Events Calendar

Adult Forum Series Meets Sundays 9:15 AM in the Great Hall. Over the next three months, each Adult Forum will focus on the work of one of our Commissions.

Good Book Club Bible Study group meets Wednesdays in ASH, Room # 5, 11:00 am – noon.


November 2018

Holiday Food Baskets for Thanksgiving
Pack: Thursday November 15
Distribution: Saturday November 17, 10:00AM

December 2018

Dec. 1 at 1:00 pm: Episcopal Church Men will sell hot chocolate, burgers and hot dogs at Spotsylvania Christmas Parade

Dec. 16 at 7:00 pm Blue Christmas service

Holiday Food Baskets for Christmas
Pack: Sunday December 16 after 10:30 service
Distribution: Tuesday December 18, 10:00AM

Christmas Eve at 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II Family Service with Children’s Pageant

January 2019

January 27, Bishop’s Visit for Confirmations


Past Events:


January 2018
January 6, Epiphany Bonfire and Carols at 6:00 p.m.

January 21 – Annual Parish Meeting and Pot Luck Luncheon following 10:30 service.

Christ Church 2018 Budget – for reference at our Annual Parish Meeting

February 11 – Boy Scout Sunday, 10:30 a.m – Honoring our Troop 165.

February 13 ECM Shrove Tuesday Pancake and Chili Dinner 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.  All Saints Hall.

February 14 – Ash Wednesday Services: Noon and 7:30 p.m.

February 23 through March 23 – Family Friday Lenten Pizza Night with study for adults and children, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.  Fridays during Lent.

March 2018

Now through May 20 – Adult Christian Education, The Good Book Club. This is a program for all Episcopalians to read Luke and Acts together, during the Lent and Easter seasons, as a way of focusing our minds and hearts on our role in the Jesus Movement.  There are two options for study groups: Sundays following Fellowship noon-1:00 in ASH with Mary Peterman, or Wednesdays 11:00-noon in ASH with Fr. Bill.

March 3FREE Tree and Shrub Trimming Class offered by Kim Hoffman, 9:00 a.m.

March 4Youth Group Meeting, 12:15 – 1:15 ASH

March  10 – Spring Cleanup, 9:00 a.m.  Rain date: March 24 .

March 17,  St. Patrick’s Day Dinner 6:00 p.m. All Saints Hall; Tickets $10.00 per person

March 18Youth Group Meeting, 12:15 – 1:15 ASH

Holy Week Schedule

Palm Sunday, March 25
8:00 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite I
10:30 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite II procession with palms
Maundy Thursday, March 29
7:30 PM Holy Eucharist and stripping of the altar
Good Friday, March 30
Noon to 3:00 PM Ecumenical Service of Meditations: Seven Last Words of Christ
6:30 PM Stations of the Cross, Great Hall
7:30 PM Good Friday service
Easter Eve, March 31
10:00 AM Flower Workshop, GH
6:30 PM Vigil Rehearsal in church
7:30 PM The Great Vigil of Easter; Bring a bell!
Wine and Chocolate reception, Great Hall
Easter Sunday, April 1
8:00 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9:15 AM Church School Easter Party & Egg Hunt
10:30 AM Holy Eucharist, Rite II

April 2018

April 15Youth Group Meeting, 12:15 – 1:15 ASH

April 28 – Giant Yard Sale and Plant and Bake Sale, 7:00 – 5:00 – Thrift Shop lot spaces for rent. This is our Episcopal Church Women’s ONLY fundraiser.

May 2018

May 4 – 6 Annual Parish Retreat Weekend at Shrine Mont. Please contact our Coordinator, Penny Knepp at pnypitstop@aol.com, for more information.

