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INQUIRERS' SERIES

Christ Episcopal Church will hold a series of classes this fall for those who are new to the Episcopal Church and for long-term members who would like a refresher course in the church's teachings. This series will serve as preparation for those who wish to make a "mature public affirmation" of their Baptismal faith through confirmation or reception. The classes will be held at 9:10 am on the following Sundays and will be led by Father Ken and Father Mark.

September 9 - History

This class will examine the history of the church from early Christianity through the Reformation and up to the Episcopal Church of today.

September 16 - Worship Part I

This class will cover the many ways that we worship, with a particular focus on The Book of Common Prayer and the sacraments.

September 30 - Worship Part II

This class will provide an instructional, in-depth look at the Holy Eucharist, the "principal act of Christian worship" in the church.

October 7 - Theology

This class will consider Christian theology in various forms and the ways in which we seek to know the mystery of God.

October 14 - Spirituality

This class will focus on spirituality in the church, including ancient practices that continue to inspire Christians around the world.

October 28 - Mission and Ministry

This final class will look at the ultimate purpose of a Christian's life: to do God's mission in the world as a member of Christ's body, the church.

THANKSGIVING COMMUNITY DINNER

JOIN US FOR THE ANNUAL THANKSGIVING COMMUNITY DINNER WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 14TH 6 PM As we prepare for the annual community dinner it is time to think about how we serve our neighbors at Christ Church. There are many opportunities to be a blessing in our community.

Make Some Traditional Thanksgiving Favorites to Share
We need full pans of sweet potatoes & stuffing, pies, cranberry sauce & relish tray items.

Provided Needed Funds
The turkey envelopes are back out. Slip your donation for food in the envelope and return it to the church office or even put it in the plate during the Sunday service.

Donate New or Gently Used Coats, Socks, Sweatshirts, Hats, Gloves, Mittens, Scarves
Our guests need basic supplies as we enter winter. Consider sharing your resources.

Serve During the Feast
We would love to have you as a volunteer or musician to make this a night of giving thanks for all our guests. We have needs before, during & after the meal. If you plan on volunteering – be sure to sign up. Unplanned volunteers are difficult to manage. Volunteers must be 6th grade & above. Jr High volunteers will oversee table bussing. High School volunteers will serve on the food line. Adult volunteers will work in a variety of other positions. If you would like to attend the Thanksgiving dinner with younger children, we would love to have you join us for the meal. Enjoy the company of our guests and let them know why CEC is a great place to find fellowship.

Join Us with Your Family & Enjoy a Thanksgiving Meal with Our Neighbors
Doors open at 6 pm (earlier if we are staffed & ready to go) & it will be crowded. Parishioners should plan on arriving after 6:30 pm – your wait will be less, and you will have time to enjoy your meal & share a conversation with our guests.

HERE IS WHAT TO DO
Sign-ups & schedules are available online. Links to the Signupgenius can be found by clicking the link here, on the church website, and on the Christ Episcopal Church Facebook page. A link will also be sent via email to parishioners. Paper signups can be found outside the church office. Please provide your email address & phone number if you sign up on paper forms at the church. You will receive a call or email, so we can place you in a volunteer position or provide more information on when to deliver donated Thanksgiving food.

B- Begin with prayer
L- Listen & find out how to love your neighbor
E- Eat & Share a meal – Build a relationship
S- Serve without bounds
S- Share your story

The Outreach committee is honored to continue the Thanksgiving dinner tradition at Christ Church. We appreciate the strong sense of community that surrounds this event. We are grateful to the many people who provide the resources & time to make this dinner a success.
If you need more information or have questions do not hesitate to contact the office at 866-5133 or frontoffice@christepiscopalchurch.com.

WORSHIP RESOURCES

Links To Episcopal Resources To Aid With Worship

Bible Gateway: A useful site to quickly search the bible in multiple translations. We commonly use the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV).

The Lectionary Page: This website allows you to view the Episcopal Liturgical Calendar, and has links to lessons for Sundays and Holy Days.

The Book of Common Prayer Online: This resource allows you to view the Book of Common Prayer online in its entirety.

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

Links to Episcopal Education

The Episcopal Church: The official page for the Episcopal Church. A great resource to learn about the church as a whole.

Education For Ministry: A four-year distance learning certificate program through Sewanee: The University of the South.

Forward Movement: This site offers books and other media for Christian education.

THE DIOCESE OF WEST MISSOURI

Links To Information About The Diocese of West Missouri

The Diocese of West Missouri: The official homepage of The Diocese of West Missouri.

Map of Episcopal Churches: A map showing the locations of churches within the Diocese of West Missouri.

eSpirit: The electronic newsletter of The Diocese of West Missouri; it provides a short and easy to read digest of up-to-the-minute news, events, and general information. It is emailed twice monthly.

Spirit: Another newsletter of The Diocese of West Missouri; it features longer articles which explore and reflect on the interests of Episcopalians in West Missouri. It includes more detailed reporting on news and events and is emailed quarterly.