Guild members are responsible for setting up for the eucharist and cleaning up after the service, mostly tending to the silver. We also take care of the linens, candles, change hangings per season or special occasions. This is not difficult work but important.
Current leaders: Katherine Frydenborg, Diane Pierpont
Our adult choir sings each Sunday at the 10 AM Service from September through early June, and at other services and special occasions throughout the church year. We rehearse each Wednesday evening from 7:30–9:15.
Director: Mark Sullivan
This committee provides support, guidance and planning for all youth ministry activities. Work in conjunction with Sunday school and Middle School/High School leaders to plan curriculum, events, and annual calendars.
Chair: Dorota Xeller
Love to throw a party? Come join us in supporting all of Christ Church's good times, organizing food, drink, set-up and friendly community!
Chair: Kay Claiborn, Diana Stovall
Meets monthly in Guild Room on Thursdays, usually from 5 to 6 p.m. Topics in the past have been Biblical, spiritual, personal experience, and no politics. What is shared in the group stays in the group. (This committee is on hiatus for now.)
Chair: Tony Leonard
This group organizes events to welcome newcomers and provide information about parish activities.
Chairs: Kay Claiborn, Mardee Moore, Diana Stovall
Sunday Readers & Chalice Bearers
Chair: Laura Raymond
Chair: Michael Haggans
Develop and lead events and programming to strengthen the bonds of our Parish members to one another and to Christ Church. Click here for more information.
Meeting times: First Tuesday at 5 p.m. on Zoom (We hope to change to in-person meetings soon.)
Chair: Susan Leonard
Members seek ways to connect with the greater Guilford community, including New Haven. We follow Christ’s exhortation to Love Our Neighbors as Ourselves. We meet monthly on Monday evenings at Christ Episcopal Church. See details here about this committee.
Chair: Mary Ann Osborn
If you are in need of support or sustenance, please contact the Church office first at (203) 453-2279. Sheward Hegerty at (203) 505-3331 and Susan Leonard (505) 610-5148 are also available. Help includes hospital visits, transportation, delivering meals and providing at home communion.
Click here for more information about Pastoral Care.
Chair: Sheward Hagerty
The Stewardship Committee seeks to remind the Parish of our gratitude to God for his generous care and of our call to support the church in this time of great transition. The next campaign will last for four weeks, culminating in a celebration on November 20, the Feast of Christ the King.
Chair: Susan Leonard
Tag Sale Team
The primary goal of the team is to raise funds for the Capital Reserve to assist in financing projects that will preserve our historic church and buildings. In doing so, Christ Church increases its visibility within the community and provides an opportunity for church members and friends to work together towards a shared objective.
Chairs: Janice Novak, Rose Robinson
This committee helps parishioners to meet and develop deeper connection with others in the Parish. No, we are not traveling anywhere except on life’s journey, together. “Life is short, and we don’t have too much time to gladden the hearts of those who travel the way with us. So make haste to love, and be swift to be kind.”
Current Leaders: Susan Leonard
Ushers welcome guests, distribute bulletins, ring the bell and assist those who need special care. The ushers are also responsible for offerings and direct the communion. After the service is over, ushers clean up the pews and ensure the church is left in an orderly state.
Chair: Mardee Moore
Vestry is responsible for the non-spiritual aspect of the church operations. We meet once a month, on the second Thursday. Members are elected for specific terms as either a warden or a member, usually for three year terms or one year three times.
Chair: Rector & Senior Warden Susan Leonard
The Liturgy Committee’s mission is, in the absence of a Rector, to advise the Vestry regarding special liturgical celebrations, for instance, the annual Blessing of the Animals on the Green, the Ecumenical Blessing of the Palms on Palm Sunday, Wednesday during Holy Week, etc. It provides other input as may be helpful during this period.
Chair: Gabrielle Johnson, Mary Anne Osborn, Mark Sullivan
Worship Options Committee
This committee provides guidance and counsel to the Rector in directing decisions about the congregational worship experience. It meets periodically to assess the implementation of changing health guidance. This was an important function during the depth of COVID-19 and will continue as we continue both streaming and in-person services.
Chair: Michael Hagans