Community Groups

Christ Church is home to many different community groups. We encourage you to see who meets here, and what they are about; they may offer the perfect opportunity for you and your family.

 

ABC Bel Canto Choir

ABC Bel Canto ChoirThe choir was founded by Sue Fay Allen, who is also the artistic director. ABC consists of three groups: Presto, Bravo, and Vivace for students in grades 4-12. The choristers learn new skills to become better musicians and develop confidence in their singing techniques.

ABC Bel Canto ChoirABC choristers also experience a variety of music and musical growth in their many special concert performances in varied venues. ABC meets at Christ Church on most Thursdays in Crafts Hall. Please visit their website for schedule information.

 Amherst Nursery School

Amherst Nursery SchoolAmherst Nursery School (ANS) is a non-profit, non-denominational, private cooperative nursery school with classes for two, three, and four year old children. ANS also collaborates with the Amherst Central School District to provide Universal Pre-Kindergarten for four-year-olds. Significant parent involvement in the classroom is one of the unique features of the preschool. This arrangement benefits the school as well as the parent and child.

At ANS, it is our philosophy that young children learn best through play in a secure and happy environment that has been carefully structured to encourage all aspects of child development, including growth in language, cognition, social/emotional, fine motor, gross motor, and self-help skills. Please contact Amherst Nursery School to schedule a tour and learn more.

Ballroom & Beyond

Ballroom and BeyondTara Scime, professional dance instructor, teaches ballroom dancing to students of all ages and experiences throughout Western New York. Tara trained locally with Debonnaire, Carol Joy, David DeMarie, and Matthew Clark. She studied music, theater, and dance at the Buffalo Academy of Visual & Performing Arts and at Fredonia State College.

Ballroom and BeyondBallroom & Beyond offers group classes and private instruction in a wide range of dances. Tara states, “I would like to make ballroom dance affordable to everyone for fun, for healthy exercise, and for the joy of moving to the music in someone’s arms!”

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA)

Are you severely overweight? Underweight? Bulimic or obsessed with food or weight? Have you ever wanted to stop eating and found you just couldn’t? Do you find yourself trying one diet after another, with no lasting success? If you have any of these symptoms, you are not alone. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous is a twelve-step program based on the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous. At our meetings you will hear FA members speak about how they found a solution to their problems with food. Everyone is welcome, including medical professionals, those who think they have a food problem, and anyone who is concerned about a loved one’s eating. There is no cost to attend.

  • Contact Georgia at 585-410-4370.
  • Find out more about FA on their website.

Greater Buffalo Youth Orchestra

GBYO logoThe Greater Buffalo Youth Orchestras make possible a unique performance opportunity for talented young Western New York musicians.  The GBYO and  GBYSO offer these musicians a chance to experience the discipline and rewards of preparing and performing advanced repertoires; the Foundation exists to facilitate this experience for young people.

The Foundation expects each student musician’s continued participation in other music programs, especially school orchestras and ensembles, as these programs are a vital component to the success and quality of the Greater Buffalo Youth Orchestras and the cultural life of the community.

Kensington Discussion Group (K.D.G.)

An A.A. group that meets at Christ Church every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Wesley Room.

The Red Blazer Men’s Chorus (Amherst Male Glee Club)

Amherst Male Glee ClubThe Red Blazer Men’s Chorus (Amherst Male Glee Club) was founded in 1948 by Walter E. Reitz; they have been a valued group of the community for over 60 years. In the mid 1970s, the Blazers were incorporated as an independent not-for-profit organization.

The group is made up of approximately 45 men from all over Western New York. The Blazer’s repertoire is varied – from barbershop to old standards, Broadway to current music trends. Their wide variety of music ensures something for everyone. The Blazers use Christ Church to rehearse weekly on Thursday evenings.

Women Making the Effort

An A.A. group that meets at Christ Church every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in Room 23.