Adult Sunday Morning Christian Education
Adult Confirmation Classes Begin April 8
Adult Confirmation is an opportunity to “confirm” your baptismal faith during the bishop’s visit on Sunday, May 6th. It is also a way to take ownership in being a member of an Episcopal Church. Classes will be held on Sundays, April 8, 15, 22, and 29 from 9:30-10:15 a.m. in the Parish Hall, with a special afternoon class on Sunday, April 15th from 12:30-3:00 p.m. To sign up, please e-mail Kelly Heindl, Parish Secretary. If you have any questions, e-mail Father Michael.
Rector's Class - Video Series
Starting Feb. 18th (first Sunday of Lent), Father Michael will lead a three-week course, (The Integration of EDS: A Local History of Race) sharing the results of his research on his doctoral dissertation. This class meets in the Parish Hall.
Sunday Adult Education Round Table
Christians believe Jesus’ teachings and life always demonstrated what could be seen of the image of God in a human being. St. Luke writes in 6:36 that Jesus said and taught the core of God’s image to be shown as, “Be compassionate, as your Father (God) is compassionate.” Those who follow Jesus (the church) are persons dedicated to living a life like Jesus which reflects God’s compassionate image. Our group will be studying, contemplating and practicing ways to be compassionate Christians in a time which often seems hateful, callous and dangerous for the compassionate. As a resource for our work we will read Karen Armstrong’s book, Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life. Epiphany, Lent and the first Sunday after Easter (January 7 – April 8) are also inspiration for this study. Epiphany celebrates the revelations of God’s compassion for creation through Jesus. Lent is a time for Christian self-examination to determine how well one has lived according to Jesus’ compassionate example and to take steps for improvement as needed. Easter is the beginning of the new life one has glimpsed through that exam. Books are available for $12. Please contact the facilitator, David Starling, by phone/text (850) 712-0977, or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions. This class meets upstairs in Rm. 32 of the Christian Education Building. Led by David Starling.
Living the Good News
Join us when we continue to explore the meaning of Biblical texts, primarily the Gospel, and uncover the deeper meaning of how the Word Made Flesh still operates in our own lives. In discovering the power of the Word, we hope that participants will prayerfully read the Bible on a daily basis to discover how it can speak to each of us individually. This class meets in the Parlor. Led by Dr. Dick Hooper.
Video Discussion for Parents & Young Adults
Every Sunday at 9:30 a.m., Upstairs in the Library. Animate Bible Study, A three-part series designed to energize conversations about faith. Led by Meredith Jones.
Sunday Centering Prayer Group (Ongoing)
Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer, in which we experience God’s presence within us. We begin by taking a few minutes to go over the basic guidelines of the practice for anyone who is new. We then sit together in the 20-minute prayer period, followed by a brief time for sharing and intercessory prayer. All are welcome — newcomers and experienced practitioners. This class meets in the Centering Prayer room on the administrative hallway. The facilitator is Joan White.