At Christ Church, opportunities for the education and formation of adults are designed to assist participants in deepening their theological understanding and furthering spiritual growth through study, discussion, reflection, and prayer. With other believers and seekers, participants use the gifts of faith and reason to heighten the knowledge and experience of God’s work in their lives.

The Sunday Forum series, the cornerstone of adult education programming at Christ Church, takes place on Sunday, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m., during the academic year. The series is complemented by many additional opportunities for learning and fellowship: weekly Bible study, the Young Adults Fellowship, the Women's Bible Study, the Men’s Ministry, and the Contemplative Life Ministry to name a few.

Women's Bible Study

The Women's Bible Study, an intergenerational group of women who gather for lively learning and fellowship, meets on Tuesday evenings, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m., throughout the program year. During the seasons of Advent and Lent, meetings cease in order that participants may take part in parish-wide seasonal offerings (see below).


Young Adults Fellowship

The Young Adults Fellowship provides opportunities for parishioners in their 20s, 30s, and 40s to gather for study and discussion, work and play. Over the years, activities have included a book group, a teaching series with the clergy, and a monthly brunch. Most recently, nearly 50 parishioners gathered for happy hour at Chez Billy Sud in Georgetown. If you have questions or would like to become involved, contact the the Reverend Andrew A. Kryzak, Associate Rector.

Special Offerings

Christ Church is pleased to offer special educational opportunities for adults during the seasons of Advent and Lent and, on occasion, during the summer months. Content generally relates to the themes of these seasons.


Conversations on Race and Culture

The Reverend Melissa K. HollerithOn Thursday, October 1, at 6:00 p.m., we are delighted to host Professor Stephen L. Carter of Yale Law School as the inaugural speaker in our discussion series “Conversations on Race and Culture.” Professor Carter is an expert in his field and a national figure. His impressive biography is below. This conversation will be facilitated by our own parishioner, Eric Motley, who is the Executive Vice President and Corporate Secretary of the Aspen Institute. 

As our country seeks a way forward to heal divisions around race and culture, Christ Church seeks to advance honest and constructive dialogue by inviting some leading voices in their field in the nation to share their insights and thoughts. This event is open to all in the diocese, local churches, as well as all parishioners of Christ Church. This will be an online webinar, accessible by clicking the Zoom link here. The conversation will include a Q&A. All are invited to submit questions in advance of the meeting.