Since 1825, Christ Episcopal Church has never lost sight of its primary function which is to go out into the world making disciples of Jesus Christ, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, regardless of who they are or their station in life.
Parallel to that is the church’s desire to help those in need through outreach. Christ Episcopal Church has over the years gone to great lengths to do all within its power to provide for those who are in any need or trouble, especially hot meals.
Today Christ Episcopal Church continues to be a beacon for the proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and for the building of community all the while focusing its sights continuously on the needs of those outside her beautiful stained glass windows and her open doors.
Tonight, 1 Billion people will go to bed hungry, and 200 Million will be children. Our 8th Annual Stop Hunger Now packaging event will help alleviate this crisis of hunger. It is scheduled for Sunday, November 15, 2015, from 3 to 5 PM. Meals of rice, protein, and vitamins are bagged and boxed to be shipped to Haiti or countries in Africa to be distributed through feeding programs operated by partner organizations that promote education and encourage children to attend school. We need up to 70 volunteers that will assist in packaging up to 14,000 meals. Please try to come by 2 PM to help unload the truck and set up stations for packaging. There are jobs for all ages, so bring the entire family!!
The Walk for Hunger will be here on October 11th at 2 PM. This year, Christ Church's Robinson Charity Fund will match all donations made up to a total of $1,000. All donations benefit the Albemarle Food Bank. Donations can be given to Diane in the Administrative Office. Christ Church will also pay the registration fee for our team of walkers. So meet your fellow parishioners at the Museum of the Albemarle front steps at 1:45 PM on the 11th for a group picture.
Our 22nd Annual Lobster Feast is coming October 9, 2015. This is our ECW's biggest annual fundraiser, and it is a great community event. Fresh live Maine lobsters are shipped in each year. The deadline for the public and for church members to order lobster tickets is October 2nd. Church members are encouraged to sell tickets at work, to suggest lobster dinner parties, to give tickets as gifts, and to invite people to a lively and fun feast in the Parish House Auditorium with the community.