The Retirement of Father Harrison West & Our Search for a New Rector
FAREWELL TO FATHER HARRISON: Sunday, September 11 was Father Harrison’s last Sunday with us. After 12 years of loving and faithful service to the Christ Church parish, he is retiring. We wish him "fare forward" as he moves south to enjoy warmer climate with good friends. His generous spirit and inspiring leadership will be greatly missed. In the meantime, while we start the process of finding a new rector, there are plans in place to continue our great worship and fellowship traditions and activities. We will continue to gather together and look forward to great things to come!
VISITING CLERGY: We will have visiting clergy serve our parish each Sunday. Click here for a schedule.
ECCT: Formal discussions with ECCT (the Episcopal Church in Connecticut, our local diocese) begin in early September.
THE VESTRY: The Vestry meets monthly and will be the Search Committee, interacting with representatives from ECCT (the Diocese) as we go through this process. Father Harrison is leaving us well prepared for our new journey. We are all sad to see him go but wish him well as he continues his own journey without us.
WARDENS: During this time, the Senior Warden (Susan Leonard) and Junior Warden (Michael Haggans) are the points of contact for this call process, and will coordinate with CEC staff to oversee church operations.
PASTORAL CARE:If you are in need of immediate support or sustenance, please contact the Church office first at (203) 453-2279. Sheward Hagerty at (203) 505-3331 and Susan Leonard (505) 610-5148 are also available. Help includes hospital visits, transportation, delivering meals and providing at home communion. Click here for more information about Pastoral Care. Chair: Sheward Hagerty
Sunday, October 2: Congregational/Vestry Meeting after 10am service to provide update/answer questions about clergy search process. All are invited to attend.
This year’s stewardship campaign will begin in October, when we consider support for our work here on earth and in this community.