Women's Retreat with speaker Robin Green at Miracle Springs
The women of Christ’s Chapel gather at some time during the spring for the WOMEN’S RETREAT, a time to get away from the daily routines and responsibilities of living and enjoy time with the Lord and with each other. Our most recent retreat was held at Miracle Springs in Desert Hot Springs, with Robin Green as our visiting speaker.
A favorite outreach activity of the Christ’s Chapel women is the annual WOMEN’S AUTUMN TEA. We invite special guests to join us as we luxuriate in gracious living for a couple of precious hours together. The theme of the 2011 Tea was “Cherish the Past, Live in the Present, and Dream of the Future”. Our favorite venue so far has been Barbara’s Victorian Tea Room in Rancho Cucamonga, where we will be gathering again this October.
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
One of Christ’s Chapel’s annual events is our SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER. It is an enjoyable Anglican tradition held the night before the beginning of LENT. We eat homemade pancakes and all the trimmings as a rejoicing church family. With roots that go back 1,000 years, the name Shrove Tuesday comes from the word “shrive”, which means to confess one’s sins and receive forgiveness. For those who choose to practice self-denial and deepen their spiritual formation during Lent (1 Corinthians 9:27), the pancake supper is the last “treat” until the celebration of Christ’s resurrection on Easter Day. It is a modest feast enjoyed together with the purpose of encouraging one another in spiritual growth as Lent begins.
One recent event was the Christ’s Chapel Reception to honor the marriage of Terry and Rosella Champaign., whose wedding took place down in the San Diego area. Terry and Rosella are serving the Lord together at a Mission in Baja California several months of the year. We gave them a Gospel Cross for their home, with the words of John 3:16: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life”.
Every summer we manage to find a time to get together for our annual CHURCH PICNIC. Everyone brings a favorite dish to contribute to the abundant potluck experience. We swim, play games, and usually have some great KARAOKE, all ages welcome to perform. (And they do!)