Center for Spiritual Development
The Center is staffed by Mary Buonagura
who holds a degree in Theology.
Mary has special expertise
complementary to the Rector in spiritual
and pastoral matters. The Center will offer confidential
guidance, direction and support for the various
challenges we all face in our life’s journey.
It is a safe place – a place where we can walk
and talk with all fellow Christians regardless of
denomination. Please call the church office at
941-747-3709 to schedule an appointment.
Eucharistic Visitors Ministry started in the Episcopal Church in 1985 for the
purpose of bringing Holy Communion to parishioners who are unable to attend
church services. On
a monthly average, Christ Church has 20 Eucharistic Visitors making 35 visits offering the Sacrament to 75 parishioners. This is an important pastoral ministry that
is necessarily being met by Eucharistic Visitors Ministers every day. If you
are in need of the ministry from an Eucharistic Visitors Minister, please contact the
church offices at 747-3709.
If you know of a prayer need, please contact
the church offices (747-3709) immediately and we will add the prayer intention
to our daily intercession list.
Likewise, if you or your loved one has gotten well, or come home safely
please let us know so that we can keep the prayer list as current as possible.
The Prayer List is available each Sunday in the Narthex. Please pick one up and
pray for your parish family during the week.
Please advise the church offices immediately
(747-3709) when you, or a loved one, is admitted to the hospital. Our clergy make it a priority to visit,
anoint, and pray with all members when they are admitted to the local
hospitals… but we only know when you are in the hospital if you tell
The primary goal of the Newcomers Ministry is
to welcome and greet people new to the church and offer whatever help they can.
Visitor Information cards are provided in the gift bags provided during the
worship service. The card can be filled in and placed in the offering plate.
Periodic gatherings are planned to enable our new parishioners a time to mingle
with the clergy and vestry members in an informal setting. This is the perfect opportunity for questions