SOUP GROUP INFORMATION

We are delighted to announce that we have restarted our soup and salad offerings on Thursdays from 2:30-5:30 p.m.  To keep everyone as safe as possible, we are doing pre-orders with curbside pickup or we will deliver to customers in our area!

Menu:  The menu will be emailed Wednesday morning (around 9 a.m.) each week.  If you are not on our email list to receive the weekly menu (with a link for ordering) you may sign up here.

Ordering: To place an order use this FORM that allows you to select the item size and quantity for each item, provides an order total, and asks you to select an expected pickup time or request delivery.  PLEASE PLACE YOUR ORDER BY 11 a.m. on Thursday.  Once you submit your order, you will receive an email from the Soup Group confirming your order.  

Payment:  You may pay by (1) credit card (enter your information on the order form), (2) check made out to CCPKI, or (3) cash.   If you wish to pay by credit card after placing your order and cannot edit your order, you may do so using this link.

Pickup:  If you are picking up on a Thursday, come in the church driveway and we will wave you forward into the front circle. A runner will get your name and bring your order to your car and you will exit right back out the driveway.   We are also offering a pickup time on Friday morning from 11 a.m. to 12 noon.

Delivery:  Since we have an amazing group of volunteers who live around the area and are willing to make deliveries, we are offering free delivery of your order. 

We look forward to seeing you!

The Soup Groupies

Book Discussion of Caste on August 24

Prompted by a desire, as Christians, to continue our learning and discussion of issues of race and reconciliation, we have selected the book Caste:  The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson, to discuss as a group on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at 7 p.m.   We will provide details at a later time about whether the discussion will be in person or by Zoom, or both.

Caste describes racism in the United States as an aspect of a caste system – a society-wide system of social stratification characterized by notions such as hierarchy, inclusion and exclusion, and purity. Wilkerson does so by comparing aspects of the experience of American people of color to the caste systems of India and Nazi Germany, and she explores the impact of caste on societies shaped by them, and their people. 

Caste has been included in several lists of best books of 2020, including the Washington Post, Time, and NPR.  The New York Times described the book as “an instant American classic and almost certainly the keynote nonfiction book of the American century thus far.” To hear Wilkerson talk about this book, click here or here.

If you have questions or would like additional information, contact Dottie Wilson at 615-478-2366 or dinners@ccpki.org.

Sign Up Now for Fall EfM Class

Every one of us is called to ministry. The Education for Ministry (EfM) program provides people with the education to carry out that ministry. We start in September and meet once a week until May. As lay people we face the challenging task of interpreting the richness of the church’s faith in a complex and confusing world. We need a theological education that supports our faith and teaches us to express our faith in day-to-day events. The EfM program is preparation for the ministry to which we all are called. EfM is a four-year program: Old Testament, New Testament, History, and Theology.

We are now recruiting for the Fall where we will do bot Zoom and In-person meetings (we hope for in person!). For more information, please contact one of our mentors:

Adele Sadiq (410-924-3313), Bluette Blinoff (610-212-6366), Ann Sieracki (302-547-5692), or Connie Clark (502-235-9674).

About EfM

The seminar group is the nucleus of the Education for Ministry program. A group consists of six to twelve participants and a trained mentor who meet weekly over the course of a nine-month academic year. These meetings are usually from two and a half to three hours in length. Through study, prayer, and reflection, we move toward a new understanding of the fullness of God’s kingdom that adds meaning to our lives. We have resource guides and assignments based on the year we are in. We all set our own learning goals and we spend between two and four hours in study and preparation each week. By examining their own beliefs and their relationship to our culture and the tradition of our Christian faith, participants can learn what it means to be effective ministers in the world. In coming to terms with the notion that everything we do has potential for manifesting the love of Christ, we discover that our ministry is at hand wherever we turn.

Seminar groups work under the leadership of mentors who are trained to guide us through the materials. We are not teachers. We are trained lay people who understand the materials and the program. We administer the materials and course developed by the School of Theology at Swanae University. The program content sweeps the Christian tradition from the earliest period to the present. We learn the disciplines of reading scripture, interpretation, theology, church history, ethics, and liturgy.

The Education for Ministry (EfM) program provides us with the education to carry out our ministry. It is that vocation for which we pray at the end of the Eucharist: “And now, Father, send us out to do the work you have given us to do, to love and serve you as faithful witnesses of Christ our Lord.”

Parish Annual Meeting

The meeting was held on Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 10:00 am via ZOOM

The Annual Reports are available for viewing and download here.

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For more information, please contact Father Mark (frmark@ccpki.org) 410-643-5921.

Small Group Discussion

The pandemic has brought about many challenges and changes for each of us, our families, our parish and the community. We have worked hard to adapt and adjust. Thank God, we have reached a point where we can begin to look forward. Now is a perfect time to gather our energy, share our thoughts and shape how we will move Christ Church forward together. 

Beginning on June 12, we will offer opportunities to gather again both virtually and in-person for conversation, fun and fellowship. We have scheduled times in parishioners’ homes, on Zoom, and in-person at church, where small groups can engage in conversation, discuss what we have learned and share ideas about the way forward.

Please join one of our small group conversations so that together we can share our perspectives. Our conversations will be centered on four focus areas:
Worship: In-person, on-line and live-streamed services; activities that support worship services, including Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, Ushers, Greeters, Altar Guild, Videographers; Daily Evening Prayer and other worship-related ministry.
Outreach: Service to those in need in our community, including our support for Haven Ministries, Grasonville Food Pantry, Backpack Meals for Kids, the Soup Group and other outreach ministries.
Care and Community: Pastoral care and care for one another; in-house learning activities like EfM, book studies, Bible studies; and providing space for community activities including Scouts, Recovery Groups.

Children, Youth, and Families: Christian Formation, Child/Youth-Centered programming, and Family Programs.

During these conversations, we will take notes so that all ideas are captured. Ideas will not be attributed to individuals; there will be no judging. After the session, we will email the notes to participants so that you can be sure that they are complete and accurate. You can even add additional ideas that you may not have mentioned during the conversation. 

Once all our meetings have been completed, we will compile the ideas from all the meetings and provide feedback to the vestry and the entire congregation.