Resources

Below you will find resources that may be helpful in your spiritual life and journey. First you will find information on CityHeart, our outreach office that addresses requests for emergency assistance. Under “Important Links”, and resources such as the Hymnal 1982, Book of Common Prayer, Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio, Eucharistic Lectionary, and more! You will also find sections on the facilities at Christ Church, planning ahead resources for end of life and funeral/burial arrangements, as well as planning information for weddings.

If you are looking for specific resources not detailed on this page, please contact the church office to see how they may be able to assist you.

 

 

Requesting Emergency Assistance

CityHeart

If you are seeking Emergency Assistance, please contact CityHeart, a nonprofit organization located on the lower level of Christ Church that serves as our outreach office to address requests for assistance.

CityHeart is open Monday – Friday, 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm. You can reach them by phone at (937)223-2489(CITY). Calls and walk-ins are both welcomed.

CityHeart offers help for basic needs such as:

  • Food and Hunger Resources
  • Utility Disconnections
  • Housing / Shelter / Evictions
  • Transportation
  • Identification Documents
  • Pharmacy and Medical Resources

CityHeart helps by connecting clients to resources such as United Way Helplink, Homeless Shelters, Homefull, local food pantries, hot meal programs, the Benefit Bank that helps folk determine possible eligibility for mainstream services, and utility programs among others.

Visit CityHeart’s website to learn more at: www.daytoncityheart.org and follow them on Facebook

Christ Church Facilities

Click the link below to learn more about the facilities at Christ Church.

Dayton Christ Episcopal Church Facilities V2

Planning Ahead | Arrangements for Funeral / Burial

This planning workbook has been designed to assist Christians with preparations that will help their families, their pastor or funeral director, at the time of their death. At Christ Episcopal Church, as in all Christian Churches, we believe very deeply in our Lord’s promise of eternal life to all who trust in and seek to be obedient to Christ. We view the service for the burial of the dead as a solemn moment in the life of the Church, reminding us all of our physical mortality; but we, as Christians, also see this time as one in which we can be reminded to give thanks again to God for caring enough about us to send us Jesus, that we might have the gift of life eternal.

If you should die tomorrow, would your family know how old you are? Where your important papers are? Whether you wish to be buried or cremated?

Often a family doesn’t know, and part of the education of a Christian is the process of preparing for death. Death is a part of the gift of life.

And so, we are offering you this workbook so that you will take the time to make some decisions about how and where you want your burial services conducted and so that your family, friends, and executor(s) will have an easier time carrying out those decisions and making other necessary arrangements with the assurance of your written word to guide them. We recommend that you consult a clergy person in the liturgical preparations.

Please keep this record up-to-date. Many changes occur in our lives each year, such as changes in marital status, births, deaths, address, etc.

Let someone know where this record will be kept. Do not keep the only copy in your safe deposit box. It should be kept with your important papers where it will be accessible to others. Make sure to give a copy to your clergy and attorney.

Planning Ahead – Funeral Booklet 2018

Planning Ahead | Weddings

Marriage is truly a beautiful sacrament of the Church, and Christ Church has been honored to share in this blessing with countless couples over the years.

Your wedding is a sacred occasion. It is our prayer that your wedding will be both beautiful and meaningful. For this reason, we are pleased to offer the booklets below outlining the customs, policies, and procedures for weddings at Christ Church.

When you come to a minister requesting that they officiate at your marriage, you are not simply asking that they pronounce that you are now married (a Justice of the Peace can do that), but that the Church bless your marriage. The wedding service is, therefore, first of all a religious service. It is secondly, a social event; an important one. It is one of the major events in the lives of two people. We want above all to please the couple on their “big day,” but this should be within the teaching of the Church.

Wedding Booklet for Members: Wedding Booklet (Members2019)

Wedding Booklet for Non-Members: Wedding Booklet (non-Member2019)