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
As long as the outdoor weather cooperates, our groups are meeting on the parish grounds. Depending on the other activities at the church, possible meetings spaces on the grounds include West Lawn, East Lawn, and Natural Playground pavillion. Use the button below for descriptions of our fall Adult Formation / Christian Education offerings. 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.
Common Grounds, Adult Formation, Sundays, 9:00 am Bible Basics Series, October 17, 24, and 31
The Bible tells one unified story, and yet it cannot all be read in the same way. Have you ever wondered about the best way to read the Bible? Or how the Hebrew scriptures and Christian scriptures relate to one another? Or why we struggle to differentiate between prophecy and metaphor? In these three sessions, using material from The Bible Project, we will explore how the Bible invites readers into deeper thought and meditation on its words. Rev. Chana will lead these Common Grounds sessions.
Contemplative Prayer (Zoom)
Tuesdays, 11:00 am This group shares a short reading, a 20 minute conversation about prayer, and 20 minutes of silent prayer together. For zoom link, please email the Rev. Cara Spaccarelli
Small Group Bible Studies
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 2021. For more information, email the Rev. Chana Tetzlaff | Email
Tuesday Bible Study
The Tuesday Bible study group resumes on Tuesday, September 14 at 3:30 pm in the church conference room. The study is N. T. Wright’s 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus, a 12-week study using a guide book. Everyone is welcome and no previous study is necessary. For further information, to sign up, and to order the study guide, please email the church office.
Wednesday Book Study
The Wednesday Book Study meets every Wednesday morning from 10:00 to 11:00 am. We will meet in the Parish Hall to ensure safe distancing. The first meeting will be a time to get acquainted and review the introduction to the book we’ll study: Friendship of Women: Hidden Tradition of the Bible by Joan Chittister. You need not have purchased the book. Anyone interested is welcome to join the discussion. For more information, contact Julie O'Connor | Email
Dismantling Racism Group (via Zoom)
Dismantling Racism, Tuesday, October 26, 7:00 p.m. Come join us in the parish hall as we kick off the the Dismantling Racism Program for 2021-22. The Dismantling Racism Team will utilize the Catechism as the foundation for the year. Each month will be devoted to a question in the Catechism and to a topic in racism. The curriculum will culminate with a pilgrimage to The Legacy Museum and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama. Join us on October 26 to get more information and to learn how red-lining has resulted in continued injustices in our communities. For more information, please read the curriculum flyer. If you'd like more information or have 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 Bar Louie on Main St. 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. Upcoming Meetings: November 8 and December 13. Questions? Contact email the church office.
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 on the patio of Bar Louie. Upcoming dates are October 18, November 15, and December 20. If you would like to be included in email reminders or for further questions, please email the church office.