Newsletter March/April 2020

Sunday Service

This Sunday is the Eight Sunday after Pentecost.
There will be no worship at Christ Church.

Our worship will take place on line.

You can join us via zoom:
or by Zoom phone call: 301 715 8592 and ID 943 310 321 84.

Download our bulletin: The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost Proper 12 July 26 2020
The sermon is available on line.


In light of the developments surrounding the COVID-19 virus in this diocese and our
neighbors in the Diocese of Virginia, Bishop Mariann has asked to call off all public
worship and public events.

There will be NO Sunday Services offered at Christ Church until further notice.
Worship will take place via conference call every Sunday at 9:00am.
The bulletin will be posted on line:

All church activities including Thrift store, AA, OA are canceled and the church doors are to remain closed. There is no office hours. The church staff is asked to work from home and the church volunteers are asked to suspend all their activities.

If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to reach out to Rev Fanny
by phone or email:
Cell phone: 571 431 9373

CHRIST CHURCH CONFERENCE CALL INFORMATION. Christ Church has been assigned a phone number for free conference calls. The church conference call number has been changed. As of 07/26, the only number to join in for the service will be: 301 715 8592 followed by the ID 943 310 321 84 #. Press # a second time if asked to. Please join and invite your relatives, friends and neighbors.

REMINDER. Phone Conference and Zoom Etiquette:
1. Please do not announce yourself if calling in after the service has started
2. When you are not speaking, please place your phone on MUTE
3. When you are speaking, please speak directly into the phone for better reception
4. If two persons are on separate phones in the same room, please distance yourself in order to eliminate feedback
5. Be mindful that other people are also on the conference call…and can hear you.

TUESDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY. A new course of Bible Study will begin this Tuesday, June 23rd, at 6:00 PM. We’ll discuss the readings for the next Sunday and then have a short service of prayer, called Compline. The readings are listed in the Sunday bulletin every week.
The meeting is on Zoom only – you can connect either from your laptop or from your phone. (Note: Joining Zoom from your phone is as simple as joining for church conference call on Sunday)
Use the following link:
or by Zoom phone call: 301 715 8592 and ID 943 310 321 84.

Bible Study will not meet while Rev. Fanny is on vacation. It will resume on 08/11

FOOD ASSISTANCE. The Diocese of Washington has opened a fund to help all community members experiencing hardships as a result of the novel coronavirus pandemic. If you would like to receive financial support (around $150 per individual, $500 for a family of 4), please be in touch with Rev. Fanny who will fill an application for you.

NEW OFFICE PHONE NUMBER. The phone number for the Office has been changed. Please note that the new number is 301-917-9708. You may call during regular office hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 10:00am to 2:00pm, or leave a message.

IMPERSONATION EMAILS. Please be careful if you receive an unusual email from Rev Fanny or from any other clergy person. If it does not come from the regular email address they use to communicate with you (check the address, not just the name), it’s very likely a scam. Don’t respond, don’t click on any link. In doubt, call or text the person or even send them another email using the regular address but DO NOT “REPLY” to their messages. Thank you!

STAFF VACATION SCHEDULE. Rev Fanny will be on summer vacations from 08/01 to 08/15. You can reach out to her in case of pastoral emergency. For all other requests, please speak directly with the church office. If you are willing to lead the service and/or to preach on 08/02 or 08/09, thanks for making yourself known!
Betty Barclay-Hurley will be on vacation August 18th, 19th and 20th. She will return for normal office hours on August 25th.