Men's Ministry

The Men's Ministry of Christ Church seeks 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 Thursday evening dinner and discussion or Saturday morning breakfast, 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 parishioner Doug Kirby or the Reverend Elizabeth Keeler, Assistant to the Rector.
 

Program for Fall 2017

Thursday Evening Dinner & Discussion
September 14 and 28, October 12 and 26, 6:30 p.m.
(Memorial Room)

This Fall, participants will read and discuss Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Christian Community. The book's back cover reads: "Life Together...reads like one of Paul's letters, giving practical advice on how life together in Christ can be sustained in families and groups. The role of personal prayer, worship in common, everyday work, and Christian service is treated in simple, almost biblical, words. Life Together is bread for all who are hungry for the real life of Christian fellowship." The book is available at bookstores and through online booksellers (paper and eBook format). Limited copies will be available for purchase in the Parish Office ($10). All men of the parish are invited to join us as we explore our faith in community. 

Saturday Morning Breakfast
September 30 and October 28, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. (Daily Grill, Georgetown)
 

Thoughtful Discussion

Participants in the Men’s Ministry gather for dinner and discussion on Thursday evenings throughout the program year. Sessions include the reading of a selected work, reflection, and conversation. The aim is that selected books and topics, which are announced in advance through the Sunday bulletin, the weekly email, and this website, enable participants to broaden and deepen their faith through intentional thinking about their lives as Christian men.

 

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. Beginning in October, volunteers will meet with students for lunch and informal mentoring at least one hour each month. 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 gather for an informal breakfast on the last Saturday of each month, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m., at the Daily Grill in Georgetown. There is no agenda - only the opportunity to enjoy tasty food and even better conversation.