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.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) of Western New York
Meets at Christ Church every Thursday at 8 p.m. in room 23.
ABC Bel Canto Choir
The 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 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.
- Contact ABC Bel Canto at 716-759-6428 | AmherstBelCanto@gmail.com
- Find out more about ABC Bel Canto on their website.
The Amherst Male Glee Club
The 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 Glee Club was incorporated as an independent not-for-profit organization.
The group is made up of approximately 45 men from all over Western New York. The Glee Club’s repertoire is varied – from barbershop to old standards, Broadway to current music trends. Their wide variety of music ensures something for everyone. The Glee Club uses Christ Church to rehearse weekly.
- Contact the Glee Club at 716-875-2958 | email@example.com
- Find out more about the Amherst Male Glee Club on their website.
Amherst Nursery School
Amherst 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 our 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 the school to schedule a tour and learn more about Amherst Nursery School.
- Contact ANS at 716-839-0298 | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Amherst Players
The Amherst Players is a community theater company that has been thriving in the Amherst area for over 60 years. The group is always looking for new talent, whether you are interested in behind the scenes volunteer work or being on the stage, all are welcome to get involved with the Amherst Players!
- Contact the Players at 716-791-7529 | email@example.com.
- Find out more about The Amherst Players on their website.
Ballroom & Beyond
Tara 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 & 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!”
- Contact Tara at 716-491-0186 | firstname.lastname@example.org
- Find out more about Ballroom & Beyond on their website.
Encore Experience, directed by music educator and owner Valerie Suffoletto, is a creative and performing arts organization for children and adults in the Western New York Community. They currently offer classes and workshops in music, art, and theatre. Encore Experience focuses on providing a quality educational experience while developing each individual’s talents.
- Contact Valerie Suffoletto at 716-406-8942 | email@example.com
- 2013 Spring Break and Summer course information available on their website.
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 or Janet at 716-955-0014
- Find out more about FA on their website.
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.
Violin Lessons with Mrs. Thomas
Martha Thomas is a violin teacher, performer, and summer music camp founder and director. She has a large studio of students ranging in ages from 3 to 17. Mrs. Thomas has been highly involved with the violin, which is here career, for 36 years and she plans to remain in this mission for many years to come. She performs with local ensembles, including Western New York Chamber Orchestra and Southern Tier Symphony. Mrs. Thomas holds the equivalent of two Bachelors degrees, a Master’s Degree, and credits toward a Doctoral degree all in the field of music. She teaches violin lessons at Christ Church every Monday and Tuesday.
- Contact Mrs. Thomas at 716-812-0142 | firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Find out more about Mrs. Thomas on her website.
Women Making the Effort
An A.A. group that meets at Christ Church every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in room 23.
Zumba with Toni
Zumba classes with Toni will be held every Monday from 6-7 p.m. in the Youth Hall. Zumba classes are open to ages 13 and up, women and men. Be sure to bring sneakers, comfortable clothes, and WATER! There is limited space, so it will be first come, first serve.