In addition to the many church related activities associated with the functioning of the operation, mission and outreach of our parish there are several opportunities for pure fellowship through clubs and organizations we sponsor. These clubs provide an outlet for companionship, fun and education.
Each second Monday of the month many of the men of Christ Church gather for an evening of food and fellowship along with a bit of edification from an invited speaker. The group, divided into teams, present a social hour, followed by a meal and a presentation by a guest from the community on subjects of interest to the members. While most of the fellows are church members, it is not unusual to have a number of guests from other churches. Several have attended so often it is hard to think of them as visitors. The Men’s Club format has led to a variety of delicious meals and a broad range of interesting speakers.
Fellowship at 5:30 pm
Dinner at 6:30 pm
The Women’s Club, a core group of friends, gathers at Christ Church at least quarterly, or more often as necessary, to share fellowship, enjoy informative programs, and support each other in learning about mission outreach. The women of the Church are project oriented and annually select one or two fund raising events to support identified parish needs not covered in the regular budget. Projects have included the preparation and sale of frozen casserole dinners, rummage sales, wine tasting parties and similar programs which encourage a labor of love for a worthy purpose. The Women’s Club (ECW) of Christ Church invites new members, creating a diverse group of women engaged in purposeful action for God’s mission in the community.
For many years a group of hearty and dedicated men from several denominations gather early each Thursday morning at 7 in the Parish House for scripture reading, discussion and prayer. Biscuits, juice and coffee provide the energy for the group but fellowship and a deeper spiritual understanding provides the purpose.
The CEC Book Club meets in the Parish House Library the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m., except July. Like several of the clubs and organizations in our church, the Book Club is a popular program that draws members from the greater community. Selecting, reading, and discussing both popular and lesser known books leads to lively and frequently animated meetings that are both enjoyable and edifying.
December's meeting will include a covered dish dinner beginning at 6PM. Reading the book is not a pre-requisite for participation, just come and enjoy the fellowship and discussion.
Selections for December and the 2017 spring to summer season are:
|December 7, 2016||Dimestore||Lee Smith|
|January 4, 2017||Pecan Man||Cassie Dandridge Sellek|
|February 1, 2017||Glory Over Everything||Kathleeen Grissom|
|March 8, 2017||Grandma Gatewood's Walk||Ben Montgomery|
|April 5, 2017||Hillbilly Elegy||JD Vance|
|May 3, 2017||The Whistler||John Grisham|
|June 7, 2017||Most Wanted||Lisa Scottoline|
|July 2017||No Meeting This Month||On Vacation!|
|August 2, 2017||Covered Dish and Movie Night|
|September 6, 2017||People of the Book||Geraldine Brooks|
8:00 AM: Holy Eucharist, Rite I
10:30 AM: Holy Eucharist, Rite II