We human beings are created to be in relationship. We believe that God wants a relationship with each and every one of us. That connection to God is nurtured through prayer, worship, formation, Bible study, and fellowship. St. Christopher's offers opportunities to grow in relationship to God, to each other, and ourselves by connecting with others. You need not be a member of St. Christopher's to participate in these opportunities for learning and growth.
Current Adult Formation Opportunities
If you are new to the parish and want to check out a particular group, please email the Rev. Chana Tetzlaff if it isn't clear where the group is meeting.
Looking for learning opportunities this fall? Read or download the schedule for the fall semester using the button below:
Ladies in Fellowship Together (LIFT) / Third Mondays The Women's Group, LIFT (Ladies in Fellowship Together) meets on the third Monday of the month at 6:30pm at Bru Burger. If you would like to be included in email reminders or for further questions, please email the church office.
St. Christopher's Men's 4Cs / Second Mondays This men's group meets on the second Monday of the month at 6:30 pm typically at Wolfies in Carmel. Meetings are an opportunity to share casual conversation. The group is also committed to service and routinely pitches in with various projects, e.g. food distribution at the Hamilton County Harvest Food Bank, building the natural playground, delivering holiday totes to the Mary Riggs Neighborhood Center. Questions? Contact email the church office.
Common Grounds, Adult Formation 2nd and 4th Sundays at 11:00 a.m. Topic-based, drop in discussion, led by lay facilitators. Fall sessions will work through Adam Hamilton’s Creed: What Christians Believe and Why. This group will meet in the second floor chapel space. Common Grounds does not occur during the summer.
Contemplative Prayer (via Zoom) Tuesdays, 11:00 - 11:45 am, resumes June 13 This group explores contemplative prayer together. The format changes every few months but typically involves an informal check-in, a reading or question for discussion, and silent prayer shared together. For zoom link, please email the Rev. Cara Spaccarelli
Men's Bible Study, Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. (via Zoom) A low-commitment bible study where occasional drop-ins are welcome. Each week, discussions will focus on a short portion of scripture and commentary, with emphasis on practical life application. Fall book will be “Letters to the Philippians, Colossians, and Thessalonians” by William Barclay. For further information, to sign up, and to order the study guide, please email the church office.
Women's Book Group Wednesdays, 10:00 – 11:30a in the Chapel beginning September 6 Are you interested in lively conversation and diverse perspectives? Please consider joining the Women's Book Study on Wednesday mornings in the second floor chapel space. Discussions focus on a short chapter with a voluntary rotation of group members that facilitate the discussion. Fall book: On the Brink of Everything by Parker Palmer.
Friendship Bible Study The Tuesday Bible study group meets on Tuesdays, at 3:30 pm in the church conference room. The current study is Angels, an 8-week study by Vinita Hampton Wright. For further information, to sign up, and to order the study guide, please email the church office.
Becoming Beloved Community Tuesday evenings, 10/17 and 11/14 at 7:00 p.m. and Sundays in Lent at 11:00 a.m. This group is open to anyone interested in participating. This year we are shifting gears to reflection within the wider parish. Two fall gatherings will preview material and a reflective process for learning about both the church's participation in systems of racism, as well as the gifts the Church has offered for transformation and the vision of God's Beloved Community, with focused participation during 6 weeks of Lent. If you'd like more information or have questions, please email the church office.
The Daughters of the King The Order of the Daughters of the King® (DOK) is a sisterhood of women dedicated to a life of prayer, service, and evangelism. St. Christopher’s Mary and Martha Chapter of The Order of the Daughters of the King formed on May 14, 2006. The Chapter conducts regular monthly meetings (except during summer months), and it provides invitation and instruction for new members to the Order each year. At St. Christopher's the Daughters offer programs of general interest to the parish several times each year. They also arrange receptions for funerals and memorial services and host the Young at Heart Luncheon monthly. Learn more.