The Parish Life Committee is charged with the responsibility of encouraging fellowship and activities within the church family by sponsoring a variety of events throughout the year geared toward bringing our parish family closer together.
A festive annual event hosted by CEC’s vestry and the Parish Life Committee that features gourmet foods, roasted oysters, a raffle, music and other fun activities. This fund raising event is popular not only with our parishioners, but also is widely attended by friends and family from the community.
Held Easter morning between early and later services giving the entire congregation an opportunity to celebrate the risen Lord together. An egg hunt follows the later service.
On the Sunday closest to the Feast of St. Francis, Christ Church invites critters of all sorts to gather for the annual Blessing of the Animals. With the help of the youth our pets come to the Gathering Place behind the church to receive a blessing and a St. Frances medal.
The church routinely organizes progressive dinners which held at the homes of church members. The evening begins at one home for appetizers and cocktails progressing to another residence for dinner and concludes with coffee and dessert.
Periodically, under the direction of the Junior Warden, members of our parish mobilize to spruce up the grounds of our campus. All ages are encouraged to participate.
Each summer the congregation gathers together for recreation and fellowship with an annual picnic organized by the Parish Life Committee. In the past, the parish life committee has hosted pool parties as well as a day of canoeing and kayaking on the Smith River concluding with a barbeque dinner with games and music.
This year the picnic will be held on September 8, 2019 and will be combined with Kick-Off Sunday for Sunday School Programs.
2021 High School Graduates
William Rhett Gardner is graduating from Magna Vista High School. He will be attending Hampden Sydney College in the fall. Will is the son of Martin and Ginger Gardner and the grandson of Marty Gardner.
Hadden Anne Probst is graduating from Carlisle School in May. She will be attending UNC-Chapel Hill in the fall to study psychology and elementary education. While in high school, Hadden received many awards, most notably National Honor Society, JR Marshall, Studybody President and Honor Council. She was active with team sports: field hockey (captain) and soccer. She is employed with Cutco Knives (Vector Marketing). Hadden is the daughter of Ron and Lee Probst.
2020/2021 College Graduates
Elizabeth Holland will graduate on May 16 from the University of North Carolina with a Master’s Degree in Public Health. Elizabeth is the daughter of Mark and Carole Holland and the granddaughter of Morgan and Barbara Holland.
Kate Holland will graduate on May 22nd from the University of Virginia with a Master’s Degree in Religious Studies. Elizabeth is the daughter of Mark and Carole Holland and the granddaughter of Morgan and Barbara Holland.
Campbell Grace Pitzer graduated from Radford University on April 30, 2021. Campbell is the daughter of Lewis Pitzer.
Tara S. Williams graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Longwood University in December 2020.
Chloe Wolchko will graduate with a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Old Dominion University. Chloe is the daughter of John and Liz Wolchko.
10:30 AM: Holy Eucharist, Rite II
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