MINISTRIES OVERVIEW


Rev. Megan Armstrong

Discipleship is one of those weird churchy words. We tend to throw them around hoping that people pick up on the meaning eventually… or we just stop using the vocabulary because it seems to keep people an arms length away from their faith.  At Christ Church we value teaching and educating the members of our community so that they can fully claim the history of who they are as Christians, and allow the language of our past to be a bridge of understanding rather than something that creates distance.  The word discipleship ties us directly to our heritage with the disciples, those men and women who worked alongside Jesus as he developed his ministry.  The disciples left behind their trades and jobs and moved around the country with Jesus as he taught and preached, as he created relationships and healed the sick, and as he pushed society to see people on the margins in a new way.   This is the same work we are called to do today.  We are called to be the hands and feet of Jesus in intentional ways.  Discipleship at Christ Church is seen through multiple lenses and we are always asking, “where are our growing edges?”  Worship, Education, Justice, Community, and Finances are each different aspects of the work we do to create dynamic disciples for the 21st century.  Come and join us, help us learn from you while you learn from us on the journey of faith. 

FAMILY MINISTRIES


Children's Ministry

Children ages 3-11

Sunday School starts at 9am downstairs in the

children's wing


Youth ages 12-18

Sunday School starts at 9am, 5th-7th grade downstairs 8th-12th grade upstairs


Youth ages 12-18

Youth group meets after worship at 11:15 every other Sunday in the youth room


Infants-3 year olds

9am through worship service, our nursery is downstairs in the children's wing


Children and youth are fully integrated into the life of our church and considered a vital part of what it means to be in the Christ Church community.  Children of all ages are welcome in our worship experience.  By including children in our worship experience, it allows them to learn the practice of corporate worship and it helps them to understand different aspects of how we practice theology and the creation of our faith experiences.  We have a Sunday School program that runs from September through May.  We separate the children and youth by ages and offer them developmentally appropriate opportunities to engage their faith.   Our Youth, sixth grade through high school, have an invitation to be a part of a bi-monthly Youth Group experience that includes community, education, justice, theology and relationship.  As 7th graders or older, youth are invited into a confirmation experience so that they can determine, with their families, whether they would like to join the church as members.

ADULT MINISTRIES


Sundays at 9:00am before worship in the Naylor Study

Rev. Eric Strader will be inviting conversations around some really difficult topics. We need to have a space to have holy conversations on justice and faith while respecting our differences and learning another’s perspective.


Sundays at 9AM before worship upstairs in the upper room.

The Adult Seminar continues the decades-long Christ Church tradition of providing a venue for free and open discussion that aims to reflect on what is ultimately important in life.We host a variety of speakers from all walks of life and backgrounds.


UNITED METHODIST WOMEN


UMW is turning faith, hope, and love into action on behalf of women, children, and youth around the world. All ages and people who identify as women are welcome.


V.I.B.E.

VIBE, which stands for Vision, Inspiration, Belief, Empowerment is a UMW group that focuses on uplifting women. They meet every 3rd Monday at 7pm, and all are welcome.


Sunshine Circle

This UMW group meets 3rd Thursday of every month at 10:30am. Enjoy conversation and the close bonds formed with these spectacular group of women of all ages.