Book Readings & Discussions
Book readings and discussions are offered throughout the year. In past years we have read: Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow, John Dominic Crossan & Marcus Borg’s The Last Week, James H. Cone’s The Spirituals and the Blues, Nora Gallagher’s Moonlight Sonata at the Mayo Clinic, and Elaine Pagels’ Why Religion: A Personal Story. In the wider Episcopal church, a rich and various array of prayer and discussion groups are offered online. Be in touch if interested in more information.
The Rev. Bill Cruse, a frequent summer visitor, leads a meaningful and informative Education for Ministry course study which meets online throughout the year. Participation is an excellent way to learn more about church history, mission, theology, and ethics, with a particular grounding in bible study. If you are interested, please contact christepiscopal(at)gmail.com.
We warmly welcome all children, youth, and families in the church for worship services where they are welcome to be themselves. Drawing and reading resources can be found in the rear of the church for young children.
Confirmation for 7th-8th graders is done in conjunction with other Episcopal congregations in the Lakes Region. There are opportunities for all youth to get involved in Sunday worship services, and young adults to participate in choir or mission work through our thrift shop. Our strong ecumenical partnership with other denominational parishes in the Mount Washington Valley offers mission opportunities as well.
Christ Church welcomes anyone interested in reaffirmation, baptism, adult confirmation, or joining/transferring to the Episcopal church from another denomination or faith tradition. For more information please reach out to Janice Andrews, Senior Warden or Rev. Dan Weir, Priest Associate.
In the summertime Christ Church takes advantage to the proximity of the White Mountain National Forest. A group of seasoned and new hikers gather with ecumenical friends from other local parishes for a hike to mediate on the splendors of the earth and our responsible stewardship of them. Scheduled hikes and details are made during church announcements and anyone is encouraged to initiate an event and participate.