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: (please scroll down)
…Thursday, December 14 – 6:30 PM, Vestry meeting
Advent 3 – Sunday, December 17 – Lighting of the Advent Wreath 8:00 AM Eucharist without music, 10:00 AM the same with music/choir
Advent 4 – Sunday, December 24 – Lighting of the Advent Wreath 9:00 AM Eucharist with music/choir…ONE SERVICE THIS MORNING…The Rev. Dan Weir, preaching, The Rev. Richard Belshaw, celebrant…following the morning service, greening and preparation of the church for Christmas Eve.
Christmas Eve – Sunday, December 24 – 4:30 PM Children’s pageant and Celebratory Eucharist….9:30 PM Caroling & Special Music followed by 10:00 Festival Eucharist….
Christmas Day – Monday, December 25 – 10:00 AM Celebratory Eucharist, with music
Christmas 1 – Sunday, December 31 – New Year’s Eve – 9 Lessons & Carols – 9:00 AM Celebratory service, no Eucharist…ONE SERVICE THIS MORNING…
1st Sunday after the Epiphany – January 7 – 8:00 AM Eucharist without music, 10:00 AM the same with music/choir
2nd Sunday after the Epiphany – January 14 – 8:00 AM Eucharist without music, 10:00 AM the same with music/choir
3rd Sunday after the Epiphany – January 21 – 8:00 AM Eucharist without music, 10:00 AM the same with music/choir
4th Sunday after the Epiphany – January 28 – ONE SERVICE AT 9:00 with music/choir followed by parish pot-luck brunch and ANNUAL MEETING
5th Sunday after the Epiphany – February 4 – 8:00 AM Eucharist without music, 10:00 AM the same with music/choir
Transfiguration Sunday – February 11 – 8:00 AM Eucharist without music, 10:00 AM the same with music/choir…Parents and Youth lunch gathering at 11:30.
Ash Wednesday – February 14 – 7:00 PM Solemn Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes
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, January 7th.
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; but we are exploring joining with our friends and neighbors at the Lutheran Church of the Nativity for Sunday afternoon hikes – stay tuned.