Events Calendar

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

Adult Forum Series: Good Book Club Bible Study group Sundays 9:15 AM (Sept – June) in the Great Hall. We’re discussing Paul’s letter to the Romans.

Youth Group meets the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month (Sept – June) at 12:00 downstairs in ASH in room 6/7.


EVENTS 2019

July 2019

July 26, 27, & 28, Othello presented by Stage Door Productions, ASH. Details to come.

September 2019

September 13-14, Seventh Annual 208 Trail Sale 8:00 to 3:30

September TBD Parish Picnic

October 2019

October TBD Car Show 8:30 to 3:00

October 6, Blessing of the Animals TBD Outdoors, if weather permits, or ASH

October 13, United Thank Offering boxes will be collected

October TBD Rappahannock Canoe Trip

November 2019

Holiday Food Baskets for Thanksgiving
Pack: TBD
Distribution: TBD

December 2019

December 1 Spotsylvania Christmas Parade 1:00 p.m. Episcopal Church Men will sell hot chocolate, burgers and hot dogs at the Parade. Santa will be there!

December 2 Courthouse Christmas Luminary 4:45 p.m. Marshall Center. Come enjoy this outdoor celebration as the candles are lit at dusk and the area Choirs begin to sing.  Bring your blanket and your warm gloves and let the spirit warm your heart.

Holiday Food Baskets for Christmas
Pack: TBD
Distribution: TBD

December 15 Blue Christmas: A service of comfort and joy 7:00 p.m. Although Christmas is a joyous time of year, many of us may not feel that way right now. Grief and suffering respect no season. Please join us for a different kind of service.

December 17 ECW Caroling at Chancellor’s Village 10:00 a.m. A very special event for both our members and the residents of Chancellor’s Village. Please join us as we share Christmas joy through music. We will deliver handmade ornaments and serenade the residents with Christmas carols. Voices needed!

Advent and Christmas Schedule
Dec. 1  Advent 1  Blessing of the Advent Wreath: 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Dec. 8  Advent 2  Blessing of the Tree: 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Dec.15 Advent 3  Blessing of the Greens: 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Dec.16  Blue Christmas: Service of comfort and joy, Holy Eucharist Rite I: 7:00 p.m.
Dec. 22 Advent 4  Blessing of the Nativity Scene: 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Dec. 24  Carol Sing: 4:30 p.m.
Holy Eucharist Rite II with Christmas Pageant: 5:00 p.m.
Dec. 24  10:30 p.m. Carol Sing: 10:30 p.m.
Holy Eucharist Rite II: 11 p.m.
Dec. 29 1st Sunday after Christmas: Holy Eucharist Rite I: 8:00 a.m.
Lessons & Carols, Holy Eucharist Rite II: 10:30 a.m.


Past Events:

January 2019

January 17 Diocesan Listening Session 6:00 – 8:00 pm, ASH.  We are hosting the first of five Listening Sessions to be held around the diocese. Ours will be the only one held in this part of the Diocese. Bishop Goff and other Diocesan representatives would like to hear your thoughts and ideas about the future course for the Diocese, especially during this time of transition before we start a search for our new Diocesan Bishop.

January 20 Annual Parish Meeting and Potluck Lunch, ASH following the 10:30 service. Three new Vestry Members will be elected.  Please come to this all important meeting

January 27, Bishop’s Visit for Confirmations

February 15 Youth Group Inter-generational Game Night, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, ASH. Bring your favorite board/card games and teach someone a new trick!

February 17, Scout Sunday, 10:30 service

March 2019

March 5, Shrove Tuesday Pancake and Chili Supper 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. ASH. Tickets are $7 for individuals and $25/family.

March 6, Ash Wednesday Service 7:00 p.m.

March 16St. Patrick’s Day Dinner 6:00 p.m. ASH. Tickets $10.00 per person

March 30, Annual Spring Clean Up Bagels, donuts, and coffee at 8:45 a.m. Work begins at 9:00 a.m. Many hands make light work! Rain date: April 6 a.m.

April 2019

April 27, ECW Plant & Bake Sale 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This is our Episcopal Church Women’s ONLY fundraiser.

