Parish Life

Parish Life Intro

Whether you are a student or retired, male or female, extroverted or introverted ... Christ Church is a place for you to feel connected and at home. We have a very active Parish Life from small group gatherings to parish-wide festivities. Come, be together, connect and enjoy the fellowship and fun we enjoy together as a Christ Church family.

Click on any of the Parish Life areas listed below for details and information about how to get connected. If you have questions about any group or activity, please feel free to reach out to Cooper Bratton, Parish Life Coordinator.

Parish Life Groups

Episcopal Church Women (ECW)

Episcopal Church Women (ECW) provides fellowship opportunities and support within our parish as well as hosts annual and biennial events and fundraisers.

Episcopal Church Women (ECW) provides fellowship opportunities and support within our parish as well as hosts annual and biennial events and fundraisers. Christ Church ECW is comprised of vibrant women of many talents, and there are many opportunities to become involved.

View the ECW page for complete details.

Contact: Ashley Yelverton and Juli Openshaw

20s/30s

Whether you've just graduated college or are rounding the corner to 40, single, partnered, or have children, you and your story have a place here.

Whether you've just graduated college or are rounding the corner to 40, single, partnered, or have children, you and your story have a place here. We gather monthly for spiritual formation through What's the Faith, quarterly for fellowship, and occasionally for service and other activities.

View the 20s/30s page for complete details.

Contact: Anna Ball Hodge and The Rev. Callie Swanlund

All-Parish Weekend

Want to join us for our very popular, annual retreat to the beautiful NC Mountains? We have a wonderful weekend at Kanuga Conference Center planned with fun and fellowship.

Want to join us for our very popular, annual retreat to the beautiful NC Mountains? We have a wonderful weekend at Kanuga Conference Center planned with fun and fellowship including: an adult program, a children’s program, worship, and many activities. All ages are welcome.

Contact: Eliza Stoecker and Eden Jenkins

Lunch and Learn

Midday events created for fellowship and learning for our parishioners.

Midday events created for fellowship and learning for our parishioners. We provide a variety of programs, both secular and religious, and both on campus and off-campus.

Contact: Ann Ostrow

Foyers

Foyers is a unique opportunity to get to know other in members in our church in a smaller group for meals at member’s homes.

Foyers is a unique opportunity to get to know other in members in our church in a smaller group for meals at member’s homes.

Contact: John Adams

Primetime

Group of adults, mostly aged 60 and over, who meet monthly in homes of members for dinner, wine and fellowship

Group of adults, mostly aged 60 and over, who meet monthly in homes of members for dinner, wine and fellowship.

Contact: Carleen Shafer

Men’s Fellowship Events

Join us after work for drinks and fellowship with the men of Christ Church. Usually, we have two events during the year…

Join us after work for drinks and fellowship with the men of Christ Church. Usually, we have two events during the year…a fall get-together and another one in the spring. In the fall, we gather at Milburnie Fishing Club for a drink and to catch up with one another. In the spring, we will meet at a local establishment for fellowship.

Contact: Mike Becker and Joe Hogan

Women’s Fellowship Events

Take a break from the routines of work, carpool, and errands, and join us for fun and fellowship with other ladies at Christ Church.

Take a break from the routines of work, carpool, and errands, and join us for fun and fellowship with other ladies at Christ Church. We get together a couple of times during the year at local restaurants/bars to meet and mingle with one another.

Contact: Marty Worthy and Bee Brakebill

Upcoming Women's Event:
February Fellowship with the Women of Christ Church
Tues., Feb. 21, 6-8 p.m.
Click here for details.

Newcomers

Welcome! Throughout the year we invite visitors and our newest members to join us for receptions to meet parishioners and our clergy.

Welcome! Throughout the year we invite visitors and our newest members to join us for receptions to meet parishioners and our clergy. We also host Christ Church Connect- our newcomer’s workshop that gives you an overview of who we are, how Christ Church can serve you and where you can get involved.

Contact: Bess Walker