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Episcopal Church

Ministries

Sunday School (September – June: 10:00 – 10:30)

All of our Sunday School teachers have passed background checks conducted by SecureSearchPro Systems and we are in compliance with the Diocese of Connecticut Safe Church Practices.

Please contact Stacy Wiltshire through the church office for more information.

Children are welcome to join Sunday School anytime during the year.


Liturgical Ministries

Altar Guild: prepares worship space weekly. Contact Jane Wright through the church office for information.

Choir: We have a small choir that sings at 10 o’clock and at other services. Please contact Diane Gray through the church office for more information.

Lectors: are parishioners (adult and youngsters) who read the Lectionary at each service. Please contact the church office for information and scheduling.

Eucharistic Ministers: are parishioners trained and licensed to serve the chalice during Holy Communion.   

Acolytes: are adults and young people (9 years of age and older) trained to assist at worship. are parishioners (adult and youngsters) who read the Lectionary at each service. Please contact the church office for information and scheduling.

Eucharistic Visitors:are parishioners trained and licensed to bring Holy Communion to parishioners who are sick and/or shut-ins. Please contact the church if you would like Holy communion brought to you.

 

Community and Fellowship

Coffee Hour
Coffee and conversation after the 10 o’clock service.

Daughters of the King
Daughters of the King meet periodically on a Sunday after the 10 o’clock service. This religious order assists with healing and prayer ministries at Christ Church. Women interested in membership should contact Jane Wright, the president of the order, through the church office for additional information.

Episcopal Church Women
Episcopal Church Women meet Tuesday evenings at the church. The ECW unites women of the parish in service and social ministries. Currently, the ECW prepares a monthly dinner for the Spooner House in Shelton, raises funds to support parish ministries, and organizes two card parties a year. The most important function of the ECW is to build friendships among women. Please contact Martha Smart through the parish office for more information.

 

Hospitality and New Member Ministry Committee

Hospitality Committee 

Members welcome and encourage newcomers, visitors and all parishioners to share in the life of Christ Episcopal Church; they may also serve as greeters and periodically will host casual dinners to provide newcomers a more intimate environment in which to meet with the clergy and leaders of the Parish.

New Member Ministry 

Committee members are charged with promoting, nurturing and growing the membership of Christ Episcopal Church; identifying new opportunities to expand and enrich the important first impression that Christ Episcopal Church makes with visitors and guests; providing newcomers who wish to join Christ Episcopal Church with the information and guidance they may need to become active members of our Parish family; and review the guest book on a regular basis for potential follow up.

 

 

 

Outreach Ministries

Missions Committee

The Missions Committee is devoted to offering the generous presence of Christ to those most in need. The group meets the first Tuesday of the month at the church. Please contact Judy Fazzino through the church office for more information on the ways in which you can expand the mission of Christ.


Sacramental Preparation

Baptism

According to The Book of Common Prayer, “Holy Baptism is appropriately administered within the Eucharist as the chief service on a Sunday or other feast (page 298).” The rubrics also state that Baptism is “especially appropriate at the Easter Vigil, on the Day of Pentecost, on All Saints’ Day or the Sunday after All Saints’ Day and on the feast of the Baptism of our Lord (page 312).” Baptisms may also be performed on the occasion of a Bishop’s visit to the parish. Baptisms may be arranged for other Sundays as may be convenient for the family. 

Preparation for Communion, Confirmation, and Reception

If you or someone in your family would like to learn more about the sacramental life of the Episcopal Church, particularly about the Eucharist or the process that leads to Confirmation and/or Reception in the Church, please speak with the priest.

Preparation for Marriage

A couple must speak with the clergy at least 6 months before the marriage. Private instruction prior to a marriage at Christ Church is important and necessary. Please contact the church office to make an appointment.