Adult Education and Formation
Tuesday Evening Lenten Program
Tuesday, March 7 – April 4, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Inter-generational Evenings of fellowship and learning that include a soup supper at 6:30 p.m.in Keith Hall, followed by concurrent adult and children's programs at 7:00 p.m.
Why EVIL exists and what is our response - An exploration of THEODICY
The “problem of evil” (or theodicy) has confronted Judeo-Christians for thousands of years. How are we to reconcile our belief in a good, loving, and powerful God alongside the reality of human suffering and tragedy? We will explore the important and timeless challenge of theodicy with the help of four engaging speakers and several classic texts. Please join as often as you are able for five weeks of learning and conversation.
- Tuesday, March 7: Introduction, The Rev. Frank Wade
- Tuesday, March 14: The Book of Job, Dr. Barry Seltser
- Tuesday, March 21: The Brothers Karamazov, The Rev. Kristen Hawley
- Tuesday, March 28: The Sunflower, Rabbi Gerry Serotta
- Tuesday, April 4: Conclusion, The Rev. Frank Wade
Click here for the Children's Program
Coffee & Colloquy Hour on Sunday Mornings
Sundays, March 12 (Rectory), April 2 (Auditorium), May 7 (Rectory)
"col·lo·quy,ˈkäləˌkwē/: a gathering for discussion of theological questions."
We invite those looking for fellowship and conversation, outside of our currfent Sunday 10:00 a.m. offerings, to join us for a monthly Coffee & Colluquy Hour. We invite those looking for fellowship and conversation, outside of our current Sunday 10am offerings, to join us for a monthly Coffee & Colloquy Hour. We will pray together, hear the 11:15 a.m. homily, followed by coffee/tea, questions and conversation. Please RSVP to the Parish Office for planning purposes. We hope to see you there.
On-going Education Opportunities
At Christ Church, Adult Education and Formation comes in many forms and primarily engages our Christian formation and spiritual growth through study, reflection, and discussion. With other believers and seekers, we use the gifts of faith and reason in seeking a deeper knowledge of God in our lives, as encountered in the Risen Christ.
The Sunday Adult Forum Program is the cornerstone of our education programs for adults offered on Sunday mornings from 10:05 to 11:00 a.m. This series is complimented by many additional opportunities for exploration and learning including:
- Women's Bible Study
- The Men's Ministry Group
- Contemplative Life Ministry
- Quiet Mornings
- Wednesday Morning Bible Study
- Small Group Studies
Information about Adult Education and Formation offerings is offered in Sunday service leaflets, the weekly email This Week at Christ Church, and on this website. If you have any questions about the various offerings, please email the Rev. Elizabeth Keeler or call 202-333-6677 ext. 233 or speak with her at church.
Adult Education Committee Members
The Committee members for 2016-2017 are:
- Margaret Costan (interim chair)
- William Burns
- Timothy Carrington
- Kent Cartwright
- Taylor Cartwright
- Missy Daniel
- Martyna Fox
- Thomas Gibson
- Linda Gill
- Kathleen Graff
- Boyden Gray
- Ann Hadley
- William Nitze
- Corky Stone
- Sally Squires Wilhelm
- The Rev. Elizabeth Keeler (ex officio)