Serve at Christ Church

Vestry

Christ Church Vestry
The Vestry is called to embody, articulate, and advocate for the vision within the parish and community, and to develop, and be chief stewards of, the resources needed to sustain and expand the ministry of Christ Church. Operationally, the Vestry delegates the administration of Church resources to the Rector and staff of Christ Church. To learn more about the Christ Church Vestry CLICK HERE or contact Diane Ward at dward@christchurchgp.org or 313-885-4841 ext.111.


Worship Ministries

Acolytes & Vergers
Serving as an Acolyte is both an honor and service to God, enhancing the congregation's worship services. Acolytes at Christ Church begin their training and service any time after entering the sixth grade, but adults are also welcome to join the Corps. Being involved in the Acolyte Corps gives participants an opportunity to participate in worship services, to connect with one another and to experience a stronger sense of service to God and the church. Vergers assist the priest and lead the acolytes for the assigned service. To learn more about becoming an Acolyte or Verger, please contact Scott Hanoian at shanoian@christchurchgp.org or 313-885-4841 ext.102.


Altar Guild
Prepare for services by setting out the appropriate linens and vessels, wine, water and wafers. For more informations please contact Scott Hanoian at shanoian@christchurchgp.org or 313-885-4841 ext.102.


Eucharistic Ministers
Eucharistic Ministers are confirmed parishioners who pass the chalice. They serve at our weekend services once every 3-4 weeks, and may also volunteer to serve at special services (baptisms, weddings, funerals). One, three-hour training session is offered through The Whitaker School of Theology. At the successful completion of the training, a license is issued by the Bishop to perform this extra-ordinary ministry. To learn more, please contact contact Scott Hanoian at shanoian@christchurchgp.org or 313-885-4841 ext.102.


Flower Guild
The Flower Guild is responsible for all flowers in worship, arranging altar flowers weekly, and providing flowers for delivery to parishioners as part of an outreach ministry. To learn more about this ministry, please contact Diane Ward at dward@christchurchgp.org or 313-885-4841 ext.111.

We invite you to make a contribution on any Sunday in memory of, or in thanksgiving for, your loved ones. Your contribution provides for flowers, plants, or altar adornments, necessary for worship services throughout the year. The Flower Guild plans, purchases, and arranges the flowers each week.

In order for names to be printed in the Sunday service leaflet, they must be received two weeks prior to the desired Sunday. We ask for a minimum $75 contribution per name.  Contributions may be made payable to Christ Church (memo line: Flower Memorials) to the church office.  For more information, please contact Diane Ward at dward@christchurchgp.org or 313-885-4841 ext.111.


Ushers and Greeters Guild
Whether it is at an entrance welcoming visitors in, or in the midst of a service providing direction and assistance, our greeters and ushers extend the hospitality of Christ Church to member and visitors alike.  To learn more about this ministry, please contact Diane Ward at dward@christchurchgp.org or 313-885-4841 ext.111.


Lay Readers
Readers are needed to read the lessons and/or the Prayers of the People during services. Lectors read approximately once every 2-3 months at either the 9 or 11:15 am service. All readers from upper elementary age are welcome to participate. Training is offered. Please contact Scott Hanoian at shanoian@christchurchgp.org or 313-885-4841 ext.102.


Vestment Guild
Newly formed, this group is a subgroup under the auspices of the Altar Guild and its leadership. The Vestment Guild assists with the care and maintenance of the Christ Church vestments. The Vestment Guild will also research and arrange for additional vestments and altar paraments in conversation with the Altar Guild and Rector. Appointed by the Rector, to guild is a wonderful ministry for those interested in sacred worship, fine fabrics, and liturgical vestment design. Please contact the Rev'd Drew VanCulin at dvanculin@christchurchgp.org or 313-885-4841 ext. 106.


Parish Life Ministries

Christ Church Bakers
Do you enjoy baking fresh breads or cookies? Would you be willing to prepare a casserole or pot of soup for a family grappling with a critical diagnosis or welcoming a new child into the world? That’s what we do – bake as we are able when the need arises! For more information please contact Diane Ward at dward@christchurchgp.org or 313-885-4841 ext.111.


Christ Church Cooks
Every community gathers for food; Christ Church is no different. Every Wednesday, Labor Day through Memorial Day, we gather for dinner as part of our Wednesdays at Christ Church. Working behind the scenes to make it all happen are the Christ Church Cooks! Volunteer teams (3-4 per team) gather at 3:30 pm to help prepare the meal. Teams will be scheduled no more than two (2) Wednesdays/month. Interested volunteers should contact Diane Ward at dward@christchurchgp.org or 313-885-4841 ext.111.


