PARISH LIFE

 Christ Episcopal Church is a vibrant and active church with many opportunities to get involved. There are many great ways to meet new people and make new friends while serving the church and local community. Contact us at Christ@christchurchnewbern.com to be put in touch with any of these ministry leaders.

 

Christ Church Cooks

Keep our freezers stocked with delicious

and healthy food for those who may

have experienced a loss, a surgery, or

a new addition to the family where a

night off from cooking would be

welcomed. Frozen items are kept in a

freezer outside the kitchenette. If you

know someone with a short-term need,

you are encouraged to take a meal or

two and deliver it on behalf of Christ

Church. Please fill out the log sheet on

the front of the freezer to keep us

informed so we can replenish when

needed. If you enjoy cooking, join us. We

usually cook at the Harrison Center one morning

each month. Contact: Ellen Chance

Receptions and Special Events
This creative and tasty ministry hosts church picnics and receptions that are not covered by other committees at Christ Church. Some of these events are potluck. Others are prepared in our kitchen by exceptional cooks. This is a delightful way to use your gifts as well as meet other parishioners. Each spring and fall the entire parish gathers in the churchyard for a picnic. It is a time to spend an hour or so, amidst the dappled shade of our lovely old trees, eating through a smorgasbord of sumptuous food surrounded by the chatter and laughter of friends - new and old. Come and join us! Contact: Jane Ashford

Reception Desk Volunteers
Would you like to serve as the "greeting committee of the church" by volunteering to work the reception desk? Volunteers are essential to church operations. Our volunteers help out by manning the reception desk Monday -- Friday. Duties include answering the phone, greeting visitors and answering any visitor questions. Shifts include 9 am – noon and noon -- 2:00 pm Mondays through Thursdays, and 9 am -- noon on Fridays. Volunteers can commit to as many shifts as they would like. Contacts: Ellie Roberts or Priscilla Miller 

Foyers 
Foyers are small dinner groups made up of six to eight people who dine together at each other's homes. People interested in participating in foyers sign up twice a year, in the fall and early winter. New groups are formed each fall and winter/spring. Participants meet their group members at a “Meet & Greet.” Contact: Robin Biondi

Stepping Out Singles (SOS)
Stepping Out Singles (SOS) is a group of single adults – either by desire, design or chance. Our aim is to bring to each other that sense of comfort and camaraderie that is often missed when you find yourself living alone instead in a family. The group decides when and where to meet. Members often accompany one another to church services, dinners, and attend other social engagements and cultural offerings together. A “Meet and Greet” is planned each fall and spring for those wishing to participate, but you can join any time. Contact: Jane Broaddus

 

Funeral Receptions
At the request of the family, this committee offers a reception in the Parish Hall before or after a funeral to offer an opportunity for family and friends to speak to one another. Light refreshments of homemade finger foods, coffee, tea and/or lemonade are provided by parishioners. Volunteers provide finger foods and help with set-up and clean-up. Contact: Tony Embrey

Greening of the Church
Contact: Amanda Norwood

History Committee
Contact: Ken McCotter

Young Adults/Young Families
Contact: Betsy Jutras

Coffee Hour Niblets
Contact: Jane Ashford

Lemonade on the Lawn
Contact: Gretchen Lankenau

Moms Group
Contact: Rebecca Leahy

Kitchen Supplies and Maintenance
Contacts: Jane Ashford and Ellie Roberts

  

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