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!
|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
On this, the Sunday which begins the fall season, we welcome the Choir of Christ Church back to the 10 am service. On this joyous day, the choir will sing music from Mendelssohn’s oratorio Elijah.
Felix Mendelssohn’s passion for the genre of the oratorio began when the young composer conducted the first ‘modern day” performance (after an eighty year absence) of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion in Berlin in 1829. He composed his first oratorio St.Paul in 1836. This was followed by Elijah composed between 1845 and 1846. Elijah'sGerman libretto was assembled by Mendelssohn from various Old Testament sources, particularly the Book of Kings. Its premiere took place at the Birmingham Music Festival in August of 1846 in an English translation as was later performed in this revised version the following year in London. The music of Mendelssohn was hugely popular in England and influenced English composers such as Stainer, Wesley, and Stanford after him for close to 100 years.
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!
We are so grateful for your faithful membership at Christ Church; your generosity truly sustains our ministry together.Letter from the Rector
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.
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Please feel free to contact our Stewardship Chair, Deanna Najork, with any questions. Thank you again!