Men's Ministry Group
Spring Study Program
Spirituality in Everyday Life for Everyday Men, led by the Reverend Jacques Hadler
Thursdays, April 27, May 11, 25, June 8, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. (Memorial Room)
From God's point of view, every person and every event in life is a potential gift. Our relationship with God and our faith deepen when we notice God at work in the everyday "stuff" of our lives. Over the course of four spring evenings, the Men's Ministry Group will explore the exciting challenge of integrating faith and prayer and daily life. The Rev. Jacques Hadler will lead the sessions, as well as an overnight retreat in June building on these same themes. All men of the parish are welcome to join in the journey of faith, fellowship and learning. If you have questions or wish to reserve a place for the retreat, please contact Doug Kirby or the Rev. Elizabeth Keeler.
Men's Retreat 2017
Friday, June 16 - Saturday, June 17, 2017
The retreat, as with the Spring Study program, will be led by the Rev. Jacques Hadler, a priest in the Diocese of Washington and Emeritus Director of Field Education at Virginia Theological Seminary. The Rev. Hadler has been a spiritual director for 25 years with a focus on Ignatian Spirituality.
The Men's Ministry
The Christ Church Men's Ministry aims to connect the men of the parish through our shared Christian faith and to broaden our spiritual formation and enrich our individual lives, as well as life within our parish family and the wider community. Through thoughtful discussion, acts of service, and fellowship, we deepen our faith and learn to life faithfully as individuals and in community.
If you are interested in deepening your faith, join us on selected Thursday evenings throughout the program year when we gather for dinner and discussion. Topics chosen are aimed at enabling us to broaden our faith by thinking deeply and intentionally about Christianity and how it shapes our lives as Christian men. We read selected works and discuss their meaning and implications for us today, learning from one another and gaining insights for our own lives and the life of the parish. Topics and books are announced on this website and in the weekly email and service bulletins.
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.