adult learning programs

Bible Study in the Library / Parlor

All are welcome to the 4:00 p.m. Sunday Bible study in the library. The group reads one entire book of scripture at a time (all of Genesis, all of the Gospel according to Matthew, all of Samuel, all of Romans, etc.). No prior preparation is needed, and you can drop in and out as you like.

We have wonderful lively discussions – you’ll be surprised how fun it can be to read the Bible! For more info contact Lee Puricelli at

On a seasonal basis (such as Advent, Epiphany, and Lent) Christ Church participates in the Good Book Club and reads the selected book of the Bible for that season. 

Adult Forums

On scheduled Sunday mornings immediately following the 10:00 a.m. service, Christ Church hosts speakers who discuss timely topics such as the experiences and needs of refugees, that of the homeless, and practices to follow in the National Episcopal Church’s Way of Love, as well as activities and opportunities for outreach and social justice offered by the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, our region, Central Montgomery County, and Christ Church Kensington.

Education for Ministry (EfM)

Many people think that one must be ordained to be “a minister.” The fact is that all baptized Christians are called to be active participants in the church’s total ministry. This TOTAL MINISTRY is the exercise of the church’s vocation to continue the ministry of Jesus.

The Education for Ministry (EfM) program is preparation for the ministry to which we all are called. It is that vocation for which we pray at the end of the service: “And now, go in peace to love and serve the Lord.” Please consider joining the dedicated and vibrant Education for Ministry group at Christ Church Kensington. This experience may change your life and the lives of those you serve forever and for the better! 

EfM meets each Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 9:15 p.m. in the Parlor. If you are interested in joining or learning more, contact Mari Casey ( or Lee Puricelli ( 


The first Thursday of each month, members gather to listen to stimulating lectures on a variety of subjects. Starting with social time at 11:30 a.m. and a light lunch (optional for $10) at noon, the presentation begins at 12:30 p.m. and usually lasts for one hour. While planned for mature members, these events are open to all interested parties.

Book Discussion Groups

Book Discussion Groups are held periodically. Small groups of members choose a book with a timely subject, then read and discuss the book, its relationship to living in our society, and its theological or moral message. Some of the books the group has read are, Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me, John Dominic Crossan’s The Power of Parable: How Fiction by Jesus Became Fiction about Jesus, and Richard Rohr’s Universal Christ.