Adult Sunday Morning Christian Education

Sunday Morning Talk
Adult Ed Meredith Jones

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.

Sunday Adult Education Round Table

Our study of Karen Armstrong’s book, Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life, is almost complete. We have only two more steps to consider and begin to practice. Step eleven is entitled “Recognition” and challenges us to see how our own life story is like the life story of others who may seem so very different. For Christians this can mean to accept others as having experiences like ours, being of the same worth ourselves and made in the same image of God as we are. As we recognize these realities we are encouraged to seek the well-being of all human beings and all of creation. Join in the discussion, learning and spiritual growth. As preparation, you may want to read pages 164-176 to enhance your thoughts and ideas for action. In a week or so we will announce our subject for future study. For more information, you may contact David Starling by text or phone at (850) 712-0977 or email dastarling@cox.netThis 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.

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.