Growing our spiritual lives is one of the primary benefits of being a part of a church community. This happens in lots of ways – for some it happens in the conversations over coffee hour or in worship or in participating in the choir. It happens when we aren’t even paying attention sometimes. But paying attention, reflecting with others, allows our spiritual growth to take root in our lives and impact both our own and our community’s life. Here is what is currently happening:
Spring 2018 Programs
Spring Series: Living Faith
Join the Rev. Serena Sides in a four-session forum series to reflect on some of the basic tenets of our faith.
We will engage in discussion around what it means to believe in God, believe in Jesus Christ, believe in the Holy Spirit, and believe in one Church.
We will reflect on why these beliefs matter for our lives.
Time permitting, we will consider how we explain our faith to others—including children.
The sessions will use videos, Biblical reflection, and the Episcopal catechism as sources.
Sessions will be held on April 15, 22, May 6 and 13. There is no forum on April 29
Shake It Off: Finding Faith, Hope, and Strength in Anxious Times
We are not the first people to live during an era of high anxiety and emotion. From the time of Jesus to the present day, there have been multiple periods of confusion, cruelty, violence, and war. During each period, there were Christians who acted with faith and courage. In this four-part series, we will draw on the Book of Common Prayer and the lives of Christians during the early Middle Ages (St. Benedict), the American Civil War (Frederick Law Olmsted), the 20th Century (W.H. Auden), and the Red Scare (Frances Perkins). Each session will include a presentation on how one Christian responded to the issues of their time and a discussion of what we might like to shake off so we can foster faith, hope, and strength in ourselves and others in our time. The session close with a brief service (Compline) in the sanctuary.
Sunday evenings, 7:00-8:15
April 8 – St. Benedict
April 15 – Frederick Law Olmsted
April 22 – W.H. Auden
April 29 – Frances Perkins
First Friday Book Group
This group meets most months at the church to explore spiritual themes in select books. A light supper is served at 6:30 pm, with book discussion starting at 7:00 pm. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org is helpful for the supper count, but not necessary!
The book group will join the film group in March and take April off. They will meet again in May.
Our 6th annual film series gathers people for dinner and a movie on most Friday nights of Lent.
Movie selections will be listed in announcements.
Small Groups at Christ Church
Men’s Spirituality Group
Men’s Group meets on Saturday mornings from 9-10am in the Church Kitchen. There’s breakfast, conversation, and reflection on the coming Sunday’s readings. Just show up or for more
Summer Education Series: Random Stories of the Bible
For 10 minutes after each service, we explore a story, often unknown and quirky, from the Bible