One of our most beloved traditions at Christ Church is back! Join in the sharing of our gifts and love for the women and children of Milagro House in Lancaster on Sunday, November 4th. The children of Christ Church will present our gifts as we share the love of Christ with those in need of a Christmas blessing.
Throughout October, gift tags will be available in the sanctuary on Sunday mornings. Our gifts will be presented to Milagro House at our special Christmas in November worship service on November 4th at both the 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. worship.
Inter-generational All-Church Retreat at Hartman Center! The theme, "Pooh Bear and God: Practicing our Child-like Faith" encourages us to "live simply, love generously, speak kindly, care deeply, and leave the rest to God."
The cost is $85.00 per adult/Children $55/Family max is $280.
Sponsored by LiFT (Ladies in Fellowship Together) an evening of relaxation to bring heavenly peace in preparation for the hectic holiday season. Before we fret over the crowds, lack of parking spots, hustle and bustle of cooking and wrapping - Jackie Page is coming to the rescue with her tool box packed full of goodies to help us all! Aromatherapy, healing touch, and are just some of the ways Jackie will facilitate an evening where all is calm, and all is bright!
This event is free.
Don your favorite Christmas sweater and join us for a Christmas Lunch before you hit the malls! We gather at Mick’s All American Bistro on Saturday, December 15th at 11:30 a.m. where we’ll enjoy good food, conversation, and a gift exchange! Please bring a small wrapped gift of $5-8 (gift exchange and sweater optional!) Mick’s is located at 2201 Strickler Rd. in Mount Joy.
Pre-registration is required by Dec. 11th.
We observe World Communion Sunday, and receive our annual Neighbors in Need special mission offering. This year’s Love of Neighbor campaign asks, “who is my neighbor” and “what does my neighbor look like?” Two thirds of donations to NIN support advocacy programming and grants. One third directly supports CAIM.
Beginning with an outdoor family movie night where the community is invited on Friday, Sept. 7th, the weekend continues with our Legacy of Faith Festival all day Saturday. Craft vendors, food trucks, live music, and fun events for kids start at 8 a.m. and continue until 4 p.m.
At 6:00 p.m. we will enjoy a banquet dinner under the tent with presentations, special guest speakers, and a concert by the Lancaster Brass Quintet. Tickets are $20.00
Spirit Sunday is September 9th where we return to our two worship service schedule and Faith Formation classes begin.
Pianist Jim Hendricks grabbed the attention of musicians and family members as a young child with the uncanny ability to play anything he heard on records and memorize any printed music that came across the piano. While still in grammar school, Jim was able to transcribe by ear complex harmonies and melodies – without the use of a piano. He continued intensive musical studies and was considered a professional as a teenager.
After high school, Jim performed with such legends as Dave Brubeck (piano duets), Della Reese, Rita Moreno, Tito Puente, Maynard Ferguson, Jack Jones, Louie Bellson, Clark Terry, Arturo Sandoval, John Davidson, Jon Faddis, and many others. He also competed in numerous international piano competitions, was a featured orchestral soloist performing the piano music of Rachmaninoff, and was granted a music professorship by the age of twenty-five.
While he was on tour with the Glenn Miller Orchestra (the band still continues its concert tours since Miller’s death in the War), Jim felt a very strong call from the Lord to use his musical gifts for the glory of God. Already being a dedicated Christian for many years, he knew it was time to follow his calling into Christian ministry.
Live in Concert – Budapest
Since then, Jim has performed more than 1,300 Christian piano concerts in churches all across the land, including several appearances at the former Crystal Cathedral. He has made fourteen piano recordings, performed on ABC, CBS, TBN and PAX, authored the book Contemporary Arrangements for Today’s Church Pianist, and been featured in Clavier piano journal. The Lord has greatly blessed his decision to bring glory to Christ through music.
Registration open late June. Details to follow for our 3rd Annual VBS for the ladies of Christ Church UCC and Maytown Reformed UCC.
Rock, funk, punk - Sweet Ember brings their energetic vocals and music to Christ Church as part of our 2018 Summer Concert Series. This free concert will take place outdoors. Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase food from Hoss's Sea and Steak, who will be on hand throughout the concert.
Gather around the fire for S'mores, fun, and fireworks! Sign up on the Events Board for a great family evening!