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Rector's Welcome

Welcome to Christ Church, Georgetown!  Whether you are a life-long Christian or just inquiring about or beginning that wonderful and exciting journey of faith, here at Christ Church you will know welcome, love, respect, and belonging.

 

 

 
 

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This Week at Christ Church for July 16, 2014 - July 23, 2014

 
THIS WEEK AT CHRIST CHURCH, GEORGETOWN
 

SPECIAL REMINDERS
 
Women’s Bible Study Organizational Meeting:  The Women’s Bible Study Group is meeting to begin planning for the 2014-2015 program year.  All who are interested are welcome to join us on Thursday, July 17, at 6:00 p.m. in the Memorial Room on the third floor of the parish hall.  Please contact Elizabeth Keeler (elizabeth@christchurchgeorgetown.org) with questions or suggestions if you are unable to attend the meeting. 
 
Young Adults Summer Gathering and Planning Brunch:  If you are a young adult (20’s, 30’s, 40’s) at Christ Church please join us for a light brunch on Sunday, July 20, after the 11:15 service in the Memorial Room on the third floor of the Parish Hall.  All are welcome to join in for fellowship and brainstorming as planning for the 2014-2015 program year begins.
 
Urgent Volunteer Need:  We still need two Soup Kitchen servers on Monday, July 21, from 6:45 p.m. until 8:15 p.m.  If you can help Monday evening please email Amy Mathes – amy@christchurchgeorgetown.org.
 
Rector Search Committee Nominations:  Parishioners can nominate themselves or others for Search Committee membership at our website,  www.christchurchgeorgetown.org.  Look for the “Search Committee Nominations” link at the bottom of the Home Page.  The Search Committee for a 21st Rector will be co-chaired by I. Guyman Martin III and Susan M. Davies.
 
Bishop Walker School Gift To celebrate the Rector’s 23 years of ministry at Christ Church, a special gift will be made in his honor to the Bishop Walker School for Boys – a mission which is very important to him and to our parish.  Every gift large or small will help these boys.  Checks can be put in the offering plate or mailed to the parish office.  Please note in the memo space “For BWS in honor of Stuart Kenworthy.  Many thanks to the many who have responded to date.  There has been a very good start!
 
Chapel Garden Services The 9:00 a.m. Sunday service moved to its summer location in the Chapel Garden on June 22.  It will remain there, weather permitting, through August 31.
 
Conversations in Faith “Conversations in Faith” take place on summer Sundays 10:10 a.m. in Keith Hall.  They will continue until a new Adult Forum series begins on September 14.  Normally the preacher for the day leads an informal discussion of a Bible reading or some other topic of interest.  All are welcome and no special preparation is needed.

 
WEEK OF JULY 21
 
Contemplative Life Meeting The regular monthly gathering of the Contemplative Life Mission Group will be held in the Memorial Room on the third floor of the Parish Hall from 6:45 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, July 21.  Our Rector, the Reverend Stuart Kenworthy, will join us at that time.  We will share some conversation, some readings, and a short period of silence.  All parishioners and their friends are welcome.  Questions?  Please call Merrill Carrington at 202-537- 7331.
 
Third Space Georgetown – Young Adults Speakers Series:  This new ministry (akin to Theology on Tap) is a shared endeavor with the other two Georgetown Episcopal parishes.  It takes place every fourth Tuesday to bring young adults and friends of all ages together over food and drink to discuss matters of faith and life. The next one is July 22 at Le Pain Quotidian (2815 M Street, N.W.) beginning at 6:30 p.m.  Mark your calendars and go to our Facebook page at Third Space Georgetown for more information and updates! 
 
 
LOOKING AHEAD
 
S.O.M.E. Breakfast July has a fifth Tuesday so we will be responsible for the So Others Might Eat breakfast on Tuesday, July 29.  Volunteers meet at the Parish Hall at 6:00 a.m., proceed as a group to the S.O.M.E. location at 71 O Street, N.W., where the breakfast is prepared and served, and return to the Parish Hall about 8:45 a.m.  Please contact the parish office if you can help on July 29 or call Tooey Cameron at 202-338-8772.
 
Soup Kitchen Our Soup Kitchen dates are the third Sunday and Monday of the month.  There is a leader for each date and a need for four additional volunteers each time: two sandwich makers (5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.) and two servers (6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.).  Our August dates are Sunday, August 17 and Monday, August 18. Please contact Amy Mathes at the parish office to sign up –  (amy@christchurchgeorgetown.org).
 
Yoga at Christ Church:  The Christ Church yoga class has resumed on Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. in Keith Hall.  New participants always are welcome.  For more information and to register please contact Cherie Jones (202-352-7529,cheryl.jones@sothebysrealty.com).