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61 Grosse Pointe Blvd | Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236 | 313-885-4841 | Directions
Welcome to Christ Church!
The Rev. Andrew Van CulinAs the newly installed rector of Christ Church, I am delighted to be the newest member of this very special parish. There are so many great people who make up this parish family. I look forward to the good things that we will do together to further God's kingdom in Grosse Pointe and the community that surrounds us.

As you explore our site, I think you will find that at the heart of Christ Church is a desire to bring glory to God through dynamic worship services, challenging and formative educational opportunities, and amazing acts of service that touch the lives of those in the parish family and in the metro-Detroit area.

On behalf of all the members of Christ Church, I invite you to join us for one of our weekend worship services. You will find meaningful liturgy, relevant messages, and choral music second to none. I am confident that you will find yourself grateful for the warm hospitality and welcoming spirit that makes Christ Church such a remarkable place to worship and family-like community in which to participate. And when you visit, please take a moment to introduce yourself to me. I would be delighted to meet you in person.

With Gratitude,


The Rev. Andrew Van Culin
Rector


News & Announcements


  • 2014-2015 Music Schedule Join us for another extraordinary season of Music at Christ Church.
    View the 2014-15 schedule

  • The Prince of Music Sunday, October 26 at 4:30pm. The Schola performs the choral music of the celebrated Renaissance composer Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina. Including Missa Papae Marcelli, Sicut cervus, Tu es Petrus, Exultate Deo, and other works. Freewill offering.

  • Fall Appoinments & Program Plans
    Read the letter from Fr. Drew

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Upcoming Events at Christ Church

Staff Appointments We are pleased to announce new appointments to the Christ Church Grosse Pointe professional staff. Read the Announcement Letter

Positions Available at Christ Church Grosse Pointe The Rev. Andrew Van Culin, Rector of Christ Church seeks to appoint individuals for the following:

  • A creative, strategic-thinking individual to join the Church's senior staff as the Director of Communications. Learn More
  • A highly motivated, newly ordained deacon (prefererred) or priest to join the staff as the Curate for a 3 year term. Learn More
  • An associate priest to join the senior staff as Associate for Parish Life and Christian Formation. Learn More

Vestry Candidates The Nominating Committee is developing the slate of Vestry candidates. Is there someone you want the Committee to consider for the Vestry in January 2015? Submit a name(s) to: MaryAnn DeAngelo at 313.885.4841 x 107.

Foyer Groups are Starting This social group of about eight church members, lead by a Captain,is strictly for fun and socializing. Every month or so, couples and singles enjoy good food and good company. For information and sign up, contact Mike or Mary Bamford by October 24 at 313.881.4349.

Halloween Happening for 6th-12th Grade Youth and Youth Choir. Sunday, October 26 at 12:30-5:30pm at DeBuck's Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch, Belleville, MI. Join us after the Sunday 11:15 am service for a trip to Debuck's. There's something for everyone- a 13-acre corn maze with three difficulty levels, good food, a pumpkin patch, pedal go-carts and more! Visit: DebucksCornmaze.com. $20/person covers food, plus a cider and donut coupon. For more information or to RSVP by Sunday, October 19, please contact Christian Hansen at 313.885.4841 x 104.

Names for Requiem Mass As Christ Church celebrates All Saints' Sunday on November 2, we ask the congregation if they have anyone they wish to remember, to provide those names on the sign-up sheet in the Lobby or please contact: MaryAnn DeAngelo at 313.885.4841 x 107.

Parish Breakfast Sunday, November 2 at 10:00am in the Undercroft. Join us in celebrating the life and ministry of Christ Church. This is a great way to get to know others in our church community. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Would you like to prepare part of the breakfast? Or help serve? Please contact: MaryAnn DeAngelo at 313.885.4841 x 107.

Newcomers' Reception Monday, November 3, 6:00-7:30pm in Miller Hall. If you are new to Christ Church or simply want to reacquaint yourself with our wonderful ministry, please enjoy a light wine and cheese reception with clergy, staff, and other newcomers.

Gifts and Greens Sale

Starting this year we are combining our Gift and Greens Preview Party with the Parish Christmas Party for one big FREE event.

  • Preview Party & Parish Christmas Party: Friday, December 5
  • Outdoor Sale: Saturday and Sunday, December 6-7

Gifts and Greens is gearing up and will need your help to succeed. Beneficiaries this year are City Year Detroit and outreach projects of the Youth Group of Christ Church. Volunteers are needed to serve as co-chairs and team members for the Silent Auction and Dinners-Around-Town. If you are able to help, please contact Lynda Altovilla at 313.530.1867 or Nancy Osborn at 313.823.3375

The Silent Auction will run through the entire Gifts and Greens weekend and fabulous items are still needed. Please take your auction donations to: 15 Radnor Circle, Grosse Pointe Farms, on the following Saturdays: October 25, and November 1, 8, and 15, from 9:00-11:00am. Please include your name, along with the donor value and an item description.


Music at Christ Church Grosse Pointe

Choral Evensong - Sundays at 4:30pm. The choirs offer sung prayers to God on behalf of the people of God. Free and open to the public. A reception follows the service.

  • November 9 - The Choir of Men & Boys
  • November 16 - The Schola

The Prince of Music Sunday, October 26 at 4:30pm. The Schola performs the choral music of the celebrated Renaissance composer Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina. Including Missa Papae Marcelli, Sicut cervus, Tu es Petrus, Exultate Deo, and other works. Freewill offering.

