We are an active community offering formational opportunities to help members of all ages serve the world, grow in faith and spirit, and connect with one another.
For Children and Teens
Sunday School (PreK-6th Grade) – Teaching our youngest disciples about God’s love through storytelling, games, crafts and more. Children will attend worship at 10AM with their family and then be dismissed to Sunday School after the Children’s Message.
Middle School Youth Group (5th-8th Grade) – Come make new friends, volunteer in our community, and continue to grow spiritually through games, devotions, and social outings.
Confirmation – Preparing seventh and eight graders for this important rite of passage into maturity and church membership. Classes are bi-weekly at 9:30AM on Sunday morning. Please check the calendar for an updated class schedule. Contact Ashley Kile at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
High School Youth Group – Offering opportunities for faith formation through volunteer work, service trips, retreats and social activities. Bi-weekly Sunday evening meetings during the school year.
Children’s & Youth Choirs – Church Mice (Preschool-1st grade), Genesis Choir (2nd-5th grade), Canticles Choir (6th-8th grade), Youth Choir (9th-12th grade). All meet to rehearse Sunday mornings. Please email email@example.com for more information.
* If you have any questions about the Children/Youth programs, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
NUMA Groups – Bi-weekly gatherings of men and women seeking to grow their own spiritual lives in light of contemporary issues.
Quest – Women exploring spiritual topics through group discussions about issues, books, film and media. Monthly meeting Tuesday evenings.
Aging and Sageing – Exploring the challenges and joys of growing older. One Sunday per month at 10:45 AM. Email Leigh Rosoff email@example.com for more information.
Prayer Group – Meets every other Thursday morning to pray for the challenges of our members and for the great issues in our world.
Chancel Choir – Providing music to inspire the congregation during worship each week. September through mid-June. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Board of World Fellowship- shares the abundance of Christ Church with those in need by contributing to various “causes” locally, nationally or internationally. We provide financial aid to GRACE, Family Promise, One World One Love, Bridges, Newark Conservancy, NOMI, Community Food Bank of NJ and Summit Warm Hearts. We’ve responded to a number of crises, including the floods and tornadoes in Kentucky, the Hurricane Ida floods, the Haiti hurricane aftermath and Ukraine. We also help Christ Church members to connect with local volunteer opportunities.We meet September through June on the second Tuesday of each month. No special experience needed–just an interest in helping others. Since we do two big outreach efforts each year, it’s helpful for members to have communications skills. Reach out to us if you are interested in being part of our work. Contact Mary Dickey, Chair, email@example.com
Race Equity Task Force – Christ Church has an active Race Equity Task Force engaged in interfaith justice work in our community.
RISE – The Risingville Community Service Effort in Western New York is a construction service project. Every summer we send high school youth to gather with youth from all over New Jersey to help under resourced families in Western New York.
Nicaragua Aid – We have several partners in Nicaragua that we support financially and through service-learning trips.
GRACE – meets community needs with community resources to enable the good health and success of our vulnerable and underserved neighbors.
GRACE distributes food and supplies on Thursday evenings 5:30-7:15 p.m. On holiday weeks, their day and time can change. Contact them to confirm day and hours for distribution.
Opportunities for Service
Volunteering with One World, One Love to collect household items and set up apartments for refugee families. There are opportunities for youth and adults to serve. For more information, contact Rev. Julie Yarborough at firstname.lastname@example.org