Upcoming Events

  • Pick up your copy of “Living Well Through Advent”

    Available at the church beginning November 17

    We’ve ordered a copies of this daily devotional for use during the Advent season.  Let’s make this an “all-parish” read!

  • Men’s Brotherhood of St. Christopher Gathering

    Hot dogs and/or hamburgers w/fixings will be provided. Bring your own adult beverage(s) if you so desire. 

  • Sunday School for Adults

    Reading through the Gospel of Luke Together.

    If you begin on December 1st and read a chapter each day you will have read through the entire Gospel of Luke.  We’ll endeavor as a parish

  • Wednesday Evening Advent Study

    Light of the World: A beginner’s guide to Advent

    Dr. Amy-Jill Levine

    (Book available on Amazon)

    Using Dr. Levine’s book and short snippet video lessons, we’ll explore the biblical texts surrounding the story of the

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Annual Events

Oyster Roast (Shrove Tuesday, February 25, 2020)

Instead of a pancake supper on Shrove Tuesday, St. Christopher’s holds an oyster roast. We partner with St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church. Offerings are oysters, cold boiled shrimp, hot dogs, clam chowder, baked beans, and coleslaw. Tickets are required for this event and are sold at each church. The money raised from ticket sales is split between the two churches and is the main source of fund raising for our outreach programs.

Stations of the Cross (Good Friday)

This powerful event takes place on Good Friday each year. St. Christopher’s, along with the other local Episcopal churches as well as some other denominations, walk through Downtown Spartanburg taking turns carrying a wooden cross, stopping at 12 spots for scripture readings on a journey with Christ to his crucifixion. The journey ends with a short service at The Episcopal Church of the Advent.

Blessing of the Animals

The Sunday afternoon closest to October 4th, in celebration of St. Francis of Assisi, St. Christopher’s holds a blessing of the animals. Everyone is encouraged to bring their pets to this service held on the lawn next to the church, where they will be blessed by our vicar and deacon.

Spartanburg High School Homecoming

Each year at Spartanburg High School’s Homecoming, St. Christopher’s sets up a mini carnival for the children waiting for the parade to come by. There are several bouncy houses for the little ones to enjoy as well as pizza, Chic-Fil-A, popcorn and water offered to enjoy during the wait.  Bring your own chairs and blankets.

Veteran's Day Service and Labyrinth

A quiet and contemplative service is held each Veteran’s Day in the church with the lighting of candles in honor and remembrance of the Veterans in our lives. A Labyrinth made out of American flags is installed in the lawn next to the church for people to walk while praying.

Easter Egg Hunt, Easter Sunday

After the Easter service, young children gather with their baskets and join in on an Easter Egg Hunt.

Blessing of the Backpacks

The Sunday before school starts back, St. Christopher’s holds a blessing of the backpacks during the service. Students, teachers and others who work at or attend school bring their backpacks to church and receive a blessing before the start of a new school year.

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