Current and Upcoming Events and Classes at Christ the King

Although every effort is made to keep this page up to date, you may also want to check our Facebook page for photos and up-to-the-minute news about Parish activities:



If you are wondering how you might help families whose lives have been impacted by the winds and water associated with hurricanes Harvey and Irma, please consider clicking this link to make a donation to ERD’s Hurricane Relief Fund. Your support will supply critical necessities to individuals and communities as they recover and rebuild. Since 1940, Episcopal Relief and Development has worked with church partners to rebuild after disasters and empower people to create lasting solutions that fight poverty, hunger and disease in over 40 countries. If you have questions about the fund, please contact Deacon Linda Hale, who is our parish liaison to ERD.  


Join Us for THE STORY  September 6, 2017-May 30, 2018!

Beginning in September, Michael Seiler, MDiv and Mother Anita Slovak will facilitate a new Bible study group based on The Story,  a book designed to increase our understanding of God’s great love affair with humanity through an unfolding progression of Biblical characters and events from Genesis to Revelation as described in the New International Version (NIV) of the Bible.

Each week, for 31 weeks (with a few exceptions) we will read and discuss one of the 31 chapters of The Story, which is constructed to allow easier access to the stories, poems, and teachings of the Bible because they can be read sequentially.  Of course, The Story, like the Bible, is filled with intrigue, drama, conflict, romance and redemption! The class schedule will permit two weeks to be set aside for fellowship.

  • When and where: Wednesday evenings, 6:30-8 p.m.  We will begin our sessions in the church (nave). Bring your dinner, if you wish.
  • Format:  Book (The Story), workbook, short video and small group discussion
  • Cost:  $15 for your copy of the book and workbook
  • Sign up: It’s not too late to join this 31-week class! Contact Mother Anita at to sign up or speak to her in person, if you prefer. We need a minimum of 5 students to encourage stimulating discussions, so please let us know as soon as possible if you intend to participate.


Mark Your Calendar! Our 2017-18 Haugh Foundation Concert Series Will be Held on These Dates:

Thursday. November 2, 7:30 p.m. True Concord 

Friday, December 8, 7:30 p.m. Arizona Repertory Singers 

Friday, February 9, 2018, 7:30 p.m. Skyline Flutes

Friday, March 9, 2018, 7:30 p.m.  Dr. Matthew Whitehouse, Organist 

Friday, April 20, 2018, 7:30 p.m. Will Thomas, Doctoral Solo Recital 

The Dates Have Also Been Chosen for our Annual Christmas Markets

The Christmas Market will be held on Saturday, November 18 and Sunday, November 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Weather permitting, we will use the spaces upstairs, downstairs and on the East Patio for displays by outside vendors, a big bake sale and wonderful items made by our CTK ministries and others. Breakfast and lunch will be served and the Dulcimer Singers will perform.   We hope that holding the Market earlier than in the past will lead to greater sales and more money for CTK projects! A Mini Market will be held for parishioners on December 10


Saturday Evening Omega Services 

Please join us for our Saturday service, which is held from 6 till 7 p.m. each week. Omega offers a full communion service in the Episcopal tradition in an intimate setting. The music is a mixtuPhoto: Debbi Kappre of traditional hymns and more contemporary worship songs led by our Omega Music Team. After the service, everyone is invited to join us at a local restaurant for a Dutch treat dinner and fellowship. 

Ushers are needed! Please contact Deacon Cathleen Carlton, if you are willing to volunteer for the Omega Service or for either of our Sunday services. 


Father Fred Will Resume His Sunday Morning Forum Beginning October 10

Parishioners are invited to join Father Fred in the Library on Sundays from 9:15-10:15 for Bible study and lively conversation.


Mid-Week Holy Communion Service with Prayers for Healing 

Please join us in the Library on Wednesday mornings at 9 o’clock for a mid-week Healing Service. Communion will be offered.


Thinking About Registering for Education for Ministry (ctkbaptEfM)?

Click this link for more information.


Sounds Like a Good Idea!

Members of the Sound Ministry group are responsible for running the soundboard: muting and unmuting speakers as needed during our services, adjusting volume and sound quality, recording the sermon and making sure all clergy members are furnished with fully-charged wireless microphones. We will provide training!

