REV. JAMES ERWIN
Father Jim, the Rector of St. Ann's, Bridgehampton has been appointed as Priest Oversight & Counsel during this transition where we await our next Rector.
We are so thankful to have him!
December 3rd, 2022
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Advent is a time of expectation. As children, we wait in expectation of what Santa may bring. As parents or grandparents, we may wait in expectation of visits from our children or grandchildren. That moment of seeing those loved ones walk through your door are as joyful as those moments we had opening presents when we were children.
But at the time of the original Advent, the world, broken and besieged by violence, was expecting something or someone else. People were waiting for a promised messiah. Someone sent from God to give us all hope for the future.
The first Advent was also about a young woman, a person of great faith being asked to do something for God that no one had done before. And then waiting and preparing for that moment to happen.
Advent is about following Mary's example. Preparing ourselves for God doing something through us. I invite you to approach worship this Advent with that in mind. God is doing something new my friends here at Christ Church. He needs you to be a part of His plans for Christ Church through your sharing of your time-in worship, your talent-in ministry, and your treasure by being a part of stewardship this year. Without YOU, the Church is just an empty building.
I look forward to seeing what God will do through you in this little corner of His Kingdom!
God Bless, Fr Jim