Christ  Episcopal Church

Our Programs

 

Parish Life

Parish life at Christ Church is purposely designed to enhance our corporate life. Opportunities for participation in all aspects of church life are open to everyone. Our annual Fall Homecoming Dinner brings the whole parish family together, and picnics, clean-up days, Lenten programs, Men's Breakfasts and other special events help us to interact as a family and grow in our faith.


Our Parish Hall, complete with a large kitchen and stage, enables us to host parish wide events and is also a resource for the larger community, providing space for many community groups, events and family celebrations.


Worship

Worship at Christ Church is rooted in the Holy Scriptures and the Book of Common Prayer with emphasis on the Holy Eucharist-the family meal of baptised Christians. Morning Prayer, with sung canticles, is one of the great traditions of the church and it is celebrated on alternating Sundays. We strive for a joyous worship atmosphere in which everyone can experience the goodnews of God's life and love in Jesus Christ. People are involved everywhere! Committed groups of lectors, prayer leaders, chalicists, acolytes, greeters,musicians and Altar Guild members actively assist the clergy in leadingworship services.



Service and Outreach

Service and outreach programs are an essential part of our Christian ministryand mission. We have a variety of programs in place designed to help those in need in our parish, community and world. The United Thank Offering, the Red Cross Blood Drive, our Emergency Baby Pantry, parish Crisis Assistance Fund, participation in the South County Assistance Network and the Episcopal Relief and Development Fund are some of the ways we work together to help others. The Parish Visitation Committee ministers to our sick and shut-insthrough home visits, flower deliveries and general assistance when needed.



Music

Music at Christ Church is a vital part of worship and parish life. The vocal choirs, youth and adult, participate regularly by raising their voices joyfully to the Lord at worship services. Our bell choir supplements the vocal choirs and congregational singing on special occasions. We welcome and include a variety of musical styles, traditions and instruments as part of our worship.