Welcome to Christ Church, Georgetown! Whether you are a long-time Christian, seeking to renew a relationship with God, renewing one from a past time, or are on a path of seeking and discovery, we are happy to welcome you to this community of faith. As Episcopalians, we are anchored 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.
We welcome you to worship with us and hope the following information will be helpful.
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, make 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 but 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, Georgetown is located on the southwest corner of 31st and O Streets NW.
Is there parking?
Parking is available on the streets surrounding Christ Church. On Sunday only, the west side of 31st Street between O and P streets is available for parking as well. 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 during the services?
The Christ Church, Georgetown 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 child care providers who engage the children in age appropriate play and activities.
The nursery is open every Sunday morning from 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
What educational opportunities are available for adults?
Adult Education at Christ Church, Georgetown comes in many forms and is primarily about 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 own lives, as encountered in the Risen Christ.
The Adult Forum for 2011-2012, Christendom: Ideal and Identity, examines the powerful hold that the ideal of Christendom has had on our collective imagination and our understanding of Christian society and identity. The Adult Forum takes place on Sundays, from 10:05 to 10:50 a.m., in Keith Hall. All parishioners, guests, and visitors are welcome.
In addition to the Adult Forum on Sundays, there are a number of small groups for study, discussion and prayer. These include the Women’s Bible Study, Disciples of Christ in Community, the Caregivers Support Group and the 20s and 30s Fellowship.
When do Sunday School and Youth Groups meet?
Religious education classes for children ages 3-18 take place on Sunday mornings from 10 to 10:55 a.m. More information about each of these programs may be found on our website under “Education.”
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 a.m. service, there is a small informal gathering in the kitchen of the church building.
Following the 9 a.m. service, many parishioners talk and meet in the Parish Hall building, where many of the Sunday School classes take place. Coffee and a place to gather is available in the 3rd floor Memorial Room also.
Following the 11:15 a.m. service, there is a post-service reception in Keith Hall. All are welcome!
There is also a post-service reception following Choral Evensong, which takes place on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month at 5:00 p.m. in the church