SUNDAY 9 AM SERVICE NOW OPEN TO WORSHIPERS
In addition to live-streaming the 9 AM Sunday service on Facebook (Visit our Facebook page ») the church is now open to worshipers at 9 AM Sunday (with face masks, social distancing and no singing).
CHRIST CHURCH KITCHEN IN USE TO FEED THOSE IN NEED
Since April 24 the Columbia County Recovery Kitchen has been using the Christ Church kitchen to prepare up to 300 meals a day Tuesday through Friday that are delivered to people in need in outlying areas of the county. Two professional chefs whose restaurants closed are preparing the meals and volunteers are delivering them. The Christ Church Treasurer, Margaret (Peggy) Gearity, secured a grant of $15,000 from the company she works for to fund this meal program.
OUR BELL TOLLS IN SOLIDARITY
Christ Church’s steeple bell will ring out on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7 p.m. and Sunday morning at 10:30 to voice our parish’s solidarity with all humanity during the coronavirus crisis.
The bell will ring in the evening as soon as the town clock at First Presbyterian chimes the hour in solidarity with people in other communities and on Sunday to mark the time we would normally gather to worship.
Each of those days we will post a specific focus for that day and invite and encourage you to pause and join us. If you are able, go outside and ring a bell, bang a pot, clap, do anything to join us in making sounds as you join us in prayer and reflection.
We will livestream this prayerful sound on Facebook so that those not in Hudson can join us in honoring those in the medical field, caregivers, first responders and other essential workers.
Be safe everyone. Stay apart so we can all be together again. And remember that I will be posting on Monday, Wednesday Friday and Saturday (for Sunday) information on who we are praying for on that particular day.—Jamison Teale, sub-deacon
RISING TO TECHNICAL CHALLENGES
Here is how members of Trinity Episcopal in Morrisania are rising to the many technical challenges of nurturing parish life online.
REIMAGINING MAINLINE CHRISTIANITY
Here is one church’s epiphany as it struggles, like so many other churches, to fill its pews.
A VIRAL OPPORTUNITY
Here are imaginative digital ideas for responses to the coronavirus crisis by religious institutions.
CHURCHES BANKING ON LOANS
Some churches are counting on federal relief loans to survive the coronavirus crisis. But there are serious separation of church and state issues.
ANGLICAN CONFERENCE POSTPONED
The Anglican Bishops’ Conference has been postponed in response to coronavirus concerns.
OF THEOLOGY AND CORONAVIRUS
Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry shares this meditation on theology in a time of plague, recalling the words of the poet-priest John Donne.
POEM ABOUT LOCKDOWN IN IRELAND
An Irish priest has written this moving poem about lockdown during the time of The coronavirus.
Christ Church Episcopal Annual Meeting Report
Our Annual Meeting was held in church on January 31, 2021.
We used mail-in ballots because of the Covid-19 pandemic. At the time of the meeting, we had received 30 ballots, which were unanimous in electing Jamison Teale as Junior Warden, Peggy Gearity and Winnie Thorn to three-year terms on Vestry, and Leonard Behr to a two-year term on Vestry to fill the vacancy created when Jamison Teale was elected Junior Warden. The Wardens and Vestry and the year each term ends are now as follows:
Phillip Schwartz, Senior Warden, 2022
Jamison Teale, Junior Warden, 2023
Winnie Thorn, Clerk of Vestry, 2024
Peggy Gearity, Treasurer and Vestry, 2024
Philip Abitabile, Vestry, 2022
Leonard Behr, Vestry, 2023
Susanna Grannis, Vestry, 2023
Tracy Jennings, Vestry, 2022
Marilyn Marbrook, Vestry, 2022
David Palmquist, Vestry, 2023