Adult Formation

Formation is a lifelong journey. It stimulates our imagination about living the Christian life both in this community, and in today’s changing world. The opportunities below offer you the chance to pray and study in community, as well as, join in conversations with our clergy, and community leaders on topics that challenge and inform us. 

Sacred Ground Dialogue circles

In the fall of 2020, Christ Church began our first group of Sacred Ground dialogue circles. The conversations have been rich, important and challenging. If you missed the opportunity to register this fall, we invite you to join the diologue circles that will begin meeting in 2021.

Sacred Ground is a 10- session film and readings-based dialogue series on race, grounded in faith. 

Small groups are invited to walk through chapters of America’s history of race and racism, while weaving in threads of family story, economic class, and political and regional identity.  The groups meet on Zoom every three weeks to discuss the films and readings for the sessions.

Groups will begin meeting the week of February 1, 2021. An email will be sent out on January 20, 2021 to determine meeting days and times.

Registration is open now through January 19, 2021. 

Sacred Ground is a program of the Episcopal Church. For more information on the Sacred Ground program click the blue button below. To register for Sacred Ground click the red button.

Sacred Ground             Dialogue Circle Registration


Finding god with in - centering prayer

Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer, prayer in which we experience God's presence within us.This method of prayer is both a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship.

Centering Prayer is not meant to replace other kinds of prayer. Rather, it adds depth of meaning to all prayer and facilitates the movement from more active modes of prayer into a receptive prayer of resting in God. Centering Prayer emphasizes prayer as a personal relationship with God and as a movement beyond conversation with Christ to communion with Him.

Lead by Deacon Tom Morelli, anew group will enter into this practice the week of September 13, 2020.

Please use this link to register and to receive the Zoom link.

Register for Centering Prayer

tuesday night Bible Study

The Sunday Lectionary covers only a small portion of the Bible.  The goal of the new Christ Church Bible Study is to read and discuss the entire Bible in an all-inclusive, small group setting.  Eager for the rest of the story?  Please join us each Tuesday evening from 5:00 - 6:00PM!  We'll begin on Tuesday, October 27th.  The first set of readings, which we will discuss at our first meeting, is Genesis chapters 1-7, and Psalm 1.  We recommend using a study Bible, and we welcome various translations.  Each has its own special insights.

Meetings will begin with a Collect and a reading of the assigned Psalm.  The bulk of the time will be an open discussion, prompted by study questions from various Bibles, book and chapter introductions, published commentary, and most importantly, your thoughts.  We'll end by assigning the readings for the following week (we intend to follow a three-year plan provided in one of our study Bibles) and offering a closing prayer.  Of course the format may evolve once we get going.
For the time being, we will meet via Zoom at the link below.  Hopefully we can meet in-person at the Church soon.
"The earth was without form, and void
and darkness was on the face of the deep.
And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.
Then God said, "Let there be light"; and there was light.
And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness." 
-Genesis 1:2-4
 Passcode - bible
ZOOM LINK TO THE BIBLE STUDY

Men's Bible Study

Tuesday Mornings at 6:30 a.m. on Zoom -Join the men of the parish each week as they meet to study and discuss the lectionary readings for the coming Sunday. 

Men's Bible Study