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Rooms 126 & 128

Parish Hall (Past Programs)

Parish Hall - Farr Curlin, MD

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The default pathway for dying in America—kept alive by technology as long as possible—does not seem congruent either with living well or dying faithfully. But what to do? The institutions of hospice and palliative medicine p...

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As Saint Augustine’s University celebrates 150 years of academic excellence, leadership development and spiritual formation, President Everett B. Ward will highlight the university’s future. Saint Augustine’s University, founded in 1867, is one of only t...

Parish Hall - Susan Dunlap, Ph.D.

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This class will explore ways to communicate God's grace in the midst of death through multiple aspects of church life. This will be a practical look at how worship, education, pastoral care, and the buildings and grounds can...

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The Adult Christian Formation Committee is pleased to present our series Finishing Well during the months of February and March. Please join us in the Parish Hall during three Sundays in February for visits by innovative thinkers and practitioners in the wor...

Parish Hall - The Rev. Callie E. Swanlund
Lent: The Fast and the Curious

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We know that the season of Lent is about more than giving up chocolate, but why might we and how can we observe a Holy Lent and find simplicity in our lives during these 40 days (plus...

Parish Hall - Steve Jurovics

Is climate change a religious issue, as well as a scientific one? Come hear Stephen Jurovics, PhD, discuss his recent book, Hospitable Planet: Faith, Action, and Climate Change, which seeks to fill the gap in religious and scientific texts by providing both a compe...

Parish Hall - The Rev. Meg Buerkel Hunn

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Before the ashes were imposed on our foreheads this Lent, we were invited to the ‘observance of a holy Lent…by prayer, fasting, and self-denial…” (BCP, 265). Prayer is always a response to the Divine, and most...

Parish Hall - Ellen Andrews

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Ellen Andrews, the director of Church World Service's Durham Immigration and Refugee Program, will give context to the global refugee crisis and discuss refugee resettlement as a durable solution to the refugee crisis. She will en...

Parish Hall - The Rev. Mary Davila

The Cross: An historical and theological overview. The Rev. Mary Davila will lead a session on the meaning of the crucifixion of Jesus, considering both the historical context of the death of Jesus, and its meaning for us as Christians. We will consider questions...

Parish Hall - The Rev. Mary Davila

He is Risen!

This much we proclaim but the Gospels are not of one voice in describing what unfolded on that first Easter morning. In adult forum, we will look at the various accounts of the Resurection, and consider beliefs about resurrection from a Jewish and...

Parish Hall - The Rev. Jim Adams

After Jesus' death and resurrection, the gift of the Holy Spirit was given to empower the first followers of Jesus to carry on his work in the world. This Pentecost event is the birthday of the Church, and the Scriptural account of it provides a blueprint of God's...

Rooms 126 & 128 (Past Programs)

Room 128

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The Rev. Mary Davila and the Lenten Workbook: Are you looking for a way to structure your prayer life during the season of Lent? Come to a brief orientation to The 5 Marks of Love, a Lenten devotion produced by Virginia Theological Seminary and The...

Room 126

Our recent video series on race in America has prompted desire among some parishioners for more programming in this area. If you are interested in helping the Adult Christian Formation Committee brainstorm ideas for future programming on race and racism, grab a cup of coffee, and join me...

Room 128

The Right Rev. Bob Estill, a beloved member of this faith community, served as Bishop of North Carolina from 1983-1994. On Feb. 26, in Room 128, The Rev. Mary Davila will show a video of an interview she recently conducted with Bishop Estill. In light of the March 4, election for a new Di...

Room 128 - The Rev. Jennifer C. Brown & Hargrave McElroy

In the spirit of Ash Wednesday, please join Jenny Brown and Hargrave McElroy March 5 and 12, for a discussion of the issues of aging and mortality. If we’re fortunate enough in this life, we will all have an up close and personal experienc...

Christ Church Library - Jesse O'Neal and The Rev. Mary Davila

Jesse O’Neal will gather with folks who are taking part in the Society of Saint John the Evangelist’s Lenten Devotion series. This is a time to reflect on the first few days of video messages, reflection questions and Lenten workboo...

Christ Church Library - Jesse O'Neal and The Rev. Mary Davila

Jesse O’Neal will gather with folks who are taking part in the Society of Saint John the Evangelist’s Lenten Devotion series. This is a time to reflect on the first few days of video messages, reflection questions and Lenten workboo...

Room 128 - The Rev. Jennifer C. Brown & Hargrave McElroy

In the spirit of Ash Wednesday, please join Jenny Brown and Hargrave McElroy March 5 and 12, for a discussion of the issues of aging and mortality. If we’re fortunate enough in this life, we will all have an up close and personal experienc...

Room 126

What proportion of people lack access to adequate sanitation? How many hours a year do women in sub-Saharan Africa spend collecting water? How much of the world's fresh water is available to drink? Honoring World Water Day (March 22), high school senior Hannah Landi will speak on the topi...

Room 128

Parents of tweens and teens we hope you will join us on Sunday April 2, in Room 128 to hear Laura Tierney founder of the Social Institute. Laura offers this description of her classes “Parents are too quickly falling behind the latest social media platforms and how teens are using them...

Room 128

Ray Mains and Jack Ford will lead a discussion on the Grants Committee process and procedure for outreach funding at Christ Church, beginning at 10:10 a.m.