Annual Gatherings

Annual Gatherings

At Christ Church, we relish the opportunity to build fellowship and community throughout the year. Some of our most beloved annual gatherings are below, but please check out our Events Calendar for an up-to-date listing of these special events, as well as our smaller group meetings.

Kick-off Sunday (September) – We start the program year off with a festive gathering and new member welcome. Sunday School resumes shortly thereafter (after a summer hiatus) and the Christ Church Choir returns from the summer break.

Oktoberfest (October) – Often a fundraiser for one of our community partners, this event features delicious food and live music with libations provided by The Christ Church Brew Crew.

Thanksgiving (November) – After our Thanksgiving morning service at 11am, we often gather for Thanksgiving lunch in the Parish Hall.

St. Nicholas Day Dinner and Auction (December) – This fundraising event celebrates the season with food, friends, and a visit from St. Nick for the children.

Christmas Eve Festive Potluck (December 24) – After our 10:30pm service, congregants gather in the Parish Hall to celebrate Christmas.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper (February) – On the evening before Ash Wednesday, we gather for pancakes, sausage, bacon, and other breakfast foods for dinner.  The children can help to burn last year’s palms into ashes for the next day.

St. Patrick’s Dinner and Auction (March)  – This annual event celebrates our community and raises money for Christ Church.

Easter Reception and Egg Hunt (April) – After our 9am and 11am worship on Easter, we have a festive reception and egg hunt with a visit from the Easter bunny.

Pentecost Luncheon on the Front Lawn (May) –  After the 11am worship, we gather to celebrate the church’s birthday on the front lawn (weather permitting) or in the Parish Hall if there is increment weather.

July 4th Picnic (July) – We gather to celebrate our country’s Independence with a potluck picnic before the fireworks.

Grill and Chill (Wednesdays in July) Our summer grill-outs are a great opportunity for congregants and neighbors to mingle as children play on the lawn.  Bring a side or dessert to share.

Crab Feast (Late Summer) – Come feast on locally-caught, steamed crabs, corn-on-the-cob, and watermelon. Kid-friendly menu provided.