February 23rd Announcements

CHANCEL CHOIR— Time to try the choir out! Afraid to commit long-term? We are looking for interested people to sing Lent, Palm Sunday, and Easter with us. That would mean starting choir now and continuing through Easter Sunday. It’s always great to try something new, plus our faithful, dedicated choir members can use some back-up on occasion. We really are a fun bunch! See you on Thursdays evenings at 6:30 pm in the sanctuary.

LOOKING FOR AN EASY BUT VITAL WAY TO SERVE CHRIST CHURCH?  Please consider    being a substitute Sunday School teacher.  This commitment would be just 1-2 times a year when a teacher needs a Sunday off.  There is little to no preparation.

Contact Julie (859)760-4104 or jdascmai@zoomtown.com, or Annelise (859)663-0608.

LOCAL MISSION VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY— Brighton Center needs help sorting, arranging, packaging, and distributing items in food pantry.  Volunteers are needed in particular on Mondays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 799 Ann St in Newport.  Please contact Amy Thornton if you need additional information.  Thank you!

FAMILY PROMISE VOLUNTEER TRAINING—The volunteer coordinator from Family Promise will present information about the Family Promise organization, its mission and operation, and training for volunteers here at Christ Church on Sunday, March 2, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m.  All regular and occasional volunteers as well as anyone who has ever considered volunteering for Family Promise should attend if at all possible.  Bring any questions or concerns you have.  We hope to see you there.  Contact Melissa Cox if you need any information about the training session.

ASH WEDNESDAY—Please sign up on the sheet in the narthex to bring soup, salad, bread, or brownies *OR* to assist with the set-up or clean-up for the meal we’ll have prior to our Ash Wednesday service on March 5th, 2014. Contact Melissa Cox at (859) 291-1324 or the church office  if you have any questions. Thank you for your help!

WOMEN’S GUILD—Tuesday, March 4th—We will be going to the Levee for lunch and to see the movie “Son of God” that plays at 2:15. We will meet in the church parking lot at noon to carpool to    the Levee.  Everyone is welcome to attend—this is not just for the Women’s Guild. Call the church     office to make your reservation.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER VIGIL AT CHRIST CHURCH—World Day of Prayer is Friday, March 7.  We, at Christ Church, have an opportunity to join our neighbors all over the world in prayer. Our church will be open from 7am until 7pm for you to come and sit in quiet meditation with God. A sheet of paper with the names of people on our prayer list will be available as you come in, as well as some printed prayers for your consideration. A sign-up sheet for you to choose a 30 minute time slot (so that there will be continual prayer all day) is available in the narthex. Please join in this worldwide endeavor to pray for your global as well as deeply personal concerns. If you are unable to be present, please join us in prayer wherever you are on March 7.   Bonnie Hitch, Prayer Chain Chairperson

LUNCH & LEARN—TUESDAY February 25th

”Eclectic Images and Tips to Improve Your Photography”.  Our guest speaker for February will be    Mr. Robert Ihrig. He will be presenting images from his personal photography collection and showing us basic techniques to improve our own picture taking. Bob is a lifelong resident of Campbell County and was an educator for forty years. Until about 12 years ago he did all of his picture taking and print making from film He is now 100% digital and his traditional darkroom has been converted into his “digital dark room”.

He has described his photography as being rather eclectic. He feels equally at home whether working with nature or in the studio. His collection of black and white, color, and infrared photography is  enhanced by his command of the Adobe Photoshop post-processing software. A member of the Tri-state Photography Society, Bob currently teaches Photoshop classes for the Kenton, Campbell and Boone County Library Systems.

Invite a friend and join us for lunch at 11:30 am. The presentation will begin at 12:00 pm. Lunch          reservations are required. Please call Nancy at 441-7207 or the church office at 441-2565 for a lunch    reservation or sign up in the Narthex.

LENTEN STUDY – Join Pastor Ryan for a Lenten Study on the Beatitudes. No book or reservation     required, just show up and bring your friends. There will be two occasions for the Lenten Study:
Monday: starts on March 10th- April 7th (bring your own lunch) from 12:00-1:30
Wednesday: starts on March 12th-March 9th Dinner at 5:30 ($5.00) and study from 6:00-7:30

ATTENTION BUSAM BUDDIES  – March 9th at 2:00 pm in the Parlor is our Work Day!! Remember — there is a job for you if you have a willing spirit to participate in producing blankets. We will be fringing the fleece (easy to do) and bundling the blankets to send home with the stitchers. See you there!!