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 Third Bay Cafe at 6 PM the second Monday of each month. Each group participant orders their Dutch treat meal from the menu at 6:30 PM. With busy schedules, the group enjoys time together, with the primary purpose of the gathering to be fellowship. Projects and purpose are interjected from time to time. The Women’s Club (ECW) of Christ Church invites new members, creating a diverse group of women getting to know each other and engaging in purposeful action for God’s mission in the community. Sign up under the volunteer link on the website if you care to join the group so seats may be arranged for all.
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 PM, 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. Reading the book is not a pre-requisite for participation, just come and enjoy the fellowship and discussion.
We will host a movie night in August. Please bring a dish to share and your beverage of choice. The movie, based on a true story, is Woman in Gold, starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds.
Selections for September through December 2018 are:
Woman in Gold
Alexi Kaye Campbell
E. Randol Schoenber
|Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover artwork she believes rightfully belongs to her family.|
|September 5||A Gentleman in Moscow||Amor Towels||In 1922 Count Alexander Rostov, an aristocrat, is sentenced to house arrest. This situation gave him the opportunity to understand what it means to be a man with a purpose.|
|October 3||A Piece of the World||Christina Baker Kline||
A story of friendship and passion inspired by an iconic painting by Andrew Wyeth.
|November 7||Code Girls||Liza Mundy||The untold story of American code breakers during World War II.|
|December 5||Little Paris Bookshop||Nina George||A love letter to books for anyone who believes that stories can shape the lives of individuals.|
8:00 AM: Holy Eucharist, Rite I
10:30 AM: Holy Eucharist, Rite II