Episcopal spirituality is grounded in the love of God for humanity as seen in the incarnation of Jesus Christ. Christian Life is life lived in Christ, through our church, family, work and community involvement. We promote an open-minded, explorative approach to developing our own relationship to the mystery that is God.
Confirmation is a very important event in the life of the Church and in the life of those who are being confirmed. Where in baptism parents make promises on behalf their children, confirmation is an individual’s personal covenant of faithfulness to God and the Church with the continued support of the Church Community. Confirmation is a journey. It is a time of exploration, discovery and commitment which will require participants to grow in community with God and each other as well as engage in the life of the Church.
The Bible Challenge
Christ Church, and Episcopalian congregations across the country, are taking part in the Bible Challenge – reading through the Bible in one year. Adults, youth and children are invited to get to know the stories, prayers, parables and letters in the Bible in a new way. Participants will read from the Bible in sequence – following the Old Testament and New Testament narratives in order, with a Psalm each day as well.
Christ Church participants can read on their own or are invited to join in these discussion groups:
- The Men’s Bible Study – Meets Friday mornings from 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. in the Parish Center Dining Hall to study the Bible over breakfast. For more information, please contact The Rev. Luke Jernagan at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Staying in the Story – On Wednesday nights from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Parish Center Dining Hall, a rotating team of clergy leads a discussion group for people taking part in the Bible Challenge. All are welcomed. For more information, contact The Rev. Greg Brown at email@example.com.
- Behind the Bible – To support the Bible Challenge, The Rev. Luke Jernagan and The Rev. Greg Brown are offering a class on the basics and background of the Bible. This class will explore the background of the Bible and the overarching themes that run throughout the many books. We will cover the Bible from beginning to end, with monthly series such as “In the Beginning,” “Covenant & Deliverance,” “Paul,” and “Revelation!” Sunday mornings at 10:15 a.m. in Parish Center Rooms 111-113. For more information, contact The Rev. Greg Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can learn more about the Bible Challenge and find additional resources at: thecenterforbiblicalstudies.org/bible-challenge-invitation
Intercessor Prayer Request
Part of our oneness in Christ should be our concern to pray for one another. If you desire prayers of petition for yourself or intercession for others, prayer request cards are available at the church, or you can download one here (pdf of card). Please complete the card and place it in the offering plate or in the box in the Narthex. Permission to pray for others is required. We will call you to verify this request. You or the person for whom you request prayers will be prayed for daily by the Intercessors. All information is confidential.
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