or smart phone: https://zoom.us/j/898285082
  • OR to join by ANY phone: (312) 626-6799, then enter 898 285 082

Duration: 1 hour

Monday, June 1

Start your day with Morning Prayer from the Book of Common Prayer, a communal service in which we pray the psalms, read Scripture together, and offer prayers for our church and the world. No Prayer Book needed! We’ll use the online service at this siteQuestions? Email Nathan Costa

Duration: 30 minutes

Join us as we take a closer look at the appointed Scripture readings for each upcoming Sunday. Each day is a different reading.  (Which you can find here: http://www.lectionarypage.net/)  Nothing to prepare – beginners welcome! For more information, email Fr Chris.

 

  • Monday – Old Testament reading
  • Tuesday – Psalm
  • Wednesday – New Testament reading
  • Thursday – Gospel

Duration: 45 minutes

Join us on Zoom!

Come learn how to make great recipe  from your peers or sign up to be one of our resident chefs!

Duration: 1 hour

  • To join the video conference: Click Here
  • To join by phone: (312) 626-6799, then enter 440 847 2840; Password: youth

The selection for this  month is Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad.  Lord Jim is a book about courage and cowardice, self-knowledge and personal growth. It is one of the most profound and rewarding psychological novels in English. Set in the context of social change and colonial expansion in late Victorian England, it embodies in Jim the values and turmoil of a fading empire. 

Purchase the book

Duration: 1 hour

Tuesday, June 2

Start your day with Morning Prayer from the Book of Common Prayer, a communal service in which we pray the psalms, read Scripture together, and offer prayers for our church and the world. No Prayer Book needed! We’ll use the online service at this siteQuestions? Email Nathan Costa

Duration: 30 minutes

Join us as we take a closer look at the appointed Scripture readings for each upcoming Sunday. Each day is a different reading.  (Which you can find here: http://www.lectionarypage.net/)  Nothing to prepare – beginners welcome! For more information, email Fr Chris.

 

  • Monday – Old Testament reading
  • Tuesday – Psalm
  • Wednesday – New Testament reading
  • Thursday – Gospel

Duration: 45 minutes

Join us on Zoom!

Wednesday, June 3

Start your day with Morning Prayer from the Book of Common Prayer, a communal service in which we pray the psalms, read Scripture together, and offer prayers for our church and the world. No Prayer Book needed! We’ll use the online service at this siteQuestions? Email Nathan Costa

Duration: 30 minutes

Join us as we take a closer look at the appointed Scripture readings for each upcoming Sunday. Each day is a different reading.  (Which you can find here: http://www.lectionarypage.net/)  Nothing to prepare – beginners welcome! For more information, email Fr Chris.

 

  • Monday – Old Testament reading
  • Tuesday – Psalm
  • Wednesday – New Testament reading
  • Thursday – Gospel

Duration: 45 minutes

Join us on Zoom!

We have been learning all kinds of things during this pandemic– about ourselves, about others, about viruses and about God. What have you discovered in the shadows of this crisis? We will read Barbara Brown Taylor’s Walking in the Dark as a guide and learn from one another.

Purchase the book

  • To join the video conference: Click Here
  • To join by phone: (312) 626-6799, then enter 896 829 668; Password: 402742

Come play crazy fun games that actually reward with prizes!!

Duration: 1 hour

  • To join the video conference: Click Here
  • To join by phone: (312) 626-6799, then enter 440 847 2840; Password: youth

Come play crazy fun games that actually reward with prizes!!

Duration: 1 hour

  • To join the video conference: Click Here
  • To join by phone: (312) 626-6799, then enter 440 847 2840; Password: youth

Check in with Christopher Wells and the rest of the Christ Church Choir during this weekly chat!

Duration: 1 hour

Thursday, June 4

Start your day with Morning Prayer from the Book of Common Prayer, a communal service in which we pray the psalms, read Scripture together, and offer prayers for our church and the world. No Prayer Book needed! We’ll use the online service at this siteQuestions? Email Nathan Costa

Duration: 30 minutes

Join us on Zoom!

Join us as we take a closer look at the appointed Scripture readings for each upcoming Sunday. Each day is a different reading.  (Which you can find here: http://www.lectionarypage.net/)  Nothing to prepare – beginners welcome! For more information, email Fr Chris.

 

  • Monday – Old Testament reading
  • Tuesday – Psalm
  • Wednesday – New Testament reading
  • Thursday – Gospel

Duration: 45 minutes

Join us on Zoom!

In this virtual meeting, we will explore together three forms of prayer:

  • 1) Adoration, or prayers that actively praise God and fill us with joy
  • 2) Contemplation, or prayers of wonder in which we become still before God
  • 3) Intercession, or prayers that ask God to help us, those we love, and our world.

Duration: 1 hour

Join us on Zoom!

Friday, June 5

Start your day with Morning Prayer from the Book of Common Prayer, a communal service in which we pray the psalms, read Scripture together, and offer prayers for our church and the world. No Prayer Book needed! We’ll use the online service at this siteQuestions? Email Nathan Costa

Duration: 30 minutes

Virtual Middle School Gathering will help us check in and study God’s word together. Pajamas welcome!!

Duration: 1 hour

  • To join the video conference: Click Here
  • To join by phone: (312) 626-6799, then enter 440 847 2840; Password: youth

Saturday, June 6

Worship from home with readings, a sermon, and music.

Duration: 1 hour