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.
Selections for January through June 2019 are:
Varina Howell agrees to marry an older widower, Jefferson Davis, with whom she expects to lead a secure happy life.
|February 6||The Great Alone||Kristin Hannah||A Vietnam vet returns home a changed and volatile man. He moves his family to the Alaskan wilderness to find a more rewarding life for them.|
|March 7||Unsheltered||Barbara Kingsolver||
A novel that interweaves past and present to explore human resiliency in times of upheaval.
|April 3||I've Been Thinking||Maria Shriver||Reflections, prayers, and meditations for a meaningful life.|
|May 1||Love and Ruin||Paula McLain||The stormy marriage of Ernest Hemingway and Martha Gellhorn.|
|June 5||Where the Crawdads Sing||Delia Owens||
Rumors of "the marsh girl" haunt the town of Berkley Cove for hundreds of years. When a body is found police arrest Kyra Clark who they suspect is the marsh girl.
8:00 AM: Holy Eucharist, Rite I
10:30 AM: Holy Eucharist, Rite II