Brazos Fellows Winter Fundraiser
Sale ends on January 9th
This winter, you have the opportunity to support Brazos Fellows by buying a tote ($10), t-shirt available in both child and adult sizes ($15), or a hand-thrown mug ($35) made by Christ Church's own potter, Alisha Koppert.
All proceeds will go toward making the fellowship affordable and sustainable.
Brazos Fellows have a table set up in the parish hall. Please stop by or email Paul Gutacker with any questions!
Weekly Men's Gathering
Sundays at 8 pm
Each Sunday, the men of Christ Church are invited to gather for a time of casual fellowship, usually around a fire pit. Please bring your own beverage. The group starts around 8pm and meets at a rotation homes. Please contact Michael Nichols for details or with any questions.
Sunday, Dec. 12th at 4:30 pm
The purpose of the Graduate Anglicans ministry is to gather graduate students and their families for fellowship and conversation. This fall, we’ll be meeting once a month for dinner and conversations about what it means to faithfully live out an academic vocation in graduate school.
Join us on Sunday, Dec. 12th. for coffee and cocktails at Christina Lambert's home. Spouses, children, and roommates are welcome.
Email Christina Lambert at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to join the Graduate Anglicans email list or if you need the address or gate code for this month's gathering!
7th-12th Grade Youth Hangout
Sunday nights, 5:00 pm
The youth of Christ Church Waco are invited to the home of Dr. Buras every other Sunday night from 5:00-6:30 pm.
Please contact Brady Gibson with any questions.
Thursday Morning Ladies Bible Study
Resumes December 9th at 10 am
Jean Watters will be hosting a women’s Bible Study on Thursday mornings at her home from 10:00 am-12:00. There will not be a meeting during the summer, but Bible Study will resume on September 2nd.
This is meant to be a time to GATHER around God’s Word (emphasis on gather and Word). We will be using various studies from the BibleProject.com beginning first with “How to read the Bible.” Jean will facilitate and provide coffee and snacks initially. Later, others will be invited to either facilitate or bring snacks/coffee. All women are invited, however, we are presently unable to provide childcare (any volunteers or suggestions??). Please RSVP to Jean Waters.
Update on the Blessing Box Ministry
Sample end cap on display now!
Thank you for supporting our Blessing Box! Although we don’t know exactly who we’re serving, we do know it is being used. We have three categories of clientele: the homeless, the neighbors, and students and other members of our congregation. All are welcome but each one has a different need. The homeless may not have can openers or a way to heat food; easy open cans, snack bars, and ready to eat foods work best for them. Neighbors can utilize canned foods but may not have the eggs and milk that mixes often require. Students are probably looking for quick, easy, and filling. Peanut butter, snack bars, cereal, and various kinds of crackers move quickly. There doesn’t seem to be as big a demand for tuna.
Please contact Melinda Reid if you have any questions or suggestions.
Pew Renovation Project has Begun!
Sample end cap on display now!
Something is missing from the Christ Church Nave! You may have noticed the sample end cap that has been on a back pew for a few months. Now the front left oak pew is undergoing a full renovation that will add to the beauty of our sanctuary. Prayerfully, more pews will follow.
Advent Quiet Day
Saturday, December 4th, 9 am - noon
Advent is a season of expectation and preparation for Christ's arrival, a time for "every heart" to "prepare Him room," in the words of the famous Christmas carol. But making space is also one of the hardest things to do at this time of year. On Saturday morning, the church building will be open from 9 to 12 for quiet prayer. Whether you drop in for ten minutes or stay all morning, you are invited to set aside time this Saturday as a way of preparing your heart to welcome the Lord.
Ladies Fellowship Night
Saturday, Dec. 11, 6-9 pm
The ladies of Christ Church Waco are invited to come meet new friends and catch up with old ones at Allison Buras’s home on Saturday December 11 from 6-9pm.
This month’s theme is hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. Please bring a dish or drink to share.
Please contact Brandi or Ela with any questions.
St. Nicholas Celebration & Lessons and Carols
Sunday, December 5, 5:30 pm
Children and their families are invited to a St. Nicholas celebration on Sunday night, Dec. 5th at 5:30 pm.
A short program of carols, a
St. Nicholas appearance, and a lesson will be held in the St. Augustine Room.
At 6 pm, the traditional Lessons and Carols service will be held in the Nave.
Following Lessons and Carols, there will be a reception in the parish hall. Please bring a sweet or a salty snack and a drink to share.
This is a wonderful service to share, so feel to invite friends!
Undergraduate Bible Study
Sunday afternoons, 4:30 pm
The weekly undergraduate Bible study meets at 4:30 pm on Sunday evenings to study the book of James, and share fellowship over a light meal.
Currently, there are four families who will rotate in hosting: Ann Theriot, the Brinkerhoffs, Kopperts, and Loves.
Students can contact Josiah Stephens for details, especially regarding transportation. Parishioners who are interested in supporting or participating in this ministry can contact Andrew Brinkerhoff, or talk to Fr. Nicholas regarding anything related to Anglican Student Ministries.
Society of St. Anselem
Undergraduate Students Welcome
This Sunday, we will commission and bless the inaugural class of the Society of Saint Anselm, a new ministry for undergraduate students directed by Fr. Nicholas and sponsored by Anglican Student Ministries and Christ Church.
The Society of Saint Anselm is a community of students committed to the worship of God, the integration of faith and study, and the practice of an ordered life of prayer and spiritual discipline. Following in the way of Saint Anselm of Canterbury (1033–1109), we believe that the intellectual life is one of “faith seeking understanding,” that all learning is fundamentally an act of worship and praise of the God who created and sustains all things, and that grounding our lives of study in a pattern of prayer and spiritual discipline enables us to love God with all our hearts, souls, and minds (Mat. 22:37). To this end, the society takes on a common Rule of Life, consisting of daily prayer, the study of Sacred Scripture, spiritual discipline and direction, and practices of contemplation.
Join us in thanking God for these students and their shared commitment to Christ and his Church. And pray for them in the months ahead as they seek a life of worship, order, and spiritual growth.
For more information about the Society of Saint Anselm and how you might join or support the community, please email Fr Nicholas at email@example.com
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