Tuesday Morning Bible Study
Join the clergy each Tuesday morning at 11 am via Zoom to study the Bible readings for the following Sunday. It is an hour of conversation and reflection. As we continue to adapt and adjust our days, may this time be a source of spiritual grounding and insight. All are welcome.
Our 2020 Advent on a Pilgrimage from Canterbury to Rome
Our Rector Mark lead a conversation about pilgrimage and faith on Monday nights in the season of Advent.
Christ Church partnered with Exeter’s exceptional Water Street Bookstore to carry Timothy Egan’s “A Pilgrimage to Eternity: From Canterbury to Rome”.
Praise of Egan’s book:
From "the world's greatest tour guide," a deeply-researched, captivating journey through the rich history of Christianity and the winding paths of the French and Italian countryside that will feed the mind, body, and soul
(New York Times).
"Egan draws us in, making us feel frozen in the snow-covered Alps, joyful in valleys of trees with low-hanging fruit, skeptical of the relics of embalmed saints and hopeful for the healing of his encrusted toes, so worn and weathered from their walk."--The Washington Post
Moved by his mother's death and his Irish Catholic family's complicated history with the church, Timothy Egan decided to follow in the footsteps of centuries of seekers to force a reckoning with his own beliefs. He embarked on a thousand-mile pilgrimage through the theological cradle of Christianity to explore the religion in the world that it created. Egan sets out along the Via Francigena, once the major medieval trail leading the devout to Rome, and travels overland via the alpine peaks and small mountain towns of France, Switzerland, and Italy, accompanied by a quirky cast of fellow pilgrims and by some of the towering figures of the faith--Joan of Arc, Henry VIII, Martin Luther. The goal: walking to St. Peter's Square, in hopes of meeting the galvanizing pope who is struggling to hold together the church through the worst crisis in half a millennium. A thrilling journey, a family story, and a revealing history, A Pilgrimage to Eternity looks for our future in its search for God.
Fall 2020- Our Shared Work: Seeing White and Becoming Anti-Racist
We spent four Monday evenings checking in with one another on the ongoing work of racial reconciliation. Join Mark via Zoom at 7 p.m. beginning Monday, September 21. We will convene online again on October 5 & 19 and on November 2. We will reassess after those first four conversations.
We recommend the Podcast "Seeing White" -- a series that unpacks the history of race and racism. This process and work will be ongoing – it is not a four-week project rather a place and a time to begin again.
Join us to learn, pray, and act.
Confirmation Class- May 2021
The next confirmation class for youth begins in November 2022.
We will use resources that expose youth to a wide range of topics, including Scripture, sacraments, creeds, church history, prayer, and serving others, and ask them to think through what they believe and why. We emphasize finding one’s own voice rather than simply conforming to an external standard. We trust that when people put in the effort to articulate what they believe and why they will make good choices about their next step in faith.