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.
Adult Formation in a Time of Social Distancing
During the pandemic some of our groups have moved to Zoom while others have chosen to take a pause. During the summer, some groups may also gather outdoors with masks on the church grounds. 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.
Sunday Adult Formation (via Zoom)
Sunday Mornings 9:00 a.m. | Adult Formation Common Grounds Our summer series explores the destruction of the first and second temples and the ways their destruction affected the development of Judaism and Christianity. This series is a mixture of lecture and conversation. We will meet Sundays through August 16th, except July 5th. Zoom Gathering Link Meeting ID: 973 1596 5596 Password: StChrisCG
Dismantling Racism Group (via Zoom)
This group periodically runs small groups that cultivate a safe place to discuss addressing racism and prejudice as encountered in one's daily life. There is also an ongoing group that meets monthly. In June of 2020, a small group series began via Zoom.
Small Group Bible Studies (via Zoom)
Small group virtual Bible studies are an opportunity to get to know one another and the Bible better. The group commits to weekly meetings for six weeks to build their relationship and rhythm and then often continue to meet. Groups open to new people seasonally, and the next open season will be Fall of 2020. For more information, email the Rev. Cara Spaccarelli | Email
Current Adult Fellowship opportunities Our Fellowship groups currently operating on Zoom are listed below. As others begin to gather outdoors on church grounds with masks on, they will be denoted as "in-person" with their meeting location (West Lawn on Starbucks side, Columbarium - Behind Building, or South Lawn next to Parish Hall). 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.
St. Christopher's Men's 4Cs (via Zoom)
This men's group meets on the 2nd Monday of the month at 6:30 pm typically at Prodigy Burger Bar, Clay Terrace, but via Zoom the last few months. We will meet on Monday, July 13th outdoors at the church. Bring a face mask, a lawn chair, and your beverage of choice. 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 Kevin Price | Email
Ladies in Fellowship Together LIFT (via Zoom)
The newly formed Women's Group, LIFT (Ladies in Fellowship Together) is off to a great start! At the end of May the group had its first meeting via Zoom. A fun group of women logged on, got to know each other better, laughed, told stories, and enjoyed fellowship together. You are invited to join us for our next monthly meeting on Monday, July 20 outdoors at St. Christopher's. As always, at St. Christopher's, all are welcome. Learn about future meeting and gathering information by subscribing to The Weekly News, St. Christopher's weekly newsletter.
Formation and Fellowship (those not mentioned above are on hiatus for the summer)
Wednesday Book Study Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m., the Andres Library This group meets for spiritual renewal through the exploration of selected readings and by sharing their lives each week. Please join us as we read Crazy Christians by Michael Curry. For more information, contact Claire Zmak | Email
Friendship Bible Study Tuesdays 3:30 p.m., Conference Room This longstanding group chooses studies of various topics which run from 8 to 16 weeks. Currently the group is studying 1&2 Timothy and Titus from the N.T. Wright Bible study guide series. For more information, contact Nancy Barney | Email
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. The Mary and Martha Chapter conducts regular monthly meetings (except during summer months), and it provides invitation and instruction for new members to the Order each year. Learn More . . .
Young at Heart Fourth Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m., February to October (Second or third Wednesdays in November and December), Parish Hall Check Parish Calendar and current publications for timing. Join us for a simple meal and conversation. This luncheon, sponsored by the Daughters of the King, offers an opportunity for fellowship for the 55+ crowd. For more information, contact Nancy Barney | Email
Dismantling Racism Group Second Sunday of the Month, 11:30 a.m., Conference Room This group meets monthly to explore issues of social policy, systemic racism, and privilege. It also cultivates a safe place to discuss addressing racism and prejudice as encountered in one's daily life.
Coffee Hour Sundays, 11:15 a.m., Parish Hall Every Sunday we gather after the 10:00 a.m. worship service for an informal opportunity to get to know each other. Come and visit for whatever time your schedule permits. On the 4th Sunday of the month, we have "spiritual" coffee hours where table questions are provided to promote deeper conversations.
Men's Prayer Group Saturdays, 7:30 - 8:00 a.m., the Andres Library This group gathers for prayer (use the west parking lot door). This is a quiet time of reflection and petition. At 8:00, those who are able adjourn for breakfast.
St. Christopher's 4Cs Men's Group (Christopher's Casual Communion Crew) Second Monday of the Month, 6:30 p.m. This men's group formed to get to know one another better and also to promote service. It meets once a month on the second Monday of the month at local restaurants. (The 4Cs are currently meeting at Prodigy Burger Bar, Clay Terrace.) 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 Kevin Price | Email