Christ Church families, we hear you. Many of you are returning to in-person worship, either indoors or outdoors, while others are still holding off due to pandemic concerns. Some of you are worshipping online, while others can’t stomach another moment of screen time. With the nursery closed for now, and children’s formation classes still suspended at this time, families are telling us they miss in-person connection with other families, and incorporating faithful conversations at home is easier said than done.
With all of this in mind, and because we know that parents are always their children’s primary spiritual guides, we are pleased to introduce Church Church Community Circles! These circles will provide a chance to connect with others in person, as safely as possible, where faith can be nurtured. Whether your family is attending worship currently or not, participation in a circle will provide an important opportunity to connect with others, connect within, and connect with God.
Each circle will consist of three or four families, with a recommendation of no more than 20 people total. We will help you find a circle that’s a great fit for your family, based on where and when you’d like to meet, and the age of your children. Our hope is that circles will meet twice a month in an outdoor location, coordinated by a circle captain. Family Ministry at Christ Church will provide prayers, readings, discussion questions, formation lessons – as much or as little support desired by each circle to fill gatherings with joy and intention.
Would you like to get together at the beach on a weekend evening? Or are you homeschooling and looking for an activity to do with your kids on a weekday afternoon? Would you like grandparents to be included? Do you already have other families in mind for your circle, or are you brand new to town and hoping to make new friends? Fill out the interest form below, and we’ll do the rest. We plan to assist in forming circles in October, with meetings potentially beginning in November.
May each circle be blessed, as we continue our life together as one big church family.