Christ Church Georgetown Garden


Homecoming Sunday


Sunday, September 10
Services at 8, 10 and 5
Urban Picnic follows 10 am service
Join us as the new program year begins






Lay Leadership

The Annual Report of the Parish for 2016

For the Annual Report of the Parish for 2916, click here. Printed copies are available at the church - in Keith Hall or from the Parish Office.

From the Senior Warden, Harry Volz

On behalf of the Wardens and Vestry, I welcome you to Christ Church, Georgetown. Founded in 1817, our church has been offering worship, education, and outreach to Georgetown and the greater Washington, DC, community continuously for 200 years. I invite you to explore our website that offers a description of the rich array of services and programs that we offer.  We have four worship services each Sunday, plus a service of Choral Evensong on the first and third Sundays between October and May.  In addition, there are services of morning, noonday, and evening prayer each weekday and Saturday.  Christ Church provides an active Sunday School program (pre-K through High School). Every other year the High School group goes on a pilgrimage. We offer a robust series of Adult Education, as well as special offerings during Advent and Lent.  We support a number of mission partners in the DC area and around the globe.  And these are just the highlights.  There is much much more.

Please take time to review the offerings discussed on our website and I hope that you will be visiting us in person soon. As your Senior Warden, I welcome your contacting me at any time:

The Vestry

Christ Church, Georgetown is a parish in the Episcopal Diocese of Washington. As such it is a corporation governed by a board known as the Vestry. The Vestry includes a Senior Warden, a Junior Warden, and twelve Vestry Members. The Rector also is a member of the Vestry and serves as its presiding officer. Wardens serve two-year terms and Vestry members serve three-year terms. As the governing board of the Parish, the Vestry is responsible for all of the temporal affairs of the parish and has oversight over the full range of its ministry and mission. The Vestry meets monthly, except in July and August, usually on the third Tuesday of the month. In addition to the Vestry members and officers, meetings are attended by the Rector, Assisting Clergy and the Director of Administration. Various Vestry committees carry out the mission and ministry of the parish under the Vestry's oversight.

The Vestry elects other officers and officials including the Treasurer, Register (Secretary) and chairs of Vestry Committees, who may or may not be members of the Vestry. The Vestry also elects delegates to the Diocesan Convention convened by the bishop. Measures enacted at the Diocesan Convention must be separately approved by lay and clergy delegates. The parish clergy canonically resident in the diocese serve among the clergy delegates.

Vestry and Officers 2016

Kathy CarmeanRobert Szabo
Merrill CarringtonCharles Thorley
Paul GambalJamie Tucker (Junior Warden)
John KorsmoMary (Puffin) Travers
Jane MatzHarry Volz, Senior Warden
Martha MillerThe Rev. Timothy Cole, Rector
Molly PeacockScott Plumridge, Treasurer
Rich SchabergRichard Bland, Register
Simon Sidman-Eristof 

Vestry Meetings: For Vestry Meeting reports, see recent issues of The Courier newsletter. 

Annual Parish Meeting and Vestry Elections

The parish bylaws provide for an Annual Parish Meeting on the first Sunday in February. The primary purpose of this meeting is to fill Vestry terms. Each year, one Warden and four Vestry Members. This is done on the basis of a slate presented by the Nominating Committee, which the Vestry confirms on the recommendation of the Rector and Wardens, and nominations from the floor if any are made. Other business also comes before the Annual Meeting, most typically including reports on financial performance for the year just concluded, the operating budget for the year ahead, and stewardship as reflected in the results of the Every Member Canvass.

Privacy and Terms

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