ranging in age from 11 to 23 years old and adults. They serve at the
Lord’s Altar during Sunday Services for the parish members. Contact:
Youthus (Teens)—9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., Room 6.
Nursery Education—Christ Church Nursery provides Christian
education to babies and toddlers from birth to three years. A staff
of volunteers minister to the child's spiritual, physical and emotional
needs. To help your child start out in life realizing God's place of
worship is very important and meaningful. They need to begin at a very
early age. Nursery opens at 10:15 a.m. Contact: Graci Vargas.
Children’s Chapel—invites pre-school through
5th graders to join the procession to Chapel to enjoy a child’s
version of church; Room 7 at 10:00 a.m.
Preschoolers through 5th graders explore the Good News Gospel through
crafts, music, games, lessons and prayer:
Preschoolers & Kindergarteners—Room 7;
1st, 2nd, & 3rd Graders—Room 4; and
4th & 5th Graders—Room 5.
Children’s Choir—meets in Room 5 after
the 10:30 Liturgy (approx. 11:45), September through May. Contact: Annette
TEENights—Teens meet the second Saturday of each
month at 5 p.m. to worship together, share a meal together, enjoy fun
games and fellowship each with a monthly theme.
Lights, Camera, GOD? High school teens meet the fourth
Saturday of the month at 5 p.m. worshipping together, sharing popcorn,
fellowship and a movie.
TEC (Teens Encounter Christ) Vegas Style—A weekend retreat
for teens by teens and about teens. It is an unforgettable experience
filled with laughter, excitement, friendship and insight. Whether you
are looking for a relationship with God, other Teens or just finding
yourself, you’ve found a place to belong. TEC is the right place.
New Beginnings—A weekend retreat for Middle School youth,
who explore their relationships with God, their family and friends while
having a camping experience. Held in the fall of each year.
Youth Programs Contact – Deborah Martin.
ADULT CHRISTIAN EDUCATION
A variety of Adult Education offerings are scheduled Sunday mornings,
9:15 -10:15 and some evenings during the year. For the current class
schedule, call the parish office.
BIBLE STUDY For information on current Bible Study
groups (Wednesday and Saturday mornings), see Church Office.
LABYRINTH GUILD Christ Church has its own canvas Labyrinth
that is placed in the parish hall the 3rd Thursday each month for anyone
to walk. This ancient meditation path was built permanently into cathedrals,
such as The Chartres in Paris and in Grace Cathedral in San Francisco.
Contact: Gael Hancock.
QUIET DAY RETREATS Adult days of quiet reflection
are offered several times a year, including during Advent and Lent.
The retreats begin on Saturday mornings in the parish hall at 9:00 a.m.
and close with a noon Eucharist in the church or chapel. Rev. Mary directs
these reflective, Scripturally based, Quiet Days.
ARTS AND CRAFTS group meets Tuesday mornings to create handmade
articles year round for Easter, Halloween, and Christmas sales. Contact:
COFFEE HOUR You are invited to the Parish Hall for
fellowship after the Sunday morning Liturgy.
DAUGHTERS OF THE KING is a religious order for women who are
communicants in good standing in the Episcopal Church. It is a lifelong
program of prayer, service and personal evangelism. St. Martha's Chapter
meets the second Saturday of each month at 10:00 a.m. Contact: Betty
EPILOG NEWSLETTER is published monthly and contains
news of and about Christ Church and its members. Anyone can submit articles,
the editor may revise them as necessary. Articles should be in the parish
office no later than the 15th of each month for inclusion in the next
month’s edition. Contact: Shawna Cooper, editor. After the EpiLog
is printed, a group gathers in the office to fold and label them. Want
to join this group?, call the office.
EPISCOPAL CHURCH WOMEN (ECW) includes all women of the parish
in every age group. All women are welcome to attend the monthly meetings
held at 9:15 a.m. on the last Sunday of each month. Dues are $15 per
year. The function of the ECW is to meet the needs of the parish with
regard to special functions (receptions, special event luncheons, as
well as bake sales). Funds raised from these events are used to provide
items needed by the Church which are not in the budget. Contact: Donna
The HOSPITALITY MINISTRY focus is to better minister
to members of the household as well as making visitors and newcomers
feel welcome. Among visible signs of this ministry are birthday cards
sent to members of the household and the "remembrance" packet
with information folders, bookmark, and other items. We meet the third
Sunday of each month. Contact: Jackie Robinson.
