Below is listing of our Fall 2018 and Winter 2019 formation offerings.
All programs are open to everyone.
(Newcomers and Inquirers’ Class)
This 5-week class is perfect those who would like to take a closer look at the Episcopal Church, the Christian faith, and those considering membership. (Attending the class does not obligate you to membership.) This class also fulfills the requirements for confirmation or reception. Together, we’ll consider:
- What does my faith mean to me?
- What is distinct about the Episcopal Church?
- How do I make sense of the Bible?
- How can I participate in the church and the world with the gifts God has given me?
Sunday, August 26, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 9, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 16, 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Sunday, September 23, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 30, 9:00-10:00 a.m.
First Sunday Forum
First Sunday of the Month, 9:15 a.m.
First Sunday Forum connects faith to everyday life through informal, yet engaging discussions on a range of topics (e.g., ethics, current events, history, money, spirituality, community concerns, etc.). This year’s series takes a closer look at 7 major world religions.
October 7: Christianity
November 4: Judaism
December 2: Islam
January: No Forum
February 3: Buddhism
March 3: Hinduism
April 7: Sikhism
The Beginning and The End: The Book of Revelation
Wednesdays, Sept. 26-Nov. 7, 6:30-7:45 p.m.
(no class Oct. 17)
Few books of the Bible have incited as much controversy and popularity as the Book of Revelation. We’ll take a deeper look at this often-misunderstood book and discover a riveting message of hope for today.
Women’s Spirituality Group
Winter Study: Who is Jesus?
Wednesdays, January 16-March 20 (no class March 6) 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Each of this study’s nine lessons explores the question “Who is Jesus?” through a particular theological lens. The author explores the answers to the question through the lenses of Mark, Matthew, Luke, John, Paul, Hebrews, the non-canonical gospels, the Abrahamic Faiths, and contemporary cultural interpretations.
Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m.
We work through a series of standing poses, then sitting poses and finally a ten-minute relaxation phase. Even those who cannot get down on the mat can remain in a chair and still benefit from stretching and working the muscles and joints. For more information contact Jane Fruh.
2nd Saturday of the Month, 8:30 a.m.
The Men’s Breakfast Group meets the first Saturday of every month at Panera in La Plata. Conversation during breakfast is lively, touching on sports, travel, music, art, government, tax tips, exercise, politics, and even church developments. For more information contact the church office.