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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


  • Candlelight Service of Nine Lessons & Carols Sunday, December 21 at 4:30pm. The combined choirs peform a service of readings and music celebrating the Nativity. Doors open at 4pm.

  • Christmas Flowers Make a donation for altar flowers for Christmas in memory of or in honor of loved ones. Envelopes are available in the pews and at the Reception Desk Bulletin Board. Envelopes can be placed with your Sunday offerings, handed to our Ushers, or turned in at Reception by December 18.

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Upcoming Events at Christ Church


Youth Group

Sunday School Christmas Party Sunday, December 21, 10:10-11:00am. Second Floor Education Wing. All three-year-olds through fifth graders are invited to our second annual Christmas Party. Children will enjoy decorating cookies, playing Christmas-themed games, and crafts. For information contact: Christian Hansen at 313.885.4841 x 104


Christmas Eve Festival Eucharist Services

Christmas Eve - Wednesday, December 24

  • 4:00pm - Holy Eucharist with Creche Procession and Choir*
  • 8:00pm - Holy Eucharist with Choir and Incense
  • 10:30pm - Choral Prelude with Carols
  • 11:00pm - Holy Eucharist with Choir and Incense
    * Childcare is provided

Christmas Day - Thursday, December 25 at 10am
Holy Eucharist with Soloist

New Year's Day - Thursday, January 1, 2015 at 10am
Holy Eucharist


Spirituality Center Workshop "Do I Know This Child?” Ron Spann, Facilitator. January 14, 21, 28 and February 4, 2015 (Wednesdays – 4 sessions / 4:45-6:00 pm, (Childcare is provided at 4:00 pm)

What can I do as a parent or an important adult to the children in my life to deepen my awe of them? What do they most need from me to help them become their truest selves? You will explore these issues through a series of exercises, including one to be done with the children if possible. Suitable for parents as well as for non-parents who are active in children’s lives.

A rewarding post-holiday exercise. A complimentary family-style dinner will be served afterwards in the Undercroft at 6:00 pm. Suggested workshop contribution: $55 or $85/household. Adjusted payment scale available. For information contact: Ron Spann at 313.885.4841 x 113. View Registration Brochure to learn more.


Music at Christ Church Grosse Pointe

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

Candlelight Service of Nine Lessons & Carols Sunday, December 21 at 4:30pm. The combined choirs peform a service of readings and music celebrating the Nativity of our Lord. Doors open at 4pm.

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.

  • January 4, 2015 - The Schola (Pre-evensong organ recital at 4 pm)
  • January 11, 2015 - The Choir of Men & Boys
  • January 18, 2015 - The Schola

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. Read the letter from Fr. Drew

    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

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.

Opportunity to Serve: Front Office Receptionist Serve as a warm and welcoming presence for our visitors We already have some wonderful and dedicated volunteers but there are a couple days in the week that need to be filled: Tuesday mornings from 9:00am to noon and Friday from 11:00am to 2pm. Duties: Answer phones, check messages, locate staff as needed, and greet visitors. If you are interested please contact Maryann DeAngelo at x107.

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.



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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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