Requiem Mass Sunday, November 2 at 4:30pm. The Choir of Men and Girls performs a service in remembrance of all the departed featuring Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem. Free and open to the public.

Majestic Mozart Sunday, November 23 at 4:30pm. Christ Church Chorale, Soloists, and Orchestra. Mass in C minor, K. 427; Vesperae solennes de Confessore, K. 339. Tickets: $20


2014-2015 Program Year Our new season of Christian Formation programming has begun with Sunday School and the Rector's Forums running from 10:10 to 11am and many additional opportunities for Christian Education, Worship, Stewardship and Outreach throughout week.

    Rector's Forums are offered on Sunday mornings, 10:10 to 11am in the Undercroft (September through May) as an opportunity to live into our commitment to the lifelong process of Christian Formation. All are welcome and encouraged to attend so that we might grow in relationship with God and one another.
    View the 2014-2015 Schedule

    Wednesdays at Christ Church Wednesdays at Christ Church provide an evening of fellowship, prayer, and learning to nourish your soul and deepen your faith. Programs for all ages are available. Childcare is open from 4:00 – 9:00pm on Wednesdays in the Nursery Room for all ages

    October 1 through May 13
    5:00 pm – Evening Prayer
    5:30 pm – Holy Eucharist
    6:00 pm – Community Dinner
    6:30 pm – Adult and Youth Formation Classes

    The Catechumenate: Forming Disciples in Christ Wednesdays, October 1 through May 13 - 6:30pm in the Undercroft. Lead by: Fr. Drew and the Clergy of Christ Church. The Catechumenate is an intensive 26-week class for adults offering formation in the basics of Christian faith and practice in the context of the Anglican tradition. Learn More

    Newcomers' Class Sundays, 10:10-11:00am Are you new to Christ Church and do you want to know more? Are you interested in joining the Christ Church community? This 3-session class, offered in the fall and spring, will provide a brief introduction to life at Christ Church. Learn More


Sunday School Teachers Needed! Teachers and Volunteers - The program year will be kicking-off on Sunday, September 14th and we can use your help. If you taught last year or have been thinking of teaching for years, you are invited to contact Christian Hansen. We will gather for a brief training, lunch, and Safeguarding Class on Saturday, September 6th from 11am - 4pm to start the year off right! (no cost)

School Supplies Collection Over the next month we are collecting backpacks and school supplies to be distributed to students in the Detroit Public Schools. A box is set by the reception desk to collect contributions. Contact Christian Hansen for a full list of what is needed.

Blessings from the Task Force on Gun Violence We would like feedback from those that availed themselves to the Prayer Garden and Labyrinth during Holy Week. Please e-mail Lorraine Phelan if you have any comments or suggestions for next year.

SOS to all needlepoint stitchers! Did you know that each boy and girl singing in the Christ Church Choirs has a hand-stitched patch on the blazer of their choir uniform? A patch is given to each chorister when they are officially admitted into the choir in June. We are running out of patches and stitchers and we need your help! If you are interested in stitching a patch or two (or five!), please contact Scott Hanoian right away. All materials, directions, charts and finishing are provided for you and each patch takes approximately 15 hours to stitch. Please help to keep this glorious tradition alive for years to come!

Acolytes Wanted Girls and boys (4th grade and above); and adults needed! To volunteer, please contact Ted Hagan at 248.755.1655 or hth3rd@sbcglobal.net.

Memorials A great way to give thanks for our loved ones is to make an altar flower contribution in their name. The suggested contribution is $60. Contact Maryann DeAngelo to schedule a memorial.

Reserving Space for an Event In an effort to ensure that events are planned well in advance, and to eliminate scheduling conflicts, requests for room reservations must be received at least 21 days in advance of the event. Submitted forms are reviewed at the weekly staff meeting. You will be notified within 24 hours after a decision has been made. You can complete a "green" sheet HERE.

Pastoral Care Visits If you know of individuals that are housebound or in need of pastoral visits, please contact MaryAnn DeAngelo in the church office at 313.885.4841 ext. 107.

Alzheimer's Support Group All who are coping with the challenges of Alzheimer's disease and dementia are welcome to attend this group at any time to find comfort and practical help. The group meets every third Thursday in the Undercroft.

MOPS Shepherd Needed Volunteers are needed to assist with childcare during Mothers of Preschool Students (MOPS) meetings the first Monday of the month; 8:45 - 11:45am. By volunteering, you will give our moms a much-needed break and time for spiritual renewal. Please contact Co-coordinators Mary-Caitlin Streets or Tamara Wilson to volunteer.



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Worship Schedule


Worship Schedule
September 14 through May 17

Saturday Service - Church nave

5:30 pm - Holy Eucharist (said)

Sunday Services - Church nave

  • 8:00 am - Holy Eucharist (said)
  • 9:00 am - Holy Eucharist (sung with Choir)
  • 11:15 am - Choral service of Holy Eucharist (sung with Choir)
  • 4:30 pm - Special Services & Concerts Schedule

Weekday Services - St. Margaret’s Chapel

8:30 am - Morning Prayer
5:00 pm - Evening Prayer
5:30 pm - The Holy Eucharist

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