Below is listing of our current formation offerings. All programs are open to members and visitors alike.
Summer Formation Series: Evicted
This summer, we have created a formation offering for ALL AGES that will look at the many facets of housing and homelessness, especially the cyclical nature of eviction and poverty. It includes a panel, short documentary, and 3-session book discussion. The series culminates with an all-age field trip to the National Building Museum to see the exhibit “Evicted.” Click here to learn more about this special series.
The idea for this summer program emerged in response to the many of your questions that emerged as we served as Safe Nights’ Hosts: What are the conditions forcing people into homelessness and what else can be done to prevent it? How can we promote lasting change?
Summer Movie Nights
This summer, the Episcopal churches of Charles and Southern Prince George’s County are hosting a cross-county, all-age summer movie series. Together, we’ll look at how contemporary movies shed light on notions of vocation, death, grief, compassion, playfulness, and stewardship. All movies are free and snacks will be provided. This is a great opportunity to make new friends and discover the hidden gems of some of today’s most popular films. Click here to learn more.
Pilgrim’s Path (Episcopal Church 101)
This 4-week class is an introduction to the Episcopal Church, the essentials of Christianity, and how to harness one’s gifts and passions for ministry. Attending the class does not obligate you to membership. These classes are open to anyone interested in the Christian faith or St. Paul’s. Classes are held 3x a year. For more information contact Mother Maria.
- Sunday, March 4, 4:00-6:30 (Dinner will be served)
- Sunday, August 11, 4:00-6:30 (Dinner will be served)
Women’s Spirituality Group
Women of all ages are invited to join Mother Maria on the 4th Tuesday of every month for a Women’s Spirituality Group. Conversations will be centered around An Altar in the World by Barbara Brown Taylor. Taylor takes twelve ordinary experiences of human life and invites us to see them as spiritual practices. What if our spirituality was shaped not only by prayer, and worship, and sacraments – but also by getting lost, and paying attention, and in physical labor? “My hope,” she writes, “is that reading [this book] will help you recognize some of the altars in the world – ordinary-looking places where human beings have met and may continue to meet up with the divine More that they sometimes call God.” Sign up here. Contact Mother Maria with any questions. Spring and summer sessions: April 25, May 22, June 26, and July 17.
Sunday Forums connect 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.). All forums begin at 9:10 a.m.
- January 28: Diocesan Convention Update and Bishop’s Address
- February 11: The Good Book Club Kick-Off
- March 11: Episcopal Jeopardy!
- April 22: Prayers of the People Workshop
After a break for the summer, Sunday Forums will resume in the fall.
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 or Sally Lyons.
The Men’s Breakfast Group meets the first Saturday of every month at Panera in Waldorf. 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.