Adult Christian Formation

Parish Hall

Rooms 126 & 128

Parish Hall (Past Programs)

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Peace Be With You - A new semester of Adult Christian Formation begins with a presentation by our rector about, "the peace of God which passes all understanding." One thing we all have in common is that we long for a deeper sense of God's peace in our hearts and in...

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Good relationships are important to all of us. Yet there are times we see things differently than the people in our lives. The Enneagram is a personality system that provides insight into the nine strategies people use to cope with the many demands of life. Anissa Fer...

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What does the cross tell us about violence - Can the use of lethal force ever be justified from a Christian perspective? In this forum, we will examine Christian Attitudes toward the use of lethal force. Central to the Christian faith is a lethal, violent act - the de...

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Summer Mission Trip to Belize - They knocked down and rebuilt walls; they hammered, sawed and painted. Come hear what the experience of transforming a school meant to the team of Christ Church youth who traveled to Belize in June 2017.

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The Price of Peace - Building on this quote from Martin Luther King Jr., "True peace is not merely the absence of tension, but the presence of justice," The Rev. Chalice Overy will offer her own insights about the Christ Church Adult Christian Formation theme of peac...

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Centering Prayer - The Rev. Dr. Winston Charles, retired rector of Christ Church, will speak about the ancient Christian tradition of centering prayer, reclaimed in the last century as an important practice of contemplative spirituality and prayer. The recovery of co...

Centering Prayer and Contemplative Spirituality - This is the second of a two-part series. The Rev. Dr. Winston Charles, retired rector of Christ Church, will speak about the ancient Christian tradition of centering prayer, reclaimed in the last century as an important practice of contemplative spir...

Mrs. Jabeen, who is the principal of the Al Iman Islamic School, will discuss Islam in the Parish Hall.

In this workshop led by Tiffany Ashe, participants will review the basics on adolescent brain development to foster a more thorough understanding of teenage behavior. Participants will also review stress management techniques to help themselves, and the teens in their lives, manage this notoriously...

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David Jernigan will discuss the service of Choral Evensong.

Peace and Forgiveness - Paul teaches us, "Forgive as the Lord forgave you," (Colossians 3:13). Forgiveness is powerful in that it enables us to move forward, to live a life that is no longer tangled in the past and to create new beginnings with God and others. Ross will examine why we need to forgiv...

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The Christmas carols have it all wrong... Mary was anything but meek and mild. Join us as we look deeper at the Holy Mother, whom the Church calls Theotokos, Mother of God, so we can see the flame in her heart, the strength of her convictions, and the adventure she said 'yes' to.

Rooms 126 & 128 (Past Programs)

Race is one of the most important, and most challenging, conversation pieces in the media, in schools, and in homes. Just two months ago, The Episcopal Church at large released a comprehensive guide to equipping congregations to journey through race, with the hope of finding racial reconciliation in...

CCOM: Making an Impact Beyond our Walls - Hear how Christ Church is making a significant difference in the lives of our neighbors through community engagement. CCOM also offers an important channel for Christ Church parishioners to volunteer with organizations locally and internationally.

The Right Rev. Robert Estill, will discuss the process of writing and publishing his memoir, "The Sun Shines Bright," in Room 128. Copies of the book will be available for purchase for $20 (cash or check). Bishop Estill served as the Bishop of North Carolina from 1983 until 1994.

A panel of Christ Church parishioners will offer personal perspectives about how they find peace and see God in their professional lives.

Thomas Alexander
Pediatric hematologist/oncologist. Alexander received his bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Virginia, his MD...

Come and experience the peace of centering prayer in action and learn techniques to begin a new prayer practice. This session will be led by Stannie Brewer and others who are familiar with the practice of centering prayer.

Stannie Brewer is an education for ministry graduate and a long-time small...

Hope for Jesus Children's Home was founded by Mike and Kim Miller and is a project of the Honduran Episcopal Church. It is a refuge for orphaned, abandoned and vulnerable children. Come hear an updated from Mike Miller on the work that's under way and how Christ Church is making a difference a world...