Christ Church
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Worship Times

8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
(spoken service)

10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
(with hymns and soloists)

7:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist with Healing Prayer

Directions to
Christ Church

Our church, restrooms and meeting space are handicap accessible.

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Adult Education and Spiritual Formation

We never stop learning and growing as Christians.  It is a lifelong task.  We take that seriously at Christ Church, and provide opportunities for study of the Bible, theology, church history, Christian social ethics, prayer and spiritual practices.  We invite you to join us in the journey of spiritual formation.

Bible Study

We currently have several opportunities for Bible study at Christ Church:

Currently, the Tuesday Morning (7 a.m.) Bible Study group is on hiatus until further notice.  Please contact Catherine Rosen if interested.

The Tuesday Afternoon (2:00 p.m.) Bible Study group meets weekly except in the summer in the Parlor.  For information about joining this group, contact Diane Hinzelman at her home phone (look in the Parish Directory or call the Glebe House at 978-475-0529 if you don't have her number).

Book Groups
We occasionally offer book group series, which are open to everyone who is interested in reading a particular book and discussing it.  In the past, we've read and discussed "An Altar in the World" by Barbara Brown Taylor, "Healing the Heart of Democracy" by Parker J. Palmer, "The Great Emergence" by Phyllis Tickle, and "The Rich and the Rest of Us" by Tavis Smiley and Cornel West. And perhaps the biggest book group we've had was the group that took the "Bible Challenge", reading and discussing the entire bible in a year! Watch for book group opportunities in the various "Prophets".
Advent and Lenten Series
During the seasons of Advent and Lent, we offer series on a variety of topics.  During the past couple of years, we've offered a weekly Lenten movie series, showing films with a particular theme, with food and discussion afterwards. We've offer book series some years, as well as "Episcopal 101", a basic course on the Episcopal Church, designed for newcomers and old-timers alike. Watch for Advent and Lenten Series information in the various "Prophets".
Prayer Group

Christ Church has a group of parishioners that faithfully gather twice a month, from September to June, to pray with one another.  These gatherings usually occur on a weekday evening in the Glebe House (the parish offices at 25 Central St.), and involve a time of sharing, a faith reflection, and a silent meditation followed by a reading of Compline (which is the Night Prayer service in the Episcopal Church’s Prayer Book).  Leadership of the gathering is shared by all the members of the group.  If you would be interested in learning more about this group, please contact Terry Kuhlmann or Doug Crabtree. New members are welcome.

Education for Ministry (EFM)

Education For Ministry (EFM) is a four-year program of biblical and theological education for lay people in the church sponsored by the School of Theology at the University of the South (Sewanee), one of the seminaries of the Episcopal Church.  Christ Church and South Church (UCC) jointly sponsor an EFM group here in Andover.

For more information about EFM you can go online, or speak to our resident EFM mentor, Rosemarie Buxton.