Lent: A Sacred Journey
During the Lenten season, we encourage you to seek God in new ways as we prepare to celebrate the good news of Christ’s resurrection at Easter. Please join us for Lenten conversations, spiritual practices, and learning through School of Faith, watch for new elements in our online worship, and gather with others in one of our Lenten groups.
Devotions & Practices for Lent
Episcopal Relief and Development: https://www.episcopalrelief.org/church-in-action/lent/
Based on the theme of lament, you are invited to meditate on these reflections daily and to engage the “Four Steps of Lament,” by resting, reflecting, repenting and ultimately being restored to God and to one another. Subscribe here to receive these meditations daily via email.
Living Compass: https://www.livingcompass.org/lent
Living Well Through Lent 2021: Listening With All Your Heart, Soul, Strength, and Mind. You will receive forty-seven daily emails, one for each day of Lent, plus Easter.
Zoom Gatherings: Wednesdays, February 10 - March 24 at 7 pm
You may have seen a number of organizations in the last year presenting a "21-Day Challenge" as a way of stepping more fully into social justice and racial reconciliation. We are offering our own version, with a variety of options depending on how much time you have and whether you opt for an easier, moderate, or more challenging Lenten journey. Click here to join the conversation»
Holy Week for Families
Intergenerational Stations of the Cross
On Good Friday, April 2, from 10 am to 1 pm, come walk the Stations of the Cross, individually or as a family, to remember the events of Jesus' last day. Supplies will be provided at the beginning of the experience, and you will be able to listen to each Station's description on the Christ Church app as you walk. This event will be outdoors at Christ Church, with social distancing and Covid-safe protocols. Register (required) here. In case of inclement weather, families will be invited to pick up their supplies from the Church.
Lenten Creation Care
Looking for a new discipline during Lent? Consider watching our recent Faith Forum about climate change with Katherine Hayhoe and adopt a new practice in your home that will benefit the Earth. Can you imagine the positive impact we could make if every household at Christ Church did one thing different for 40 days and shared what they were doing on social media?
- Start composting food waste – anything but meat or dairy.
- Change your lightbulbs to energy efficient LED bulbs.
- Try using a shampoo or laundry bar instead of plastic bottles.
- Turn off the water when brushing your teeth and try taking a shorter shower.
- Participate in citywide recycling and make sure you are recycling the right way.
- Plug appliances and technology into a power strip and turn off when not in use.
- Buy seasonal and locally sourced fruits, vegetables and meats.
- Reduce the use of Single Use Plastic Bags (SUPB)
Try one of these ideas or come up with your own and remember to post on your social media platforms. We hope you join us as we look for new ways to care for the gift of Creation!
The Space Between Us
Communication is how we share ourselves in this epic conversation called life. You are invited to develop this life-giving skill at The Space Between Us, a three-day experience that will transform the way you communicate at home, at work, and in the world. Classes meet 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM, Tuesday through Thursday. See upcoming dates and register »
Sundays at 10 am
Monday - Thursday at 12 noon
Sunday, February 14 - Views on Lent: A Conversation With Our Clergy
A conversation on Lent, its themes, and favorite Lenten spiritual practices
Thursday, February 18 - What is Lent and What Do I Do?
A deep dive into the season of Lent and a few of the sacred practices we can follow as Episcopalians
Sundays, February 21 - March 14 - Lenten Series: Lessons from the Wilderness
Sunday, March 21 - Views on Holy Week: A Conversation With Our Clergy
Palm Sunday, March 28
8:45 AM Liturgy of Palms (Online)
Maundy Thursday, April 1
6:30 PM Worship and Stripping of the Altar (Online)
Good Friday, April 2
12 Noon - Good Friday Service (Online)
Easter Day, April 4
8:45 AM Festive Worship Service (Online)
Our Easter offering will be given to outreach partners. Visit www.christchurchcharlotte.org/outreach for details on how these agencies are responding to the COVID-19 crisis. Please note or select "Easter Offering" on your gift (via checks, online, or text to 704-741-7324). We are grateful for your generosity.