If you’d like to know more, please telephone Johnny Slovak at 488.7194 or Jim Casner at 370.6020.


Sermons Are Just a Click Away

Do you know you can listen to sermons by our clergy and visiting priests right from this website? On the home page, click on the Multimedia tab and click again on CTK Sermons.


Photo: Debbi Kapp

Photo by Debbi Kapp

Fellowship for the Young and the Young at Heart

Christ the King’s Young & Young at Heart Circle is geared toward singles, couples and families in their 20s, 30s and 40s, but all ages are welcome to join. Be sure to check out our Facebook group for further details:!


ROMEO (Retired Old Men Eating Out) Meets for Lunch on the Third Wednesday of Each Month 

Please join us as your schedule permits– or contact Ray Baldwin at 443.624.9747 for more information. 


The Midweek Book Club Meets on Wednesdays

The Wisdom Seekers book club meets in the library on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Before our summer break, we finished The Book of Joy by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu and watched Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story in preparation for our current book, The World Will Be Saved By Beauty; An Intimate Portrait of My Grandmother, written by Ms. Day’s granddaughter, Kate Hennessy. Contact Diane Stricker at for more information.


Many Hands Make Light Work!

Regular landscape work days keep our campus beautiful—and many hands make the workCtK by Fr Jeff lighter! We garden for a few hours on the third Saturday of each month, beginning at 9 a.m. Please wear sunscreen and bring a sun hat, water, gloves and your favorite small gardening tools. All are welcome!

Questions? Call Bill and Nanette Cosart at 326.7060.


These Popular Events Promise Good Food, Fun and Fellowship– Please Save The Dates!

September 17– Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser from 9 a.m. till noon hosted by Boy Scout Troop 211

October 21– Dinner at 7 p.m. after the Omega service

October 22– Lunch with Bishop Smith at 11:45 after the 10:30 service

November 26– Christ the King Sunday Lunch Celebration at noon

January 28– Annual Meeting and Lunch at noon

April 1– Easter Breakfast Potluck, 9:15 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

May 19– Dinner at 7 p.m., immediately after the Omega service

May 20– Lunch after 10:30 service @11:45 a.m. (Graduation Celebration).


There’s Always Something Interesting to See in Our Creations in Art Gallery!

Located in the Library, Christ the King’s Creations in Art gallery is open every Sunday from 9:00 am till 12:30 pm., except for the months of June, July and August. The gallery features the work of parishioners and, occasionally, interesting work by other local artists. Christ the King receives 20% of all Gallery sales. Visit the gallery page for information about current and coming exhibits.


Don’t Forget to Check Out the Youth News Page!

Under the Youth News tab on this website, you’ll find a description of our robust Christian Education program, ongoing and upcoming youth-centered activities and ways you can help support these important members of our parish in their work and play.


Fitness Together Classes at Christ the King

Our fitness group loves to have fun and fellowship while experiencing the rewards of a healthy lifestyle. People of all ages are welcome to join– and your first class is always FREE!

The class schedule is as follows:

  •  Cardio Blast (step aerobics, kickboxing, weight training, interval/circuit training, yoga) is for all ages and skill levels– Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:05-10:05 a.m.
  • Easy Does It (cardio and strength work, chair assisted) for all ages and skill levels– Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:20-11:20 a.m.
  • Sculpt and Stretch (using a stability ball)– Wednesdays only 8-9 a.m.
  • Guided Meditation for all ages and skill levels (starting July 10)– Mondays only 8:15-8:45 a.m.

Classes are led by Carmen Hemrick, AFAA, a CPR/AED certified instructor, who volunteers her time so that class fees ($25 per month for unlimited classes or $5 per day) come directly to our parish. Call Carmen at 579.2143 or 907.2695 for further details.


Divine Joy Yoga Classes Begin on September 25

Gentle to moderate one-hour yoga classes will be offered at Christ the King on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 am.  The cost is $7 per class.

All classes will be held on the lower level of the church building (the “Undercroft”).   Enter through the Red Door on the West side of the building.