Adult Formation for Fall 2020
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- Monday 12 pm - 1:30 pm: Monday Bible Study
- Wednesdays from 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm: Engaging Christian Virtues
- Sundays, 11 am - 12 pm: Sunday Bible Study
This search for truth is the hallmark of an authentic Christian Discipleship. As a church we believe that life has meaning and purpose - ultimate meaning and purpose. We also believe that our wise ancestors in the past have left us a legacy of their search for truth and meaning in holy texts, especially the Bible. Not only that, but as Christians we believe that God uniquely revealed God’s own intentions for life in the person of Jesus of Nazareth who variously call “the Christ,” “the Messiah,’ and the “Son of God.”
His life and witness have been inspirational for millennia.
As an Episcopal Church we also believe that the truth of God’s intentions for us can be discovered and rediscovered by a thoughtful engagement with scripture in Christian community.
So, why not join us in searching for meaning and truth in your life by participation in one or another of our fall adult formation opportunities?
Monday Bible Study: Mondays from 12 pm - 1:30 pm
Beginning Monday, October 5 our weekly Monday Bible study returns. This study will focus on a close look at the readings assigned for the upcoming Sunday. Participants will read the scriptures prayerfully and engage with the themes and the way these themes intersect our lives week by week. No advance work is necessary. Participants can join by zoom here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9178045312. This Bible study will not meet on federal holidays.
Engaging Christian Virtues: 8 Wednesdays from 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
What is virtue and why is it important to the Christian life? Join this lively exploration of the classical virtues as a framework for faithful living. The clergy of the Cathedral Chapter along with visiting scholars will lead this lively 8 part series. The topics do be discussed and the schedule are: Sept 16: Engaging Christian Virtue: an introduction, Sept 23: Faith, Sept 30: Hope, Oct 7: Charity, Oct 14: Prudence, Nov 11: Justice, Nov 18: Temperance, Nov 25: Courage. Here is the zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/263033638?pwd=VmpVWkFoNUZQcG9mekN5OFVBWXBpQT09
Sunday Bible Study: Sundays, 11 am - 12 pm
Our Sunday Bible Study will reflect on the readings read during church on Sundays and provide opportunities to reflect together on the homilies delivered in church with a focus on the life application of scripture. Participants need not do work in advance, but participation in Sunday Worship will aid in preparing for the study that follows. Our Sunday study may be preempted by presentations by ministry teams from St. John’s on irregular occasions. Sunday Bible Study will take place over Zoom here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83834014461