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Christ Church, Ridgewood NJ, is a welcoming community of Christians of all ages from across Bergen County.

Here you will find vibrant youth ministries, inspiring music, meaningful community outreach, and much more, grounded in the Episcopal tradition: the right blend of “reason, scripture and tradition” at our core.

Come and see what God is doing here at Christ Church! And show us what God is doing in you!

The Season of Lent at Christ Church

Ash Wednesday, March 6

7:30AM Imposition of Ashes
8:30-9:30AM Ashes to Go "drive-thru"
12:00PM Imposition of Ashes
2:30-3:30PM Ashes to Go "drive-thru"
7:00PM Imposition of Ashes w/ Choir

Lenten Breakfast

Sundays in Lent, starting March 10, 8:45 - 10:15AM in the Great Hall, $5/adult to cover cost,
Children eat FREE!


Lenten Discussion Series

March 11, 18 & 25, April 8, 7:00PM in the Guilds Room, light refreshments provided

Come Join Fr. Tom for a Lenten series on a recent article about "Workism" and how we can reorient our work+life balance through Worship. Data on the increasing work schedule and stress will be discussed, along with pros and cons of workplaces in recent decades. Practical, simple worship models will be included that allow people to take a "worship break" regularly in their daily lives.

Ash Wednesday

Drive-Through-Ashes at Christ Church featured on 1010 WINS

Worship with us...

Each Sunday

8:00 AM Holy Eucharist
Program
8:30 AM Choir Practice
9:00 AM Adult Forum in the Guild’s Room
9:15 AM JOY! Service: 25 min. Eucharist for younger children
10:00 AM Holy Eucharist with music
Program
11:15 AM Fellowship Hour
Nursery Care: 9:30am-11:30am

Celtic Eucharist:
5:00 PM, 3rd Sunday each month Program

  • April: TBD
  • May 19
  • June 16

Monday

7:00 AM
Morning Prayer

Wednesday

7:00 AM
Holy Eucharist (Mass)
2019 Christ Church Ridgewood Stewardship Campaign: Transforming Generosity

From the Stewardship Committee

We are so grateful for your faithful membership at Christ Church; your generosity truly sustains our ministry together.

Letter from the Rector
Letter from the Stewardship Chair
Letter from the Wardens
Recent Happenings

Campaign Information

Thank you for your prayerful consideration of your pledge to support the ministries of Christ Church in 2019 both financially and through volunteering your time and talents! Together, we can reach our goal of 100% participation in pledging.

If you have not yet made your pledge for 2019, please do so using the "Pledge Online" button below!

Please feel free to contact our Stewardship Chair, Deanna Najork, with any questions. Thank you again!

Upcoming Events

Progressive Dinner

Progressive Dinner Invitation
When: March 30, 5:00PM
Where: Christ Church
What: A progressive dinner where each course is shared with different combinations of parishioners in various rooms in the church.

Adult Choir

Do you love to sing? Please consider joining our choir and participating in a vital ministry. The choir musically leads our services each Sunday at 10 am. The choir’s repertoire includes great masterpieces from our Anglican tradition as well as beloved classics along with spirituals and contemporary choral works. We have openings for all voice parts.

Music & Liturgy Notes

For March 24

Organist and Choir

In Luke’s Gospel, Jesus tells the parable of the fig tree which does not bear fruit. Instead of cutting it down, the gardener offers to properly cultivate it to foster its fruitfulness. This is preceded by Jesus’ mandate for repentance to achieve the fertile reward of eternal life.

To emphasize Jesus’ instruction today, we will sing Isaac Watts’ stirring hymn, “Come we, that love the Lord” with the touching third stanza “The heirs of grace have found glory begun below; celestial fruits on earthly ground from faith and hope may grow.”

The tune “Vineyard Haven” was written by Richard Wayne Dirksen, former Organist and Choirmaster of The National Cathedral in Washington, DC, for the institution of John M. Allin as Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church in June of 1974.

Jubilation Choir

Jubilation Choir

The Jubilation Choir is open to boys and girls 5th grade through high school. The choir performs on Youth Sundays and special services during the program year. The choir rehearses after the 10:00 am service from 11:15 to noon in the choir room. Schola Cantorum also invites those interested to learn to play our set of hand chimes and other instruments while developing musicianship skills.

Annual Meeting Slideshow:
A look back at 2018

Diocesan Acolyte Festival at Christ Church

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It’s our first Diocesan Acolyte Festival at Christ Church! We need YOU to come help plan and be supportive in what’s sure to be a fun Saturday. The festival is scheduled for March 30th.

Check in and breakfast begins at 9:30 A.M. with the main festivities starting at 10:00 A.M. All Christ Church acolytes should attend and assist. Parent’s help is crucial as well. Bishop Carlye is attending.

E-mail Kristen Lee and let her know if you are available to assist!

Vacation Bible School

Save the date!

Vacation Bible School

Our annual VBS Musical Theater Camp will be held August 12-16, 9:00AM - noon.

Children's Service

Children's Service at Christ Church

JOY worship runs all year long! Sunday service and eucharist perfect for children ages infant-5yrs. Come be part of the fun from 9:15-9:45AM.

Youth African Drumming

Youth African Drum Ensemble

Youth of all ages are welcome to join the African Drumming Troupe. The Youth African Drumming Troupe performs on the first Sunday of every month. This group is led by Marlene Whittemore Pillow directly following Sunday School on the first Sunday of the month, in one of the lower level classrooms. Bring your drum if you have one. All are welcome!