May 6Youth Group Meeting, 12:15 – 1:15 ASH

May 13 – Mother’s Day – Episcopal Church Men will give flowers to all “Moms” on Mother’s Day after Sunday services

May 20Youth Group Meeting, 12:15 – 1:15 ASH

June 2018

June 3 – Youth Group Meeting, 12:15 – 1:15 ASH

June 3 – Education Sunday, 10:30AM service. Please join us as we honor our graduates and education volunteers.

June 3,  Creative Giving Presentation from 4:00 to 5:00PM in the Great Hall. Deal Tompkins, a philanthropy specialist, will discuss various financial approaches people may take to remember Christ Church, or any other religious institution, in their wills and estates. The public is welcome.

June 30, Stars and Stripes Spectacular 3:00 – 10:00 Spotsy Courthouse Area. Join your family, friends and neighbors for this hometown, all-day family event. Come for the music, come for the food or come for the fireworks!

September 2018

September 7-8, Sixth Annual 208 Trail Sale 8:00 to 3:30

September 9, Parish Picnic following the 10:30 service

September 15 & 16, Stagedoor Productions presents Shakespeare in the Park: Romeo and Juliet, Christ Church, ASH, 3:00. Our own Charlie Hilderbrand will play Abram, a Montague servant.

September 16, Informational Meeting for Speaking Our Faith, 12:15 ASH, a small group program designed to help you find your own way of sharing your faith with people you already know and care about.

September 28, WASTED: The Story of Food Waste Join us for a FREE a screening of Anthony Bourdain’s 2017 documentary. The film will begin at 7 PM and a brief discussion will follow. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

October 2018

October 6, Car Show 8:30-3:00 Come, compete, eat and have a great time!

October 7, Blessing of the Animals 1:30 Outdoors, if weather permits, or ASH

October 14, United Thank Offering boxes will be collected

October 14, Come and paddle the Rappahannock! Meet at church at noon. Sign up at Communications Center in ASH. Questions: Kristi Gross: kristigross@pobox.com or 786-6843.



2017 Events

May 2017
May 5-7, Annual Parish Retreat Weekend at Shrine Mount

May 14, Episcopal Church Men will give flowers to all “Moms” on Mother’s Day after Sunday services

May 22, Episcopal Church Women trip to historic Yeocomico Church

June 2017
Coffee Hour Celebration for our Graduates, Date TBD

June 18, Episcopal Church Women hosts special Fellowship in honor of Father’s Day following 10:30 service

July 2017

July 1, Stars and Stripes Spectacular 3:00 – 10:00 Spotsy Courthouse Area. Join your family, friends and neighbors for this hometown, all-day family event. Come for the music, come for the food or come for the fireworks!

July 31 – August 4, Vacation Bible School: The Miracles of Jesus

September 2017

September 8 & 9, Rt. 208 Trail Sale Thrift Shop Hop

September 8 & 9, Flower Sale

September 30 – A Good Old Fashioned Ground Raising

September 24 – 10:30 – Outdoor Service and Parish Picnic

October 2017

October 1 – A combined service at 10:00 followed by a farewell luncheon in the Great Hall for the Packard Family

October 7 –Car Show 8:30-3:00 Come, compete, eat and have a great time!

November 2017

Holiday Food Baskets for Thanksgiving
Pack: November 16 at 7:00PM and November 17 at noon
Distribution: November 18 – Volunteers arrive at 9:00AM; Distribution begins at 10:00AM

December 2017

Dec. 2 at 1:00 pm: Episcopal Church Men Hot Chocolate and Flower Sale at Spotsylvania Christmas Parade

Dec. 17 at 7:00 pm Blue Christmas 2017, A Service of Comfort and Joy

Holiday Food Baskets for Christmas
Pack: Sunday December 17 – after the 10:30 service
Distribution: December 19 starting at 10:00AM

Christmas Eve at 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II Family Service with Children’s Pageant

Christmas Eve at 10:30 pm Choir Concert Cantata “Sing Joy to All the World” followed by Holy Eucharist Rite I “Midnight Mass” at 11:00 pm