Christ Church in Lonsdale​
1645 Lonsdale Avenue
Lincoln, RI 02865
401-725-1920
Sunday Services 8am & 10 am
The Rev. Veronica M. Tierney
Priest-in-Charge

About Us
Dear Christ Church Families,
I am excited to share with you a new initiative that we are launching in a few short weeks. So many of you have shared with me the real challenges you are facing in trying to get to church on Sunday mornings. And I have shared with many of you some of the challenges the church faces in trying to provide a program of Christian formation for you and your children when there are so many things competing for your time and energy.
I would like to invite you and your children to come experience a new model of Christian formation. On Sunday, September 17, from 5-7pm, I will begin hosting monthly “Family Camp Sundays.” This new program is inspired by summer camp, where children and adults alike can have fun and build community in a casual and low pressure atmosphere. The number one community building thing we can do is sit down around a table and share a meal together. Family Camp Sundays will be centered on a meal prepared for you, so that you have one less supper to plan or worry about. We’ll also have a variety of fun activities for parents and children of all ages, and an opportunity to worship together without all of the stress and expectations of “going to church.” The biggest goal for this new program is to support and empower parents in raising their children in Christian faith and life. And so families will receive some tools to develop and strengthen the life of faith at home and around their own dinner tables. My hope is that we can build a mutually supportive community of adults and children growing in faith and discipleship.
So why not continue the traditional Sunday School model? The short answer is, times have changed. Sunday School started as a way to provide the most basic education to poor and working class children working in the factories of the Industrial Revolution. With the emergence of child labor laws and mandatory public education, Sunday Schools shifted to a purely religious curriculum. This has been the model for Christian formation for the last 150 years. This brief history shows how the Church saw a need in the community and sought to address it. It also shows how the Church adapted its offerings to changes in the wider society. We are now in a time that invites us to adapt once again to the changing needs of the families we serve.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call the parish office at 401-725-1920 or email me at priest@christchurchlincoln.org. And, if anyone in your family has any food restrictions, please let me know so that supper plans can accommodate your needs.
Yours in Christ,
The Rev. Veronica Tierney

Life at Christ Church

Outreach
​The members of Christ Church are involved in a variety of outreach efforts. Projects include the, the Episcopal Charities drive; school supply collection for St. Mary's Home for Children; Christmas Angels, providing Christmas gifts to children in need;  and working with our neighbors at St. George’s, in Central Falls cooking and serving at their mealsite and collecting for their food pantry.
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​Fellowship
At Christ Church, we have numerous events throughout the year where we gather together outside of worship. Our weekly coffee hours after the 10am Sunday Service; family movie nights and matinees; our annual Mardi Gras Pancake Supper; and our annual Bazaar & Dinner are just a few of the ways we enjoy times of fellowship. Check our Facebook page for upcoming events.

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Ministries 
Here are just a few ways parishioners are involved in the life of Christ Church.

Altar Guild

Acolytes

Lectors & Intercessors

Worship is the most important thing we do at Christ Church, and acolytes are important leaders - modeling worship for all of us.  They light and extinguish the candles, lead our processions, serve at the Holy Table, and assist the clergy with our worship.
This intrepid group prepares the Altar and our church for worship each week - they change the colored hangings, lay out the vestments, keep the communion linens clean, and much more.  It's all about making things ready for reverent worship through devoted service.
Lectors read the lessons when we worship, usually from the Old Testament and the New Testament.  Intercessors lead us when we offer the Prayers of the People.

Eucharistic Ministers

Property & Grounds

Thrift Shop

Participants in this ministry assist during Holy Communion, serving as chalice bearers.  Training is offered by our clergy, and then the Bishop issues a license to serve as a Eucharistic Minister.
This committe takes care of the upkeep of the buildings and landscaping. Painting, lawn mowing, gardening, and minor repairs help keep our buildings beautiful and ship shape.
Bargains galore!  The Thrift Shop is much more than that.  Gently used clothing and household goods are sold at low prices.  This generates some income for our church while serving those in need. The Thrift Shop is open on Thursdays and Saturdays from 10-1 and closed during the summer.