Our parish offers the opportunity to gather in a variety of ways and for a variety of reasons, from simple camaraderie and fun, to deeper spiritual exploration. The groups below are some of our most active – if you don’t see one that you’d like to start, send the office a note!
Personal/Spiritual Growth forums
Growing our spiritual lives is one of the primary benefits of being a part of a church community. That growth can happen sometimes even when we’re not paying attention, but taking the time to actively pay attention and reflect with others can allow our spiritual growth to truly take root in our lives – bettering not only ourselves but our broader community.
Adult Learning Forums (Sundays, 10 a.m.)
This expansive forum meets weekly between services (except for the first Sunday of the month, when we gather instead for an outreach ministry project.) Please join us for a led discussion on a wide variety of topics, featuring clergy, lay or guest speakers. Subjects range from faith exploration and spiritual growth to a deeper dive into one of our outreach ministries. In the Parish Hall, and on Zoom. All are welcome.
Small Group Fellowship (Varying days and times)
We are eager to facilitate community connections within our Christ Church family, while also offering a forum for support and personal growth. Fellowship groups can meet on a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly basis from September through May, either on Zoom or in-person — whatever works for your group! If you are interested in joining a small group of fellow parishioners to talk through struggles and victories in both your spiritual and secular life, please fill out this interest form. If you’ve missed the September start, no worries – reach out to the office to be included in a new or established group.
Men’s Spirituality Group (Saturdays, 9 a.m.)
Christ Church’s longstanding Men’s Group meets each Saturday morning at the church and on Zoom. Conversation ranges from weekly challenges and triumphs, to reflection on the coming Sunday’s readings. All are welcome, and there is no commitment – just show up if you’re able!
Community Fellowship groups
Young Adults Group (First Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. at Mr. Henry’s)
Our Young Adults Group meets monthly to foster connection and community support. Members host social events (such as the monthly happy hour at Mr. Henry’s through December!), support Children’s Ministries, and take on Outreach projects. Please reach out to Katie for more information!
Quilters (Mondays, 2 p.m.)
Our artistic quilters meet each Monday at 2 p.m. in the upper rooms of the Parish Hall, and work diligently to create the annual quilt auctioned off to raise funds for our Outreach Ministries. Experience with sewing or Christ Church membership are not required – just a willingness to learn! For more information, please reach out to the office to be connected to Linda Mellgren.
Brew Crew (timing varies)
Have you always wanted to brew your own beer? Or are you already a brewmaster? Join us! The CCWP Brew Crew meets every six weeks to brew and bottle together in the church kitchen on a Sunday afternoon. They experiment with making different kinds of beer, hold consumption parties, and often provide beer for church fellowship events. Reach out to the office to get started.
Friday Night Film Series (Fridays, 7 p.m.)
The film connoisseurs of Christ Church meet via Zoom every Friday at 7 p.m. to discuss a designated movie that members watch on their own. Some selections are themed, some are serious, and some are just plain fun. Anyone is welcome to join on any given week – commitment not required!
First Friday Book Group (Monthly on the first Friday, 7 p.m.)
The Christ Church Book Group will meet monthly beginning in October 2021 to explore spiritual themes in selected books. All are welcome, and commitment is not required! Currently via Zoom.
Book Selections for 2021-2022:
October 1 – Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
November 5 – The End of the Christian Life by J. Todd Billings
December 3 – Deep Incarnation by Denis Edwards
January 7 – An Altar in the World by Barbara Brown Taylor
February 4 – The Black Church by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
March 6 – The Professor’s House by Willa Cather