Christ Church’s week long theatre camp will conclude with an original mini musical presentation featuring our young actresses and actors. Admission is free (however donations are warmly accepted). All are invited to attend this fun event!
Local artist John Kushmaul will exhibit paintings in the Parish Gallery. His exhibit, entitled “Scenes from Christ Church,” features 22 recent paintings of the church and its surroundings. These paintings showcase his trademark style of saturated colors and blurry details.
Little Rock artist Patricia Palmer, a member of Christ Church, will exhibit her works in The Parlor. Her exhibit, which is entitled “Inside Out,” displays her experimental, new ways of expressing her ideas and vision. The exhibits runs from July 12 to September 30. All art is available for purchase.
The Green Groceries "Farm to Church" Fundraiser will be Thursday, June 20 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. Isaac Alexander will DJ the party, spinning LPs in the gallery. Fresh, heavy hors d'oeuvres from local chefs and restaurants will be served. Get your tickets now for this laid back summer event!
Where do you hear the still small voice of God? Is it in the woods? With friends? When listening to music? Join us June 17-21 for this year’s VBS program where we will learn about how the different ways God calls us and equips each of us to venture out and spread the Gospel. VBS goes from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m., is open to children ages 3 - 5th grade, and is free of charge. To register, please email email@example.com with your child’s name, age, grade they will enter in the fall, email address, phone, and if you can be a volunteer. Nursery care is provided for younger children of adult volunteers.
Before everyone heads off on their summer adventures (and before the temperature gets out of control!) let’s get together for food and fellowship. As ever, you bring the drinks and the kids, we’ll have the space, the snacks, the games, and the jams! For more information, contact Hannah at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Thursday, May 30 at 7pm, Christ Church will offer a service of Holy Eucharist in commemoration of the feast of the Ascension. The Christ Church Choir will join with the Trinity Cathedral Choir to sing Gerald Finzi’s God is gone up and Ferdinand Schaller’s Ascendit Deus. Christ Church organist Thomas Alexander and Trinity Cathedral organist Victoria Mathis Harden will play movements from Olivier Messiaen’s L’Ascension. Incense will be used at this service, childcare will be provided, and a festive reception will follow. All are welcome!
The concert will showcase music for the Easter season: organ works by Howells, Scheidemann, Buxtehude, Bach, and Widor, and works for organ and trumpet by recent visiting composer Richard Webster. Jamie Bryant will play the trumpet. Thomas Alexander is the Associate Organist and Choirmaster of Christ Episcopal Church, helping direct a vibrant music program in downtown Little Rock. A graduate of Hendrix College, he studied organ performance with Timothy Allen and conducting with Andrew Morgan and Gretchen Renshaw James. Admission is free, but all donations will help support the upcoming 2019-2020 Arts@ChristChurch season. A festive reception follows the concert.
The UTO (United Thank Offering), sponsored by ECW, is a gratitude ministry supporting innovative missions and ministries worldwide and locally. UTO grants allow new programs and projects to focus on specific needs within a community. Special blue and white envelopes will be provided in the pews on Sunday, May 5. Everyone is encouraged to participate in the offering of thanks. Place your UTO gift in the blue and white envelopes, and then into the offertory plate. For more information please contact Marianna Pardue at email@example.com.
Spring is finally here and with it comes warm weather! Our next schedule Social Hour will be Saturday, May 4. All 9 - 12th graders are invited to join Sara and Marvin at Loblolly Creamery (1423 Main St. Suite C, Little Rock, AR 72202) from 2-3 p.m. where they can take a study break and catch up with their senior high peers. For more information please contact Marvin at firstname.lastname@example.org. See you there!
On Sunday morning, April 28 at 9:15 a.m., novelist Erin McGraw will join the Christ Church forum for a discussion of faith, fiction, and the writing life. McGraw will be in Little Rock for the Arkansas Literary Festival. She will be reading from her book, Joy and 52 Other Very Short Stories at Christ Church on April 27th at 1 p.m.
Christ Church will be a designated site for the National Drug Take Back Day on April 27. Other approved sites include the Clinton Library; Second Presbyterian Church, 600 Pleasant Valley Dr.; and Rain Drop Foundation, 1501 Market St. This event is sponsored by the Clinton Health Matters Initiative and has been approved by the DEA. There will be two law enforcement officers present at each site. Identifier on medication bottles must be blacked out for acceptance. For more information please contact Terry Jefferson at email@example.com.
On Saturday, April 27, from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. author Erin McGraw will read from her new collection, Joy and 52 other Very Short Stories at Christ Church. Following the reading, McGraw will join in a moderated discussion and sign copies of her book. Publisher's Weekly gave Joy a stared review, writing: "This quintessential collection of stories serves as an homage to the form while showcasing McGraw’s stunning talent and deep empathy for the idiosyncrasies, small joys, and despairs of human nature."
Copies of Joy and 52 other Very Short Stories are available now at Wordsworth Books and will also be available at the Arkansas Literary Festival. For more information please contact Ragan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us for Holy Week & Easter. We welcome all people to experience the beautiful, solemn liturgies of Holy Week and the joy of Christ’s resurrection.
Sunday, April 14 — Palm Sunday**
Holy Eucharist at 8:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. (with choir and procession), and 6:00 p.m. Tenebrae at 7:00 p.m. (new service)
Monday, April 15
Holy Eucharist at 12:05 p.m. (chapel)
Tuesday, April 16
Holy Eucharist at 12:05 p.m. (chapel)
Wednesday, April 17
Holy Eucharist with prayers for healing at 12:05 p.m. (chapel)
Thursday, April 18 — Maundy Thursday
Holy Eucharist with children’s homily and foot washing at 5:30 p.m. (Chancel)
Holy Eucharist and the Stripping of the Altar at 7:00 p.m. (with choir)**
Friday, April 19 — Good Friday
Liturgy for Good Friday and the Reading of the Passion, 12:00 p.m.**
Way of the Cross at 12:45 p.m.
Church open for prayer and meditation until 3:00 p.m.
Children’s Way of the Cross at 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 20 — The Great Vigil of Easter**
First Eucharist of Easter at 8:00 p.m. (with choir and incense)
A festive reception follows
Sunday, April 21— Easter Sunday**
Holy Eucharist at 8:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. (with choir), and 6:00 p.m.
The Great Paschal Vespers at 7:00 p.m. (with incense)
A festive reception will follow the 10:30 a.m. service on Easter Sunday.
Look for a surprise for children during the reception.
**Childcare will be available in the nursery.
The Rt. Rev. Larry R. Benfield will join us Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday.