serve christ church
There are many opportunities to serve the Christ Church community. For more information on any of the ministries below and how to get involved, please send an email to email@example.com.
The Altar Guild is responsible for preparing the church sanctuary for all services. Each member of the Christ Church Altar Guild also is a member of the Diocesan Altar Guild. Serving on the Altar Guild is a wonderful way to work behind the scenes while enjoying the fellowship of other parishioners.
Acolytes assist the clergy in conducting worship services at Christ Church. Acolytes serve as crucifers, torch and flag bearers, and holders of the Gospel Book during the reading. Both youth and adults are welcome to serve.
The Christ Church parish choir sings at the 10:00 a.m. Sunday service weekly (except during the month of August), as well as at the Community Thanksgiving Service, Christmas Eve, Maundy Thursday, and the Easter Vigil. The choir’s repertoire includes every genre of sacred choral music – from Gregorian chant to contemporary compositions! We encourage everyone to engage with us in our worship through music by singing from the pews, joining our choir, or attending concerts in our worship space.
The Flower Guild creates the beautiful floral displays that adorn the altar and other areas of the church each week, as well as special Christmas, Easter, and Thanksgiving decorations. Some guild members are specially trained in the art of flower arranging, but many learn on the job! New members are always welcome and deeply appreciated.
The Healing Ministry is available at all services following Holy Eucharist. Through the laying on of hands, the Healing Minister provides a blessing to any person wishing to ask for Christ’s help specifically for the healing of their own mind, body, and/or spirit, or that of a loved one. Healing Ministers receive training in how to let God’s gift of healing flow through them.
For more information contact the Rector at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chalicists and Lectors
Eucharistic Ministers (Chalicists) assist the clergy by administering the bread and wine (formally known as the elements) during the celebration of Holy Eucharist. A brief program of formal training is required, and Chalicists are licensed by the Bishop on the recommendation of the Rector.
Lectors assist the clergy by reading aloud the lessons that precede the gospel and leading the prayers of the people. Adults and young people who read well are invited to join this ministry.
Eucharistic visitors are designated members of the congregation who deliver consecrated Eucharist to members who are unable to attend our church services, ensuring that they feel like part of our church community even if they cannot be physically present at the Church. One member of each team is specially trained to administer the Holy Eucharist off-site, but anyone is eligible to be on a team.
Each service at Christ Church is staffed by ushers. Ushers welcome parishioners, guests, and visitors when they enter the church, distribute service bulletins, and collect and present the offering from the congregation at the altar. In addition, they assist the congregation to and from the altar for Communion and organize the pews after each service.