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:
Fall 2018 Programs
Oct. 14th- Guest Speaker: Pam Schmidle on Closing the Achievement Gap
Nov. 4th-18th – 2 Esdras, Hebrews, and Dangers of Secessionism
Dec. 2nd-16th – Explore the Christmas story by reading scripts of alternative Christmas pageants together. A fun way to enter the well-known story.
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 email@example.com is helpful for the supper count, but not necessary!
October 5: Go Went Gone by Jenny Erpenbeck
November 2: No Ordinary Men by Elisabeth Sifton and Fritz Stern.
Also recommended, a quick read/review, this is categorized at a juvenile reading level and may be suitable for older children/teens. It is in short chapters: The Plot to Kill Hitler: Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Spy, Unlikely Hero by Patricia McCormick
Also of interest: The Sabbath as Resistance: Saying No to the Culture of Now by Walter Bruggemann and Sabbath in the Suburbs by Mary Ann McKibben Dana.
Fridays during Lent we gather people for dinner, movie, and a discussion in the parish hall. 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
Every summer we have a 10 minute education series after each service. It’s just a quick lecture along a particular theme. Last summer we explored Episcopal Church history through lens of a different person each Sunday. We have also done a few summers of Random Stories of the Bible; the videos below will give you a taste of them.