Adult Education

Join us as we seek new opportunities for spiritual growth. Our popular Bible Study, Adult Forums, and classes/group discussions provide us with opportunities to continually learn and grow as disciples of Jesus.  To learn more about scheduled forums and events, check our calendar.

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How do we live in a society whose popular values differ significantly from our own?

Can we truly understand the desperation of oppressed people?

Is there a way to be optimistic?

Adult Bible study will explore these questions and our role in a damaged world as we spend the year reading The Revelation of John, which is the final book of The Bible. Often thought to be a description of the apocalypse, it can also be read as the voice of an oppressed people; a guide for living in a society that holds other values. Understanding our place in this world allows for a positive and upbeat approach. Join us for discovery and open discussion led by Tracy Rubin, M. Div.

You are welcome to purchase a companion commentary. Two good ones to choose from are “Revelation for Everyone” by N.T. Wright, which relates scripture to our daily life, or “The Revelation of John”, volumes 1 & 2 by William Barclay, which provides lots of historical background. All are available at Amazon.

Class will run September-May; offered twice every Wednesday, mornings 10 AM-12 noon and evenings 7-8:30 PM, your choice. For those thinking about joining us for the first time, regular attendance is not mandatory. Please know all are welcome to share in broadening your scriptural knowledge, deepening your faith, and experiencing this warm community.

Adult Forums

We hold Adult Forums on selected Sundays after the 10 a.m. service.  Most of the book discussions and forums are led by clergy and parishioners, with occasional guest speakers. We invite members to come forward with ideas, including speaking about a topic they would like to share with fellow parishioners.  Check the calendar for upcoming forums and events.

The Episcopal Way

Interested in learning more about the Episcopal faith? “The Episcopal Way” is a four-part series for people who would like further grounding in the Episcopal faith and for those interested in formally joining the Episcopal Church. Clergy lead the classes, teaching the sessions in an interactive way.  Topics include beliefs, theology, sacraments, church governance and history. If interested, contact  Church Staff.

Seasonal Series and Retreat Days

Advent and Lent present opportunities for renewed learning and reflection. During these seasons, we offer programs geared to help people enter more deeply into their relationship with God. Retreats, daily readings and reflections, and discussion groups are examples of our Lenten and Advent offerings.

Women’s Spirituality

Our women’s spirituality group gathers periodically throughout the year for friendship, food, conversation, and spiritual enrichment. We have enjoyed together brunches, dinners, small group discussions, book groups, and retreats.