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The Men of St. Christopher's Church - The men treated all the women of the Church to a meal on Sunday, March 7, 2017 in thanksgiving for the loving care women provide in their lives all year long.  As is the custom, all the women were invited to wear something blue and white, the colors of the Anglican Church women's groups around the world.  This celebration was purposefully held one week earlier than Mother's Day so that the afternoon of March 14th could be spent with families. The women were not only treated to a fabulous meal served by the men and young men of the church, but they were all received a beautiful rose and gift.  Thank you men of St. Christopher's!        

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 The Bishop John Bryson Chane Scholarship For Social Justiceis accepting applications from graduating high school seniors for 2017/2018 academic year. This scholarship is awarded to one senior in each region (county) of the diocese. The scholarship was established by the Episcopal Church Women's board to honor Bishop Chane in his tireless efforts to support social justice issues here and around the Anglican Communion.  This scholarship is awarded to students who have shown a commitment to social justice issues in the Diocese of Washington.  For more information, visit www.ecw-edow.org.  Over 60 scholarships are available from the Episcopal Church.  Click on this link for an application http://www.episcopalchurch.org/page/episcopal-church-scholarships..

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New Carrollton Pop-Up Library Up and Running at St. Christopher's - The Library is open on Wednesdays from 10 am - 8pm and Thursdays from 10 am - 5pm with a variety of programs offered.  


If you are interested in helping students with homework or would like to know about other library volunteer opportunities, please contact Heather Jackson, Assistant Branch Manager at the New Carrollton Library at heather.jackson@pgcmls.info. Let her know that it is St. Christopher's that you're interested in. 

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New Carrollton Pop-Up Library - As you may know, the New Carrollton popup library at St. Christopher’s is doing wonderful things for all ages. Most recently, they started a very popular English class for our Latino sister congregation. That prompted one of our parishioners to ask if it were possible to have Spanish classes? Judy Mutty contacted the library and they could consider it downstream but need to know the interest and a preferable day/time for the class to meet.


Would you like to learn Spanish? If so, please let us know which days/times are best for you. Once we have your input we will be in touch with the library.

 

Please contact the church office office@stchrispgc.org or 301.577.1281 and provide us contact information on how best to reach you and let us know which days/times would work best for you to attend a class.

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Choir Members Needed -   St. Christopher's is looking for voices for the Jubilate Choir! Experienced and new singers are welcome. If you are interested, please speak to a choir member after church any Sunday or contact Dr. Howard Nelson-Williams., Minister of Music.

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 Coffee Host Needed - Coffee Host volunteers are needed. Men or women are welcomed to this ministry. What does a Coffee Host do? Prepare coffee service; provide a snack or treat; provide drinks for the children; provide napkins, cups, plates, silverware; clean coffee service tray and kitchen after coffee hour. Fellowship during coffee hour strengthens the sense of community among parishioners and provides an opportunity for newcomers to be welcomed. Signing up for even once or twice a year is an important way you can participate in ministry at St. Christopher's. Please use the sign up sheet in the coffee area or speak to Bola Agunloye, Coffee Host Coordinator.

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Pastor Melana - may be reached in the church office on Tuesdays from 12:30 pm to 7:00 pm, and on Wednesdays from 9:30 am - 2:30 pm. On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays she may be reached at home by email at rector@stchrispgc.org or by calling 301-336-0547 or at 240-601-2629. If you have a pastoral emergency on Monday, Thursday or Friday, please call the church office and our Administrative Assistant, Koshie Michel, will see to it that you get the help you need.

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Iglesia Cristo Viene Ya - Interested in our sister congregation - Iglesia Cristo Viene Ya? Please contact Pastor Rudy Soto at 240-237-6439. Thanks to them again for their continued wonderful work on our grounds - pruning, watering, and weeding. The grounds look absolutely wonderful!

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Melwood looking to place employees - Melwood is a 50 year-old nonprofit that creates jobs and opportunities to improve the lives of people with disabilities. A Melwood crew cleans for us each Tuesday. Cleaning St. Christopher's provides work experience. Melwood is looking for jobs for these folks with differing abilities. A supervisor will accompany them at their work. Positions in Prince George's County are desired; the employee would use Metro Access to get to the employment site. If you know of a position that they could fill, please contact Judy Mutty (301-459-0368) or judymutty@aol.com.

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Prayers of the People - Please help us keep the list of names current. Names can be added or removed from the Prayers of the People by contacting the church office at office@stchrispgc.org or at 301-577-1281.

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Social Worker AvailablePeggy O'Connor, a PG County social worker has office hours at St. Christopher's on the second Tuesday of the month from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. She can also be reached any time on her office phone at 301-209-5134.

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See pictures of our Community Garden below - . If you are interested in securing a plot for the next planting season, please fill out a registration form located in the coffee area or contact Judy Mutty, our Community Garden Coordinator. She may be reached at (301) 459-0368 or at jumutty@aol.com


The City of New Carrollton has two locations available for Community Gardens, our garden here at St. Christopher's and another at Lamont and Carrollton Parkway.  Each garden has 10 plots available to individuals, families, and community groups, and is ideal to residents who lack their own garden space.  Applications to register are available at the City's Administrative Office located at 6016 Princess Garden Parkway, New Carrollton, MD 20784.  You can also visit http://www.newcarrolltonmd.gov.

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The Rev. Melana Nelson-Amaker, Rector/Pastor

 8001 Annapolis Road | New Carrollton MD 20784

301-577-1281

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