Adult Education

Lenten Book Study

Sundays, March 10, 17, and 24, 2019 at 9:30 am 

On these three Sunday mornings during Lent, the Rev. Emily will be leading a study of the book Disunity in Christ: Uncovering the Hidden Forces that Keep Us Apart by Christena Cleveland. Copies of the book are available at Source Booksellers in Midtown. (Mention Christ Church for a discount!)

Deep River: An Exploration of Spirituals:

On Wednesdays, March 13, 20, and 27, and April 3 and 10 at 6:00 pm

Connect with friends and neighbors over a simple soup supper at 6:00pm in Ledyard Hall. At 7:00pm, join Emily, Ed, and special guests in the church for a unique series about African-American spirituals: part prayer, part conversation, part singing.

Adult Bible Class

Sundays (mid-September to mid-June) at 9:30 am in Cary Lounge

Each Sunday’s readings are independent, allowing continuity whether one is able to participate regularly or intermittently. We have an enjoyable time with these texts, and all are welcome. We meet from mid-September to mid-June each year. Our facilitator, Barbara Cushing, is a retired physician who earned a Master of Arts in Religious Studies from the University of Detroit Mercy. Her areas of concentration were scriptural studies and theology & literature.

Click on the link to learn more.  AdultBible2018

Centering Prayer (Meditation)

Thursdays throughout the year at 11:00 am in Cary Lounge

“Meditation is one of the most ancient and universal of all spiritual practices, and it is the cornerstone of a wisdom encounter with Christ,” writes the Rev. Cynthia Bourgeault, in Wisdom Jesus. All are welcome to try the CCD Centering Prayer group. No experience is necessary, and simple instructions are given for newcomers. The hour-long meeting includes 20 minutes of silence, intercessory prayer, a brief reading, and informal sharing. If you have questions or are coming for the first time, please contact Kathryn Treece at, or call the office. Brochures about Centering Prayer are in the leaflet rack at church, or you may learn more at