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Greetings from the Mount Washington Valley! Welcome to Christ Church, North Conway!

We welcome all: friends and new friends from our surrounding towns and communities, travelers and weekenders, those who seek a deeper spiritual connection with the mystical God the source of life, the caring and the creative, those in need of refuge or renewal – in short, any and all who sense or hear a liberating call to mirror and follow the just, compassionate, and reconciling Christ of the Gospel stories in our time.

We are a caring and deeply faithful community known for our mission work to our town and region – especially through our bustling thrift shop – and our friendliness. Stop by and say hello!

Upcoming Calendar:      (scroll down for additional months)

September

…Saturday, September 16 – Annual Jen’s Friends Hike and Fundraiser…gather by 9:00 AM at the Cranmore Ski Slope, hiking dogs welcome…lunch and T-Shirts provided…this month’s CC Trekkers hike.

Pentecost 15 Sunday, September 17 – 8:00 AM Enriching Our Worship Eucharist, without music, 10:00 AM the same with music/choir…The Rev. Dan Weir, celebrant and preacher on the 45th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood.

…Thursday, September 21 – 6:30 PM Vestry Meeting

…Saturday, September 23 – 12:30 PM – Volunteers needed to assist in moving music files and supplies out of the church and downstairs into the new music room.

Pentecost 16 – Sunday, September 24 – 8:00 AM Enriching Our Worship Eucharist, without music, 10:00 AM the same with music/choir

October

Pentecost 17 – Sunday, October 1 – 8:00 AM Enriching Our Worship Eucharist, without music, 10:00 AM the same with music/choir

…Sunday afternoon, October 1…Music Meditation led by Ellen Schwindt…5:00-6:00 PM in the church.

…Tuesday evening, October 3 – The Lakes Region of the diocese will hold their convocation meeting at Christ Church…6:30 PM light supper, desserts, beverages…7:00 PM Meeting…8:30 PM Compline…Parishes represented are located in Tamworth, Meredith, Wolfeboro, Sanbornville, Ashland, Plymouth, and Laconia.

Pentecost 18 – Sunday, October 8 – 8:00 AM Enriching Our Worship Eucharist, without music, 10:00 AM the same with music/choir…Celebration of St. Francis Feast Day and a Blessing of Animals…The Rev. William Cruse, preacher. The 10:00 service begins outside near the front entrance of the church. All pets and animal friends invited – please be sure that they are leashed, caged, harnessed, and/or otherwise safe from each other. Photographs and stuffed animals welcome. There is no creature too large or small that cannot participate!

Pentecost 19 – Sunday, October 15 – 8:00 AM Enriching Our Worship Eucharist, without music, 10:00 AM the same with music/choir

…Thursday, October 19 – 6:30 PM Vestry Meeting

Pentecost 20 – Sunday, October 22 – 8:00 AM Enriching Our Worship Eucharist, without music, 10:00 AM the same with music/choir

Pentecost 21 – Sunday, October 29 – 8:00 AM Enriching Our Worship Eucharist, without music, 10:00 AM the same with music/choir…Reformation Day: the 500th Anniversary of Martin Luther nailing his work “95 Theses” to the castle church door in Wittenberg, Germany – any and all are welcome to join Richard and friends at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church two blocks south on main street for their celebratory 10:00 service. 

November

…Saturday, November 4 – 215th Diocesan Convention (business meeting only)…7:30 AM start, St. Paul’s Church, Concord, NH – meeting ends at 11:00 AM

All Saints Sunday – Sunday, November 5 – 8:00 AM Enriching Our Worship Eucharist, without music, 10:00 AM the same with music/choir

..Sunday afternoon, November 5…Music Meditation led by Ellen Schwindt…5:00-6:00 PM in the church.

Pentecost 23 – Sunday, November 12 – 8:00 AM Enriching Our Worship Eucharist, without music, 10:00 AM the same with music/choir

Pentecost 24 – Sunday, November 19 – 8:00 AM Enriching Our Worship Eucharist, without music, 10:00 AM the same with music/choir

…Thanksgiving Day ecumenical service to be announced…

Christ the King Sunday – Sunday, November 26 – 8:00 AM Enriching Our Worship Eucharist, without music, 10:00 AM the same with music/choir

December

Advent 1 – Sunday, December 3Lighting of the Advent Wreath   8:00 AM Eucharist without music, 10:00 AM the same with music/choir

..Sunday afternoon, December 3…Music Meditation led by Ellen Schwindt…5:00-6:00 PM in the church.

Advent 2 – Sunday, December 10Lighting of the Advent Wreath   8:00 AM Eucharist without music, 10:00 AM the same with music/choir

Advent 3 – Sunday, December 17Lighting of the Advent Wreath   8:00 AM Eucharist without music, 10:00 AM the same with music/choir

Advent 4 – Sunday, December 24Lighting of the Advent Wreath   8:00 AM Eucharist with music/choir…ONE SERVICE THIS MORNING…following the morning service, greening and preparation of the church for Christmas Eve.

Christmas Eve – Sunday, December 245:00 PM Children’s pageant and Celebratory Eucharist….8:00 PM Caroling & Special Music followed by Festival Eucharist….

Christmas Day – Monday, December 25 – 9:00 AM Celebratory Eucharist

Christmas 1 – Sunday, December 31New Year’s Eve – 9:00 AM service

Anyone with a desire to learn more about being baptized, confirmed, reaffirmed, or welcomed into the body of Christ as expressed and followed in the Episcopal tradition is encouraged to speak to Richard (the minister). Anyone interested in getting married at either Christ Church in North Conway or at the summer Chapel of the Transfiguration in Bretton Woods must speak to Richard at least four months ahead of any proposed wedding date for pre-marital counseling.

Every first Sunday afternoon of the month – Music Meditation – led by Ellen Schwindt: “Live keyboard (and sometimes other instrumental) music presented with its connection to human hearts in mind, and with time for contemplation interspersed between musical offerings. Come with open ears and a listening heart. You will not be disappointed.” This is a free event.  5:00 PM in the church. Next meditation on Sunday, October 1. 

CC Trekkers – one Saturday of each month: a meditation-focused hike up one of the local region’s many nature trails with Richard and other hiking enthusiasts to celebrate creation, participate in a simple Eucharistic-type meal, get outdoors, and meditate on the splendors of the earth and our responsible stewardship of them. Location of the hike to be announced as we get closer to the date with hikes anticipated to be 3-4 hours round-trip depending on the length of the trail. Every month a different trail. A good way to join others spiritually outside of both building and Sunday morning. Very family-friendly. Please bring water bottles, a picnic, and appropriate footwear!  This is a warm weather activity; our next hiking event is participation in the Jenn’s Friends walk up Cranmore on Saturday, September 16. Please arrive by 9:00 AM to register at the base of the Cranmore ski slope (the mountain behind the church). The hike begins at 10:00 AM and a lunch is served after the climb and return.