Men's Ministry

The men of Christ Church seek to deepen connections between the male members of the parish, to broaden their spiritual formation, and to enrich their lives - both as individuals and as members of the parish and wider communities - through thoughtful discussion, acts of service, and fellowship. All men of the parish are welcome and encouraged to participate. If you are interested in the early morning pre-work Wednesday Breakfasts on the first Wednesdays of each month, the Thursday evening dinner and discussion on the fourth Thursdays of each month, or any of the other events simply turn up! To volunteer for participation in a service project, contact the Parish Office. If you have questions or would like more information, contact the Rector through the Parish Office.
 

Thoughtful Discussion

Men gather on the first Wednesdays of each month where there will be an early morning pre-work breakfast at 6.30 pm in the Keith Hall. This will either be a discussion based on;

a.      A Bible Study based on a choice of scripture with a theme for discussion. The leader will introduce it and the theme.

b.      Hard Choices are a part of every person’s life. To hear someone describe a hard choice they had to make and how they made that choice is a great stimulus for discussion.

c.      Service in the community. A person chooses to speak about some aspect of service in the community they have been involved in. In this, we support one another in the service we do and also give people ideas for what God might be calling them to do themselves.

We also gather for dinner and discussion on the fourth Thursday evenings of each month throughout the program year. These Fourth Thursdays will alternate between a book based discussion and  “No Ordinary Life”.

Our Book for the Fall is “Quarks, Chaos and Christianity” by John Polkinghorne which is an excellent introduction to a discussion about science and religion.

“No Ordinary Life” is an opportunity to share experience from one of our number or an invited speaker. As Tim Carrington puts it, “ We’re all ordinary of course-- living, working laughing about stupid things, dying -- but we often have extraordinary experiences that connect us with some truth we hadn't imagined or some larger life. Whether or not these are understood as religious or spiritual experiences, they are meaningful, and they are helpful to others, at least if we all agree that we learn from one another. Also, I tend to think that any real experience, or any slice of the truth, in some way or at some time leads us to Christ.”

Acts of Service

Participants in the Men’s Ministry regularly gather for acts of service to the parish and wider community. The group is currently seeking individuals to work with students at The Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys, a longtime mission partner of Christ Church. If you are interested in being a “Lunch Buddy”, contact the Parish Office. In addition, the Men’s Ministry will once again support Georgetown Ministry Center's Homeless Shelter when it is in residence at Christ Church during the winter months. Overnight hosts and cooks are needed.
 

Fellowship

Participants in the Men’s Ministry also gather for more informal events during the year. Watch out for these in the weekly email. If you are interested in keeping in touch with the Group’s activities, even if you can’t make it very often, please give our name to the parish office and we will add your name to the mailing list for the Group.