INTEGRITY / SOUTHERN NEVADA is a national organization
of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered Episcopalians and their
friends. Integrity’s goal is to share God’s inclusive love
with the Episcopal Church and the GLBT community. We meet the 3rd Friday
of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the parish hall for dinner and program.
Contact: Susan Craw or Jane McKelvie.
MAD RED HATTERS OF CHRIST CHURCH are Women of Christ Church
that are over 50 that are known by their red hats and purple outfits.
They are dedicated to nothing and out to prove that life after 50 can
be fun. There are no rules, no real dues, and no real goals or mission
other than to get together regularly to have a good time. The Red Hat
Society is an international organization with thousands of members across
the country and internationally. Queen Mother (contact) is Annette Craighead.
The MEN’S FELLOWSHIP BREAKFAST GROUP meets the
second Saturday of each month at 7:30 a.m. Breakfast preparation rotates
among the members. Guest speakers are often invited to talk on a wide
variety of topics. Please join us at any meeting. Contact: David Polley.
The PRAYER GROUP of Christ Church is an organized group
who pray for individuals and families who request intervention. Contact:
Betty Brake or Jacie Lenning.
THE UNION OF BLACK EPISCOPALIANS (UBE)
is a national organization founded in 1792 and organized as a Union
in 1968. UBE is a confederation of chapters and interest groups throughout
the United States and the Caribbean. As the mission nationwide remains
constant, to remove racism from the Episcopal Church, in Nevada our
focus is on the needs of our Churches and Communities. The Nevada Chapter
of the UBE meets the third Saturday of each month at 12:00 noon at Christ
Church. All Episcopalians are invited to join the Union regardless of
ethnicity. Contact JoAnn Roberts Armstead.
St. Mary’s ALTAR GUILD has a threefold purpose:
1) to be of service as directed by the priest; 2) to prepare the altar
and sanctuary for every service; and 3) to maintain the linens and holy
vessels. Contact: Jacie Lenning.
CHALICE BEARERS assist at the Altar for Sunday Eucharist and
other designated times throughout the year. Contact: Maggy Holmes.
CHRIST CHURCH CHOIR provides music for the 10:30 a.m.
Sunday service and occasionally for the 8:00 a.m. service. We meet for
rehearsal Wednesday night from 7:00-9:00 p.m., and one-half hour before
the service on Sunday. The choir is open to all singers, high school
age and up. We prepare two anthems per week and work the music for three
rehearsals prior so there is adequate time for singers at all levels
of ability to learn the music. As most of the music is sung in parts,
a knowledge of and / or an ability to read music is very helpful but
not a requirement. There is a 'no audition' policy for this Choir, as
we welcome anyone who wants to "make a joyful noise unto the Lord."
Contact: Kathi Colman.
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS (EM’s) assist the celebrant
at the Altar during Eucharist and read the Second Lesson during Sunday
services. Contact: Maggy Holmes.
GREETERS A Sunday morning ministry to greet and welcome
all to Christ Church, visitors and household members alike. Contact:
The LAY EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS (LEMs) take communion
directly from the principal Sunday Eucharist to shut-ins, hospitalized
or incarcerated persons, or those unable to attend regular Sunday Services.
Contact: Helen Morris or Midgene Spatz..
LECTORS / READERS/ INTERCESSORS read the First Lesson
during Sunday services, or the Intercessory prayers at each service.
Contact: Maggy Holmes.
OBLATION MINISTERS carry the wine, water, and bread
to the Altar during the 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. masses. Contact: parish
USHERS Members of the congregation meet, greet and
assist persons coming to worship services. They distribute programs
to persons entering the sanctuary and assist in directing them to seating.
After each service, they are responsible for picking up used bulletins
and recording the attendance numbers. When persons new to the congregation
are identified, ushers deliver a HOSPITALITY GIFT to each. Contact:
All the Lay Liturgical Ministers listed above are scheduled on a rotating
basis with other members of that ministry.
