Adult Confirmation, Reception, and Reaffirmation
The Rt. Rev. Stacy Sauls, retired Bishop of Lexington KY, and most recently the Chief Operating Officer of the Episcopal Church, is coming to Christ Church on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 10:00 am. Bishop Sauls will offer the sacramental rite of Confirmation, Reception, and Reaffirmation for those of adult age who seek the laying of hands and appropriate prayer. Confirmation for the youth of our parish will wait until a preparation period that commences with high school.
Adults who have entered their life of faith within Christ Church are considered members by virtue of their baptism, faithful attendance for a least three months, and financial support of the mission and ministry of the church. Such persons are invited to receive the outward and visible sign of the sacrament that is Confirmation, or, if appropriate, the prayers offered for those previously confirmed by a bishop within the Apostolic Succession (usually former Roman Catholics). If you feel called to come forward to kneel before Bishop Sauls on December 3rd at 10 am, please let Father Bill know your intention to do so. He can be contacted by text or phone at 252-876-6841 or Bill@ChristChurchMiddletown.org. Once Father Bill has a sense of who would like to come forward, he will arrange a time to meet with those people to prepare them for that moment.
Education for Ministry News
Education for Ministry continues under the mentorship of Edna Marie Thomas with two groups on Wednesdays beginning September 13th. Nineteen adults (7 day, 12 evening) will participate. Judy Kelso will also serve as mentor of the daytime group.
Tuesday Centering Prayer
Centering Prayer Group participates in a regular discipline of contemplative prayer. We meet weekly in the Christ Church Library on Tuesdays from 9:30 to 10:30 am. Be still and know God in the Centering Prayer form. Easy to learn. A blessing to practice. Join us anytime.
Tuesday Women's Study Group
The Women’s Study Group meets Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon. All women are welcome to join this friendly group.