"grant that those who teach and those who learn
may find You to be the source of all truth"
The book of Common Prayer pg 824
Christ Church has an active Sunday school Program
serving about 38 children of the Pre-K age through the eighth grade. Several
age appropiate programs are being offered including the"Godly
Play" and "Rite 13". From September through mid June,
children attend Church School every Sunday following the Gospel Reading. On
the fourth Sunday of each month, they participate in Holy Comm-union with
the rest of the parish family. Children are generallly confirmed while in
middle school and are encouraged to join the youth group program,
"Journey to Adulthood" therafter. Along with a superintendant and
nursery coordinator, the Sunday School is taught by a corp of volunteer
parents who participate in ongoing teacher training.
Comprised of about 25 children in grades 9-12, the Youth
Group is involved and helpfu; in many aspects of our parish life. Under the
direction of the co-ordinator and several parents, some of the groups
activities include writing, producing and directing the Christmas Pagent,
participating in the World Vision 30 hour famine ( which raised over
$2000.00 in 2004), and helping to feed the homeless through Project
Interaction. The Youth Group has hosted the annual parish picnic and other
social activities, including trips with other diocesan Youth Groups. Many
of its members also lead the reading of the Psalm during the ten o'clock
From September through mid-June, Bible study is held every
Wednesday morning after the Eucharist and again on the second Wednesday
evening of the month after the fellowship of a pot luck supper. During Lent
there are also specia; programs that are coordinated with other Episcopal
Churches in the Burlington Convication. Parishoners also participate in
programs, work-shops and retreats for lay ministries offered by the
Diocese. In the past, sev-eral groups have traveled to England, Europe and
the Middle East, touring churches,cathedrals and many points of intrest.
Exaamples of these special tours were " Cathedrals Of England"
which included Canterbury, and "The Steps of Saint Paul" through
Greece and the Holy Land.
From our beutifully carved lecturn, lessons from the Old
and New Testaments and Psalms are read by members of the congregation at
every service. A sound system has been installed to assist the speakers.
This group of men, women and youth have been coached and scheduled by a
professional speaker who is a member of the parish.