Parishoner Reflection, Recognition Sunday, Search Update, St. Columbia
Parishoner Reflection, Recognition Sunday, Search Update, St. Columbia

While Christ Church is without a priest, individuals in our church family will be asked to contribute brief reflections to our monthly newsletter.

A Reflection
Bob Bushnell
May 2021

Marcus Aurelius, a Stoic philosopher whose day job was Emperor of Rome, wrote long ago: "You have been formed of three parts—body, breath, and mind. Of these, the first two are yours insofar as they are only in your care. The third alone is truly yours."

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May 30-Recognition Sunday

The Beverly Parrish, Jr.
Christian Leadership Award
Christian Scholar Soldier

“May God grant that the spirit of this award will help us increase in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man.”

Since 1957 , whenever possible, Christ Church has presented this annual award to a young person(s) who best represent the spirit of Beverly S. Parrish. A plaque to honor his life and in recognition of our eligible youth who exemplify his admirable traits, is displayed in the narthex of the church.

Beverly Parrish was awarded many academic accolades for his achievements as a young man. To name a few, he was an Eagle Scout, active youth member of Christ Church, a successful student of science and engineering, and a distinguished member of several military groups while attending college. He was a 1st  Lieutenant in the United States Air Force.

Beverly Parrish was an active member of Christ Church who served as a crucifer for many years. He continues to be remembered for his honors and achievements, but more importantly, for his personal qualities of kindness, strong sense of duty, and dependability. He had a “can do” attitude and was ready to assist his family and friends to the best of his ability. He was a Christian in every sense of the word.
A Search Committee Update
from Pat Walmsley, Committee and Vestry Member

Christ Church,
The Search Committee continues to work diligently towards finding the best priest for our parish. The highlight of last week was having conversation with Jonathan Harris from the diocese. He advised the group that he is hopeful to have several candidates available for interviews in the next few weeks. The job description is uploaded on the diocese website. 
He advised that there are more churches searching for a minister than there are candidates. The diocese will review candidates for eligibility prior to receiving possible candidates to interview. He said that our compensation package is a great opportunity to entice interested individuals. He also advised that we have mock interviews and practice the technology so that the process is smooth.
Questions have been constructed, the process has been reviewed, and the group is  getting excited for our first candidate. We will keep you posted even though we will hoor confidentiality. That being said, if you know of someone you feel will be a good fit for us, please let us know so we can reach out. Your prayers for discernment are always appreciated.
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St. Columbia

St Columba, also known as Colmcille (church dove in Irish) was born on Dec 7, 521 and died on June 9, 597.  He was an Irish abbot and missionary and is one of the 12 apostles of Ireland.  He brought Christianity to Scotland, founding the abbey on Iona which became a dominant religious and political center for hundreds of years.  Columba is the patron saint of Derry, Ireland, and is also remembered for his three surviving Medieval Latin hymns.  
- Lynn Gardner,
What's Happening at
Christ Episcopal Church?

Please pray the Daily Office with us.  Lead by Heather and Ed Gallop, we pray nearly every day at 9, noon, and 5.  Sunday and Wednesday mornings are the exception.  Let Heather, Ed or Deborah in the office know if you would like to help with this special ministry one day a week or even ocassionly. Loaves and Fishes continues to serve to-go meals to the community the first and third Wednesday of the month with a skeleton crew under the dedicated leadership of David Cole.  Your financial help is much appreciated. Links for all events are on the website homepage.  We are pleased to be back to worship in person!  Join us at 10:30 on Sunday mornings.  Bible study is taking a break until fall.  Pub(lic) Theology will resume with meeting in person outdoors at Mountain Valley Brewing on Wednesday, June 9 at 7 o'clock.  Thanks to all!
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