The Parish of Christ Church Easton is pleased to share the following calendar of events for the month of October. All are welcome!
Oct. 9 – 9:30 am: Christ Church: Blessing of the Animals
Love your pets? Show them with a special blessing! To celebrate St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of all animals and the environment, Christ Church’s Priest-in-Charge Reverend Ally Brundige will share St. Francis’s love of all of God’s creatures. She will bless all pets brought to the church’s outdoor service (weather permitting). Children of all ages are invited to bring their stuffed animals for a blessing, too!
October 16 – 1-3:30 p.m: Forging Peace: A Community Day of Interfaith Worship and Action to End Gun Violence
At Christ Church Easton, southwest Connecticut faith and community groups are uniting to host an ecumenical day of worship and action to end gun violence.
- 1-1:45 p.m.: Interfaith worship
- 1:45-3:30 p.m: Booths for creative expression featuring Bishop Curry’s Swords to Plowshares (making garden tools from decommissioned guns), action and prevention, connection and support stations. Child-friendly activities are included.
- The Memorial of the Lost will also be displayed that day and the week prior. This traveling memorial raises awareness of victims of gun violence, a tribute to all who have died in the state of Connecticut this year.
October 28 – Jackson Pike Skifflers & Friends Concert, 7:30 – 9:00pm, part of Easton’s Free Spirit Festival
This legendary band, founded by Easton’s own Will Tressler, has delighted Eastonites and many surrounding towns for over 50 years. Original band family members Katie Tressler, Dan Tressler, Sally Connolly, Dan Carlucci, and Dave McCann, along with several musicians formerly associated with the group, will come together for a special evening at Christ Church. Their repertoire will include traditional rural and urban vernacular music, early country music, minstrel and vaudeville songs, street ballads, Gospel songs, country dance tunes, railroad songs, mountain music and more. Wine, beer and snacks will be available for sale. Reserve your seats now: email: email@example.com or call 203-268-3569.
October 29th: 1st Annual Easton’s Lady in White 5K Run/Walk, center point of Easton’s Free Spirit Festival
As part of Easton’s Free Spirit Festival, Easton Parks & Recreation, Easton Town Cemetery Committee and Christ Church Easton are co-hosting the race with proceeds to benefit the Cemetery Committee and the ministries of Christ Church. Says Rev. Ally Brundige, Priest-in-Charge of Christ Church, “We hope the whole town can come out to enjoy. We’re offering a special run for kids. Crafts, live music, and a bake sales are also being planned.”
Nanette DeWester, Easton Town Cemetery Committee chair, “We hope this will become an annual tradition!” Registration (online only) and complete event details.
Single Participant: $35 (until 10/22/22) $40 week of event
Partner Participants: (2) $60 (discount valid until 10/22/22)
Teen Participants: (13-17) $10
Kids: (12 and under): Free
Entry includes free race t-shirt, will be subject to availability after 10/15/22.
Race will take place rain or shine. https://runsignup.com/Race/CT/Easton/EastonWhiteLady5K
The Parish of Christ Church recognizes it occupies the ancestral lands and traditional territory of the (Aspetuck River Valley dwelling) Paugussett people.