Serve in Worship

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Whether you feel called to serve up front or behind the scenes, there are many ways to use your gifts and help others connect with God. By being involved with worship or pastoral care you will enrich your own life as well as helping others get the most out of the worship experience.

 Acolytes

The acolyte Ministry involves those who assist the clergy in worship. The ministry is for adults and children age 9 and up. We are always ready to receive new members to our ministry. Anyone interested in joining please contact Don Chase at donald.chase@gordon.edu.

Altar Guild

The duty of the altar guild is to prepare all things necessary for the celebration of the Eucharist or any of the other sacraments. Guild members prepare the sanctuary for services, and clean up afterwards. Anyone interested in joining, please see or contact Ben Jones at rector@christchurchfitchburg.org

Lay Eucharistic ministers (Lem) and readers

LEMs and Readers assist at Sunday morning worship. Both LEMs and Readers may read God’s word aloud at worship and LEMs may also administer communion. Anyone interested in becoming a Lay Eucharistic Minister or Reader, contact Greg Poladian at gapoladian@aol.com or Ben Jones at rector@christchurchfitchburg.org

Lay Pastoral Care

The Lay Pastoral Care Ministry seeks to serve God by living the great commandment to love one another. Our skilled and faithful lay staff offer comfort and support to members of our church family who are in need by listening, caring, and praying. The ministry includes: Lay Eucharistic Visitors (LEVs), intercessory prayer network, hospital visitation, and homebound visitation. For more information contact Megan Chase at mcbrownell@gmail.com.

Prayer Ministry

Prayer is central in the maturing of and sustaining of our spiritual life. Christ Church Prayer Ministry is dedicated to joining you in prayer for healing of spirit, mind and body. Christ Church offers ongoing opportunities to increase your awareness of God’s presence in your life through prayer.

The Prayer Network

The Prayer Network prays daily for those parishioners, their families, friends and others who have special needs, lifting them to God. Prayers are offered throughout the week by specific intercessors.

Intercessory Prayer

Intercessory prayer with two prayer ministers is offered at the second Sunday service each week, during the administration of communion. For more information contact Dixie Gelinas at dixie.gelinas@gmail.com.

 

witty knitters

This ‘close knit’ group meets the 1st Saturday of the month from 1 PM to 3 PM for prayer, fellowship and to share in the art of knitting together. They produce shawls for at-home-parishioners; hats, scarves and mittens for those living on the streets during the winter; caps for cancer patients; and other creatie projects as they arise. For information contact Dixie Gelinas at dixie.gelinas@gmail.com.

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Women’s group

The Women’s Group is a friendly inter-generational group of both beginner and experienced Bible studiers who enjoy the community of one another. We meet on Wednesday evening from 6:30 - 8:00 PM for two 6-week studies, one in the Fall and one in the Winter. We have belly laughs and deep discussions. We stay in touch throughout the week in a private Facebook Group. Please feel free to join us!

2019-2020 Schedule

  • September 18 - October 23

  • January 8 - February 12, 2020

Contact Marilyn Benoit at mlbenoit@comcast.com with any questions.

Men’s Group

A men’s group meets each Saturday morning. All men of the parish are invited.

Arrive at 8:30 AM using the Hartwell St. entrance and proceed to the Reception room. The first half hour is informal fellowship; the hour from 9 AM to 10 AM includes study, discussion and prayer.

For more information, please contact Don Slovenkai at don.slovenkai@yahoo.com.