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, 30s and 40s who gather for community, spirituality, and a good time. This past year, we took our annual trip to the ballpark for a Travelers game and enjoyed the view from a sky box. We toured the new Rock Town Distillery in Little Rock. We enjoyed an art exhibit at UALR with Dr. Floyd Martin. And we wrapped up the year with a holiday party catered by Green Cuisine, Little Rock’s first vegetarian lunch truck. For more information about Young Adult gatherings contact The Rev. Kate Alexander.

Education For Ministry (EfM)

This intensive weekly program is a chance to make significant growth theologically as you reflect on the Bible, church history, and the church’s various theological statements through the centuries. The University of the South has developed materials for the course. A mentor leads discussion of the materials and reflection on how each participant sees God active in his or her daily life. Tuition is $340 per year (there are partial scholarships available), and the class is limited to 12 people. This group meets from September through May. If you want to find out more about the course, visit with Sandra Scoggin 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.

Christ Church Green Team

We are a group of parishioners and staff members dedicated to finding ways for Christ Church to be “greener” and to be a place of learning about environmental concerns and ecological stewardship. New members are welcome. For more information contact The Rev. Kate Alexander.

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. In November of 2011 the Men also will represent Christ Church at the Cornbread Festival on South Main. Curious? Contact Tim Pardue.

Potluck Jams

Potluck Jams are a relatively new tradition at Christ Church. Several times a year we hold a potluck at which people are invited to bring an instrument and join the music circle, or enjoy a meal with friends and just listen. But in our first few jams, we’ve had guitars and mandolins and basses and even an occasional fiddle. Nourish your inner bluegrass musician with us. Questions? Contact The Rev. Scott Walters.

Parents' Forum

Parents gather from time to time to discuss common challenges and milestones in parenting. We offer one another support, strategies, and thoughtful consideration on the vocation of parenting. Topics have included keeping Advent a holy season as a family, child safety, and the blessing of a skinned knee. Most gatherings include dinner and activities for the kids while the parents talk. Contact Patricia Matthews.

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.