Parish Life

Christ Church is a place for all to feel connected and at home. Come, be together, connect and enjoy the fellowship and fun we enjoy together as a Christ Church family.

Diocesan Event: History Day 2024 – April 27

Join us for History Day, on Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Christ Church. History Day 2024 is set to explore the legacy of Bishop John Stark Ravenscroft, the first elected bishop of the Diocese of North Carolina, serving from 1823-1830. As this year marks the bicentennial of his episcopate we will explore understanding of church and society, setting those views in a larger historical context. The day will begin at Christ Church, Raleigh, where Ravenscroft served from 1823-1828, and end at St. John’s, Williamsboro, the oldest frame church in North Carolina and a historic property of the diocese, where Ravenscroft served from 1828-1830. The cost of History Day 2024 is $20; please register via this link by April 21 for lunch planning considerations.

Daughters of Christ Church – April 24

Please join us on Wednesday, April 24 at 5:30 p.m. for our Daughters of Christ Church event. This year, we welcome J. Dana Trent, award-winning spirituality author of “Between Two Trailers,” professor, minister and graduate of Duke Divinity School. Dana teaches world religions and critical thinking at Wake Technical Community College in Raleigh. Books will be available for sale and signing at the event. Register for the event via this link.

Daughters of Christ Church provides an opportunity to bring together our female parishioners for an evening of fellowship. At this event, we will also thank the outgoing ECW board and welcome the incoming board. Join us for this engaging conversation, fellowship and refreshments.

Lunch & Learn – May 1

Lunch & Learn events provide opportunities for adults to gather for fellowship and learning.

Please join us for Lunch & Learn on Wednesday, May 1 at 12 p.m. at Christ Church! Lunch & Learn events provide opportunities for adults to gather for fellowship and learning. We are excited to welcome The Rev. Jemonde Taylor, the eleventh rector at Saint Ambrose Episcopal Church, Raleigh. Please sign up via this link or call the front desk at (919) 834-6259 to let us know you’ll attend. To help offset the cost of lunch, we are asking for a donation of $10.

Extra-Ordinary Time Podcast

Listen to this six-episode podcast series from summer 2023, which features conversations between The Rev. Mary Davila and a different parishioner each session. This year’s theme is “Morning has Broken: New Beginnings.” We hope you enjoy hearing from other Christ Church members who are entering a new season of life!

Thursday Night Yoga

Christ Church yoga ministry meets Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the All Saints’ Room (Rm. 128). Reach out to Chip Dodd via jeandodd@aol.com with any questions or to be added to the list.

Christ Church Women’s Basketball Team

Join the Christ Church Women’s Basketball team! We’ll keep the momentum from last season going, and we’ll have a lot of fun, too. Please spread the word and contact Katie Wood (katie.bruce33@gmail.com or (919) 306-6404) if you’re interested in joining – it’s not too late! Thank you to our coach Will McElroy for leading our team. Stay tuned for our next practice.

Newcomers

Welcome! Throughout the year we invite visitors and our newest members to join us for receptions to meet fellow parishioners and our clergy. Check our calendar for event dates or contact Cooper Bratton – cbratton@ccral.org – to learn more.

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. We get together a couple of times during the year at local restaurants to meet and mingle with one another. Check our calendar for event dates.

Contact Jenn Hogshead – jennhogshead@yahoo.com – to learn more.

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 – a fall get-together and another one in the spring. In the fall, we gather at Milburnie Fishing Club for dinner and to catch up with one another. In the spring, we will meet at a local establishment for fellowship. Check our calendar for event dates.

Contact Joe Hogan – joeh@atlanticpkg.com – to learn more.

Primetime

Group of adults, mostly ages 60 and older, who meet monthly in homes of members for dinner and fellowship. Contact Carleen Shaffer to learn more – lcjshaffer@yahoo.com.

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. Contact John Adams – johnadams1213@outlook.com – to learn more.

Episcopal Church Women (ECW)

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

All women are automatically members of ECW and are encouraged to participate!

Christ Church ECW is comprised of vibrant women of many talents, and there are many opportunities to become involved.

Pit Stop for Parents

As our children grow up, life only begins to move faster. In the midst of school and activities, we can often miss the experience of faith development and a deeper understanding of relationship in the family. The hope is to allow a space where parents can stop and reflect on how we can help our children develop through communication and connection with their family and faith. Classes are offered periodically with a different guest speaker, target age group, and focus or theme.

Stay tuned for our next Pit Stop!