Ockham's Kegger -

Where Stout Ales Meet Stout Ideas! 

If you are interested in learning about and discussing issues from a Christian perspective in a casual and relaxed atmosphere, then Ockham's Kegger is for you!  This event, sponsored by Christ Church of Hamilton & Wenham, will serve up challenging ideas to anyone who likes to think deep thoughts, meet new and interesting people, and have a brew.

The next Ockham's Kegger will be Tuesday, October 10th at Backbeat Brewing Company. 

WWJDD?  "What Would Jacques Derrida Do?"

Presented by Rev. Dr. Jeff Hanson on the (Mis)Use of Deconstructionism in (Post)Modern Times


at 9:15 a.m. in the Parish Hall or on Facebook Live.

Join us as Stephen Ministers Share Their Skills For Your Use at home, at work, in the community, wherever you need them.

On September 24, Dean Pedersen returns to ask the question:

          Why and how should we be Assertive?

             not aggressive, not passive, surely not passive aggressive,

             but Assertive in a healthy, clear way.


On October 1, Caroline Teague returns for a session called

          Giving and Receiving Criticism honestly and helpfully

             Assertiveness is an essential part of this skill.


Don’t miss this chance to see Stephen Ministry from the inside!

October 8 through 29 - Deeper Access to the Book of Genesis, with our own Joanna Kline

November 5, 12, and 19 - The Gift of Empathy, a book study.

"Imagine a world where everyone's go-to way of relating is empathy.  

That's the world The Gift of Empathy aims to make a reality..."


Stephen Ministers step up again to discuss this new book by Ken Haugk, founder of Stephen Ministries, and his colleague, Joel P. Bretscher.


You will want to have a copy of this book for the study, but also for your life!

It's available only through Stephen Ministries Publishing for $15.00  

To purchase the book:
1) sign up on the clipboard in the Parish Hall for the next few weeks, or
2) contact Mother Susan of your desire to have a book.

Let's keep learning how to help each other in times of need and all the time!

Other Learning Opportunities

  • Stephen Ministry Training

    Christ Church offers a 50 hour Stephen Ministry training course each year. The class meets twice per month September - June. Participants are prepared to offer confidential, Christ-like support and care to those in crisis - whether it be from job loss, divorce or loss of a loved one. Click here for more information and a list of training topics.

    If you would like to learn more, please contact: Mother Susan

  • "Going Deeper" Spirituality Groups

    We have been following the Renovaré (renewal) curriculum which has led us into rich discussions of our varied spiritual backgrounds and has prompted the sharing of new ways to come closer to Almighty God.

    To learn more, please contact: Mother Susan


    A Spiritual Formation Workbook: Small Group Resources for Nurturing Christian Growth, by James Bryan Smith. (Available through Amazon)

  • Book Study: If You Met My Family, You'd Understand

    How often does your own anxiety or the anxiety of others make it difficult for you to function personally and/or professionally?  If you’re like most people, it happens quite a bit!  Family Systems Theory can help you to see things more clearly so you can learn to function as a non-anxious presence without blaming others or yourself.  But Family Systems Theory can be complicated to understand. 

    Fortunately for us, author and pastor Jack Shitama has written an easy to understand primer in Family Systems Theory entitled If You Met My Family, You’d Understandwhich will be the basis of a ten-week book study beginning on Thursday, September 14th, from 6:15 to 7:30 PM, meeting in the room underneath the Chapel.  This is a great way to learn how your family of origin influences your thoughts and actions, and how awareness and intentionality can help you to find new, more healthy ways of being.

    Facilitated by Father Patrick