Welcome to Christ Church, Georgetown! As Episcopalians, we believe in the one, holy, catholic and apostolic faith. We are a people of resurrection faith. While you are here, we hope you will experience a warm welcome, respect, belonging, and God’s love. Wherever you are on your journey of faith, we are happy to welcome you to this community. Come, worship with us in joy and hope of the resurrection.
What should I expect from the different worship services?
You should expect to join others who believe that in worship we are doing that for which we were created - to be in relationship with God. We also believe that in this sacred activity of worship we encounter God, and the love he holds for all creation, made known most supremely in Jesus Christ. There are about 21 services throughout the week and on Sundays at Christ Church. Many are in the chapel and the major ones are in the church. Some are brief and focus on quiet prayer. Others draw more people, have music and may last about an hour. Regardless, there is always an element of awe and joy in these encounters with God, and a deeper connection with one another in our worship. The principal act of worship for Episcopalians is the Holy Eucharist, also known as the Lord’s Supper, Holy Communion, or the Mass, depending on your background or the particular Episcopal church in which you may be worshiping. There are five to six such services each week at Christ Church. Our worship of God is fundamental to who we are as believing Christians. Often times in explaining the Episcopal Church to someone we will say, “Come and see.” In other words, join us and see how God may speak to your heart at this time. We hope you will "come and see" and know God in this community and in your life.
Where is the church located?
Christ Church is located in the heart of Georgetown, on the southwest corner of 31st and O Streets NW, Washington, D.C. 20007. Parking is available on the streets surrounding Christ Church. On Sundays, the west side of 31st Street between O and P streets is also available for parking. If you leave a few extra minutes, you will be able to find parking nearby. There is also parking available for a fee in the lot behind the CVS at the corner of Wisconsin and O Streets NW.
Is there nursery care?
The nursery is open every Sunday morning from 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The nursery provides a welcoming, safe, and stimulating environment for infants and small children while they are at church. Children ages four months to 3 years are invited to enjoy the nursery while their families attend worship or religious education classes. The nursery is staffed with professional childcare providers who engage the children in age appropriate play and activities.
What educational opportunities are available for adults?
The Sunday Adult Forum Program is the cornerstone of Christ Church's Adult Education programs. The 2016-2017 Forum Series is entitled Why Be A Christian? Action and Belief: Shaping Christian Identity. We will consider how our actions and beliefs shape our identity as Christians, and how they are intertwined and mutually dependent. The Series begins on Sunday, September 18 and continues though to Sunday, May 14. The Forum takes place on Sunday mornings from 10:05 to 10:50 a.m. in Keith Hall. Click here for more details on the 2016-17 series. All parishioners, guests and visitors are welcome. There are a number of small groups that meet for study, discussion and prayer. These include the Wednesday Morning Bible Study, Women’s Bible Study, the Men's Ministry Group, seasonal offerings (such as a Lenten and Summer series), the Inquirer's Class, Quiet Mornings and Contemplative Life.
When do Sunday School and Youth groups meet?
Religious education classes for children and youth ages 3-18 take place on Sunday mornings from 10:00 to 10:55 a.m. Click here for more information on Children's Education programs and for Youth Programs.
Are there times for fellowship on Sundays?
There is a time to visit with and meet other parishioners following each service on Sunday morning. Following the 8:00 a.m. service, there is a small informal gathering in the kitchen of the church building. After the 9:00 a.m. service, parishioners gather in the Parish Hall building, where Sunday School classes take place or in the Memorial Room on the third floor. The 11:15 a.m. service is followed by a coffee and snacks in Keith Hall. Choral Evensongs (1st and 3rd Sundays, September-May), are followed by a reception in Keith Hall.