Formation at Christ Church takes place on Wednesday evenings. There is something for every age and stage. There are two opportunities to worship together, three opportunities to learn together, an opportunity to share a meal, and an opportunity to serve. You are invited to choose one or more (all?) of the offerings to engage with each Wednesday during Advent. Pleases see below for the specifics for each offering by age.
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Our children in Junior Kindergarten through 5th grade are invited to Godly Play from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday evenings in Clare’s Cottage. Please arrive a few minutes before 5:00 p.m. to sign your children in and provide a contact phone number and location where you will be during their time in Godly Play.
During the season of Advent we will spend each week preparing for Jesus’ birth through connection and wonder.
But what is Godly Play?
Godly Play is a creative, imaginative approach to Christian formation and spiritual guidance. It nurtures participants to larger dimensions of belief and faith through wondering and play. Godly Play values process, openness, discovery, community and relationships.
Young people in grades 6-8 are invited to Youth Group Clare’s Cottage from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday evenings.
The Middle School Youth Group is currently using the Echo the Story curriculum from Sparkhouse. This curriculum allows young people to listen to scripture in a new way, consider their response to what they have heard, and think about what applications it has in their own lives.
Young people in grades 9-12 are invited to Youth Group in Clare’s Cottage from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday evenings.
During Advent the High School youth group will explore the colors and emotions of Advent. Together we will prepare for Jesus’ birth looking through a kaleidoscope of purple, blue, rose, and gold. We will walk with kings and expectant mothers.
We will prepare to enter the mystery walking closely with each other and with God.
Wonder-filled Wednesdays will also offer dinner to participants. Dinner will run from 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. and be hosted by one of our Christ Church ministries. That ministry will also offer a post-dinner opportunity for service from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
In a season of thinking about gifts, the opportunity to put your hands to use serving others is one that we hope will appeal to many of our families. A full explanation of each week’s offerings will be available next Tuesday. The themes and hosts for each week are listed below.
December 1 - Tidings of Comfort and Joy - The SMILE Committee
December 8 - Peace on Earth - Service Ministry
December 15 - Joy to the World - Peace and Justice Ministry
December 22 - Deck the Halls - Altar Guild
There is no cost to dinner each evening. We hope this time of fellowship and service is a blessing to your family!
There will be two opportunities to worship together on Wednesday evening.
Evening Prayer will be held in the church at 5:30 p.m.
Compline will be held under the twinkling lights of the courtyard at 7:30 p.m.