Upcoming Events

Participate in the life of Christ Church through our events and invite others to discover the God we worship.

The Christian faith is more than a week-by-week observance. The Bible is filled with festivals, rallies, and retreats that are over and above the weekly observances of a believing family.

Likewise, the events calendar at Christ Church provides a time and a place for our community to come together around something wonderful and spiritually enriching. From sacred worship to holiday concerts, distinguished speakers, outreach mobilizations, and family gatherings, our events show forth the beauty and character of our Lord.

Members and visitors are encouraged to invite their friends and neighbors to join us on these special occasions. Unless otherwise noted, everything at Christ Church is open to the public. Issue invitations freely!

First StepsAttend Gateway orientation
Next StepsBrowse our church calendar

Ash Wednesday Services

Wednesday, March 1
7 a.m. & 12 noon & 7 p.m.

Worship with us on Ash Wednesday and dedicate yourself to keeping a holy Lent. We mark our foreheads with ash as a reminder of our humility before God. Lenten resources are available for your journey:

  • Lent † Daily. Open to God in prayer, scripture, reflection, and daily discipline through the 40 days of Lent. Pick up a physical copy of our Lenten guide or subscribe to the email version.
  • Worship Services. Mark your calendars for our midweek worship services in Lent and Holy Week: Ash Wednesday, Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Weekend.
  • Discipleship. Join a seminar or weekly study during Lent. Prepare with us at our annual pre-Lenten event, and examine topical studies on Christian theology and personal vocation.

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Worship and Discipleship

Parents Night Out

Second Saturday Monthly
Christ Church Nursery

Invest in your relationships ... we'll keep the kids.

At Christ Church, one of our primary goals is to support you as parents in the spiritual formation of your children and your family. Our ability to parent and love our children well is fueled by our relationship with God and our marital health. Yet we often stay so busy and over-extended with our children that we struggle to find time to prioritize on our relationships.

In light of this, Christ Church Plano offers its families a monthly Parents Night Out. On the second Saturday of the month we provide childcare for newborns through late elementary. Parents may drop off their children with our professional nursery staff and enjoy an evening out. No charge. While you must be a member of Christ Church to participate in this ministry, we encourage members to bring friends as their guests as a way to build deeper and wider community.

A reservation is required.

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Children's Ministry

Listening to the Voice of Jesus

Begins Wednesday, March 15 @ 6:30 p.m.
Adult Education Building, Room 200

Discerning God's Call for Ordinary Christians

Join Rector Fr. Paul Donison for this 4-week workshop focused on helping Christians discern their vocation. Through teaching and exercises, you will learn time-tested techniques for 'discerning the spirits’ (1 John 4:1-6) and hearing God’s call on your life.

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Adult Discipleship

Partnering with Parents: Boys to Men, Girls to Women

Sundays, March 19 & 26 @ 12:30 p.m.
Adult Education Building, Room 200

Join us for a two-part series with Dr. Ken Wilgus, a licensed Christian psychologist. Each seminar will focus on the gender specific needs and challenges of parenting teenage boys and girls.

  • Boys To Men - March 19, 2017
    This parent training will focus particularly on the issues and needs of adolescent boys. Focus will include pornography, video games, dating & sex, friendships, and issues in the relationship of mothers & sons.
  • Girls To Women - March 26, 2017
    This parent training will focus particularly on the issues and needs of adolescent girls. Focus will include, dating, friendships & “drama”, body image & eating, social media, and issues in the relationship of fathers & daughters.

Childcare is available. Lunch will be provided with RSVP.

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Parenting Seminars

Gather: Women's Fellowship Luncheon

Once a month, Mondays @ 12 noon

Connect with other women at Christ Church over lunch and discover ways to get involved in the community. Our women’s “Gather” event is for all women in the church.

We meet once a month at the church from 12 noon to 1 p.m. for lunch, fellowship, and a guest speaker. The main goal of this lunch is for all women at Christ Church to join together for fellowship and to grow relationships. Whether you are single, married, just out of college or have a grandchild in college, working or staying at home, we would love to have you join us!

Registration for Gather is handled month by month and cost $5. Sponsorships are available by request.

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Women's Ministry

Men's Summit 2017

March 31-April 2, 2017
Pine Cove Conference Center

Join Fr. Paul Donison on our spring men's retreat. Join us as we pray, study God’s Word, and together consider important questions about life, family, and friendship.

Many successful men have expounded on the value of intentionally setting aside time for reflection and personal assessment. A commonly-used term for such a time is “retreat.” Perhaps it is more than that: a time to re-tool, re-boot, re-fresh, re-new, re-vive, and important for all areas of life—work, family, health, etc. But it is particularly essential in our spiritual lives.

The Men’s Summit 2017 will be held in the relaxed, picturesque setting of Pine Cove Conference Center on the shores of Lake Palestine. Fr. Paul Donison, rector of Christ Church Plano, will lead us in spiritual reflection over the weekend.

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Adult Discipleship

VBS 2017: Maker Fun Factory

June 12-16 @ 9 a.m. - 12 noon
Register by March 31 to receive 20% off

Dive deeply into God's Word at Vacation Bible School this summer.

Vacation Bible School is an amazing week where kids and volunteers come together as they explore God’s Word, praise His name and experience lessons through games, food, crafts and more! This year kids will learn that they are created by God and built for a purpose.

Christ Church Plano welcomes children ages preschool through 5th grade. Students in grades 4-5 will have special age tailored options for the week.

Adult and teen volunteers may also register to serve at VBS using the link below. Volunteers are needed for Music, Bible Adventure, Games, Crafts/Imagination Station, Snack, and our wonderful Crew Leaders! Nursery VBS is available for all volunteers at no charge. Please contact Angela Rotello with questions.

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Children's Ministry

Gateway: Newcomer's Luncheon

Fall 2017 (Date TBD)
Adult Education Building, Room 200

Learn about the ministries of Christ Church. Find Christian community in your area.

Connect with our rector, Fr. Paul Donison as he shares the vision of Christ Church, our heart for local and global discipleship, and what it means to be Anglican.

Attendees are served a complimentary lunch and sit with others who are new to Christ Church as well as staff, lay leaders, and clergy. Professional childcare is available.

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Welcome Ministry