Advent

Advent is the season of hopeful expectation that Christ is coming.

As we prepare for Christ's birth, we invite you to worship, serve, and celebrate with us. Find details about seasonal events and offerings here, and make plans to join in.

VIEW the ADVENT BROCHURE »


Multiply the Joy! Serve Others

Room in the Inn

Every Sunday in December and on Christmas Eve, we provide emergency accommodations for 12 unsheltered neighbors (men, women, and/or families) in our Spiritual Home. Parishioners offer hospitality by assisting with bed set-up, picking up neighbors in the Church van, providing and sharing dinner, serving as overnight hosts, and making sack lunches. This is a great volunteer opportunity for families, especially those with young children. Would you consider hosting our neighbors on Christmas Eve or Christmas night? Contact Laura Konitzer at for details. Learn more and sign up here »

Rama Road Holiday Gift Wrap Drive

November 27 – December 11
For those on a limited budget, the cost of gift wrap on top of the gift itself can be a strain. To relieve some holiday stress and show our appreciation for the teachers and staff at Rama Road Elementary, we are collecting rolls of gift wrap for them. Drop off donations in the bin behind the Reception area by December 11.

Advent Food Drive

Sunday & Monday, December 18 - 19
Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays addresses food insecurity by providing nutritious groceries and prepared meals. They are in desperate need of canned meat or fruit (low sugar or in juice), pasta, low sodium canned vegetables, and peanut butter. (No glass please.) We invite you to drop off donations on Sunday morning, December 18 in the bin behind the Reception desk, or drive through on Monday, December 19 between 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.

Men's Shelter Dinner

Thursday, December 22
Would you consider preparing or serving dinner for some of your homeless neighbors? Christ Church volunteers serve at the Howard Levine Men’s Shelter on the 4th Thursday of every month from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. Find details and sign up here »

And More

Looking for other ways to give and serve? Learn about opportunities to volunteer with us »


Let's Be Real: A Liberating View of Human Nature, Sin, and Grace

Wednesday, December 7
7 - 8:30 pm in the Church

Spend the evening with David Zahl and Andy Squyres! Enjoy music by Squyres, a well-known Charlotte singer-songwriter, followed by a talk and Q&A with Zahl about his new book, Low Anthropology. Books will be available to purchase. Free admission; no reservation needed.

Andy Squyres is a singer-songwriter and author who lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with his wife Amy. He is obsessed with the music of Bob Dylan, the writing of Robert Capon, and the poetry of Christian Wiman. He makes a living with his guitar and typewriter but his greatest dream is to go fishing in his own bass boat.

 David Zahl is founder and director of Mockingbird Ministries, which receives more than 1 million website pageviews per year and has 35,000 newsletter subscribers and social media followers. He is editor in chief of the Mockingbird blog and cohost of the Mockingcast podcast. Zahl wrote the critically acclaimed book Seculosity: How Career, Parenting, Technology, Food, Politics, and Romance Became Our New Religion and What to Do About It, and has written for Christianity Today, the Washington Post, and The Guardian. He lives with his wife and three boys in Charlottesville, Virginia, where he also serves on the staff of Christ Episcopal Church.

About the Book: In Low Anthropology, popular author and Episcopal priest David Zahl explores how our ideas about human nature influence our expectations in friendship, work, marriage, and politics. We all go through life with an “anthropology”—an idea about what humans are like, our potentials and our limitations. A high anthropology—thinking optimistically about human nature—can breed perfectionism, anxiety, burnout, loneliness, and resentment. Zahl invites readers into a biblically rooted and life-giving low anthropology, embracing a more accurate view of human beings which fosters hope, deep connection with others, lasting love, vulnerability, compassion, and happiness.

See the book tour trailer here: https://vimeo.com/743044266


Christmas Worship

Saturday, December 24, Christmas Eve 
3 pm*  Holy Eucharist in the Church* (click to view online**)
3 pm*  Holy Eucharist for Families and Young Children in All Saints’ Hall*
5 pm*  Holy Eucharist in the Church*
5 pm*  Contemporary Eucharist in All Saints’ Hall* (click to view online**)
8 pm  Holy Eucharist in the Church (Festive Prelude begins at 7:30 pm)
10:30 pm  Holy Eucharist in the Church (Festive Prelude begins at 10 pm) (click to view online**)

Sunday, December 25 - Christmas Day
11 am  Holy Eucharist in the Church
No services in All Saints' Hall; no childcare

Sunday, January 1 - First Sunday after Christmas
11 am  Christmas Lessons and Carols in the Church
No services in All Saints' Hall or Sunday School

VIEW WORSHIP BULLETINS » [link coming soon]

* Nursery care is available on Christmas Eve at 3 pm and 5 pm. No registration is needed. (We apologize for the error in the Advent brochure.)

**View live broadcasts on the Christ Church app, Facebook, or on our website. 

In the spirit of hospitality and courtesy, seats may not be reserved in advance.


Christmas OfferingS

Our Christmas offerings will support these organizations:

Care Ring is a leader in collaborative efforts to improve community health, providing health services for the uninsured, underinsured, and those lacking access to affordable, high-quality preventive health care. They annually serve more than 7,600 people in Mecklenburg County.

Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays addresses food insecurity in our community by providing groceries and meals through a network of food pantries and as the primary Meals on Wheels program for Mecklenburg County. 

We invite you to give generously by check, text, online, or the Christ Church Charlotte app. Select "Christmas Offering" as your gift designation. View details on ways to give here »