Service Opportunities

For all of our service opportunities, please contact the church office at 936.564.0421 or email: cechurch@cc-nac.org

Acolytes

The youth of the congregation are a vital part of the working experience at Christ Church. Young people from K-12th grades are needed to serve as vergers, cross bearers, and torch bearers for the 10:30 a.m. service.

Altar Guild

Guild members prepare for and clean up after each communion service. They also serve at weddings, funerals, and special services such as Palm Sunday, Easter and Christmas, as well as attend workshops to learn how to better assist the priest in serving God and the parishioners. The Guild is divided into four groups, and therefore each group serves approximately one week each month.

Brotherhood of St. Andrew

The Brotherhood of St. Andrew is a long-standing organization of men and boys in the Episcopal Church devoted to evangelism. One of the ways the Brotherhood gives back to the church is by cooking a wonderful pancake breakfast the second Sunday of each month. Proceeds from those breakfasts go to the charity or ministry of choice for the Brotherhood.

Children’s Ministry

Do you have a gift for teaching? Or do you just love working with kids. If so, consider volunteering to help teach Sunday School or Children’s Church.

Christ Church Choir

Our choir serves at 10:30 a.m. Sundays and for most special evening services. Rehearsals are 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday evenings and 9:45 a.m. on Sunday mornings.

Christ Episcopal School

The largest ministry of Christ Church is our school which serves Pre-K to 5th grade students. Fr. Hughes oversees the work of Mrs. Catherine Oliver, Head of School, at the only SAES accredited school in the Nacogdoches area. Volunteers of all talents are needed and encouraged to call the school office at 936-564-0621.

Christ Episcopal School Board of Trustees

The church’s parish day school, Christ Episcopal School, serves the needs of many families in Nacogdoches. CES relies on trustees to serve on school board, consisting of members from the community and Episcopalians from this parish.

The Order of the Daughters of the King (c)

An order for women who are communicants of the Episcopal Church and churches in communion with it. Members undertake a Rule of Life, incorporating a Rule of Prayer and the Rule of Service. By reaffirmation of the promises made at baptism and confirmation, a Daughter pledges herself to a life-long program of prayer, service and evangelism, dedicated to the spread of Christ’s Kingdom and the strengthening of the spiritual life of her parish. Our Christ Chapter meets at 2:00 pm the 2nd Wednesday of each month in the Bailey House.

Emergency Preparedness and Response

Members of Christ Church prepare for and respond to disasters and emergencies such as hurricane, flood, or fire, as called for by the Diocese of Texas http://www.epicenter.org/emergency-preparedness.

Episcopal Jacks- College Ministry at SFASU

Help feed our college students on Sunday evenings at 6:30 p.m. during the Fall and Spring semesters.

Finance Committee

Meets monthly at 1:30 p.m. in the Bailey House one week prior to the Vestry meetings.

Floral Gifts for Altar

Flowers are given in memory of, in honor of, or thanksgiving for an individual each Sunday or for special services. The memorials or honorees and who gave them are included in the Sunday service bulletin.

Greeters

Our greeters team with ushers to greet all who come to our services with help and directions for our opportunities to worship, study and find a ministry to join.

Intercessory Prayer

Trained intercessors serve at the side altar during the 10:30 Eucharist. They provide prayers for healing and anointing with oil that has been blessed by the priest.

Lay Readers

This ministry carries on the tradition from the early church in the reading of scripture by parishioners other than the priest during the 8:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and special services.

Living Legacy Committee

Focuses on the needs of those parishioners and other residents of Nacogdoches who need help by virtue of infirmity or lack of finances. This committee makes recommendations to the vestry for the use of funds from an endowment established for these purposes.

Mobile Ministries

Would you like to work with teams who prepare hot meals and sack lunches and deliver to folks at our missional community of Independence Manor on Saturday mornings? These and other ministry efforts are a part of Mobile Ministries, which utilizes our parishioners to meet the needy where they find themselves. There is much potential for this ministry to grow.

New Membership/Greeting Team

Develops and implements actions, activities and programs to welcome newcomers. Organizes effective newcomer greeter ministry and procedures, raises retention of new families, explores other church’s successful new membership and greeting practices.

Nursery

Children are welcomed at Christ Church worship services; however, our well child nursery is available for parent convenience during church services. The nursery is staffed by two adults that must be certified in the EDOT program, Safeguarding God’s Children. It is located on the East end of the main building.

Social Team

Like to plan events? Join the Social Team, which provides food and planning for special events (receptions, funerals, etc.) and annual gatherings.

Sound Ministry

The sound ministry team primarily adjusts volume levels during the service, mutes and un-mutes the speakers, and records the sermons. Join our small group of people in making sure the Gospel is heard during our worship services.

Ushers

Men serve in teams of two to hand out liturgy sheets at all services at Christ Church, ring the bell, help people to their seats, pass the alms basins, and direct people to the altar rail for communion

Vestry

Vestry meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall.

Weddings at Christ Church

Would you like to assist the Christ Church wedding coordinator, with wedding planning?

Youth Group

We participate in the Nacogdoches United Youth Ministry where Junior and Senior High students meet Sunday nights at 5:00 p.m. during the school year. Parent volunteer welcome.