2023 Stewardship Campaign
We welcome all in our parish to "Come Home" to Christ Church this fall and pledge your financial support. We have overcome much in the last few years, and we have much to look forward to in the year ahead.
In addition to covering the fixed costs of maintaining our facilities and paying our bills, our budget goals for 2023 are to:
- Secure sufficient funds to call a new Rector
- Hire a part-time Director of Christian Education to expand our youth and family ministries
- Support our Music Program by staffing interim music directors for our adult choir and children’s choristers
- Provide financial support to our other ministries, including Worship, Outreach, Fellowship, and Pastoral Care
Our Stewardship packet materials (at right) include a narrative summary of our budget, a detailed budget spreadsheet, a Q&A on the state of the church, and information on how to pledge.
September 25 – 10 AM: Stewardship Kickoff with Skit, followed by Donuts, Apples & Cider
October 9 – 11:20 AM: TOWN HALL Question and Answer, The State of our Church
October 16 (NEW DATE) – 10 AM: NOISY offering — please bring lots of coins for this fun stewardship event in partnership with our Children’s Ministry!
October 30 – 10 AM: Ingathering Sunday and Stewardship Celebration
Vestry Member and Outreach Ministry participant
After an inauspicious start, Emily and her family made CEC their church home. Now at Christ Church for 17 years and counting, Emily discusses her work with Outreach and the English Conversation Classes.
"This is my church home. I'm not leaving. I love it here; the people here are good people ... So let us stay here at home and invite others into our home as well."
Junior Warden, Choir Member
Matthew and his family joined our community in 2018 after moving to the U.S. from Japan. Originally from the U.K., he has lived in five countries, and his wife Yuka is from Japan. Matthew discusses his appreciation for the inclusivity he has found at Christ Church.
"I have just experienced tremendous kindness and tremendous love from my colleagues and friends [here at Christ Church] … If you come here, no matter what the color of your skin is, no matter whether you are gay or straight, whether you are young, old ... or what your background is, you will find a welcome here."
Newcomer, CES School Board Member
Anson discusses his experience with other churches and why he has made Christ Church his parish home.
"I have no doubt that if someone came in need, this church would be there for them."
Jamie & Victoria
Young Family, Fellowship Angel
Jamie discusses how her family has found a home at Christ Church, where her daughter Victoria was baptized and is now growing up in the church.
"We've always appreciated for all these years the welcoming environment and the community. That's what brought us here, and that's what keeps us here."