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.


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.

Programs that We Support

Socially Responsible Sweatshop of Kent

The Socially Responsible Sweatshop is committed to repurposing landfill-destined textiles into useful, beautiful items. These items are lovingly crafted and priced affordably. Proceeds from the sales of these items are donated to provide extra funds for food-insecure community members and other social justice projects. The volunteers of the SRS strive to be helpful to our brothers and sisters while demonstrating responsible stewardship of our Earth and the protection of its environment.

SRS welcomes participation from folks of all abilities.  We need sewists, people to cut out projects, and people to help with stuffing our mediation pillows.  Regular hours are: Sunday and Monday 1-3 pm and Tuesday and Friday 10:00 am to noon at Christ Episcopal Church in the lower level. Enjoy fellowship and help to end food insecurity in Portage County.  You find a link to their online shop here. Learn more about the SRS here.

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.

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.