Christ Church, Ridgewood NJ, is a welcoming community of Christians of all ages from across Bergen County.
Every Sunday from 9:15-9:45 we hold a special service for young children and their families, called Joy! Children sit around the altar, hear stories, pray, sing, dance--and sometimes wear costumes!
Come and see what God is doing here at Christ Church! And show us what God is doing in you!
|8:00 AM||Holy Eucharist
|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
Nursery Care: 9:30am-11:30am
We are excited to announce the theme for our 2020 Pledge Drive - Shining Our Light. Please complete and return your pledge cards to any of the Sunday services on November 10, 2019. Pledge packets will be mailed the week of November 3rd and links will be available to submit a pledge card online and/or to download pledge packet materials in early November. We look forward to working together to shine our light in church, in our community and through our lives!
Christ Church Choir will sing a service of Advent Lessons and Carols on Sunday, December 8 at 5 pm, the Second Sunday of Advent. Advent is a season of both quiet reflection and joyful expectation. This service of scripture lessons prophesying the birth of Christ with carols echoing the readings, is intended to be a time of spiritual preparation, as we watch and wait for the coming of the Kingdom of God.
The choir will sing works by Willcocks, Archer, Stainer, Carter and many others. Join us to hear the promises of Holy Scripture and powerful music to propel us quietly to the wonder of Christmas.
Today, as we observe our Stewardship Ingathering Sunday, pledging to support the vital ministries of Christ Church, we’ll sing the hymn “Take my life and let it be consecrated” by the 19th Century hymn writer and poet, Frances Ridley Havergal. Havergal was also an accomplished pianist and singer, and attributed her great gifts to her Creator in whose service she employed them teaching, writing and conducting religious meetings.
Her hymn “Take my life” originated during a visit to Areley House in Worcestershire, England in 1874. In her words: "There were ten persons in the house; some were unconverted and long prayed for, some converted but not rejoicing Christians. [God] gave me the prayer, 'Lord, give me all in this house.' And He just did. Before I left the house, everyone had got a blessing. The last night of my visit I was too happy to sleep and passed most of the night in renewal of my consecration, and those little couplets formed themselves and chimed in my heart one after another till they finished with "ever only, ALL FOR THEE!"
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.
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.
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.
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!