Christ Episcopal Church

in Kent, Ohio

Fellowship Ministries

Here are some of our regular fellowship activities. We have various special events throughout the year as well such as our Lenten vegetarian meal gatherings, hiking sprees, progressive dinners, etc. Special events are posted in the parish's weekly announcements.

Coffee Hour

Each Sunday after the 10:00 service, we linger a short while to celebrate together, welcome newcomers, and visit with old friends and new. Weekly hosts are asked to bring some light finger foods (fruit, cheese, crackers, cookies, etc.), and offer friendly conversation and a warm welcome in the Parish Hall.  We encourage all members to sign up to host, or to partner with a friend,

Knifty Knitters

Every Wednesday morning from 9:30-11:30 our crafters meet in the church library to share fellowship and to create:

-Free hats, scarves, mittens and gloves for chilly local kids through our ministry partners, the Phyllis Zumkher County Clothing Center, Kent Social Services and the Miller Community House shelter for homeless.

  • -Prayer shawls and lap robes for people in need of comfort
  • -Crafts of all kinds to benefit those in need and to raise money for our many ministries

No experience necessary! Group members are happy to teach you how to knit and crochet – all tools and materials provided.

Lunch Bunch

The second Tuesday of each month, we gather at a local restaurant for lunch to enjoy a good meal, each other's company, and get to know each other better. We collect donations various times throughout the year for local charities. Everyone is welcome to join!


The Black Squirrel Piecemakers

The Black Squirrel Piecemakers are a group of women who make quilts for babies in the community who are in need. We give the quilts to Project Linus who distributes them. We are a new group who meet here in the parish hall every Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until noon. No skills are required. Everyone is learning new skills. No sewing machine is required, but one can be brought to the group. We would love to have others join us.

Foyer Groups

We currently have one active foyer group, but would love to expand this fun fellowship ministry! Foyer Groups are small groups of 8-10 persons sharing simple meals and fellowship. The intention is to have fun and provide an opportunity for us to meet each other and/or to become better acquainted. Each group meets once a month for a simple meal and relaxed conversation in the homes of members. Foyer Groups are not intended to do anything, but simply to be what Christians are: groups of people who gather together and “love one another.” Foyer Groups provide time to be with one another so that friendship may grow. Each month, two of the members host or plan a gathering. They convene the group and welcome all into their home. Foyer Groups are not a study or prayer group; they have no agenda other than spending time with one another, which is important for the building of Christian community in our parish. The uniqueness of the Foyer Group is its lack of formal structure, its openness of communication, and its free access given to the Spirit. Please let us know if you are interested in joining a foyer group!

Programs that We Support

Boy Scout Troop 257

We sponsor Troop 257 who meets at Christ Church every week on Mondays from 7:00-8:30pm.

Venture Crew 2257

Our church sponsors Venture Crew 2257. Venturing is a youth development program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women who are 14 years of age OR 13 years of age and have completed the eighth grade and under 21 years of age. Venturing's purpose is to provide positive experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults, with an emphasis in adventure, leadership, personal growth, and service.

AA at Christ Church

AA meets at Christ Episcopal Church every Wednesday at 7:30pm. We are one of the only locations in the area that provides childcare during the meetings. These meetings are open to anyone - addicts/alcoholics, their loved ones, anyone in the community, etc and do not require an invitation to join.

NA at Christ Church

Narcotics Anonymous meets at Christ Episcopal Church every Tuesday from 7:30 to 8:30pm and there is a  Narcotics/Alcoholics Anonymous meeting every Wednesday at 12:00pm

Lovelight

We are proud to be able to provide Lovelight with a space for their tutoring program. LoveLight, Inc. is a non-profit organization based in Kent, Ohio. Since 1995 they have invested in the well-being and healthy development of youth. For more information about Lovelight, visit www.lovelightcares.org.