Christ Church's objective for our Adult Formation series is to offer numerous opportunities for adults to strengthen their spiritual journey, as well as their place in the family, the community, and the world.
We meet virtually at various times during the pandemic and offers a variety of classes and discussions on scripture, theology, social issues, and other concerns that impact our communal life. You can learn about upcoming events below, and find out what's on offer by signing up for our weekly Christ Church Gatherings email at the bottom of this page.
LECTIONARY BIBLE STUDY
WEDNESDAYS AT 10:30 A.M.
Bible Study takes place on Zoom each Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. and is a discussion on the readings for that coming Sunday. You do not have to know much about the Bible; just join in and let's all study together. If you're interested, simply gather with us online any Wednesday morning.
ON ZOOM AT 7:30 P.M.
The Spiritual Life Commission invites everyone to join us virtually for our annual Wednesday Evening Lenten Series, This popular series will center on our 2021 theme, Be God’s Light that Shines in the Darkness. Each week, we will host a different presenter who gives their perspective on this theme.
WEEK ONE : FEBRUARY 24TH
The Rt. Rev. Robert Ilhoff,
Assistant Bishop, Diocese of Maryland
WEEK TWO : MARCH 3RD
The Rev. Kirk Kubicek
WEEK THREE : MARCH 10TH
The Rev. Richard Ginnever
Rector Emeritus, Christ Episcopal Church
WEEK FOUR : MARCH 17TH
Professor Lesley DiFransico
WEEK FIVE : MARCH 24TH
The Rev. Emmanuel Ato Mercer
Rector, Christ Episcopal Church
Each Wednesday evening begins with a brief introduction at 7:30 p.m. followed by that week’s presentation, and then concludes with an informal Eucharist. This event is held on Zoom, and the details and link will be in each Monday’s This Week on Zoom email. We hope that you’ll join us for this exceptional series of fellowship, discussion, and prayer.
CHRIST CHURCH BOOK
BEGINS FEBRUARY 26TH AT 7:30 P.M.
We will collectively discuss two books by C.S. Lewis during Lent - The Screwtape Letters followed by Mere Christianity. Clive Staples Lewis (1898–1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and one of the most influential writers of his day. Our Zoom discussions take place for about 90 minutes on a weekly basis, covering 40-45 pages per week. We assign sections to different members of the group as primary presenters and then the rest of the group contributes to the discussion. All are welcome; if you’re interested, email . We hope you that you can join this friendly and engaging virtual gathering.
TWO EVENINGS AT THE
WITH DR. HAROLYN BELCHER
FEBRUARY 23RD & MARCH 2ND
Dr. Harolyn Belcher, a Christ Church parishioner, Professor of Pediatrics and Vice President at Johns Hopkins Hospital, invites us to the kitchen table on consecutive Tuesday evenings - February 23rd and March 2nd at 7:30 p.m. The virtual gathering on February 23rd will be centered around COVID-19 vaccine information and March 2nd focuses on how we all can help to ensure child and youth health and well-being. We hope that you all will join us for this insightful Zoom series.
WITH THE REV. DR. JILL SNODGRASS
MARCH 6TH AND 13TH AT 11 A.M.
Join us for an hour on consecutive Saturdays - March 6th and 13th - for a guided discussion on self- and spiritual-care practices for fostering health and wellness during this time of continuing isolation and turmoil. The Reverend Dr. Jill Snodgrass, professor of theology at Loyola University, pastoral counselor and ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, and Clinical Director of Spiritual Support at GBMC hospital, will lead us in exploring ways to nurture and care for ourselves spiritually and emotionally during dark times, including strategies for managing stress and anxiety in our lives.
ADULT INQUIRER’S &
SUNDAYS AT 2:00 P.M.
On Sunday afternoons, Father Manny and Deacon Denise take turns to lead an Adult Inquirers and Confirmation Class, and all interested persons are invited to join us as we continue to meet during this Lenten season. This is in preparation for Bishop Sutton’s planned visit to Christ Church on Sunday, May 23rd.
If you desire to learn more about our Christian Faith and The Episcopal Church, please join us on Zoom at 2:00 p.m. each and every Sunday. The details will be in our weekly emails, or you can reach out to the Church Office for more information.