Bible Study

Are you interested in a fresh approach to studying the Gospel texts? Would you like to rediscover Jesus and have the Gospels come alive in a new way for you? We are thinking of launching a new Bible Study experience with St. Martin’s in the New Year on Wednesday evenings at 7pm. This particular approach to Gospel study is being done in other parts of the Diocese. You can learn more at https://approachingthegospelstogether.com. If you are interested, a book entitled “Records of the Life of Jesus” must be purchased. St. Martin’s is preparing to place an order. The cost of the book is $20. If you would like a copy and intend to participate in the study, please email Fr. John this week to let him know at sosnowski.johnw@gmail.com. The order will be placed on Wednesday, Dec 20th.

 

Christmas Giving

We have partnered with Pastor Howard of St. John’s A.M.E. Church and the Ardmore Food Pantry to provide Christmas gifts for some needy families. You can participate in this Christmas Giving project in two ways. On our tree at the entrance of the church, you will find some tags with gift requests. Please take a tag or two and purchase the gift and wrap it and place the tag on the gift so it can be identified. Bring your gift to the church or to the church office by Tuesday, Dec 19, or if you would rather not shop, kindly place an offering in the jar provided at the front of church and gifts will be purchased to fulfill the requests we have received.

Cookie Swap

Calling all bakers…..Christ Church Ithan is hosting its inaugural Cookie Swap event on Sunday, December 10th at 11:15 (following the 10am service). Each person participating will need to  provide 6 cookies for every participant + 6 cookies for the sample tray. Bakery bought are acceptable, but homemade are preferred. Example: If 10 people are participating, each person will be required to bring 66 cookies. If 20 people are participating, each person will be required to bring 126 cookies. Cookies should be bagged with 6 cookies per bag to give out. We are also asking for a recipe card to be attached to each bag to share. A final count will be announced on December 3rd. We have extended an invitation to St. Martin’s to join us. Sign up board in sanctuary of the church .

Enjoying the Holidays in Spite of the Hype!

Does your stress level begin to edge up as the holidays approach? Does this time of year drain you of energy in spite of the cheerful ads and commercials? Do you find yourself taking care of everyone but yourself? Do you find that your to-do list gets so overwhelming that you can’t turn off the thinking and planning? 

Join us in Ithan Hall on Monday, December 11th at 7pm as we explore the dynamics and physical impact of this challenging holiday spiral, and learn realistic strategies to ease the stress and bring balance to this time of year. A panel of community professionals will discuss mental and physical health and wellness, and offer useful strategies that will help us better enjoy this wonderful and time of the year in spite of the hype!

Find out more here.

Food Pantry Thanksgiving Meal Drive

Ardmore Food Pantry is expecting to provide 120-130 meals this year, and we are looking for help to provide shopping bags with supplies for these Thanksgiving dinners. Click here to find out details of what to bring.

Please bring the meal bags can to church on Sunday November 12, 2017. If you cannot bring it to church on Sunday, then please bring it to the Parish office either Mon, Tues or Weds (Nov 13th, 14th or 15th).   We will then deliver the bags to meals to the Food Pantry.

Food Drive

On Sunday Oct 22nd, we will be collecting for the Ardmore Food Pantry. Please bring in food items and leave them at the Church Narthex. Suggested food items include:

Cold cereal, instant oatmeal, granola bars, breakfast bars, saltine crackers, canned chicken, canned tuna, peanut butter, jelly, canned beans (ex. kidney, black, baked), canned vegetables (regular and low salt), canned meals (ex. ravioli, stew), canned soup, canned fruit, apple sauce, pasta sauce, pasta, mac and cheese (boxed), rice (5 lb bag), coffee (reg and decaf), tea bags (reg and decaf), instant hot chocolate, $20 supermarket gift card

 

Community Block Party

Christ Church Ithan participated in St. John A.M.E. Church’s block party and sponsored a craft table for the children.  It was a great way for us to be part of this community event and thanks to all who helped make this happen and to those from our church who stopped by to offer their support.  Pastor Manuel Howard was most appreciative.  He is doing great things in a short time to revitalize this neighborhood church.

Fill The Bus

It’s that time of the year when ECS is holding their back to school drive to support children in need of basic school supplies.  Each year CCI commits to helping this project by filling 5 back packs.  Tags with items needed are in the back of church.  Please take 1 (or 2 or 3) to help meet our goal.  Supplies will be due back by August 28th!