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Spiritual Formation for Adults

Spiritual formation is the lifelong process of growing in relationship with God, self, and others. At Christ Church, we believe in providing many different opportunities for fellowship, education, and spiritual formation for adults. We hope to nurture your spiritual lives, to change the way we all think and act.

Rev. Richard Pelkey and the Adult Ministry Team initiate and oversee adult education and formation opportunities throughout the year, offering new small groups, classes, Bible studies, retreats, and more each season of the year. See below for more information.

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Short Term Groups for Adults


Episcopal 101 & Episcopal 201
The classic CCE course, E-101, will meet September 18, 25, and October 2, 9. Learn more about all things Episcopal & Anglican with Rev. Richard. Dive deeper still in a *new* E-201 course —
no prerequisite required! E-201 begins November 20. Learn more & sign up now in Realm Events.

Faith at Home
We’re excited to offer this year-round weekly resource that includes lectionary-based reflections and prompts for households, neighbors, and friend groups. Each section is created with a specific pairing in mind — Adult to Littles, Adult to Middles, Adult to Bigs, and Adult to Adult  — so people of all ages and groups of all sizes can dive deeper into the scriptures together.  Learn more & sign up in Realm Groups.

Conspire Webcast Series
Join us Saturday afternoons before worship for contemplative teachings and conversation with Richard Rohr and others. Through webcast, we’ll listen and share, let go and receive. You’ll leave with an open heart, mind, and body! We’ll meet at 3:30 PM in the Parlor on September 22 &29, October 6 & 27, and November 3 & 10.  Learn more in Realm Events. No need to pre-register — join as you are able.

Sunday Morning Forums with Clergy
September 23, 10:00 AM – “Giving and Receiving Pastoral Care: Our Community of Hope” with Rev. Darren Steadman, Kate Ainsworth-Bowles and Robert Nicol. No sign-up required—join us as you’re able!

September 30, 10:00 AM – “How we use God’s Assets for God’s Mission” with Rev. Shirley Smith Graham. No sign-up required—join us as you’re able!

Open Circles
This special 4-week Bible study and fellowship group starts October 7 at 10:00 AM. Perfect for those new to CCE and all who would like to connect with others. Learn more and sign up soon in Realm Events.

God and Money and Us: Financial Planning, Debt, Consuming, Giving
Hey, even Jesus talked about money! Take your personal stewardship to a new level with this 4-week  class that begins October 7 at 10:00 AM. No need to register: come as you are able.

Book Study: “Reconcile”
What if reconciliation is central to the biblical message? And what if Christians are waking up to the reconciling mission of God? Join Rev. Shirley on Sundays at 10:00 AM on November 11, 18, 25 to explore Conflict Transformation for Ordinary Christians by reading and discussing John Paul Lederach’s book, “Reconcile.”  Learn more in Realm Events. No need to register: come as you are able.

Come, Lord Jesus: The Themes of Advent
Join Rev.’s Richard and Darren for a special Advent Study on December 9 and 16 at 10 AM in the Parlor. Stay tuned for more details.

Faith Formation & Fellowship for Adults

At Christ Church, we seek to nurture spiritual formation that changes the way we think and act. Spiritual formation comes through worship, prayer, service, fellowship, and education. Please see below for more information about some of our adult formation groups. We're currently in the process of planning opportunities to dive deeper this fall!  Check back here and in Realm as we share more details about Bible studies, classes, small groups, and more.


Journey Through the Bible: From Creation to Revelation
Monday evenings

Tuesday Evening Bible Study
Tuesday evenings


Monday Men’s Bible Study
Monday mornings at Wegman's Cafe
Gospel According to Luke

Friday Men’s Bible Study
Friday mornings
Gospel According to Mark

Men’s Outdoor Group
monthy outings

Thursday Evening Men’s Drop-in Fellowship
Thursday evenings

Men’s Breakfasts
Every 3rd Saturday


Thursday Wise Women Lunch Group
First Thursday of each month

Wednesday Women’s Bible Study
Wednesdays at 9:30 AM
"Entrusted" by Beth Moore

Thursday Women’s Bible Study
Thursdays at 9:30 AM
"Armor of God" by Priscilla Shirer


Get details, contact leaders, join groups and more in Realm or by calling the church office. To join groups in Realm:

  • Log in at
  • Click "GROUPS"
  • Click "FIND GROUPS"
  • See details, dates, and more.
  • "JOIN" your groups and nurture your spiritual formation!

We're updating our formation offerings all the time! Check back here and in Realm on a regular basis. Questions about adult formation? Contact Rev. Richard Pelkey.

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