Wellness Groups and Programs

Throughout the year we offer groups, classes, workshops, and other programs to help you cultivate wellness of body, mind, and spirit.


Mental Health Resources

View or print a list of hotline numbers, websites, and other helpful resources.


Y(our) Story: Unexpected insiders

Saturday, March 12
6 - 8:30 pm (includes dinner), 
All Saints' Hall 

The Christian dream is a community with no insiders or outsiders, where everyone belongs. We all hold stories of rejection, both big and small, and we all long to be accepted for who we are. Join us for dinner (no charge) and discussion, as we hear stories from the LGBTQ community in Charlotte. James Alison and representatives from PFLAG Charlotte and Time Out Youth (TOY) will join us for this important conversation. Register here » 


Living with Grief and Hope

Thursdays, March 10 - 31
1:15 - 2:30 pm in 
St. Francis D

Twice a year, we offer this free, four-week series providing support and resources for those who are dealing with grief and loss. This group will be led by our Wellness Directors/Wellness Ministries Staff Counselors, Mollee Reitz and Alex Bacon. To learn more and to register, please email Alex Bacon with your interest.


Community Resilience Training

Tuesday, February 8, 3 - 4:30 pm via Zoom

Certified Community Resilience Trainer Mollee Reitz will lead this training, which will include defining resiliency, talking about adverse childhood experiences, how stress and trauma affect us physically, and how we can use our knowledge of biology and neurobiology to reset and stabilize our nervous system, thus building resiliency. She will also share resiliency-building skills that can help get us back into our "resilient zone" and share ideas about how to teach these skills to children and youth. Pre-registration is required, and there is a 10-participant max capacity at each of the sessions. Go to https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcpduCurzouH9CaRNefL0cjl-PPbqgGOhjk to register.


Youth Mental Health First Aid

Next Date TBA 

This workshop teaches adults how to recognize the signs and symptoms that suggest a potential mental health challenge, how to listen non-judgmentally and give reassurance to a youth who may be experiencing a mental health challenge, and how to refer a person to appropriate professional support and services, led by Amy Campbell, Children's and Family Missioner for The Episcopal Diocese of NC. Contact her at  for additional information or to register.


Holy Hikes

Looking for a new way to experience worship and learn more about how we can care for the earth? Join us for a morning of fellowship, connection with creation, and outdoor worship on a Holy Hike!

Saturday, March 26, 8 - 10 am
Park Road Park and Little Sugar Creek Greenway
(accessible for wheelchairs and strollers)
We will meet at Park Road Park at 8 am. Park near the softball field, the access point to Little Sugar Creek Greenway. We will open with mindfulness and prayer and then travel the greenway to Huntingtowne Farms Park and back (approximately 4 miles round trip). Worship will take place at an alcove on the greenway during our return to Park Road Park. REGISTER »

Saturday, April 23, 8 am - 12 noon
Crowders Mountain State Park
Meet at the Sparrow Springs Access area by the park office at 8 am. If you plan to use a GPS, we recommend mapping the "Crowders Mountain State Park Visitor Center" to make sure that you route to the correct parking lot. We will begin our hike by the visitor center with a quick meditation and prayer, and then hop on the Crowders Trail and follow it to the Backside Trail and Crowders Mountain scenic overlook. We'll spend some time enjoying the view before following the Backside trail to the Rocktop trail. We will pause on this trail for worship before continuing back onto the Crowders Trail and returning to the visitor center. Holy hikers will cover approximately 5.5 miles of moderate to strenuous trails. Bring water and a snack. REGISTER »


Mindful Mondays

Mondays, 9:00 - 9:30 am, via Zoom
Start your week out right with mindfulness practices and fellowship. All are welcome to this brief online gathering that features guided practices and a quick hello. Email Mollee at for a link to the Zoom call.


Yoga for the Spirit

Sundays, 4:00 - 5:15 pm, M213
Yoga for the Spirit is led by parishioner Joyce Cmiel.  All are welcome to our calming practice to unite body, mind and spirit, regardless of limitations. Email Joyce at for more information.

Tuesdays, 11:00 - 11:40 am, via Zoom
Chair Yoga for the Spirit is led by parishioner Joyce Cmiel via Zoom, so you can participate at home or at work. All are welcome to our calming, seated practice to unite body, mind, and spirit, regardless of limitations. Email Joyce at for a link to the Zoom call.


EPEC (EXCEPTIONAL PARENTS OF EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN)

EPEC is a support group for parents of children with special needs, disabilities, learning differences, or developmental delays. The purpose of EPEC is to create a safe space for parents to discuss their experiences, share ideas, and provide spiritual, mental, and emotional support to each other. Learn more »


LIVING COMPASS GROUPS

Exploring Spiritual Practices Small Groups  

When you nourish your soul on a regular basis, you will have a greater sense of peace and have a better chance of manifesting the Fruits of the Spirit found in Galatians 5:22-23: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Most people who regularly maintain a spiritual practice for several weeks will start to look forward it each day, because what at first may seem like “work,” and another “should,” soon begins to be experienced as one of the greatest gifts you can give to yourself. Join this four-week small group to learn and experience spiritual practices. Participants are expected to participate in at least three of the four sessions. (Next session dates TBD.)

Faith & Wellness Small Groups 

Each dimension of our wellbeing is interconnected. Meaningful conversations about these connections have the power to change our lives. Faith and Wellness Circles provide a way to experience these kinds of conversations with a small group. Explore how your faith is connected with and informs your wellness and daily decisions, assess your current state of balance and wellness, and learn important lessons about change. Participants are invited to set weekly goals for changes they feel called to make. Participants are expected to participate in at least four of the six sessions. Watch for upcoming dates.

To learn more about our small group opportunitiesplease contact Mollee Reitz at  .

If you would like to register for a future group, please complete the Living Compass Faith & Wellness group form here »

 

School of Faith Wellness Programs

School of Faith provides an online gathering place to discuss relevant topics, get to know each other, welcome guest speakers, and explore your questions. Participate in the conversations via Zoom or Facebook, or watch the broadcasts (live or later on demand) in the Christ Church Charlotte app or on the School of Faith website. Watch for details about the Fall 2021 schedule, coming soon.

Wellness Program Videos


Counseling Services

Monday - Thursday, 9 am - 6 pm

Your mental health is very important. Counseling services are available in person, by phone, and by video. Sessions last for approximately 50-55 minutes. To schedule an appointment, contact Mollee Reitz at  or 704-575-8663. As Director, Mollee schedules appointments for both herself and Alex Bacon. 

Mollee Reitz is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC). Alex Bacon holds her Masters in Social Work and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).

They can offer short-term counseling to children, adolescents, adults, and families to address a variety of concerns, including anxiety, depression, anger, stress, work-life balance, insomnia, holistic wellness, life transitions, family changes, behavior and school concerns, self-esteem, grief and loss, and communication concerns. Mollee and Alex draw from several theoretical bases, including Person-Centered, Family Systems, Experiential, Mindfulness-based, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. They take an intentionally eclectic approach that is tailored to the needs and goals of each individual or family. Should you choose to contact them for counseling, they will work with you to identify counseling goals and determine whether short-term counseling is appropriate to meet your needs. Mollee and Alex can also assist individuals, couples, and families in connecting with other community mental health clinicians if it is determined together that short-term counseling is not appropriate for your situation, other expertise is needed, or if you prefer to see a counselor in the community.