Video: Father Alistair's Institution Service
Reverend Alistair Morrison was instituted as rector of Christ Church by the Right Reverend William Love in a special service held on December 3rd. Courtesy of the parishioners of St. John's Episcopal Church in Johnstown, we are pleased to offer a video of the service.
Welcome, Father Alistair!
As of November 1, 2017, Reverend Alistair Morrison is the newly appointed part-time rector of Christ Church Duanesburg. Until February 2016, when he emigrated to the area, Alistair was a priest working as a Curate Assistant in Ballyholme Parish in Bangor, Northern Ireland. In April 2016, he and Mother Laurie Garramone were married in St. John's Church, Johnstown, NY. Before ordination, Alistair worked for many years in the world of architectural conservation, including the restoration of a number of historic churches. Alistair has an interest in men's ministry, and in 2012 his MTh dissertation, "The New Masculinity Movement: A Viable Model for Engaging Men with God and Church?" was published by the Church of Ireland as part of its Braemor Studies Series. With this appointment, Alistair becomes the 40th rector of Christ Church Duanesburg.
Sunday School Classes have been replaced with The Joyful Journey
Traditional Sunday School classes for children have been replaced with a new program entitled Joyful Journey for children in the pre-k through 6th grade age group. This youth program is lead by two adults and it runs for about 1/2-3/4 hour during the regular weekly church service between 10am and 11am. Click here to learn more about this exciting new youth worship service.