Daughters of the King (DOK)
The Daughers of the King (DOK) is a religious order for women committed to prayer, service and evangelism, especially among women, and the strengthening of the spiritual life of our parish.  Christ Church members (the Saint Monnica Chapter) meet monthly for fellowship and prayer, and committ to daily prayer and ongoing faith formation.  For more information about the Daughters of the King, please contact the Rev'd Areeta Bridgemohan at abridgemohan@christchurchgp.org or call 313-885-4841, ext. 121.


Eucharistic Visitors
Our Eucharistic Visitors are trained volunteers who extend the embrace of God and the Christ Church community by offering the Eucharistic elements, consecrated Bread and Wine, to the home- or hospital-bound.  Preparation for this sacred ministry is offered annually.  Interested individuals should contact the Rev'd Drew VanCulin at dvanculin@christchurchgp.org or 313-885-4841 ext. 106.


Foyer Groups
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 Drew VanCulin at dvanculin@christchurchgp.org or 313-885-4841 ext. 106.


Funeral Ministry Team
Funeral Ministry teams assist families in their time of need, planning and staffing receptions when requested and serve those who attend funeral services at Christ Church.  To learn more about this ministry of care and support, please contact Diane Ward at dward@christchurchgp.org or 313-885-4841 ext. 111.


Guild of the Christ Child
The Guild provides support to individuals and families who are planning a Baptism at Christ Church Grosse Pointe.  Guild members help to ensure that families have the information they need prior to Baptism, are available to assist families during Baptism services, and help new families connect to the community of Christ Church.  For more information regarding Baptism at Christ Church or to volunteer with the Guild, please contact the Rev'd Drew VanCulin at dvanculin@christchurchgp.org or 313-885-4841 ext. 106.


Stephen Ministers
Stephen Ministers are confidential and compassionate friends who will listen, one on one, during times of loss or need.  Stephen Ministers received formal training at Christ Church and meet regularly for supervision.  To request a Stephen Minister for yourself or someone you know, or for more information about the Christ Church Stephen Ministry program, please contact the Rev'd Drew VanCulin at dvanculin@christchurchgp.org or 313-885-4841 ext. 106.


Intercessory Prayer Team
Our Intercessory Prayer Team is comprised of women and men who have a heart to pray and intercede for others who are in need. Intercessory prayer is offered in Saint Margaret’s Chapel on the first Sunday of every month at the 9:00 am and 11:115 am services.  Intercessory Prayer Team members commit to daily prayer as well, and gather monthly for ministry support and corporate prayer.  If you would like to know more about this ministry, please contact the Rev'd Drew VanCulin at dvanculin@christchurchgp.org or 313-885-4841 ext. 106.


Wedding Coordinators
Wedding Coordinators assist wedding couples and their families in planning weddings at Christ Church, and to support the couple and their wedding party throughout the wedding itself.  For more information about weddings at Christ Church or to volunteer for this ministry of care and support, please contact the Rev'd Drew VanCulin at dvanculin@christchurchgp.org or 313-885-4841 ext. 106.


Support Ministries

Adopt-a-Garden
We're looking for parishioners who will maintain a church garden bed for the growing season (April-November). Responsibilities include weeding, deadheading flowers, picking up litter or trimming dead or broken branches at least once a month during the season.  Specific instructions and training if desired provided after sign up. CLICK HERE to go to the Adopt-a-Garden page. If you have questions, please contact Diane Ward at dward@christchurchgp.org or 313-885-4841 ext. 111.


The Christ Church Crew
The Christ Church Crew provides support for the care and maintenance of Christ Church facilities, grounds, and furnishings, and set-up support for large Christ Church events.  Crew members are emailed when a need or opportunity arises and are asked to assist as able.  For more information, please contact Diane Ward at dward@christchurchgp.org or 313-885-4841 ext. 111.


The Holy Dusters
Anyone of any age is welcome to join the group. There are jobs for all levels of skills. We meet three or four times a year to clean areas in the church that don't get the attention of normal upkeep. Announcements appear in the Sunday Bulletin announcing the next "Dusting," which is scheduled for a Saturday at noon. Lunch is provided and work is usually completed by 3:30 pm. It is always fun and is very satisfying to see the difference a few hours can make. For moreinformation, please contact Diane Ward at dward@christchurchgp.org or 313-885-4841 ext. 111.


Pizza Lunch Volunteers
Greet, take orders, and serve pizza at this ministry to the students of Grosse Pointe South High School every Thursday that school is in session. Please contact Rev. Areeta Bridgemohan, 313-885-4841 ext.121 or abridgemohan@christchurchgp.org.


Tellers
Tellers providing accounting support to the Business office.  Interested individuals should contact Diane Ward at 313-885-4841, ext. 111, or dward@christchurchgp.org.


Receptionist
We can use a pleasant voice to answer phones and greet visitors at our front office, mornings, afternoons or all day. Please contact Diane Ward at dward@christchurchgp.org or 313-885-4841 ext. 111.