During Lent, Christ Church offers a variety of programs so that each of us can find the most meaningful way to make the journey of Lent. We designed these programs to help you find your spiritual center through study, reflection, prayer and fellowship. Below you will find a collection of programs that bring God and people together to know and live the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Pre-registration is preferred and walk-ins are welcome.
Exploring Bible Women
(by Lindsay H. Freeman)
Wednesdays in Lent, 1:30 pm in the Undercroft
(March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, and April 5)
Led by The Rev'd Vicki Hesse
Women of the Bible have been trapped in dry and dusty literary caskets for centuries. Yet their words are part of God’s Word, the Bible, for a reason. Through these women, God spoke, intervened, changed, illustrated, and proclaimed the story of redemption. Their words are part of God’s word, the bible, for a reason. Their words are meant for us. (Optional fee for book)
For more information contact the Rev'd Vicki Hesse at v313-885-4841 x 116.
Exploring Breathing Underwater
(by Richard Rohr)
Thursdays in Lent, 7 pm in Miller Hall
(March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, and April 6)
Led by David Redfield and Blair Osborn
Join us to explore our spiritual journeys together in pathways of fulfillment and contribution in the world. Breathing Underwater engages 12 chapters corresponding to the 12 Steps of Alcoholic Anonymous. We will unpack each “Step” with scriptural references that embody our journey. Our weekly reading and conversation will merge the practical steps of spiritual growth with the mystical meaning of God’s call to an abundant and fulfilled life. (Small fee for book and journal)
For more information contact the Rev'd Vicki Hesse at 313-885-4841 x 116.
Exploring Life Together
(by Dietrich Bonhoeffer)
Wednesdays in Lent, 6:45 pm in the Undercroft
(March 8, 15, 22, 29, and April 5)
Led by The Rev'd Drew Van Culin
In the shadow of Nazi Germany, Bonhoeffer returned to northern Germany to shepherd an underground community of Christian disciples and students. Through this inspiring and challenging account, we will explore not only our individual Christian journey but what makes for authentic and life-giving Christian community. Join Fr. Drew and the Catechumenate for this nourishing exploration.
Spotlight on Outreach
Wednesdays in Lent, 7 pm in B-217
(March 8, 15, 22, 29, and April 5)
Led by Jean Redfield and The Rev’d Canon Ron Spann
Many of us have a deep sense that the world is not as it should be. This series will be an opportunity to engage with material presented in the ‘Spotlight on Outreach’ Rector’s Forums. We will have small group conversations about how we can participate in God’s work of healing and restoration in the world.
For more information contact the Rev'd Areeta Bridgemohan at 313-885-4841 x 107.
Seeking God: A Journey Through Lent and Easter
Thursdays, Lent through Eastertide, 9 am - 1 pm in Miller Hall
(March 30, April 6, 20, May 4, 11, 18, 25)
Led by the Rev’d Canon Ron Spann
Looking, listening or feeling the desire for an encounter with God (or for new clarity in your relationship with God)? This workshop uses the resources of PRH Education* to show you a way to get started (or go further!) in your search by turning to your inmost being as anatural place to prepare for an encounter with God. (*Personality and Human Relationships. An international contemporary school of adult formation.)
For more information contact the Rev’d Canon Ron Spann at 313-885-4841 x 113.
Walking the Labyrinth
Wednesdays in Lent, 6:45 - 8 pm in Miller Hall
(March 1, 8, 22, 29, and April 5)
Hosted by the Rev’d Vicki Hesse
All welcome! What is a Labyrinth? A Labyrinth is the ancient practice of “Circling to the Center” by walking the path. Come and see how this ancient meditation tool of prayer guides us as we become “spiritual beings on a human path, not simply human beings on a spiritual path.” The Labyrinth will be set up and available in Miller Hall every Wednesday during Lent (beginning March 1, 2017) and every day of Holy Week (April 10-14, 2017).
For more information contact the Rev’d Vicki Hesse at 313-885-4841 x 116.