Annual Parish Meeting - Fri., Jan. 25, 5 pm
Save the date, Friday, Jan. 25 at 5 pm for our Annual Parish Meeting, followed by dinner. Please let us know if you need childcare (birth to age 10) or plan to stay for dinner. Call the office at 772.562.8670 or e-mail Stephanie Toperzer by Jan. 22. A proposed By-Law change regarding membership will be considered at the meeting. On February 17, 2018, the Vestry voted unanimously to amend our parish By-Laws regarding Non-voting Membership in Christ Church Vero Beach. You can review the proposed amendment here.
Take a Stand for Life - Sunday Jan. 20, 2 to 3 pm
Please participate with Christ Church at the 10th Annual Stand For Life peaceful rally along SR 60 on Sun., Jan. 20 from 2 - 3 pm.Help to make it known that EVERY human life is precious and valuable to God! Bring your smile and a chair if you prefer to sit. Signs will be provided. The designated area for Christ Church is the 26th-27th block of SR 60 on the south side of the road; convenient parking is directly behind our location. Children are very welcome with supervision for their safety beside the roadway.
Grow and Be Fit - Each Thursday, 7 pm
Starting Jan. 3, join Pastor Richard Demsick on Thursdays at 7 pm in Riverside Park for a walk/run over the Barber Bridge followed by a Bible Study here at Christ Church in the Teen Center. For those unable to participate in the physical activity, feel free to meet the group at the church around 7:45 pm for the study portion ending at 9 pm. All are welcome, no childcare is provided. If you plan to attend or have additional questions, please e-mail Richard or call him at 772.766.6196.
Christ Church Family Camp Out - Feb. 1-3
The 2019 Christ Church Family Camp Out will take place at Tropical Palms Resort in Old Town (Kissimmee). For more information and to reserve a camp site, contact James Regan by email or by calling 772.562.8670. Information on Tropical Palms Resort can be found here.
Peanut Butter and Popcorn Needed for Haiti Mission Trip by Feb. 3
Our Haiti Missions Team heads to Jacmel, Haiti, specifically to Ezter Thomas’ Ecole Premiere School, on Feb. 8. Part of the ministry to children there is to provide them with peanut butter for supplemental nourishment.From now until Feb.3, we are collecting large, plastic containers of peanut butter to take with us on this mission trip. Last year, the kids got to eat some popcorn for the first time in their lives, and they loved it. So, the travel team is also collecting popcorn kernels (non-microwave product) and cooking oil. You can find the collection box in the Welcome Center. Merci!
Wednesday Morning Women’s Bible Study
The Women’s Bible Study/Discipleship Group meets each Wednesday morning in the 9.23 Community Center. We gather at 9:15 am for coffee, followed by teaching and discussion from 9:30 - 1 pm and continue our study of King Solomon and following him, the kings of Judah. Emphasis is placed on self-examination and the application of Scripture, that we may continually mature as fruitful disciples of Christ in both word and deed. Please come prepared with a Bible and notepad for any thoughts you might wish to record. Come and join us.
Adult Bible Study
The Adult Bible Class meets each Thursday morning in the church's Conference Room 2. Coffee and donuts are served at 7:10 am; we end promptly at 8:30 am to accommodate our working members. All material is provided at each class and can be mailed to you upon request if you miss a week. The class is taught by Rev. Bill Earman (ret.) and is continuing a study of the Book of Exodus. The class is open to the local community, so please join us and invite your friends!
Starting Nov. 15 – New Life in Christ Class
Beginning Nov. 15, Bp, John Miller will offer a 14-week Confirmation-Inquirers-Membership class entitled New Life in Christ, focused on three topics:
- discovering what it means to be a church member from a biblical perspective
- a series of Bibles Studies examining the heart of the Gospel message and our faithful response to the Good News
- the riches of our Anglican heritage
Those who complete the class will be eligible for Confirmation, Reception, or Reaffirmation with the laying on of hands, within the Anglican Church in North America, when Bishop Neil Lebhar returns to Christ Church on Sun., March 31, 2019.
If you plan to join the New Life in Christ class, please email Stephanie Toperzer or call her at 772.562.8670 by Mon., Nov. 5 to reserve a spot and receive a copy of the class syllabus and schedule.
GriefShare Each Monday Afternoon.
Christ Church offers 13-week sessions of GriefShare for those who have lost a loved one. They meet on Monday afternoons at 2:00 pm in Conference Room 2. GriefShare is a support group we know you will find to be a warm, caring environment, as you come to see your group as an "oasis" on your long journey through grief. All are welcome, as the program is nondenominational and features biblical concepts for healing. If you would like more information about the program, please contact Carol Pearson at 772.231.0566, or visit www.griefshare.org.
Daughters of the Holy Cross
The DOHC is a nurturing and empowering group of women and girls within the Anglican Church of North America who are united in committing their lives to the work and service of our Lord, Jesus Christ, and building up His Body, the Church, through Prayer, Service, Study and Evangelism.
Currently, they meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month at the 10 am Healing Service followed by a simple lunch. For more information, please contact Martha Willoughby at 772.231.3702. We look forward to getting to know more sisters in Christ.
Ongoing – Classic Service Choir
Make a joyful noise to the Lord! So says the Psalmist and we need some new "noise-makers" to support the Classic service music in our Christ Church Choir! Rehearsals are each Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. in the Choir Room. Only requirements are a willing heart, time to attend rehearsals and Sunday services, and the ability to carry a tune! Brady Johnson, with assistance from our veteran choristers, will do the rest! If interested, please call Brady at the Church Office – 772.562.8670 – any week day except for Fridays.
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