“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in Heaven.” - Matthew 5:16
Celebrating Our 75th Anniversary
Christ Episcopal Church Charlotte will turn 75 in the summer of 2018, with Let Your Light Shine an appropriate theme for our sparkling Diamond Anniversary!
Following the words of Jesus in Matthew 5:16, over the course of the coming year, we will Let Our Light Shine by glorifying the living and eternal light of Christ, cultivating the unique and precious light within each of us, and shining our light into the world.
We will look back, honoring the story of a community of friends, centered in Christ, who envisioned this remarkable Church in 1943, lighting the path we follow today.
We will look outward to the ways that Christ Church lights up the world right now, from Botswana to Biloxi and from Rama Road Elementary to Hogar Escuela. From Providence Road to wherever the city needs us: the schools, the hospitals, the streets. From Crisis Assistance Ministry to the Men’s Shelter, Charlotte Family Housing, Urban Ministry Center, Loaves and Fishes, HopeWay, and so much more.
We will also look within, exploring how to keep the divine light inside each one of us shining bright, so that we can be a light to our families, friends, community, and the world.
We will kick off our celebration on Parish Day, Sunday, September 10. There are a number of activities planned throughout the year, culminating in our community-wide celebration on Friday, April 13 – the same date in 1943 that the Myers Park Episcopal Sunday School strategy committee passed a resolution to Bishop Penick asking for permission to establish a new mission in the Myers Park area of Charlotte.