Original, a 5 part study of the bible story of Adam, Eve and original sin in art, history and the church.

Western culture and indeed all humanity have been shaped by the creation story of Adam and Eve. While some believe in its literal truth and others consider it an origin myth, there is no denying its extraordinary legacy and captivating influence. The story of Adam and Even impacts how we understand marriage, work, gender roles, temptation, knowledge, suffering, sexuality, shame, moral responsibility, free will and, of course, sin.

Our Lenten program for 2019 will address our contemporary, Christian understanding of Adam, eve and "original" sin. The five-installment class will be presented twice each week, giving you two options to attend as best fits your schedule: on Wednesday morning form 9:45 - 11 am (beginning March 13) or on Sundays in between our morning service, 9 -9:45 am (beginning March 10). All classes will be held in the Guild Room, behind the stage in the parish hall.

"Original will be rooted in scripture study, beginning with an in-depth examination of Genesis chapters 2 and 3. From this biblical foundation, we will consider various theological interpretations of the text as well as how artistic representations throughout the ages influence culture and the church. Our class will conclude during Holy Week with an exploration of sin and salvation through Jesus as the "Second Adam."

Kate, Michael and Mary will design and lead this course and warmly welcome you to make room in your Lenten discipline to take part for one session or all five. No prior bible or church knowledge is needed, only an open mind devoted to deep conversation in community. 

Adult Education

Bible Study


Wine & Word for Women

Every other Tuesday, 7:15 pm
Bible Study with a seasonal focus on a biblical book or them. For more information, contact Mary McCarthy at mmccarthy@ccrye.org.  Meet in the Guild Room.


The Rector's OPENbook and prayer

Wednesday, 9:45 am
Experiential learning led by the clergy followed by guided meditation and prayer. Meet in the Buttery (the new yellow meeting room directly across from the clergy offices). For more information contact Kate Malin at kmalin@ccrye.org.


Working Men's OPENbook on Tap

Monthly, Friday at 7:30 pm
Beer meets bible as the men of Christ's Church gather off site for monthly fellowship and formation led by the Rev. Michael Kurth.



Saturday, 8 am, Twice monthly
Men's Group in the Kitchen & Guild Room

Centering Prayer

Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer: prayer in which we experience God's presence within us, closer than breathing, closer than thinking, closer than consciousness itself. This method of prayer is both a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship.

Centering Prayer is not meant to replace other kinds of prayer. Rather, it adds depth of meaning to all prayer and facilitates the movement from more active modes of verbal prayer into a receptive prayer of resting in God. Centering Prayer emphasizes prayer as a personal relationship with God and as movement beyond conversation with Christ to communion with Christ.

The source of Centering Prayer, as in all methods leading to contemplative prayer, is the Indwelling Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The focus of Centering Prayer is the deepening of our relationship with the living Christ. The effects of Centering Prayer are ecclesial, as the prayer tends to build communities of faith and bond the members together in mutual friendship and love.

The Centering Prayer group at Christ’s Church meets in the Chapel on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 am for twenty minutes of centering prayer, followed by a guided lectio divina using the scripture verse from The Daily Reader for Contemplative Living with the opportunity to share personal reflections from the sacred reading.

For more information please contact the church office at dcaulfield@ccrye.org or visit the Contemplative Outreach of Westchester website at www.cowestchester.org. 


Education for Ministry, “EfM”, is a distance learning course in which members meet each week to discuss reading materials that provide a basic education in the history of Christianity and contemporary theological issues. It is a four-year program, but students commit to only one year at a time. The first year is devoted to reading and understanding the Old Testament. Second - the New Testament, Third - the history of the Christian Church, Fourth - contemporary theological issues. Discussions are moderated by mentors. Using a broad set of guidelines, each individual group decides the manner in which it will be run. 

At present, Christ’s Church has one EFM group that meets from 7-9:00 pm on Monday evenings. For more information, please contact Deacon Bill Cusano at billcusano@mac.com or explore the official website at efm.sewanee.edu.