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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


  • Feast of the Presentation Sunday, February 1 at 4:30pm. Celebrating the Eve of the Presentation of Jesus Christ in the Temple. Featuring Mozart's Mass in C Major, K.220. The Choir of Men & Girls with Orchestra performs. Free & open to the public.

  • Choral Evensong - Sunday February 8 at 4:30pm. The Boy Choristers perform sung prayers to God. Free and open to the public. A reception follows the service.

  • Single Grant Cycle for 2015 The Christ Church Outreach Funding Committee announces a  Single Grant Cycle for grant awards per year. Grant Applications are due March 31, 2015. Learn more & download Grant Application

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Upcoming Events at Christ Church


Vestry Election We are pleased to announce that the following five candidates have been elected to serve on the Vestry of Christ Church: David M. Gaskin, Mike Hix, Lynnette Iannace, Karen Kienbaum, and Brendan Walsh. Congratulations to our Class of 2018! Please join us in expressing our gratitude to all the candidates for their faithful discernment and offer to serve the ministry of Christ Church in this way.

Crossroads Soup Kitchen We will be preparing and serving lunch at Crossroads Sunday, February 8. There are two time slots available to volunteer: 8:30-11:30am to prepare, and 11:30am - 3:00pm to serve. To volunteer, contact Ted Hagan

Summer Mission Trip The registration deadline of Sunday, February 1, is quickly approaching for this year's mission trip to Pittsburgh. We are looking for current 6th-12th grade youth to join us. The cost is $125/person. Register today! Contact Christian Hansen at 313.885.4841 x 104.

Breakfast Sandwich Sundays February 1, and March 1, after the 8:00am Service in the Undercroft. Our Youth Group will be making and serving breakfast sandwiches for two Sundays. Stop by after service and enjoy breakfast while supporting their fundraiser.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper and Talent Show Tuesday, February 17, 5:30-7:30pm. Undercroft. Join us for this fun and entertaining youth fundraising event that will help uncover some hidden Christ Church talent! All ages are welcome and encouraged to perform and share your talent(s) with the rest of our church family- plus, enjoy a pancake supper. Please contact Christian Hansen at 313.885.4841 x 104 with the talent you will perform and/or if you are able to cook or serve pancakes.


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Music at Christ Church Grosse Pointe

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

Feast of the Presentation Sunday, February 1 at 4:30pm. A Candlemas procession followed by a Solemn Holy Eucharist celebrating the Eve of the Presentation of Jesus Christ in the Temple. Featuring Mozart's Mass in C Major, K.220. The Choir of Men & Girls with Orchestra performs. Free & open to the public.

Feast of the Annunciation Wednesday, March 25 at 7pm. Solemn Holy Eucharist celebrating the revelation to Mary by the Angel Gabriel that she would connceive the child Jesus. The Choir of Men and Girls performs. Free and open to the public.

Mozart Requiem Palm Sunday, March 29 at 4:30pm. The Christ Church Choirs, Soloists, and Orchestra perform. Freewill offering.

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.

  • February 8 - The Boy Choristers
  • February 22 - 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


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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