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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 December 17, 2014 - December 23, 2014

THIS WEEK AT CHRIST CHURCH, GEORGETOWN
 
ADVENT EVENTS
Adult Faith Formation in Advent: “Exploring the Incarnation” - And the Word became flesh and lived among us - John 1:14. Christmas, or Christ’s Mass, is the festival that we Christians celebrate on December 25th commemorating the Incarnation of the Word of God in the birth of Jesus Christ. Please join us for our last Thursday evenings in Advent from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Keith Hall for a special adult faith formation series that explores multiple ways that we might prepare our hearts and minds for the coming of Christ. Please contact the Reverend Elizabeth Keeler for more information - elizabeth@christchurchgeorgetown.org.
  • Thursday, December 18: The Story in Art, led by parishioner and Art Historian, Canon Dr. E.A. Carmean, Jr.

Advent Angel Tree: Please remember that all Advent Angel gifts are due back byTOMORROWThursday, December 18th. They can be dropped off to the Parish Office between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact Reverend Kristen Hawley if you need to make other arrangements for drop off, kristen@christchurchgeorgetown.org.
Grinch Movie Night: Friday, December 19 at 6:00 p.m. in the Auditorium, 2nd floor of Parish Hall, sponsored by the Youth and Family Ministry Committee. Please join us for movies, dinner and lots of good company.  Pizza, drinks and salad will be provided, please bring a nut-free side or dessert to share. RSVP torita@christchurchgeorgetown.org. Young grinches and Cindy Loo Whos, as always, are welcome to come in pajamas!
 
SPECIAL REMINDERS
Christmas Eve Nursery Help Needed: We are looking for help in the nursery during our Christmas Eve services at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. If you, or someone you know, may be available to assist during either service, contact Rita Yoe -rita@christchurchgeorgetown.org. Must be willing to consent to a background check; compensation available.
Sunday School Break: Sunday School will not meet Sunday, December 21 orSunday, December 28We'll see you in the New Year!
Adult Forum: Join us this Sunday, December 21 at 10:00 a.m. in Keith Hall to hearKathleen Staudt speak on The Trinity in Song. There will be no adult forum onSunday, December 28.
Every Member Canvass: The Every Member Canvass for 2015 currently is underway. It is especially important this year as we move into a time of transition.The dollar goal is $1,323,000 from a goal of 500 pledges or gifts. Pledge cards have been mailed. They also available at the Coffee Hours following the 9:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Sunday services. Pledges also can be made at our website here. As of December 16, we have $1,027,120 in pledges or gifts from 299 families or individuals.
 
WEEK OF DECEMBER 22
CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE
Christmas Eve
Holy Eucharist with choir, hymns and children’s homily - 1:00 p.m.*
Festival Holy Eucharist with children’s homily - 4:00 p.m.*
Choral Prelude - 10:00 p.m.
Festival Choral Eucharist - 10:30 p.m.
Christmas Day
Festival Choral Eucharist - 11:00 a.m.
* The nursery will be open in Parish Hall for our 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. services
Parish Office Christmas Schedule: The parish office will close at 12:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve and reopen on Monday, December 29. There will be no daily offices on Thursday, December 25 and Friday, December 26.
 
LOOKING AHEAD
Youth Mission Trip, Summer 2015The Summer 2015 Youth Mission’s trip has been booked, and registration is open! We will travel to Paton, Iowa June 23 to 29.An informational meeting for interested youth (6-12 grade) and their families will be held Sunday, January 4 at 10:00 a.m.  in the Chapel. Please contact Rita Yoe, Youth Missioner with any questions or to reserve your spot -rita@christchurchgeorgetown.org.
Adult Inquirer’s Class: Our inquirer’s class is for newcomers, inquirers, and all adults wishing to be confirmed, received or to reaffirm their baptismal vows in the Episcopal Church. Come explore with us the Christian life, the history and the sacraments of the Episcopal Church, as well as the mission and ministry of Christ Church, Georgetown.  This course is open to all who wish to explore and reflect on their faith and Episcopal identity more deeply. Questions for discussion include: What do Episcopalians believe about the Bible? Why is the Book of Common Prayer so important to Episcopalians? Can I have doubts and still be an Episcopalian? How did the Episcopal Church come to be?  Please contact the Reverend Elizabeth Keeler with any questions, elizabeth@christchurchgeorgetown.orgSunday mornings at 10:00 a.m. – January 11, 18, and 25 and February 8 in the Parish Hall office.
Baptism Dates: January 11February 8April 4 and 12, and May 24 all have been set aside for baptisms which could be arranged at the 9:00 a.m.11:15 a.m., or5:00 p.m. services.  Please call the clergy to schedule and plan a baptism.
Women’s Bible Study “Who Do You Say That I Am?”: Please join us as we read The Four Witnesses by Robin Griffith-Jones and explore why the four Gospels offer strikingly different testimony to the life and death of Jesus and what this means for our lives and faith. The study will be guided by the Reverend Elizabeth Keeler. She can be reached at 202-333-6677 or elizabeth@christchurchgeorgetown.org if you would like additional information. Tuesdays: January 13 and 27, February 10 and 24Fellowship 6:30 p.m.; Bible Study 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Memorial Room, third floor Parish Hall.
Third Space Georgetown Young Adults Speakers Series: Please join us onTuesday, February 24, at 6:30 p.m. on the 2nd floor of Le Pain Quotidian (2815 M Street, N.W.) for this month's gathering of Third Space, where young adults (and their friends) gather over food and drink to discuss and consider the intersection of life and faith. Third Space Georgetown is open to all. More information and updates can be found on our Facebook page.
Christ Church Thrift Shop: The Thrift Shop will be closed on Wednesday, December 24Donations 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 onWednesdays 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 orcheryl.jones@sothebysrealty.com.
CCG Running Group: Calling all runners! Come join us Tuesday and Thursdaymornings for a three to five mile run. Build relationships with fellow parishioners while you build muscle and good cardiovascular health. We will meet outside of the church at 5:30 a.m. Friends and dogs are welcome! Please contact EmilyGrace Mate at emily.m8@gmail.com if you are interested in joining the running group and getting on their list serve.