Summer Events

Summer Events

Christ Church NYC Summer Events

This summer we are hosting some exciting events to encourage each other in the faith through community, worship, prayer, and study. We invite you to join us!

Summer Reading Pods

Family Discipleship Pod

Church elder, Tse Wen Tai, will facilitate a discussion on family ministry and discipleship using the book Family Ministry Field Guide: How Your Church Can Equip Parents to Make Disciples by Timothy Paul Jones.

  • A helpful article about this book can be found on the The Gospel Coalition website.
  • If you would like to read an excerpt of this book, please click on the “Look Inside” link on the Amazon website, where you could also purchase a copy of this book.

The aim of the Family Discipleship Pod is to equip parents to practice discipleship in their families, and to bring the families of Christ Church together in these informal, family-friendly meetings.

  • Saturday, June 29th: Meet at Governor’s Island from 10:30 -11:30 AM, followed by lunch social/picnic thereafter.
  • Saturday, July 27th: Meet at Central Park from 10 -11 AM, followed by lunch social/picnic thereafter.
  • Saturday, August 17th: Meet at Bryant Park from 9:30 -10:30 AM, followed by NYC Summer Streets activity thereafter.

Please note that while the book is focused on families, the following picnic and social is open to all to join at these locations after the book discussion.

Women Discussion Pod

Women are invited to join this discussion pod through reading The Envy of Eve: Finding Contentment in A Covetous World by Melissa B. Kruger. This book deals with the sin of coveting and will encourage each of us to look to Christ and find contentment in Him.

  • A helpful article about this book can be found on the The Gospel Coalition website.
  • If you would like to read an excerpt of this book, please click on the “Read Sample” link on the Westminster Bookstore website, where you could also purchase a copy of this book.

The Women Discussion Pod will meet on July 9th, July 30th, and August 20th from 10 AM to 11:30 AM at Christ Church NYC (111 E. 87th St.) The reading load will be about three chapters per meeting.

Theology Pod

Church member, Steven Mitchell, will lead a group in reading Overcoming Sin and Temptation by John Owen. This is a challenging and insightful presentation of three of John Owen’s classic works.

  • A helpful article about this book can be found on the Desiring God website.
  • If you would like to read an excerpt of this book, please click on the “Download Excerpt” link on the Crossway website, where you could also purchase a copy of this book.

The group will meet weekly on Thursdays at 6:30 PM on the Upper East Side from July 11 to August 8. The reading load will be about 30 pages per week. 

If you would like to sign up to our Summer Reading Pods, or for more details, please email rsvp@christchurchnyc.com.

Hymn Sings

Sunday, June 30 & Sunday, August 4 | 4:30 PM | Christ Church NYC sanctuary

Come join us for two Hymn Sings, informal gatherings where we will sing hymns together and learn more about hymns and their histories. Whether you have come to learn hymns at Christ Church or have been singing them all your life, this will be a wonderful time to raise our voices in worship and renew our love for hymns and the Gospel they proclaim! You may send hymn requests to martha@christchurchnyc.com.

Summer Informal Gatherings

If you are interested in participating in any of these social gatherings, please email rsvp@christchurchnyc.com so one of our church staff will be able to coordinate the details of the social with you.

24 Hours of Prayer

Friday, August 23 at 6 PM – Saturday, August 24 at 6 PM

For the last several years, we have had a tradition at Christ Church in which we end the summer and begin the new ministry year by partnering together in 24 hours of unceasing prayer. This is one of the most important traditions we have as a church. Christ Church NYC is God’s church. This is ultimately God’s ministry. We are fully and joyfully dependent on God for everything. Therefore, prayer is vital to our ministry.