Christ Church’s organist and pianist, Justin Pechulis, will offer a free recital. A 2018 graduate of Elizabethtown College, Justin offers the gift of music with sacred and secular offerings during this very special concert. Includes works by Bach, Mendelssohn, Purcell, and others. This event is free to the public. A light reception will follow the recital.
Join us as we begin our Lenten Journey with the disposition of ashes. The ashes symbolize our repentance and mortality as we remember the days leading up to Christ’s suffering, crucifixion, and resurrection.
In our faith, we do not view the Lenten Journey as one of suffering and personal sacrifice by “giving up” bad habits, rather it is the opportunity to become renewed by practicing Christ’s love and developing our spiritual gifts.
We commemorate the Lord’s “Last Supper” on the night before Jesus was betrayed and arrested. Maundy, a word derived from the Latin “mandatum” refers to the new commandment Jesus gave to his disciples, “to love one another as he loved them” (John 13:34.)
Holy Communion is celebrated as we remember Jesus’ sacrifice and the new life he gave to us.
The women of Christ Church UCC and Maytown Reformed UCC unite for 3 exciting evenings to experience Vacation Bible School God’s Blue Ribbon -Women - A Fruit of the Spirit Expo- explores faith topics with a County Fair theme. Includes a light, healthy supper each evening. Preregistration is required.
DINNER- GO- ROUNDS ARE COMING TO CHRIST CHURCH - The newly formed Activities Committee is organizing Dinner-Go-Rounds for 2019, beginning with February 9th. This is a wonderful way to get to know one another while enjoying a delicious meal together at someone’s home. A host provides their table and beverages while participants bring a dish to complete the meal. Please see the December NET for a form to indicate your interest, or sign-up on the Events Board.
Please note that this is a one-worship Sunday. Faith Formation classes are held from 9 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Worship is at 10:00 a.m. and the meeting begins promptly at 11:00 a.m.
Following the meeting, the Fellowship Committee will host a luncheon of soup and sandwiches.
Bring your family and friends to AvalancheXpress at Heritage Hills Resort located in York on Saturday, January 19th beginning at 4 pm for tubing, ice skating or both.
The committee will provide fixings to thaw out in front of fire pits and roast the perfect toasted s’mores treat.
Grab a casual dinner at Knicker’s Pub or enjoy a warm mug of steaming hot chocolate, coffee, cider or tea customized with all your favorite fixings.
Tubing Day Passes (Ages 5+) - $35.00
Tubing Day Passes (Ages 4 & Under) - $15
Ice Skating Passes $13
Tubing & Skating Combo Day Passes (Ages 5+) - $41 (with ice skate rental)
Tubing & Skating Combo Day Passes (Ages 4 & Under) - $26
You can purchase your tickets online or pay the day of the event.
Social Activities Committee is Sponsoring Zip lining on Friday, December 28th at 8:00 p.m.
Experience Christmas like never before!
You have never experienced Christmas lights like this before! Join us at Refreshing Mountain and experience Christmas in lots of exciting new ways.
Zip through the treetops on our Ziplines and Elevated Obstacle Course decked with thousands of Christmas lights
Stroll through our Christmas Lights display where our Cabins will be covered in lights and trimmings
Join in singing carols around a campfire as you sip on a complimentary homemade hot chocolate
The church needs your reservations (forms on Events Board) with payment (Cost $39 per person) by Tuesday, December 18th or register/pay online by clicking the button above.
If you are not feeling adventurous join us around the campfire singing Christmas Carols and sipping on Hot Chocolate.
Price for Extra Guests – $5/person
(only for guests of zipliners who are not participating in activities)
Make checks payable to Christ Church UCC and in memo section indicate “Zip Line” and place in offering plate and/or place in Nadinne’s mailbox.
For more information visit Refreshing Mountain Website https://refreshingmountain.com.
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.
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, Tapping, and perhaps a bit of healing touch are just some of the ways Jackie will facilitate an evening where all is calm, and all is bright!
This event is free.
The Elizabethtown Holiday Parade along Market St. is quickly approaching! Christ Church, as part of its outreach to the community, offers chilly parade goers hot cocoa outside of Christ Church! If you are able to be a part of the “Cocoa Committee” - we’d love you to sign up! Just hit the button above to register!
Holiday cookie bakers and buyers are needed for our Sixth Annual Cookie Walk at Christ Church.
New this year: We are taking Pre-Orders ONLY. There will be no walk-ins. This allows us to plan better for the number of cookies to make. There will be 40 cookies in a box with only 70 boxes (including plates) being sold. (As of this article being written in October, 20 boxes have already been sold!) There may be a limited number available for purchase on Sunday after the Cookie Walk, depending on how pre-orders go.
It's a great way to stock up on a terrific assortment of homemade holiday cookies for entertaining and gift giving. For those who just want a taste, you can purchase a sample plate for $10. (Plates will have 10 cookies.) Boxes are $20 for 40 cookies. All monies go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and Johns Hopkins Pancreatic Cancer Research Center. (Checks should be made out accordingly.)
Amy Addams is taking box pre-orders. Boxes will be filled for you before the doors open on Saturday, December 8, and you can pick up between 10:00 am and 12:00 pm that day.
If you are able to bake cookies, we are looking for 20 different kinds of home-made cookies from Christ Church congregation. Each baker is being asked to make 6 dozen of one kind of cookie. Of course, you are welcome to make more than one kind of cookie, but - for box counts - we need 6 dozen of each kind of cookie. (Amy is securing additional bakers outside of our church for the other 20 kinds of cookies.)
Thank you for “Giving hope one cookie at a time to those with blood and pancreatic cancers!"
Our friend, Denise Clissold, has invited all ladies from LiFT to her home for coffee and dessert! A great opportunity for those looking for a casual evening out! See your directory or contact the church office for Denise’s address.
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!