St. Christopher's Episcopal Church
Boulder City Nevada USA

Frequently Asked Questions


Babysitting: There is no babysitting as such: Children of all ages are included and welcome at St. Christopher's services. A short, children's sermon is often provided as part of the worship.

Bookstore: We now have an e-commerce program with Amazon.com. You can help support St. Christopher's Church by purchasing your books, CDs, DVDs, magazines, videos and other fine products through our on-line bookstore.

St. Christopher's Church earns a sales commission on each Amazon.com transaction you initiate through the Church's web site--5% of new item purchases and 2.5% of used book purchases goes to the Church.  Of course, this commission system only works if you go to Amazon.com through the Church web site. Please note that you are not charged any extra--just pay the regular Amazon.com price!

Clergy in our Total Ministry Congregation.
The clergy exercise their offices with the counsel of their vestries, and the oversight of the bishop. They are not seen as being in charge of their congregations, but share in the leadership along with the other members of the parish. [See
Vestry.]

St. Christopher's Clergy are:

The Rt. Rev. Dan Edwards, Bishop of Nevada

The Reverend Curt Edmonds, Priest
The Reverend Sandra McCarroll, Priest
The Reverend Shirley Putz, Deacon
The Reverend Barbara Boivin, Deacon

 

Communion: It is the practice in the Episcopal Church that all baptized Christians are welcome and encouraged to receive Holy Communion. Please join us at the Lord's table. A second chalice is provided for those who wish to intinct.

Christian Education: We have an Adult Forum and Sunday School. See our main web-page for the current schedules. We believe that education for all ages is a vital part of our life together and equips us to carry out our mission. Other educational opportunities are provided through out the year. The Diocese of Nevada has an active educational program open to lay members as well as clergy. Attendance by all is encouraged.

Finances: Church finances are managed according to best practices recommended by the Diocese of Nevada and by the National Church. Financial statements are submitted to the Diocese monthly and are reviewed monthly by St. Christopher's vestry. Budget and annual reports are approved by the congregation at the annual meeting in January. The Church's finances are audited annually.

Gifts of the Holy Spirit: to be written.

Governance: The Church is governed by a Vestry. Click here for all about the Vestry.

History: Click here for a brief history of St. Christopher's Church.

Handicapped Entrances: Available for the Church on Utah Ave and for the parish hall on Arizona St. Limited handicapped parking is available.

Indebtedness: St. Christopher's Episcopal Church buildings are debt-free. Buildings and grounds are maintained and modernized on an ongoing basis. A modest building fund is available for possible future "brick-and-mortar" projects.

Lend-A-Hand: Click here to learn more about the program designed to help the elderly and chronically ill of Boulder City, NV remain in their homes.

Liturgy: We use the 1982 Book of Common Prayer. We may also use other resources for services and special occasions. Services are conducted in English.

Location: Click here for a map from MapQuest. [This may take a minute to download if you have a slow internet connection.] For those more familiar with Boulder City, the Church is near the Boulder Dam Credit Union and the Boulder City Recreational Center. The address is:

Saint Christopher's Episcopal Church
812 Arizona St
Boulder City NV 89005-2604 USA
Phone: 702-293-4275 [recording machine]

Music: We use The Hymnal 1982. We also use other licensed musical resources for services and special occasions.

Marriage at St Christopher's: Before planning a wedding at St Christophers, please read our Marriage Policy.

Outreach:

Parish social life: St. Christopher's provides many opportunities for the social life of the parish and is an important part of the way we carry out our mission. It is one of the several ways by which we nurture and strengthen each other for our work in the world. Parish dinners, parties, rummage sales, and bazaars offer times for working and playing together.

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Sermons: Preaching at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church is provided by clergy, by licensed lay preachers and by supervised preachers-in-training.

Total Ministry Parish: We believe with the ancient church that at our baptism Grace was given to each of us to enable us to minister both to each other in the church and also to the world. This ministry of the baptized happens whether we are clergy or lay persons. In Nevada we call the supporting and encouraging of this ministry of the baptized - Total Ministry.

The strengths of our parish come from our sense of family, from our working together, from our supporting our young people, and from our providing outreach gifts to the larger community. We are dedicated to total ministry development for all. Our church is a place and a people who are called to act on our faith and to do good for others.

Vestry: The vestry is the governing body of the Church. Click here for all about the Vestry.

Wedding at St Christopher's: Before planning a wedding at St Christophers, please read our Marriage Policy.

Youth: Members of all ages are integrated into the life and worship of the church. Our youth are involved in church governance, serve as acolytes at worship, represent us at the annual Diocesan Convention as well as attend Sunday school and an ecumenical youth group. And now the we have the St. Christopher's Kid's page! Check it out.


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