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 . . .

Easter Stories: From Shared Trauma to Imagining the Future

Christ Episcopal Church, Dayton, invites you to a three-session series of reflective conversations “to empower people who have lived through shared trauma (in this case, the pandemic and confinement) to create a more ideal future, through storytelling and appreciating those things that give life.” 

 “From Shared Trauma to Imagining the Future” will begin on Tuesday, May 11, 7-8:15 p.m., on Zoom, and continue on May 18 and May 25. Because the conversations are designed to build on one another, you are encouraged to attend all three sessions, though this is not required. 

The series will be led by the Rev. Peter Homeyer and Mary Thomas Watts, who, with five other veteran Episcopal adult Christian education trainers, has designed after-COVID resources available for use by faith communities and secular organizations. 

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

WATCH OUR LENTEN 2021 SERIES . . .

Life Transformed: The Way of Love in Lent

A virtual Lenten series held on Zoom, where each gathering began with one of the following short pre-recorded video featuring contemplative music, scripture reading, and a brief reflection from a fellow parishioner on the week’s theme.

WATCH OUR ADVENT 2020 SERIES . . .

The Candles of Advent

A weekly advent devotional series including seasonal music from Percy Jones & Friends, reflections from The Rev. Peter Homeyer, and poetry written by Christ Church parishioners. This video series will be published each Wednesday throughout Advent on our Facebook, website and in the Broadcast.
Join us as we journey the Candles of Advent: Peace, Hope, Joy & Love.

FELLOWSHIP

Virtual Coffee Hour

We’ve been missing our weekly time for conversation and fellowship, which led to this new opportunity to bring our Sunday worship groups together between services. Virtual Coffee Hour will be held on Sundays at 9am via Zoom. You can call-in or join from your computer. To call in, dial +1-312-626-6799. Meeting ID: 841 2687 9134  Meeting Passcode: 131232

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!

First Friday Foyer Gathering

Christ Church is excited to announce a new approach to Foyer
for the 2019-2020 program year. In the past, Foyer Groups at Christ Church were small groups, about 6-8 people that would meet monthly for dinner and fellowship in one another’s homes. This is a very traditional approach to Foyer; this year we’d like to try something new…

A Parish-wide Foyer will be held on the First Friday of each month at Christ Episcopal Church, beginning November 1, 2019. Dinner will be a potluck beginning at 6:30pm in the Parish Hall, and everyone is encouraged to bring a dish to share.

No sign-up, no year long commitment, just come as you are and when you are able. Tables of 8 will be set in the Parish Hall to still give the intimacy of dining with a small group. You are welcome to sit where you’d like, but we encourage you to sit with new folks each month. Guests are always welcome…we’ve got warm hearts and wide tables!

We hope you’ll consider joining us as we see where the
Spirit takes us in this new season of Foyer at Christ Church!

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. This year we are excited to invite visitors to walk our new Reconciliation Labyrinth!

Gather, worship, reflect.

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