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.






This Week at Christ Church for June 10, 2015 - June 16, 2015




Summer Adult Education: Join us this Sunday, June 14 at 10:00 a.m. in Keith Hall for our Summer Adult Education & Formation Series. The Search Committee will give us an update on our rector search. You can view the full schedule here. Nursery care and programming for children 4-12 will be available.

Summer Children’s Education: During the summer adult education series, children age 4 through 5th grade are invited to A Summer of Saints! All ages will combine to learn about a different holy person each week through stories, music, crafts, and all kinds of surprises. Meet us on the second floor of the church building Sunday’s at 10:00 a.m. Contact Rita if you're interested in helping out during a session!

Camp EDOW: It's not too late to register for Camp EDOW! Come "Rock the Boat" with us this summer as we explore how following Jesus means riding some waves and making some waves. 2015 Camp EDOW Dates: Junior Camp (rising 4th-6th graders) July 26 to 31; Middle Camp (rising 7th-9th graders) August 2 to 7. Register online here, or contact Rita Yoe with questions.

Garden Service: The 9:00 a.m. Sunday service has moved to its summer location in the Chapel Garden. It will remain there, weather permitting, through September 6.

Memorial Service for Joy Churston Love Dunkerley : A memorial service is planned for Parishioner, Joy Churston Love Dunkerley on Saturday, June
13 at 10:00 a.m. at Christ Church, Georgetown.




International Mission Group: Remember Mission Monday, June 15th when the Mission Committee will welcome The Rt. Rev. Fanuel Magangani, the Bishop of Northern Malawi. The reception begins at 6:30 p.m. with supper at 7:00 p.m. The Bishop will speak about the role of the church in Malawi with special emphasis on the Sisters of St. Mary in Luwinga whose multifaceted work we have supported for seven years. We will be joined by parishioners from St. Paul's K Street who join us in supporting the Sisters. Email the church office to reserve your place.

Soup Kitchen: Christ Church serves the homeless in DC by partnering with the Salvation Army’s, Grate Patrol. On the third Sunday and Monday of the month, we prepare 300 bagged lunches and soups to pass out at various locations throughout the city. Our June dates are Monday, June 15 and Sunday, June 21, sandwich making is from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and delivery is from 6:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. We still need volunteers for both nights! Please email the parish office to sign up.

Youth Mission Trip Commissioning: Join us on Sunday, June 21 at the 9:00 a.m. service to send off our 13 students and 4 adults as they prepare to leave for a week of service in rural Iowa.




S.O.M.E. Breakfast: June has a fifth Tuesday so we will be responsible for the So Others Might Eat breakfast on Tuesday, June 30. 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 email the parish office or contact Rich Bland by email or 202-258-2740 if you can help on June 30.


Baptism Dates: June 28 and July 19 have been set aside for baptisms which could be arranged at the 9:00 a.m., 11:15 a.m., or 5:00 p.m. services. Please call the clergy to schedule and plan a baptism.

Christ Church Thrift Shop: Donations of clothing, gift, and kitchen items are needed and may be dropped off at the parish office at 3116 O Street, N.W. any time during the week or at the shop on any Wednesday between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Thanks for supporting this very special ministry.  

Yoga at Christ Church: The Christ Church yoga class is continuing 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, by email or call 202-352-7529.

Michael Lindstrom Retirement: On Tuesday, May 19, Michael Lindstrom informed the parish staff and the warden’s that he intended to retire effective September 1 after 37 years as Organist and Choirmaster at Christ Church. Bishop Lee informed the Vestry of this decision at its meeting that evening. The Vestry was unanimous in thanking Michael for his long and faithful service to the parish, and in wishing him well for the future. It also authorized the Executive Committee to recruit an Interim Organist Choirmaster who will carry on the music program to the same high standard, and who may also be a candidate when the position is filled permanently after the arrival of a new Rector.



Episcopal Church News: The Joint Committee on the Nomination for Presiding Bishop has announced that the following bishops have been nominated for the office of Presiding Bishop: Thomas Breidenthal, Bishop of Southern Ohio; Michael Curry, Bishop of North Carolina, Ian Douglas, Bishop of Connecticut; Dabney Smith, Bishop of Southwest Florida. The election will take place during the General Convention of the Episcopal Church in Salt Lake City from June 25 to July 3 which Bishop Lee will be attending.  More information on the candidates can be found here.


Washington Humane Society: This year’s Bark Ball will be on Saturday, June 20 at the Washington Hilton. Rooftop Happy Hour will be held on Wednesday, August 12 at the Embassy Row Hotel Rooftop Bar.