Christ Episcopal Church logo

We Welcome You

What's New

Listening Sessions

On June 30 our Vestry and Rector met with The Rev. Bud Holland to explore how to heal the divisions within the parish and facilitate reconciliation. The remaining sessions will be held on Wednesday August 20th at 9-11:00 a.m., 12-2:00 p.m.,

and 3-5 p.m. The evening session is filled to capacity.

All parishioners of Christ Church are encouraged to sign up for one of the sessions by

  • calling Chris Ruland at the church office (732-671-2524) or
  • emailing her at or
  • leave a voicemail for Chris on voice mailbox #5 if you call after office hours) or
  • sign up on the sheets provided in the Narthex, Old Church, or Undercroft
  • Each session will be attended by at least one Vestry member, up to eight parishioners and The Rev. Bud Holland. The Rector will not be attending these meetings. We encourage you to attend one of these Listening Sessions, and please, notify the office if you need help with transportation. If you are not able to attend the remaining sessions, please consider writing a letter, addressed to The Rev. Bud Holland c/o Christ Church, 90 Kings Highway, Middletown NJ 07748. Your confidential letter will be forwarded to Bud Holland unopened. Thank you for your participation!

    Save the Dates!

  • Sat. Aug. 23, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monmouth Job Networking hosts "Absolutely Abby" in the Christ Church Undercroft. The event is free and all are welcome.
  • September 7 - Return to regular schedule
  • September 7, 10 a.m. - Instructed Eucharist for children and their families in the Old Church will be offered; our regular 10 a.m. service of Holy Eucharist will be offered in the New Church.
  • Sun. Oct 26 is New Consecration (Stewardship) Sunday. A guest speaker will deliver a sermon at the 10 a.m. service, followed by a luncheon in the Undercroft. Reservations will take place in early October; mark your calendar now for this enjoyable fellowship event.
  • October 11 - Hold the date!

    After prayerful deliberation and discussions, we have decided to reschedule the 2014 Calico Fair to October 2015. We, and all of our Calico Fair chairpersons, remain ever committed to this important community and fundraising event and we all appreciate your ongoing support. BUT, keep holding the date. In lieu of the Fair we are planning a FUN family event for October 11 - not sure if it will be a Halloween party or a picnic or a Fall Festival but we'll figure it out soon. Stay tuned for more details.

    Aslan Lunch Program

    Thank you to all who helped provide lunch for the Aslan youth camp on Aug 6th! Thank you to the lunch makers, food suppliers, and to those who contributed financially. Special thanks to Lauren Badal for coordinating this project.

    "Like" us on Facebook

    Click on the Facebook logo at the bottom of the webpage and sign in, or create a free Facebook account.

    Good News about the Good News

    The Bible Study Blog is up and running! Everyone is invited to participate even if you can’t attend Bible Study on Wednesday evenings. Post your comments, or see what others are saying.

    Holy Baptism

    The sacrament of Holy Baptism is administered from time to time during the year. Please contact the rector for more information.

    Christ Church Prayer Chain

    Contact Stephanie Faulkner at with your confidential prayer requests, or if you wish to join the prayer team. Please feel free to call the church office if you do not have email.

    Membership at Christ Church

    Like to become a full-fledged member of Christ Church? Just speak to or send a note to Pastor Don or Chris Ruland, parish administrator, and we’ll take it from there. Call us at at the parish office (732-671-2524), or e-mail

    Donations to Episcopal Relief and Development

    Donations may be made to ERD at You may choose from a single fund, or have your donation applied to multiple funds including Hurricane Sandy Response Fund, Global Needs, Malaria/Nets for Life, Disaster Response (world wide), Clean Water, Health, Hunger, Women’s Development, and Sudan.