Faith in Community

Sometimes we see God most clearly in the face of a friend or stranger

At Christ Church we believe that God makes something of us together that we could never become on our own. Being the church means acknowledging the great variety of gifts God has given to us all. You will find people to challenge your mind and deepen your prayers here. You will find opportunities to serve people in need close by and far away, and many ways to offer your gifts in worship. And you will also find people to laugh with, people to sing with, people to eat with, people to simply enjoy.

 

Young Adults

 

The young adults of Christ Church are a diverse group in their 20s and 30s  who gather for community, spirituality, and a good time once a month in the Sixth Street Library following the 10:30am service. For more information about Young Adult gatherings contact Marvin McLennon.

Education For Ministry (EfM)

Education for Ministry is a certificate program in theological education developed by The University of the South that helps its participants discover and nurture their call to Christian service. This program is designed as a series of four, one-year courses that explore Biblical text, Christian history, and theological perspective in a seminar group format. The group with a maximum of twelve participants meets weekly from September through May and includes study, theological reflection, and worship. A mentor leads discussion of the materials and reflection on how each participant sees God active in their daily lives. Tuition is $375 per year with partial scholarships available. If you want to find out more about the course, visit with Joan Beetstra or visit EfM at Sewanee.

Christ Church Moms

Christ Church moms are invited to a monthly gathering for a chance to offer mutual support, connect about the spirituality of motherhood, and swap information. New moms and moms with small children are especially encouraged to participate, but all moms are welcome. The meetings are informal and confidential. Snacks include the essentials of cheese, chocolate, and beverages. Childcare is provided in the nursery. Ideas, questions, and suggestions are always welcome. For more information contact The Rev. Kate Alexander.

Episcopal Church Women (ECW)

All women in the Episcopal Church are members of ECW, a group that meets at least quarterly at Christ Church for dinner and lectures. ECW raises money throughout the year by selling bulbs and hosting the annual Resell It Sale to support many outreach ministries in the community. All are welcome to attend ECW events, including men.

Watershed Discipleship Group

There are a number of opportunities throughout the year to gather with other Christ Church members to explore our “wild” neighborhood and encourage the flourishing of creation around Little Rock. To be a “watershed disciple” is to commit to learning from our local ecosystems and working from our Christian discipleship to care for the creation around us.  For more information contact The Rev. Ragan Sutterfield.

Men's Group

The Christ Church Men gather several times a year for a Men’s Dinner, they prepare the food for parish gatherings such as Mardi Gras, and they have participated in service projects around the church such as painting our newly refurbished nursery. Curious? Contact Tim Pardue.

Annual Parish Retreat

We gather at Camp Mitchell on Petit Jean Mountain each year in the winter for a weekend retreat. There is always plenty of relaxation, conversation, prayer, and fun. Kids have activities while the adults engage in the retreat’s theme for that year. And then all come together for time to get to know one another and relax in a beautiful setting. All are welcome, and registration happens in the late fall. Contact The Rev. Kate Alexander.