In addition to our four major mission platforms, these are just a few of the groups, gatherings, and fellowship opportunities available at Christ Memorial Lutheran Church. Please contact our office staff to inquire about additional current opportunities.

Boys’ Basketball

This group plays games locally against other Lutheran church teams. Persons who want to continue physical fitness through team play are invited to participate.

  Barry Rowald, 314.966.5638

Church Library

The church library is open whenever the church is open. It is located in the room next to the receptionist’s office. Materials may be checked out for four weeks on an honor system. Library staff is on duty before Sunday services. Use of the library and its programs is open to everyone in the community. Formats include CDs, DVDs, non-fiction, and popular Christian fiction. There are materials appropriate for all ages. Library programs include book clubs and discussion groups, service the the Christ Memorial Child Care Center, and baptismal bags.

  Robbin Oehler, 314.843.7868
  Debbie Annis, 314.968.1215

Life Team

Christ Memorial’s Life Team is in place to help educate the congregation and community about life issues. There are a wide variety of topics such as elder care, abortion, human trafficking, adoption/foster care, assisted suicide, homeless ministry, and more. The team meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7pm at the South County campus. We also participate in events like visits to Lemay Care Center, the March for Life, a life chain, and Monarch jewelry parties. Contact Theresa if you’d like to get more information or want to be on our email list.

  Theresa Mancarella, 314.359.3054 or

Mens’ Club

The Christ Memorial Mens’ Club is a loved+sent service and fellowship organization directed toward serving the congregation and the church at large. Activites include but are not limited to fundraising events (such as the annual Chili Dinner), barbecues (3rd Saturday of each month, April through October), and the Christmas Tree Lot. All proceeds raised at these events are used to support the church and its various organizations. Meetings are held on the fourth Monday of each month and include fun, food, and fellowship.

  Larry Ochonicky, 314.892.6627


Boy Scout Troop 584 and Cub Scout Pack 584 are sponsored by Christ Memorial Lutheran Church, and are part of the Gravois Trail District of the Greater St. Louis Area Council, Boy Scouts of America. We welcome all boys in first grade through high school to join us.

  Alexia Arensmeier, 636.282.0027

Pairs and Spares

Pairs and Spares fosters Christian fellowship for empty nesters, couples, and singles in mid-life or a later season. Monthly social events are held 10 months out of the year, each organized by groups selected at random in the March and November meetings. Two months – usually March and November – are devoted to church service projects.

  Kathy Pongracz, 314.249.5447

Prayer Group

Started to pray for the future of Christ Memorial Lutheran Church, our prayer group continues to meet on Thursday evenings to pray for our church and other prayer requests we receive.

  Shirley Uhlmansiek, 314.487.6531

Shepherd Ministry

The Shepherd Ministry program is a communication ministry that gives members an opportunity to use their spiritual gifts in caring for and encouraging fellow members of our faith family. Members are grouped into small family units with a Shepherd assigned to a cluster of households. Shepherd Ministers are trained, commissioned, and assigned a “flock” and are asked to communicate regularly through personal visits, cards, letters, or phone calls.

  Carolyn Miner and Pat Jackson, 314.631.0304 x2065

Sigma Club

Sigma Club is for Christ Memorial couples and singles who enjoy a fun and social atmosphere, want to participate in the beautification of God’s House, and are committed to assisting those in need. We meet monthly for various social events except September and February when business meetings are held. Service projects include decorating the church for Advent, sponsoring a special needs fund for pastoral assistance to Christ Memorial members, and church grounds beautification. Sigma funds are also used for a variety of worthy causes consistent with the mission of the church.

  Paul Fiehler, 314.892.7304

Technical Crew

This group orchestrates setup, cleanup, sound, lighting, and technical equipment for worship services.

  Debbie Perrine, 314.631.0304

Women’s Guild

The Women’s Guild takes care of all communion and altar ware and furnishes most kitchen items. Volunteers visit and distribute altar flowers to ill or shut-in members. Annual events include two Attic Treasure Sales, a spring luncheon, and a Christmas cookie walk. Any woman in the church is invited to join. Meetings are on the first Thursday of each month, September through June.

  Diane Albers, 314.631.9240