FORMATION + FELLOWSHIP

CHRISTIAN FORMATION

Christian Formation provides opportunities for learning and growing together in our faith, as well as in our relationships with one another. We know that Christian education is more than acquiring knowledge; it is about helping one another discover God’s presence in and purpose for our lives.

CURRENT FORMATION OPPORTUNITIES 

Family Faith Night

Family Faith Night is a monthly program, designed to bring together families of all kinds. In just over one hour, each program includes prayer, a lesson, activities, and community building.  Family Faith Night is church. These programs connect the church calendar and our worship practices with our lives. They create space for a positive, creative exploration of God and ourselves. Join us for a fun, relaxed evening building up the body of Christ – one family at a time!

October 23, 2021   6pm   “Dia de los Muertos”                                                                                            Join us as we explore the Mexican holiday, Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead. Join us for prayer, storytelling and crafts. Each family will have their own space and designated supplies – therefore we kindly ask you to sign up by October 16 so we can plan accordingly.

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November 20, 2021   6pm   “Christ the King”
Happy Name Day Christ Church! Our November Family Faith Night is centered on Christ the King Sunday, and the new liturgical year. Families will learn about the season of Advent, a time of hope, and will create a display for the nave. Join us for this time of prayer and crafts as we celebrate our community of faith and look ahead to the New Year!
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December 18, 2021   6pm   “Las Posadas”

Journey with the Holy Family as they search for a place for Jesus’ birth. Las Posadas, a traditional Mexican celebration leading into Christmas, is about preparing our hearts and homes for Jesus to enter in on Christmas. Through this mini pilgrimage, families (or travelers) will journey through Christ Church seeking a shelter, just as Mary and Joseph did to welcome baby Jesus. And just like the angels rejoiced that first Christmas, this mini-pilgrimage will culminate in a party to celebrate Jesus being born in a manger!

Adult Forum

Sundays at 9am in the Christ Church Nave + Facebook Live. “Holy Remembering – Dia de los Muertos” is a Christian Formation series for adults, led by our parish Programs Assistant, MaryJane Plote. Join us as we seek to understand the Mexican holiday, Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead, and explore how we honor and celebrate our own loved ones in the life of the church, along with the worldwide ways of honoring the deceased.

October 10, 2021 – “History of Halloween & Dia de los Muertos”

October 24, 2021 – “Celebrating Dia de los Muertos”

October 31, 2021 – “Holy Remembering”

 

DIOCESAN FORMATION OPPORTUNITIES . . .

The Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio has a variety of Christian Formation opportunities throughout the year. To learn more about their current formation programs, click here.

FELLOWSHIP

Downtowner’s Group

The Downtowners Luncheon Group is a fun bunch that meets monthly for lunch, trying out different local restaurants around Dayton. They typically meet on the third Wednesday of each month. A casual, fun way to enjoy fellowship with one another while supporting local businesses and sampling wonderful cuisine!

Women’s Retreats

Each spring and fall, we conduct a Women’s Retreat, designed to be a time for relaxation, fellowship, and spiritual renewal. A casual, fun, and engaging time with other women of the parish to strengthen friendships and make new ones, the weekend retreat is self-led by women of the parish and often held in a private retreat house at the Convent of the Transfiguration in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Sundae Sundays

A favorite gathering for kids and adults alike, Sundae Sundays are a summer hit! Typically held once a month from May – September, Sundae Sunday is filled with ice cream and smiles following the 10:30 worship service.

Summer First Fridays

First Fridays are a Dayton-wide celebration of downtown establishments throughout the summer months. During First Fridays, we enjoy being a place of welcome and nourishment to our neighbors throughout the city. In previous years we have had food, live music and open our doors for folks to learn more about the church. More recently we are excited to invite visitors to walk our new Reconciliation Labyrinth!

Gather, worship, reflect.

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