Christ Church offers year-round programming for adults.  Weekly Bible study on Thursdays provides opportunity for ongoing learning.  Our annual Lenten Series allows for focused study as we prepare for Holy Week and Easter.  Annual events like our Theologian in Residence provide in-depth learning from a renowned and respected scholar.  Along with our in-house educational programs, Christ Church also organizes day trips to museums and special events, offers spiritual retreats such as our annual women’s retreat, and at times hosts pilgrimages to England and the Holy Land.

Simply Christian - March 4 & 18

Simply Christian is a new Sunday morning discipleship series exploring the foundations of Christianity. It also serves as preparation for those interested in receiving the sacrament of baptism. There are companion readings for each Sunday, and the series is loosely based on N. T. Wright’s book, Simply Christian. The last two sessions in this series will take place on March 4 and 18 at 10 AM in Parish Hall A. If you would like to attend or learn more, please contact Stephen Setzer.

A Lenten Evening With Dinner & Special Guests - March 14

On Wednesday, March 14 from 6 to 8 PM, Christ Church will welcome Jackie Guidera, Florian Mittl, and Carol Guarrieri from Church of the Nativity, a Roman Catholic parish outside of Baltimore that has experienced dramatic growth over the past ten years, going from a few hundred worshipers to over 5,000 people on a weekend. You can read all about their parish in the book, Rebuilt: Awakening the Faithful, Reaching the Lost, and Making Church Matter. This team from Nativity will speak about their Small Group Ministry and its impact on the church’s discipleship and on growth, both spiritually and numerically. You’ll not want to miss this exciting evening! Dinner will be provided in the Parish Halls at 6 PM.

Books, Brew, & Banter

Books, Brew, & Banter meets weekly to read a spiritually uplifting book together, with plenty of time for discussion and laughter.  Join us on Tuesdays in Room 301 at 10:30 AM. New members are always welcome!  Bring a cup of brew and enjoy lots of banter with this group whenever your schedule permits. Currently, the group is reading The Meaning of Jesus by Marcus Borg and N. T. Wright. For more information, please contact Marty Rushlow by filling out this contact form.

Thursday Morning Bible Study

This study is led by The Reverend Ruth Beresford. Following the 6:30 AM Eucharist in the Chapel, books of the Bible are discussed over an informal breakfast in Room 211/212. Each session ends at 8:00 AM. This is an excellent opportunity to take time out of a busy schedule for worship, fellowship, and deepening our knowledge of Scripture. It’s a great way to begin the day.  For more information, please contact The Rev. Ruth Beresford.

Family Promise Program at Christ Church

Several times a year we host families who are experiencing homelessness overnight in our Parish Center. Volunteer opportunities include driving a van to pick up the families, cooking dinner, eating with the families, playing with the children and helping with homework, or leading an evening activity. There are many ways to get involved as an individual, a group, or as a family. Click here to register. You can either select the opportunities you are interested in, or we’ll reach out to you to see where you’d like to serve during the week. Questions? Please contact The Rev. Stephen Setzer or Jinni Hayes.

Women's Retreat

Each January women in the parish gather for our annual Women's Retreat at Memorial House, the Diocese of Delaware's retreat center in Rehoboth. All enjoy time for quiet reflection as well as lively discussions, sharing, and social time. For more information about this event, please fill out this contact form.