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.

Greenery & Pantry Sale

Save the date for the Episcopal Church Women (ECW) Greenery Sale! The ECW ladies have been hard at work making sure your house is decorated and your pantry is stocked. This year’s Greenery Sale is once again online pre-sale only.  Greenery orders will be accepted Nov. 1-8.  The Pantry Sale will be in-person on Sunday, Nov. 19 and Sunday, Dec. 3 from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., or until everything is sold out. Thank you for supporting our ministries!

Lunch & Learn – Oct. 18

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

Please join us  on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 12 p.m. at Christ Church. We are excited to welcome Mike Hoyt, who will discuss his Vietnam memoir “Tales from Monkey Mountain: Stories of the Vietnam War” seen through the eyes of young Navy press escort officer in 1968-69 stationed in DaNang, not far from the Demilitarized Zone separating the Vietnamese north and south.  Register via this link or call Anderson Davis at (919) 834-6259.

Christ Church Connect Class – Oct. 29

Christ Church Connect is the church’s newcomer workshop. Our next Connect Class will be Oct. 29 at 10 a.m. It’s a wonderful introduction to the church, our ministries, and all we have to offer. Childcare and lunch will be provided. Attendees will be able to meet members of our clergy, hear from staff members, and tour the church. Please visit this link to sign up.

2023 ECW Art Sale – Oct. 12

Join us the evening of Thursday, Oct. 12 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the Christ Church Commons to view and bid to purchase the work of over 50 artists.  Bidding will take place online. There is an option to preview the art on Wednesday, Oct. 11 from 4 to 7 p.m. or on the day of the sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Proceeds from this biennial fundraiser support the ECW’s community outreach. For more information and to purchase tickets, click this link.

“Forward, Together” Speaker Series: Chris Graham – Oct. 22

The “Forward, Together” speaker series invites you to attend its inaugural event, a lunch and talk in the parish hall, on Sunday, Oct. 22 from 12:30-2 p.m. Our guest will be Chris Graham, curator of Exhibitions at the American Civil War Museum in Richmond, VA. He will discuss his recent book, Faith, Race, and the Lost Cause: Confessions of a Southern Church, which recounts his own parish’s journey of grappling with its racial history. He will also elaborate on some larger themes in that history that often create greater stumbling blocks to a more accurate view of the past. Registration is required. Please sign up via this link.

Surviving the Social Age for Parents – Nov. 8

Join us Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. at Christ Church for a discussion with the Founder of Wait Until 8th, Brooke Shannon. No matter where you are on your parenting journey with technology, you don’t want to miss this talk. She will provide parents with strategic advice for reining in smartphone use and tips for delaying use of social media. Brooke has been featured on GMA, NPR, the Today Show and CNN. Learn more via, and register for the free event via this link.

Women’s Retreat – Jan. 19-21

Join the women of Christ Church and St. Michael’s Episcopal Church for a Retreat & Renew (R&R) weekend, Jan. 19-21, at Pinehurst Resort’s Holly Inn. This year’s program, “Walking Together, A Weekend for Women” is led by Kathy Izard, author of The Last Ordinary Hour and The Hundred Story Home. This event is full. Please contact Cooper Bratton at to be added to the waitlist.

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!

Christ Church Women’s Basketball Team

Join the Christ Church Women’s Basketball team! Our upcoming practices include Oct. 11, Nov. 8 and Dec. 6, from 11 am. to noon at Halifax Community Center. 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 ( or (919) 306-6404 ) if you’re interested in joining – it’s not too late! Thank you to our coaches, Will McElroy and Surry Wood, for leading our team.


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 – – 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 – – 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 – – to learn more.


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 –


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 – – 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!