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Men's Group "Knights of Panera": Currently suspended due to COVID-19. The Men's Group, also known as "The Knights of Panera" meet at the Panera Bread on Highway 35 in Middletown at 7:30 am Saturdays, to discuss spiritual and religious topics. All men are welcome to join, whether or not you are a member of Christ Church!
Contemplative Prayer Gathering: Open to all adult men and women, our Contemplative Prayer group meets Tuesdays at 9:30 am in room 108 by the church office. All members are encouraged to choose and bring prayers or meditations to share from a variety of resources. One is read aloud and then for 20 minutes we meditate. In the silence of prayer, you will experience a deepening sense of God's love. All you need to offer is a willing heart. Would love to have you join us!
Women's Study Group: All women 18-100 years old are welcome to join us! Every Tuesday morning at 10:30 the women of Christ Church come together in room 118 to read, reflect, pray, and share fellowship. Our readings/videos are taken from a variety of sources suggested by the members and Father Michael. Please come and share our joys and fears as we learn how to serve God and our neighbor. We are a friendly group and always welcome newcomers.
Christ Church Book Club: Now in our second year, the purpose of the Book Club is to provide a small group forum for continued learning about our faith through reading and discussion while enjoying fellowship. We are a group of 6 to 10 members who gather one Wednesday evening per month between September and June at the church. Our meetings include opening/closing prayer, light snacks and lively discussion. We're a very informal group with no expectations other than to explore our faith in fellowship (i.e. no pressure!). We read books related to our faith from any genre. But, this year, we decided to read only one book about church history...Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years by Diarmaid MacCulloch.
Education for Ministry (EfM): Currently meeting online. We are starting to organize for September 2020 classes, which marks the program’s 5th year at Christ Church. First year students begin with a study of the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) and then move on to the New Testament, History of Christianity, and a focus in the 4th year on theology, ethics, and interfaith encounters. The readings are challenging, thought provoking, sometimes disturbing, and always enriching. While exploring living faithfully in the world today as Christians and our relationship with God and one another, we discover the richness of learning in community and the intimacy that develops when we feel safe and our opinions, questions and leaps of faith are accepted without judgment. Read more.