Callings in Discernment

“A calling is that place where a passion in your heart meets a hurt of the world.”

~Walter Bruggemann

Christ Church is a spiritual incubator, caring for those listening for the voice of Christ’s Spirit calling them to service. As each of us feels called to address a particular need or hurt in the world, the community offers a sounding board, encouragement and support throughout the discernment process.

Sheila is concerned about intimate partner violence.
Sheila is concerned about intimate partner violence.

Survivors of Domestic Violence: We must bring this violence out of the shadows.

“I serve on the board of the Resource Center of Somerset. Over 40,000 women in Somerset County have been subjected to abuse. We all own this problem and can be a part of the solution. Bring intimate partner violence out of the shadows, don’t ignore the warning signs, and call the Resource Center of Somerset if you, or someone you love needs help. 24 Hour Hot Line: 1-866-685-1122.”

~Sheila B.

Diana's Fantasy Forest
Diana’s Fantasy Forest

Children’s book author and puppeteer: We need gentle books for our children.

“I’m an artist with a passion for using my art in children’s book to deliver messages on nature and ecology. I also bring my scripts alive with puppet shows during worship services.”

~Diana P.

Carol presents a prayer shawl.
Carol presents a prayer shawl.

Prayer Shawl Ministry:  Warm blessings from women of many churches.

“When I was given a prayer shawl after surgery, I became interested in connecting with the women who participate in this world-wide ministry.  The Prayer Shawl ministry reaches out with love and prayers knit intentionally into shawls to bless life’s milestones, illnesses, and grief.  In the rhythm of knitting while praying into the shawls, a single strand of yard becomes a comforting fabric to wrap around the shoulders of another. Each shawl is given with a blessing.”               

~Carol O.