Christian Education

Learn more about opportunities offered for adults below.

Sunday Forum

Come join me in a new Sunday Rector’s Forum beginning January 27 as we explore the way practices of prayer ground our engagement in civil discourse. I will be helping lead the upcoming Lansing Lee Conference at Kanuga Conference Center March 22 to 24, where will explore issues of justice, compassion, and community. Lansing Lee is an annual conference done in coordination with the wider Episcopal Church, and it is a wonderful opportunity to delve more deeply into our call to live together as a diverse community.

During the Rector’s Forum, I will offer insights that we will be using at the Lansing Lee Conference, exploring how our practice of prayer shapes our engagement with some of the most important conversations of our day and age. To prepare for our time together, I invite you to bring newspaper articles, online news that you print off, and other conversations that you come across. Bring resources that have ‘hooked’ you, and we will engage them prayerfully together using key contemplative practices such as the Welcoming Practice.

We will hold this forum space as an ongoing class together, bringing in various articles and news as we continue to delve more deeply in our practice of faith.

Blessings,
Stuart

The Forum will meet Sunday mornings from 9:30—10:30 AM in the Parish Hall.

The Seekers

The Seekers is an adult Sunday school class in which the members choose a topic, usually a video-based resource, to study for the semester or year. This fall the group will kick off the school year with Way of Life, a study program based on the book The Great Spiritual Migration: How the World's Largest Religion is Seeking a Better Way to Be Christian.

Each Sunday we will base our discussion on a video that we watch together and reading selected Bible passages together. This program challenges participants to focus less on doctrine, more on new ways of reading scripture, and ultimately on love as manifested in the life of Jesus. This program will last 4-6 weeks.

Then we will turn to a video series selected by the class from Work of the People entitled Different But Not Divided. The structure of the class is always such that it is not essential to be present for all the sessions; participants are invited to come when they are able, and all are welcome!

The Seekers will meet Sunday mornings from 9:30—10:30 AM in the Conference Room of the Grace Center. 

Bible Study

Note: The Bible Study is taking a break so participants may join the Sunday Forum in the Parish Hall to study The Way of Love!

Last year we began to study the New Testament scriptures in Chronological order. By reading the New Testament chronologically we get a glimpse into the lives of our forebears. We can see their struggles as they came to grips with their new life in Christ, how to live in community with one another and those who were not of "The Way", and how to spread the "Good News" and what does it mean to spread the good news. We get to see how their beliefs and theology change over time and how that struggle changes them. Sound familiar? We face these questions and struggles today and so this is a particularly relevant way to study our scriptures.

This year we continue our study beginning with the Gospel of John. What do you need? The New Testament and the book Evolution of the Word: The New Testament in the Order the Books Were Written by Marcus Borg.

The Bible Study will meet Sundays from 9:30—10:30 AM in room 210 of the children's wing.

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