Summer in the Spirit

What is the Spirit inviting you into this summer?

How are you experiencing this extraordinary time? Many of us are feeling anxious, lonely, angry, maybe even hopeless, as we continue to grapple with the uncertainty of a pandemic, the challenges of systemic racism, and the overwhelming losses caused by both. Where do we find hope?

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. - Romans 15:13

Trusting the work of the Holy Spirit, we are leaning into a season of spiritual renewal. Throughout the summer we will explore a variety of ways to experience life in the Spirit. Do you need sabbath rest or hands-on activities? Do you want to connect with others, or time to learn and reflect on your own?

We hope you will find in the offerings below an invitation from the Spirit. Be inspired with us through worship, music, conversations, or spiritual practices that fill you with joy, peace, and hope. Click the links for more information.

Need to quiet your heart and mind, and renew your soul?

Sunday Morning Worship
Sundays at 8:45 AM

Queen City Theology
A new kind of worship experience, with theological discussion, music, and prayers, led by Shea Watts.

Explore Spiritual Practices
Guides to 13 practices for spiritual growth

Looking for ways to break the isolation and connect with others?

Dinners on the Lawn
We look forward to planning future small group gatherings (10-12 people) for safe, socially-distanced dinners on the lawn. Let us know if you would like to participate by contacting Kathryn Saunders at  or 704-714-6974.

Pen Pals/Phone Pals
Would you like to have a pen pal or phone pal in the congregation? Get to know a peer or someone in a different generation. Contact Lisa Saunders at 704-714-6952 or saundersL@christchurchcharlotte to participate.

Living Compass Wellness Circles
New groups forming soon.

Feeling the need to get out of the house and do something hands-on?

Blood Drive
Monday, June 22, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Christ Church
(Appointment required)

Creation Care Bingo
Have fun while learning and helping to care for our earth!

Yoga for the Spirit
Sundays, 3:30 - 4:30 PM
Led by parishioner Joyce Cmeil. All are welcome to our calming practice to unite body, mind and spirit, regardless of limitations.

Looking for ways to spend time together as as family?

Read a Book/Give a Book
This youth-led book drive encourages children and youth ages K-12 to donate a book for every book read in the month of June for the home libraries of our Freedom School scholars at Rama Road Elementary.

Table Talks Podcasts
This podcast series is designed for families to listen together and discuss relevant and thought-provoking questions. 

Discovery Worship Services
A 15-minute family-friendly worship experience on the third Sundays of June, July and August.

Are you eager to deepen your knowledge?

Moving Forward With Your Life: 
A Five-Week Webinar Series with Dr. James Hollis
Wednesdays, June 10 - July 8, 7:00 - 8:00 PM, via Zoom
The Reverend Chip Edens will host these conversations with Dr. James Hollis, a renowned Jungian analyst and psychotherapist.

    Talking to Your Kids About Tough Times
    Preschool/Elementary Parents: Thursday, June 18, at 6:30 PM
    Parents of Adolescents (12+): Monday, June 22, at 5:30 PM 
    Wellness Director Mollee Reitz will co-lead two webinars for parents on how to talk with children and teens about anxiety, sadness, grief and loss.

    Video Library
    Christ Church has a huge archive of Faith Forums and clergy classes on timely topics and featuring noteworthy guests. 

    Feeling called to advocate and create change?

    All-Church Read: Waking Up White
    Join others in reading Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race, by Debby Irving, and join a Zoom group if you want to discuss it with others.

    Sacred Ground: A Dialogue on Race and Faith
    Wednesdays, July 8 - November 11, 2020 (10 Sessions)
    Small groups are invited to walk through chapters of America’s history of race and racism, while weaving in threads of family story, economic class, and political and regional identity.

    Resources for Dismantling Racism
    Christ Church is redoubling our commitment to dismantle systemic racism. Learn more about the issues surrounding this crisis, and take action.