Join Fr. Justin and the vestry for a Q&A session with updates about the church and school.
During the summer we are having special multiage lessons in Primary Classroom with Lin McBee and Jane Wells. The religious program we use, now called Godly Play, has been around since Maria Montessori’s day when she developed a lovely, quiet, experienced-based way for children to encounter God. After the adult storyteller presents the story to them using 3-D materials and simple language, the children choose how they will respond with their own artwork or storytelling, staying in the same prayerful mood. Children’s formation will be held all summer in the Godly Play Classroom at 9:15 am. It is next to the nursery in the main church building. We welcome all children ages 4 to 12. Older children and adults who would like to help are welcome, too. After Christ Church goes to one service during July and the first Sunday in August, Children’s Formation will be at 10:45, after the combined worship service.
Join the clergy of Christ Church this summer during the Rector’s forum as they team teach “Our Faith, Our Life”. All Adults and youth are welcome. Those interested in confirmation need to attend and should contact the church office.
June 11: The Perseverant Church
Come explore how the church evolved in an age of persecution, controversy, heresy, and intrigue. The church overcame much during its infancy and many of the decisions made by the early church fathers shaped the future church.
June 18: Origins of the Anglican Church
Several cultural factors created a “perfect storm” for the emergence of the Anglican Church in England in the mid-1500’s. In this session we will look at some of the (now familiar) distinctives of the Anglican/Episcopal church which marked a radical change from religious “business as usual” at the time.
July 2: The World of Scripture
The Anglican faith is comprised of a three legged stool consisting of Scripture, Tradition and Reason. Come join us as we explore our salvation story as well as looking at the ways the Episcopal faith interprets scripture.
July 9 Anglican Theology
McAdoo claims that the distinctive thing about Anglicanism and the contribution they make to historic Christianity lies in method they use to talk about God and issues of faith. In this class we will discuss McAdoo's claim and other issues about theology in general and Anglicanism's contribution in particular.
July 17 Anglican Spirituality
Spirituality is a hot item. Lots of people are talking about it. But what is it? How is it applied to Christian life and faith. In this class we will discuss these issues with a focus on the Book of Common Prayer.
July 30: All the Questions You Have About the Episcopal Church but Were Afraid to Ask
Join Fr. Justin, Fr. Jim, Fr. Tom and Fr. Mark as we answer any and all questions you may have about the Episcopal church or its history. Participants will be allowed to submit their questions anonymously or openly.