May 26th Concert

Four-hand piano and organ concert featuring

Nathan Kyle Lively & Peggy Brengle

 Thursday, May 26th at 7 p.m.

The concert is free and open to the public. 

A free-will offering will be taken to defer expenses. 

Four hands, four feet, 271 keys and 35 pedals!  Award-winning organists Nathan Kyle Lively from Trinity Lutheran Church in Kingsport, TN and Peggy Brengle from Westminster UMC in Westminster, MD will present a rousing concert of keyboard duets on both the organ and piano.  Kyle and Peggy are frequent performers at the historic Bruton Parish Church in Williamsburg, VA.

The concert will last less than an hour and is perfect for families!

Drug Awareness Meeting Links

Below are the links to the Community Drug Awareness meeting held at Christ Church on March 27, 2022. We had a lot of great feed back.  We just now have to keep it going. Join us in fighting the war on addiction.

Introduction to the event – Kevin and Father Mark

Alcohol & Drug Abuse in Queen Anne’s County – Sheriff Hofmann

Vape Pen Drug Abuse in High Schools – A Must Watch for Parents – Principal Sean Kenna

Parent lost a son due to Drug Addiction started by Prescription Pain Medication – Cathy Timms

It’s possible to go from Drug Addiction to Living a Clean Life – Lori L.

Lenten Book Study

March 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, April 6th-In Person or via Zoom

                        7:00 PM    The Room Where it Happens:

                        A Lent Course based on the musical      

                        Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda

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Annual Meeting Jan 23rd

Parish Annual Meeting

Sunday, January 23, 2022

11:15 am In Person or Online (Click Here)

There will be only one service that day!

The Annual Meeting of the Parish will be held in the Sanctuary immediately following the 10:00 AM Worship service. The Annual Meeting is an opportunity to gather together, enjoy lunch, celebrate the closing of 2021 and share plans for 2022. 

We will also elect three new vestry members to serve three-year terms and select three lay delegates to the Diocesan Convention.  Everyone is welcome to attend the meeting, and members in good standing will vote for Vestry candidates and delegates to the Annual Diocesan Convention.

Our heartfelt thanks to Caroline Aland, Darleen Bedard and Josh Dorsey who will have completed their terms as Vestry Members.

2022 Vestry Candidates

The three vestry nominees are:

Charlie Mead

I guess I’m a “cradle-Episcopalian.”  I was baptized in the Episcopal Church; my mom was on the Altar Guild, my dad was Junior Warden, and I was in the youth group and served as an acolyte.  Our church, founded in 1733, was about as Episcopalian as they come – stone cathedral, historic graveyard, incense, priest with a British accent – the whole bit.

So, it was quite comfortable for me to join Christ Church in 2004, right after my wife and I moved to Kent Island.  Information on the Parish’s finances were hard to come by then.  That was counter to my graduate school business education and 30 years in business management at a Fortune 500 company, so I joined the Vestry to see if I could help.  I guess I did, because after my three-year term, they made me Senior Warden.  There, with the able assistance of Treasurer Molly Cannon – and the occasional “encouragement” of Bishops Bud Shand and Henry Parsley – I oversaw the transition from our departing priest to the hiring and installation of Father Mark.  That has surely been one of the more rewarding experiences of my life.  I treasure the relationships that I developed in that time with all four of them as well as with many others in our Parish and community.  During my eight-year tenure, we were able to grow the Parish from what the bankers affectionately described as an “unsustainable” operation to a financially stable organization.  Since stepping aside, I have continued as Co-Chair of the Stewardship Team. 

Becky Myers

Becky is from North Carolina and moved to Kent Island earlier this year to live with family. She was a veterinary technician for 19 years before retiring as medically disabled. In Durham, NC she enjoyed helping her church help others in the community through a variety of outreach programs, as well as beautification of the church campus. She is excited to be a part of Christ Church’s family, serving Kent Island with faith, hope, and love.

Ben Riley

Ben Riley joined Christ Church in May 2021.  He is a retired Navy Captain and is also retried from the Senior Executive Service in the Department of Defense. He presently works for Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), part of Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia. He regularly attends the 10:00 am service and evening prayer. He and his late wife, Susan Riley, have three adult children and nine grandchildren.

Update to Mask Policy

In response to the recently updated CDC guidance on increasing cases of COVID-19, Christ Church leadership has revisited our mask policy. Effective immediately, out of an abundance of caution, masks will be required for indoor worship services and for all those entering the building. As conditions change with the evolution of the pandemic, this policy may be revised.

Important Worship Update

In response to the recently updated CDC guidance on increasing cases of COVID-19, Christ Church leadership has revisited our mask policy. Effective immediately, out of an abundance of caution, masks will be required for indoor worship services and large gatherings.  As conditions change with the evolution of the pandemic, this policy may be revised.

Sacred Ground – Introduction Sept. 22

On Wednesday, September 22 at 7 p.m. we will have a short Zoom session to introduce the Sacred Ground program that we will offer again this fall on a day, time and method (Zoom or in person) that works for the most people. 

Sacred Ground is a 10-session program composed of outstanding videos and readings that walk participants back through history in order to peel away the layers that brought us to today, reflecting on family histories and stories, as well as important narratives that shape the collective American story. The program is intended to begin the work of Becoming Beloved Community where all people are honored, protected, and nurtured as beloved children of God.  You can learn more about the program at www.episcopalchurch.org/sacred-ground/.  

Participants in the program last year divided into small groups to discuss the videos and readings and share personal stories. They were uniformly enthusiastic about the quality of the materials and enjoyed getting to know each other’s stories. One participant said “The Sacred Ground course taught me facts about the history of our country that I never knew before. As a result, I have a new perspective on the current divisiveness and upheaval in the nation and how I might respond, and I am interested in learning more.” 

If you have questions, please let Father Mark or Dottie Wilson know. 

Parking Lot Closure


Our parking lot is scheduled for a face lift the week of July 19-23, 2021. Therefore, we will be closing the back circle drive from the Day School Entrance to the mailbox and the kitchen driveway until further notice. Please contact Goldey Vansant for more information 410-643-5921 or jrwarden@ccpki.org

Online Service for the Longest Night – Dec. 20, 7:30 pm

Our Longest Night Service will premiere on YouTube at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, 12/20.  The You Tube Chat feature will be available during the premiere so that you can greet other parishioners.  If you are able, we encourage you to join us for the premiere so that we can watch the video together.  If you are not able to watch the premiere, the video will be available any time after 8 p.m. for viewing at a time that is  convenient for you.

12.20.2020 Service for the Longest Night Bulletin for Download

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