Men's Ministry Group
Epiphany Discussion Series: The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
Tuesday Evenings, January 26, and February 2 and 16, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
In January 2017, the Men's Ministry Group will begin reading The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis. While fictional in format, the book is written in a satirical, epistoalry style in which the plot and characters are used to address Christian theological issues, primarily those to dow ith temptation and resistance to it. First published in February 1942, the story takes the form of a series of letters from a senior DemonScrewtape to his nephew Wormwood, a Junior Tempter. The uncle's mentorship pertains to the nephew's responsibility in securing the damnation of a Britian man known only as "the Patient." We encourage you to join us for dinner, thoughtful discussion of our shared faith, and fellowship with other men of the parish. For more information or if you have questions, please contact Doug Kirby.
Next Men's Breakfast
Saturday, January 28, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Join us at the Daily Grill in Georgetown. All are welcome.
Men's Retreat 2017: Possible Dates
Friday, June 16 - Saturday, June 17, 2017
We may have the opportunity to hold a retreat at Bon Secours retreat center in Mayrland in June - the weekend before Father's Day. Please check your calendars. We will discuss this at our Thursday meeting.
The Men's Ministry
In the 2015-2016 program year, the parish began a ministry to connect the men of the parish through our shared Christian faith, to deepen our spiritual formation, and to enrich our individual lives and life within our parish family and the broader community. Through thoughtful discussion, we explored how we shape our individual character. We supported the parish and Georgetown community with inreach and outreach. Following this great first year, the Men's Ministry of Christ Church will again join together for faith formation, acts of service, and fellowship during the 2016-2017 program year. All are welcome.
Acts of Service
If you are interested in participating in acts of service for our parish and local communities, there will be several opportunities for both inreach and outreach over the program year. We are seeking volunteers to work with Christ Church's mission partner, The Bishop Walker School's Lunch Buddy Program. Beginning in October, volunteers will meet with students at the school for at least an hour a month to help mentor these outstanding young men. If you are interested in being a Lunch Buddy, please contact the Parish Office. We will again support the Parish as we host the Georgetown Ministry Center's Homeless Shelter during the winter months with cooks and as overnight hosts.
Our Thursday evening discussions and our acts of service always provide us with opportunities for fellowship with other men of the parish. Additionally, we plan to meet informally on the last Saturday of each month at the Daily Grill in Georgetown for a fellowship breakfast, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. There is no agenda, just the opportunity to meet with other men, enjoy a tasty breakfast and good conversation.
All men of the parish are welcome and encouraged to participate. We know everyone has busy schedules. Participating in one event or evening discussion does not require participating in a previous event. If you are interested in the discussions or meeting for breakfast, just show up on the scheduled days. If you want to volunteer for any of the service opportunities, please contact the Parish Office. More details on these and other events will appear on this website, in This Week at Christ Church (the weekly email), in Sunday announcements and in The Courier newsletter.