MINISTRY As Christians we know that death is a part of life
and that upon death we are going to enter into fuller life. What we
usually do not realize is that when we lose someone whom we love we
are not always equipped to deal with making the necessary decisions
that are required of us. The Bereavement Ministers are lay persons who
are trained to assist people in the bereavement process. Contact: Deacon
Marguerite Cole.BUILDING AND
GROUNDS Volunteers are often needed to spruce up and
clean up church grounds and buildings. This group is affectionately
called “The Grounds Squad.” Contact: Joann Vaughn or Mark
The CHRIST CHURCH GIFT SHOP is open most Sundays year
round. It has Christian jewelry, books, cards and a variety of other
items for sale. Funds from the Gift Shop are used for items not in the
budget. Contact: Beverley Kelly.
The ENDOWMENT COMMITTEE was formed in 1999 and has
three members (elected at the Annual Meeting) as well as the Rector
and Senior Warden. The Endowment was started due to the age of Christ
Church to assist in future major repairs to the property. Its goal is
to reach $500,000 and to use only the interest income annually for major
repairs. Contact: Elana Graham.
EPISCOPAL RELIEF AND DEVELOPMENT (ERD) is the collective response of
Episcopalians to help people in need in the United States and around
the world. We provide emergency assistance, as needs require, to local
Episcopal or Anglican representatives. Contact: Deacon DeLaney Armstead.
FAMILY PROMISE (formerly The INTERFAITH HOSPITALITY
NETWORK (IHN)) is a coalition of faith communities in the Las Vegas
valley who help insure that homeless parents and children have a safe
place to rest while they start their lives over. Christ Church is a
host site for 4 weeks a year. We provide shelter and meals for the families.
We need your help to make the program work. Contact: Deacon Bonnie Polley.
LOBSTER FAIR is held annually in October. It is an
excellent opportunity for volunteering as all kinds of events are presented
and each needs volunteers: Lobsters sold—cooked and live, Arts
& Crafts, Gift Shop, Nibblers’ Corner for eats, hot dogs &
drinks sold by the EYC, bake sale with parishioner provided baked goods,
Fisherman’s Corner where clam chowder, Cole Slaw, and other goodies
can be eaten or taken home, raffle of donated items, and the list goes
on and on. Contact: Elana Graham.
The MEMORIAL COMMITTEE was formed at the request of
the Rector and consists of 6 members. These members meet on an as needed
basis to assist in the decision making for memorials as well as other
needed purchases for the Church proper. Contact: Fr. Massey.
OFFICE VOLUNTEERS are needed when the secretary is
out of the office for a few hours or a day now and then. Volunteers
are only expected to answer the phone, distribute the mail, make copies
and send and receive faxes—you don’t even need to know how
to type. Contact: parish office.
OUTREACH VOLUNTEERS Christ Church Outreach operates a food
program providing non-perishable food to those in our community who
are in need of food. The Outreach Office is open Monday-Friday from
11:00—1:00. We provide food for an average of 2,500 people each
month. We operate out of Room 3 facing the parking lot. Volunteers are
needed and welcome. Contact: Deacon Bonnie Polley.
TREASURE HOUSE THRIFT STORE If you haven’t seen
the Christ Church Treasure House in Suite 6, you’re missing an
opportunity. Open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 - 3, Saturdays from
10-4, it’s attractive displays invite you to shop. Haven’t
been to the library lately? Treasure House has a great selection of
books (paperbacks 25¢, and most hard covers 50¢). There is
an infant corner which rivals any retail store. The nearly-new wee outfits,
sweet, clean and colorful, will dissolve any mom’s or grandmother’s
resistance. An excellent opportunity for volunteering. Contact: Judy
The UNITED THANK OFFERING (UTO) is a mission arm of
The Domestic & Foreign Missionary Society of the Episcopal Church
in the United States of America. The UTO was begun in 1889. Twice a
year the monies collected during the UTO Ingathering from each church
are sent to the national UTO committee which determines what requests
for grants shall be met. Every cent collected is distributed in grants.
Contact: Cheryl Fox.
WEDDING COORDINATORS Contact: Fran Conley or Maureen
meets every Wednesday at Christ Church to build a community of faith
among homeless and near homeless individuals and families living in
the Las Vegas Area. On the second Wednesday of each month, Christ Church
volunteers prepare and serve meals from the kitchen for those in need.
For more information, contact Shawna Cooper.
THE EPISCOPAL CENTER ON THE PARKWAY The buildings adjacent
to the Church are known as the ECP or South Property. This is commercial
property that the Church leases to businesses. If you know any organization
or company that would like to lease a suite, contact Fr. Dale Augustin.
STEWARDSHIP Contact: Sr. Warden, Heather Leonard.