PARISH LIFE

The Christ Church Apostolic Bread Makers

At the end of a Lenten class on bread making one spring, a group of students began using their newly-learned skills to serve others.  They have made treats for Coffee Hour, baked trays of cinnamon rolls for teachers at the local elementary school, made Kings’ Cakes for our Epiphany party, produced 100+ ciabatta rolls for a clergy lunch with the Presiding Bishop, and sold products at our Alternative Gift Fair to raise funds for international development.  This lively group welcomes new members.

To join, or get more information, contact Joanne Jones.

Becoming Beloved Community (BBC)

Our parish is very active in Becoming a Beloved Community. At Christ Church, we have 3 separate committees dedicated to this work, which involves experiencing others’ truths, promoting justice and reconciliation, and healing ourselves and our community.

You can learn more about our justice work here, or contact Virginia Sweet to get involved.

Moms in All Seasons

Moms In All Seasons is a ministry of connection for mothers in our church community. Motherhood is a unique vocation, filled with challenges and rewards. It is an honor to share the journey with one another as we discuss matters of faith, parenting, and life, while enjoying fellowship together. In the past several years, this group has gathered for spiritual or service-related events, but more often gets together for dinner out or simply to have a dialogue over snacks in our church parlor. We welcome mothers in every stage of the journey and respect the wisdom and input shared by all who join in the conversation. 

Contact Julie Ann Hodgson to join the next gathering.

Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care Ministry is a group of lay volunteers who have been trained to assist the clergy in meeting the specific pastoral care needs of our congregation. There are several ways that Pastoral Care volunteers may be of assistance to the members of our congregation. This may include visiting shut-ins either at their home or in retirement or nursing homes; assisting with household chores; providing transportation; providing meals during special situations; and calling on members of the congregation during times of crisis.

You can learn more about this ministry here, or contact Becky Harris to get involved.

Coffee Hour

Coffee, tea, lemonade, and snacks are served in the Parish Hall following the 10:30 a.m. service most Sundays.  “Coffee Hour” doesn’t normally last a whole hour, but it’s a good opportunity for informal conversation and a chance to meet new people.  Everyone is welcome, and hosting Coffee Hour is an easy way to serve the parish community — sign-up sheets for hosts are posted on the Parish Hall bulletin board.

This ministry is led by Dorry McCorkle, so please contact her to get involved.

Stewardship

The ministries of Christ Church have been sustained over the years by gifts from parishioners and friends. Every fall we offer a Stewardship program to draw attention to God’s abundant grace poured out on us each day, and we invite all members to prayerfully consider their giving and return a pledge card. It is only through your generous response that we can construct our budget for the upcoming year, plan for our many programs, and look toward exciting new possibilities.  For more on giving to Christ Church, click here.

To volunteer, or get more information, please contact Kathy Ellis.

Property

The primary responsibility of the property committee is to maintain the structural and aesthetic integrity of the church property. This is done by completing routine maintenance and as needed repairs and identifying and completing major capital projects.

2024 Renovations

We are currently undergoing a major renovation to our main level restrooms and Parish Hall. You can follow the progress on this work at our renovations page. We are hoping these exciting updates will be complete in mid-May this year and we’ll be back to regular maintenance.

The Property Committee always has a backlog of repairs and projects that need to be completed and would welcome your help either as a permanent member of the committee or just to be available on an “as needed” bases.  Many of the repairs we complete are simple but may require two people to complete.  You don’t have to be too be highly skilled – just willing to help!

If you are interested in helping with our property, contact Don Pack.

Annual Meeting

The business meeting of the parish is normally held on the second Sunday of Advent.  We elect new members to serve on the Vestry (the governing body of the church), receive reports from various groups, address any matters that need to be decided, and share a meal together.

View our latest Annual Report.