Anyone in the community looking to join others for a Thanksgiving meal can join the annual gathering hosted by Christ Episcopal Church today, Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 24. Be part of the tradition 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The meal is free to the public. Christ Episcopal Church is located at 1700 Santa Clara Ave. at the corner of Grand Street. For more information, call 523-7200.
The 21st annual Sing-It-Yourself Messiah will be hosted this year by Christ Episcopal Church at 1700 Santa Clara Ave. (at Grand Street). The long-standing Island City tradition continues Saturday, Dec. 19, at 4 p.m.
The performance features the “The Trumpet Shall Sound” and “Hallelujah Chorus” of George Frideric Handel’s Oratorio Messiah with chamber orchestra, harpsichord, soloists, organ and a Sing-It-Yourself chorus. The public is invited to sing or just listen. Terry O’Connor and Michael Moran will conduct the chorus and orchestra.
Local Minister Attends White House Dinner
Christ Episcopal Church’s Pastor Reverend Stephen McHale and his family attended that White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton in Washington D.C. on May 3.
The McHales received their invitation to the exclusive event as a result of a very special family connection. McHale’s older brother, actor and comedian Joel McHale, was the headliner at the dinner. Joel hosts The Soup on E! TV and played Jeff Winger in the NBC comedy series Community.