April 27, Thrift Shop Spring Cleaning Sale 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Holy Week Schedule

Palm Sunday, April 14
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I
10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II procession with palms
Maundy Thursday, April 18
7:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist, foot washing and stripping of the altar
Good Friday, April 19
Noon to 3:00 p.m. Ecumenical Service of Meditations: Seven Last Words of Christ
6:15 p.m. Way of the Cross, Great Hall
7:00 p.m. Good Friday service
Easter Eve, April 20
10:00 a.m. Flower Workshop, GH
6:30 p.m. Vigil Rehearsal in church
7:00 p.m. The Great Vigil of Easter; Bring a bell!
Wine and Chocolate reception follows the Vigil

Easter Sunday, April 21
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9:15 a.m. Church School Easter Party & Egg Hunt
10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II

May 2019

May 11 & May 12, Rappahannock Choral Society 2019 Spring Concert. Music from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Aaron Copeland. Performances: May 11 @7:30 and May 12 @ 3:00 Chancellor High School, 6300 Harrison Rd, Spotsy. Our own McKenzie Goldberg will be singing!

May 19, Recital Joan Gurniak and Roy Smith will present a recital at 3:00 p.m. in the sanctuary.  It will include pieces by Bach, Barber, Chopin, Debussy, Faure, Gershwin and Scarlatti.  Admission is free.

May 12, Mother’s Day Episcopal Church Men will give flowers to all “Moms” on Mother’s Day after Sunday services. Special “Tea Fellowship” will follow the 10:30 service. Please bring your favorite tea cup.

May 21, ECW trip to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Richmond. The day will include a tour of this beautiful church, which is situated across from the State Capitol building. A lunch at a local restaurant will follow. For more information, please contact Debbie Garland at jrroverman@verizon.net.

May 26, Senior Sunday 10:30 a.m. service. Please join us as we honor our graduates.

June 2019

June 2, Father Daniel, our new Rector, celebrates mass at Christ Church! Please join us.

June 16, Father’s Day Please join us for a special Fellowship following the 10:30 service and hosted by ECW to honor all of the fathers in the parish.

June 29, Flying Squirrels baseball game. First pitch is at 6:00 pm. Tickets are $11 a person. Our group will be seated on the field level. If you’re interested in attending, please respond to Lindsey Bates at swimmergirl85@msn.com or 540.834.9953.  Your RSVP with names and payment are due no later than June 14th.

June 29, Stars and Stripes Spectacular 3:00 to 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!


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.

November 2018

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

December 2018

Dec. 1 at 1:00 p.m. Spotsylvania Christmas Parade Episcopal Church Men will sell hot chocolate, burgers and hot dogs at the Parade. Santa will be there!

December 2 at 4:45 Courthouse Christmas Luminary, Marshall Center. Come enjoy this outdoor celebration as the candles are lit at dusk and the area Choirs begin to sing.  Bring your blanket and your warm gloves and let the spirit warm your heart.

December 15 Christ Church Thrift Shop Grand Re-Opening 10:00 to 4:00.

December 15 9:00 a.m. Advent Morning of Silence. All are welcome!

Dec. 16 after 10:30 a.m. service Pack Holiday Baskets for our Food Pantry clients

Dec. 16 at 7:00 p.m. Blue Christmas: A service of comfort and joy. Although Christmas is a joyous time of year, many of us may not feel that way right now. Grief and suffering respect no season. Please join us for a different kind of service.

Dec. 18 at 9:30 a.m. Distribute Holiday Baskets for our Food Pantry clients

Advent and Christmas Schedule
Dec. 2  Advent 1  Blessing of the Advent Wreath: 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Dec. 9  Advent 2  Blessing of the Tree: 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Dec.16 Advent 3  Blessing of the Greens: 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Dec.16  Blue Christmas: Service of comfort and joy, Holy Eucharist Rite I: 7:00 p.m.
Dec. 23 Advent 4  Blessing of the Nativity Scene: 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Dec. 24  Carol Sing: 4:30 p.m.
Holy Eucharist Rite II with Christmas Pageant: 5:00 p.m.
Dec. 24  10:30 p.m. Carol Sing: 10:30 p.m.
Holy Eucharist Rite II: 11 p.m.
Dec. 30 1st Sunday after Christmas: Holy Eucharist Rite I: 8:00 a.m.
Lessons & Carols, Holy Eucharist Rite II: 10:30 a.m.