Our ministries

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We are called to serve Christ, our church and our community in many different ways, and Christ Church offers abundant opportunities to serve and be part of a vital faith community.  Find your calling here.

  • Acolytes
    An opportunity for youth to participate directly in our worship by carrying the cross, banners, Gospel book, and icons, and assisting with Communion. E-mail: Chris Collins
  • Altar Guild
    Care for the items needed for the Eucharist and set up the altar for services, funerals, weddings and special services. Men and children participate, too! E-mail: Sue George
  • Buildings and Grounds
    Care for our historic churchyard with seasonal plantings, cleanups and other projects. E-mail: Jim Pappas
  • Chalice bearers and lay readers
    Assist at the altar and serve the Eucharistic wine to fellow members of the Body of Christ in this most central aspect of our worship. E-mail: Chuck Weiss or Jeff Sweet
  • Christ Church Choir
    The music ministry of Christ Church supports the liturgy by providing sung praise for Worship. Our adult and children’s choirs rehearse in season (September to June) and usually sing at the 10 a.m. Sunday Eucharist and for holidays (Christmas, Easter, etc) and at other special events. E-mail: Jon Rania
  • Church School/Godly Play
    Be a part of the spiritual growth of our children and youth by volunteering as a teacher or greeter for children from age 3 through 5th grade. Training provided. E-mail: Tina Schaeffer or Jackie Collins.
  • Daughters of the King
    The Daughter of the King, Holy Spirit Chapter lives out its vows of Prayer, Service and Evangelism through support of our parish as directed by our rector. They meet at 9 a.m. on the first Wednesday of each month  in the Common Room. When asked we minister to parishioners requests by praying daily and confidentially for their needs and support as well as the needs of others.  We also pray daily for the spiritual growth of the parish and clergy to which the chapter owes allegiance. Email: Robbie Burnett
  • Dover Interfaith Mission for Housing
    Christ Church played an integral role in the founding of this Dover-area homeless shelter for men. Shelter needs are many. We cook and serve dinner there twice a year, and volunteers and supplies are always welcome. Contact Jeanine Kleimo.
  • Flower Ministry
    Deliver altar flowers and offer the parish’s good wishes and prayers to Christ Church members who are homebound or in nursing homes or hospitals. E-mail: Mariann Marston
  • Parish Life
    A creative group that plans and executes seasonal parish events throughout the church year, almost all of them involving good food. E-mail: Stephanie Lehane
  • Prayer Shawl
    This ministry is supported by an enthusiastic group creating shawls, lap robes, and other items for people experiencing a time of difficulty, sadness, or celebration. The group meets at 7 pm on the second Tuesday of each month, September-June, in the Common Room of the Parish House. All stitchers, regardless of skill level are welcome. E-mail: Kip McDaniel or call the church office to request a shawl.
  • Seek and Serve
    This new social justice ministry attempts to follow the Baptismal Covenant, “Will you seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself.” We will identify ways to raise awareness about and help the poor and marginalized in the Kent County community. Email: Lee Ann Walling
  • Transportation
    Free van transportation is available to all services. To volunteer as a driver or to request a ride, contact Joe McNair by phone at 302-698-4208.
  • Ushers
    Ushers act as ministers of hospitality by greeting those arriving for services. Scheduling is generally done on a yearly basis but there is always a need for additional help. Entire families and individuals are encouraged to participate. E-mail: Father Chuck 
  • Women's Bible Study
    This group meets every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. for fellowship and scripture study. Email: Mary Collins