The Spiritual Life

There are many ways to renew your spirit at Christ Church. Whether you’re looking for a quiet place to pray during the week or a group with which to share your journey, we hope that you will find what you are looking for in this community. Below you will find a sampling of our offerings.

 

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.

Labyrinth

The labyrinth is a tool for prayer and meditation. It is an ancient symbol that represents wholeness while integrating many levels of symbolism within its sacred geometry. It is a single path leading to the center and back. Many use a three-fold path of meditation and prayer when walking the labyrinth: Entering, Centering and Returning. The labyrinth of Christ Church is a replica of the 12th century stone pattern inlaid in the floor of Chartres Cathedral in Chartres, France. It is located on the second floor of the Parish House. The labyrinth is available for use during office hours unless another event is planned.

Daughters of the King

The Order of the Daughters of the King is an order for church women who feel called to make a lifetime commitment to God, in a ministry of prayer, service and evangelism. We wear the DOK cross every day as a sign of our commitment. Our chapter at Christ Church is the Advent Chapter. We meet the first Sunday of each month, pray every day, for any and all who request or need prayers and participate in an on-going outreach service project. We are part of a worldwide organization. For additional information, contact Lizbeth Jorgenson or Priss Maddux, Co-Presidents.

Compline

Every Sunday evening the Christ Church Compline Choir sings this traditional service of evening prayers in candlelight. The music is unaccompanied chants and motets and lasts 15 – 20 minutes. All are welcome to experience this peaceful and sacred way to begin the week. Click here for more information.

House of Prayer

The House of Prayer is a joint ministry of the Diocese of Arkansas and St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in West Little Rock. It is interfaith haven, set apart in nature, dedicated to contemplative prayer, meditation and quiet, where all are welcome. For more information, please visit the House of Prayer website or contact The Rev. Joyce Hardy.

Morning Prayer

The service of Morning Prayer is offered on Fridays at 8:10 a.m. in The Witsell Chapel. Other Daily Office services are offered during particular seasons of the church year. Contact The Rev. Scott Walters.

A Quiet Place to Pray

The red doors at the front of the church on Scott Street are open Monday – Friday from 9 to 3. You are welcome to enter the church for a quiet place to pray.

Journey Group

This ongoing group meets on Tuesday evenings at 6:00 in the Bishop’s Room to discuss natural spirituality and dream work. For more information contact Sandra Smith.