Announcement – November 5, 2017
Christ Church has been waiting for a “new” rector since late 2012. During that time we have been well served by Mother Susan Armstrong as priest-in-charge, and for the last year and a half, Mother Lesley McCloghrie as interim rector.
Under the guidance of the diocese, we entered the search process in 2016. First preparing the Parish Profile, then the formation and work of the Applicant Review Committee (ARC), and finally interviews of candidates by the vestry.
While there was a setback in June of this year when we ended up with an unsuccessful search, and some justified disappointment, ARC got back to work and the search again began in late summer.
Sometimes we must be patient and remember that God does have a plan for us. The vestry met with Canon Andrea on October 22nd and after positive and inspiring discussions voted unamaniously to elect a new rector. I am very happy to announce that we did issue a call to the Rev. Dr. Daniel London and he has accepted. This has been confirmed and approved by Bishop Biesner.
Father Daniel is currently the priest-in-charge at The Church of the Redeemer in San Rafael. He was ordained in January 2014 and received his Doctorate of Philosophy in 2016. He will be coming to us with his wife Dr. Ashley Bacchi.
Father Daniel’s first day with us will be January 28, 2018, also the date of our annual meeting. This will give us time to properly say goodbye to Mother Lesley whose last day at Christ Church will be January 7th.
We have been faced with many goodbyes to beloved parishioners in the past few years. Now we shall look forward to greeting a young priest and his wife to help us move forward into a challenging and exciting new chapter in the life of Christ Church.
In a gesture of Christian hope, the parishioners at Christ Episcopal Church in Eureka have raised and donated $12,000 to help Betty Chinn purchase the building next door to the Betty Kwan Chinn Day Center that will house families in transition.
Pictured from left to right are Pastor Dan Price, President of the Betty Kwan Chinn Foundation, Betty Chinn accepting the donation check from the Rev. Dr. Susan Armstrong, Priest in Charge at Christ Church, the Rev. Nancy Streufert, Associate Priest at Christ Church, and Lyn Klay, Senior Warden of the parish. The donation was made on Tuesday, December 8.
Episcopal Service in the Chapel at 15th and G Street Eureka
Christ Church will be offering a new worship service, “Come and See: a Service of the Light,” in the Chapel of Our Merciful Savior on Sunday, October 4th at 4:00 p.m. All are welcome to the inaugural service which is dedicated to the memory of Peter Hannaford. See more information below…
Christ Episcopal Church will present “Come and See: a Service of the Light,” Sunday, October 4th at 4 p.m. This service is an invitation to families, parishioners and new comers who cannot fit early Sunday services into their busy schedules. This service is dedicated to the memory of Peter Hannaford who worked tirelessly to reestablish family worship into our community.
This unique worship service held at sunset is approximately one hour long and will be followed by a social time with cider, cookies and the opportunity to discuss the meaning of the sermon with the presiding priest, Mother Leslie McCloghrie.
This is the first service in a series being held on the first Sunday of each month in The Chapel of our Merciful Savior located on 15th and G Streets in Eureka. These services of prayers and hymns offer an opportunity to all to reestablish church attendance into their lives.
Congratulations to Sister Diana Doncaster, C.T., who is being ordained to the Sacred Order of Deacons on Thursday, October 2nd!
By the Grace of God and with the people consenting
The Right Reverend Barry L. Beisner
Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California
Sister Diana Doncaster, C.T.
To the Sacred Order of Deacons
In Christ’s One Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church
Christ Episcopal Church
15th and H Streets,
Thursday, the Second day of October
Two Thousand and Fourteen
at Seven o’clock in the evening
Your prayers and presence are requested
Reception to follow Clergy: White stoles