Durham's Public Health Protocols

(keyed to CDC's (new) Community Level of COVID ranking)

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November 27 is the First Sunday of Advent, the church’s New Year.  We will distribute Advent candles, copies of “Living Well Through Advent,” and kits for making Jesse Trees at home.  We will also have an opportunity to make felt Advent calendar banners during our Coffee after Church time.

On Sunday, December 11 at 10:30am, we will offer a festival of Advent Lessons and Carols.  During this service we will hear scripture passages describing the whole sweep of salvation history from Creation through the Incarnation of Christ. There will be lots of congregational song, as well as choir and instrumental music.

On Tuesday, December 20, at 7pm in the longest night of the year, we will offer a contemplative, candle-light “Blue Christmas” service for all those who are lonely or grieving this holiday season, and all those who could just use an oasis of peace at a busy time.  

On Saturday, December 24 at 5pm we will offer a candle-lit Christmas Eve worship service.

On Sunday, December 25 and Sunday, January 1 at 10:30am we will offer our regular Sunday morning worship services.

when the cameras are gone

Image: Detail from Bible Quilt by Harriet Powers, 1837-1910. 

Bishop Mariann Writings

True Words Spoken in Love


Sunday, November 20 is the Last Sunday after Pentecost: Christ the King.  At 10:30AM we will worship in the church and stream the service on Zoom.  At 10:30AM we will gather to worship in the church and live over Zoom. 

To join us on Zoom, you can use the button below, or, to join by telephone, dial 301 715 8592 and punch in Meeting ID: 827 6276 3261 and Passcode: 411356


SSJE compline

When Charles County is in the green "low" range, we will worship indoors with masks required only for the unvaccinated.  We will monitor ventilation.

Old Durham News & Notes

We warmly welcome you to our "Old Durham" Parish Community.

 We worship on Sundays at 10:30AM.  Our current pattern is to offer in-person worship in the church, live-streamed as a Zoom meeting.​  We have recently been connected to much faster internet service, so the signal quality of our streaming is much improved! 

 Please do not come to worship if you have reason to believe that you have, or have recently been exposed to, COVID-19 (or anything else that might make the rest of us ill!)

The Durham Jam is a monthly event normally held at 7PM on first Fridays.
​Please join us on December 2.

All are welcome, whether to play or to listen.

Watch this space or contact us for more info.

Naive drawing in the style of of an ancient map of Jerusalem, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. https://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=55326 [retrieved November 9, 2022].

When Charles County is in the yellow ("medium") range, we will worship indoors with masks optional for fully vaccinated congregants except while singing. We will have at least two windows open and will monitor ventilation.  

God is always doing new things in our midst! Click on the logo above to access this year's materials including pledge cards.

When Charles County is in the orange ("high") range, we may worship on Zoom or in person.  Indoor worship will be with masks required for everyone, and singing will be determined week by week.  We will have at least two windows open and will monitor ventilation. For outdoor worship, masks will be required only for the unvaccinated.  Notice of plans for outdoor worship will be posted here and communicated by email to everyone on the newsletter list.  (Sign up using the blue button at the top of the page.)

Christ Church, Durham Parish – "Old Durham"

Established 1661  – Chartered 1692

"Feeding Souls Since 1661"

Advent and Christmas Worship Services at Old Durham