Connection Events

Chronological order with date for each

NEW FOR MOMS! Thursdays Coffee Together

9:30 - 11 am at the Rectory
A new ministry for moms in the midst of raising children is in the planning stages. Please join other moms from Christ Church for coffee and fellowship, on Thursday, March 16, from 9:30 am to 11 am, at the rectory. The plan is to meet every third Thursday of the month during the school year. There will be a short survey at the initial meeting to see how this group might be shaped.  We know our moms are thirsty to connect, but we're not sure what that connection might look like. Children and babies are welcome, at the initial meeting, with the idea that the church might provide childcare in the Fall.

For more information contact Suzanne Di Piazza at or call 313-885-4841, ext. 104.

Wednesdays at Christ Church

September 16 through May 18
Each week, we gather together for an evening of faith, fellowship, and formation to nourish your soul and deepen your faith. 5:30 pm Holy Eucharist, 6:00 pm Community Dinner, 6:45 pm Formation Groups include the Catechumenate and Spirituality Center Programs for Adults, Middle School and High School Formation, and Formation for 3rd through 5th Graders.  The nursery is available for children under 8 from 4:00 – 9:00 pm in the Nursery Room.

For more information contact Vicki Hesse at or call 313-885-4841, ext. 116.

Women's Dinner Gathering

The Women’s Dinner Group gathers monthly for dinner at a local restaurant once.  If you would like to attend, contact MaryAnn DeAngelo at or call 313-885-4841, ext. 107.

Foyer Groups

Groups form in October
Strictly Social, Strictly Fun. Fellowship at Christ Church doesn’t have to be goal-driven and serious all the time.

Foyer Groups are a fun and easy way for parishioners to gather together on a regular but informal basis for purely social reasons – to enjoy one another’s company, to strengthen bonds of community, to meet new members and just to get to know other people who share a common interest in Grace but with whom we might not otherwise interact. They provide a means to develop new friendships and deepen old ones and are a way to make our sometimes-too-large-seeming parish feel smaller and warmer.  There is no agenda or plan – just casual fellowship and a refreshing meal.  For more information, please contact the Rev'd Vicki Hesse, 313-885-4841, ext. 116 or

You'll meet in a location of your choice for dinner once every month or so. Foyer groups stay together for six months and have a group captain to help determine when the group gathers. Singles are welcome, as are those with no dining rooms.

For more information contact Vicki Hesse at or call 313-885-4841, ext. 116.

Women's Fall Tea

Thursday, September 15, 2016 from 3 to 5 pm at the Rectory
New friends and old friends come together every fall for a traditional afternoon tea – tea, cookies, tea sandwiches, and good fellowship at the Rectory. 

Please RSVP by September 12

To RSVP,  please contact MaryAnn DeAngelo at or call 313-885-4841, ext. 107.

Fall Homecoming Festival

1st Sunday after Labor Day, 10:00 am
Fall is upon us and summer is past – and the community is home.  Join us to celebrate and kick-off the new program year, to learn about new ministries, and to reconnect with friends.  No registration required.

For more information please contact MaryAnn DeAngelo at or call 313-885-4841, ext. 107.

Annual Christmas Party

First Friday in December
Every year Christ Church comes together for the annual Christ Church Christmas Party to celebrate Christmas as a community of friends, new and old.  If you’re in need of a special gift, don’t worry – the Gifts and Greens Silent (and not so silent!) Auction is this night, the entire proceeds of which support the excellent ministry of City Year Detroit. Guests are encouraged!  To RSVP for the Christmas Party or to volunteer with Gifts and Greens or the Christmas Party, contact MaryAnn DeAngelo at or call 313-885-4841, ext. 107.

Easter House Masses

Easter is more than a day, so why not join fellow Christ Church members to celebrate Eastertide in a more intimate setting.  Each of the Easter House Masses will begin with The Holy Eucharist celebrated by one of the Christ Church clergy and will be followed by a potluck dinner. Registration begins in February.

For more information contact any Christ Church Clergy Member; Rev. Drew Van Culin, Rev. Ron Spann, Rev. Areeta Bridgemohan or Rev. Vicki Hesse or call 313-885-4841.

Strawberry Shortcake Sunday

Sunday, May 15, following the 10am service
What better way to celebrate Pentecost than with Strawberry Shortcake?  Members and friends alike gather on the front lawn following the 10 am service on Pentecost for a lively time of fellowship and sweet strawberry shortcake.

For more information contact Vicki Hesse at or call 313-885-4841, ext. 116.

Summer BBQ’s

June 28, July 26 and August 23, 2017
6-8 PM

Gather for Food and Fun! Games on the front lawn, hang out with cool CCGP People!  Bring a dish or dessert and a friend and SHARE THE LOVE!  Freewill offering.
For more information contact the Rev'd Vicki Hesse at or 313-885-4841, ext. 116.