Parish Life

Fellowship is at the heart of our spiritual home.

We love to get together for food and fun. Throughout the year, we celebrate special occasions with church-wide events where we can connect with old friends and meet new ones.

PARISH DAYS

In May and September, we host a Church-wide celebration called "Parish Day." The event begins with a gathering in All Saints' Hall for a casual worship service, followed by a buffet picnic lunch on the lawn where we celebrate with food, fellowship and fun. There are lots of activities for the kids, including games, a bouncy house and fire truck. Parish Day is a big event!  View details »

iGroups

iGroups is a hub for open-invitation social events suited to a variety of interests and ages. These gatherings will offer opportunities to deepen your relationships with old friends and meet new ones. Learn more » 

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

We celebrate Mardi Gras-style before the start of Lent, complete with pancakes and New Orleans food and jazz. View details »

Easter Egg Hunt

After Easter worship, children are invited to hunt for Easter eggs on the Church lawn and playgrounds. Volunteers are always needed to hide the eggs and help with eager young hunters. View details »

Halloween Trunk or Treat

This twist on Halloween is fun for all ages, as teens and adults decorate their car trunks and hand out treats to young princesses, robots, and super heroes. Learn more »

hot dog Sundays

A warm weather tradition, we enjoy hot dogs off the grill on the front lawn. This picnic-like event takes place on the second and fourth Sundays during the summer.

Vespers in the Garden

Vespers in the Garden is our annual spring tradition welcoming newcomers to Christ Church. The Hospitality Committee hosts this casual, outdoor event which begins with dinner and is followed by a lovely candlelight Vespers service, accompanied by the Christ Church Choir. We invite all newcomers to join committee members, clergy, staff, and Vestry for this special occasion, which takes place in the beautiful backyard of a nearby parishioner's home. For more information, contact Kathryn Saunders, Director of Newcomers and Parish Life. View photos from the 2017 Vespers »

bridge

Nearly 130 people play bridge in All Saints’ Hall on Friday afternoons. This is just one of four bridge initiatives at Christ Church, involving over 100 parishioners. The longest running is Wednesday Night Bridge. All are welcome to join this social game of rubber bridge; come with or without a partner. Generally we have 30 - 36 players. If you'd like to learn more, contact Courtney Cabaniss,  or 704-333-0378.

To learn more about Parish Life at Christ Church, contact The Reverend Patty Rhyne or Kathryn Saunders.

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Recent News

iGroups Party in the Park 2017

June 14, 2017

A fun group gathered at Romare Bearden Park to enjoy the music of the band, Chairman of the Board. It was a lovely evening and a grand time was had by all! MORE »

Vespers in the Garden Welcomes Newcomers

April 20, 2017

On April 20, 2017 the Clergy, Staff, Vestry and Hospitality Committee welcomed newcomers to our annual Vespers in the Garden event. Held in the beautiful backyard of parishioners Patty and Alex... MORE »

Carolinas Aviation Museum

April 2, 2017

"God is Real … Jesus is Alive!" These were the words of parishioner Warren Holland as he recounted his experience on the “Miracle on the Hudson” flight in 2009. On April 2... MORE »

We Could Have Danced All Night

October 23, 2016

What a treat! This iGroups event was hosted by parishioners Jim and Monette Manly at Metropolitan Ballroom for a two-part lesson: the East Coast Swing and the Salsa. Everyone had a fabulous... MORE »

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