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.

Summer Blood Drive

Sunday, August 28
9:30 am - 2 pm

Did you know that someone receives a blood transfusion in the USA every two seconds? Blood cannot be manufactured and has a limited shelf life. Generous blood donors are the only source of blood for patients in need of a transfusion, and one donation can help up to four patients. Consider donating this vital resource at our summer blood drive with Oneblood on Sunday, August 28 at Christ Church. Walk-ups are welcome but reservations are preferred. 

Register here

Living with Grief and Hope

Mondays, September 12 - October 3
1:30 - 2:45 pm in 
St. Francis D

Twice a year (spring & fall), Wellness Ministries provides “Living With Grief & Hope”, a four-week series to provide support and resources for those dealing with grief and loss. Assistant Wellness Director Alex Bacon & The Reverend Lisa Saunders will co-lead a series which will run from September 12 through October 3 & will meet weekly on these Mondays from 1:30-2:45 pm.

NEW THIS FALL FOR YOUNG ADULTS: A Wednesday evening “Living with Grief & Hope” series will be provided by Alex Bacon specifically for bereaved Young Adults on Wednesdays, September 21 - October 19 from 6:30 - 7:45 pm.

Registration is required for both Grief & Hope series. Contact Alex Bacon at   to sign up for either class and/or for more details.

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 Spiritual Practice on a Holy Hike!

Saturday, September 17
8 - 10 am
McAlpine Park & McAlpine Greenway

Join us for a family friendly walk at McAlpine Park & Greenway! Hikers will meet at McAlpine Creek Park on the field next to the parking lot at 8 am. We will open with prayer and mindfulness practices before continuing onto the Greenway and walking towards James Boyce Park (turn right onto the Greenway). Hikers will follow the greenway until they reach the exit for the Cotton Wood Nature Trail & Tara Drive (approximately 1.75 miles). We will then walk back to McAlpine Park. This gentle, paved hike is approximately 3.5 miles long.

Saturday, October 22
9 am –12 noon
South Mountain State Park

Join us for a hike at South Mountain State Park! We will meet near the large posted trail map that is next to the Jacob Fork Parking area. Our hike will begin with mindfulness practice & prayer. We will start on the High Shoals Falls Loop Trail (blue circle blaze) and then turn onto the Chestnut Knob Trail (white diamond blaze). We will hike 1.2 miles to a scenic view of High Shoals Falls and Hugo rock and then will continue our uphill hike for another 1.4 miles to Chestnut Knob Overlook. This unpaved, strenuous out & back hike will be approximately5 miles in total. We recommend bringing at least 32 ounces of water and a snack.

Additional Directions: South Mountain State Park is located at 3001 S Mountain Park, Connelly Springs, NC, 28612. You can access a park map here. Internet access and cell reception in the park can be spotty, so we recommend downloading the map in advance. We recommend parking in the lot closest to the Hemlock Nature trail (if you follow the Park Road past the visitor center, the road will dead end into this parking lot).

Food & Mood: Exploring the Link Between Nutrition and Wellness

Lunch and Learn
Wednesday, October 5

11:30 am – 1 pm (Green Room or Zoom)

Enjoy lunch provided by Chef Mary while learning from Assistant Wellness Director, Alex Bacon, and registered dietitian and parishioner, Ginny Cobb, about the role nutrition plays in your mental and physical wellness. Zoom option will be available. Registration is required. Lunch will be provided to all on-site participants at no cost. To register for in-person or Zoom participation, email Alex Bacon at .

Alzheimer's and Dementia Caregiver Support Group

Wednesdays, October 12 - November 16
1 - 2:30 pm

Twice a year, we offer this free, six-week series that provides support and resources for those supporting a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia and is led by Wellness Director Mollee Reitz. Registration required.

Living Compass Groups

Exploring Spiritual Practices Small Groups  

Weekly on Wednesdays
October 12 - November 2


Spiritual practices come in many forms. Join us for fellowship and exploration as we try out new spiritual practices together. These groups of 4-8 participants and their facilitator meet weekly for four sessions beginning October 12. Each week, we will try out new practices that enable us to love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength – and love our neighbor as ourself (Luke 10:27). 

Faith & Wellness Small Groups 

Our spiritual journeys are not meant to be taken alone. Faith & Wellness small groups provide opportunities for fellowship, self-exploration, sacred listening, and encouragement. These groups of 4-8 participants and their facilitator meet weekly for six sessions to discuss how their faith informs their wellness and daily decisions. We would love to see you there.

Fall Virtual Group:
Mondays, October 10 – November 14
10 – 11 am
Register here »

To learn more about our small group opportunities, please contact Mollee Reitz at  .

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


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 »

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.

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 Reitz at for a link to the Zoom call.

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

Wellness Program Videos