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.
In Luke’s Gospel this morning, we hear Jesus prophesy a time of future tribulations and persecutions when at the Temple, “not one stone will be left upon another,” and a time of “great earthquakes…famines and plagues…dreadful portents and great signs from heaven.” But these harsh predictions are tempered with the reassurance of Jesus’ enduring presence and it is indeed, that by this endurance, “you will gain your souls.”
At the Sequence, we’ll sing “All my hope on God is founded,” a hymn which echoes Jesus’ prophetic yet healing words with the verses “…tower and temple fall to dust,” and “God’s great goodness e’er endureth, deep his wisdom passing thought.” The text to this hymn was written by Robert Seymour Bridges, the late 19th and early 20th century British poet and translator. The tune, Michael, by the great English composer Herbert Howells, was composed to honor the memory of Howells’ son, who died of polio at age nine. It is remarkable that a father’s grief can be transformed into such triumphal joy in this confident testament to the enduring and healing power of God’s presence.
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!