J.O.Y. (Just Older Youth) Ministries are specifically designed to serve parishioners who are 60 and older. Our mission is to create a community in which the seasons and transitions of life are honored and shared so that no one walks alone at Christ Church.
Annual Tea / Luncheon
To be scheduled for parishioners 75 and older.
End of Life
- A Good and Holy End. Conversations around end of life.
- Distribution of Ashes in the Christ Church Memorial Garden. To request that ashes be interred in the Christ Church Memorial Garden, please contact Sarah Hardesty.
- Finishing Well is a resource created by a group of dedicated Christ Church parishioners and our clergy. This booklet aims to provide a guide for making practical plans for the end of life.
Join us via Zoom on Wednesday, Sept. 16, at noon. The Rev. Jennifer C. Brown will discuss “Finishing Well” and share Christ Church’s Finishing Well booklet – a resource for end-of-life planning for you and your loved ones. Use this link to learn more and to register for this class.
The church sends birthday and anniversary cards to parishioners who are 65 and older.
Clergy offer Eucharist at two assisted living facilities: Springmoor and The Cardinal, once each month.
Lunch and Learn
A variety of programs, both secular and religious, are offered for fellowship and learning.
By request, the church will send you a monthly newsletter by mail.
Parishioners deliver casseroles and stews to those in times of illness or need.
Adults (mostly 60 and older) meet monthly in the homes of parishioners for food and fellowship.
Parishioners take communion to the homebound or hospitalized, “because we who are many are one body in Christ. We share on bread, one cup.”
Each week, flowers are delivered to parishioners in need or in honor of special occasions.
Trained parishioners visit at least once per month and develop one-on-one relationships with those who are homebound or who express a desire for a new friendship.
Episcopal Church Women (ECW) provides light food for receptions in the Commons or Courtyard following funeral services held at Christ Church.
The church holds classes to help parishioners following loss as a reminder that we are never alone in grief.
Fellow parishioners visit healthcare facilities to bring compassion and concern.
To learn about Christ Church’s different prayer lists, please read this letter from The Rev. Jennifer C. Brown.
- Sunday list: For parishioners and their relatives who wish to have their names read in Sunday services.
- Daily list: To be added to the daily prayer list for clergy and Daughters of the King.
Parishioners knit and crochet shawls which represent the love of God and the Church, and they are blessed by the clergy and delivered to those in need of comfort.
Trained parishioners provide weekly one-on-one spiritual companionship for those experiencing a crisis, loss, or life transition.
Parishioners contact those experiencing joys and sorrows and pass along the love and support of Christ Church.
Use the following link to access “Older Adult Resources” from Virginia Theological Seminary:
Use the following link to access information about Christ Church programs including Women’s Fellowship Events, Men’s Fellowship Events, Foyers, All Parish Weekend programs and Episcopal Church Women (ECW):