Adult Formation on Sundays

Download the Fall 2015 Educational Offerings and Program Guide (PDF)

Note: All classes meet weekly unless stated otherwise.

Dean’s Class

10–11 a.m., Reynolds Hall

Reflections on Ireland (Sept. 6)

Dean Barkley Thompson will share his firsthand reflections from his recent spiritual pilgrimage to Ireland.

Redeeming Memory (Sept. 13 to Oct. 4)

Do we recall events set in a concrete past, or does the very act of remembering edit and revise our memories? Dean Thompson will lead us through these questions, paying particular attention to what may be at stake theologically.

The Changing Face of Evangelism (Oct. 11)

Canon for Welcome and Evangelism Genevieve Razim discusses her work and the role each of us can play in “Spreading the Good News.”

King David: Ideal and Reality (Oct. 18 to Nov. 8)

In Israel’s second experiment with monarchy, David became the embodiment of the ideal king and even the model for Israel’s expected messiah. Yet he was also a human being of flesh and blood. Dean Thompson presents this study of his impact on our Judeo-Christian tradition.

Guest Speaker: Bishop Andy Doyle (Nov. 15)

On Loyalty Sunday, Bishop Doyle shares his current thinking about the Church, the diocese, and their shared work in God’s mission in the world.

Playing with God (Dec. 6 and 20)

Canon Vicar Art Callaham explores the ways in which our favorite pastimes can be redeployed to help children from one to one hundred find deeper meaning in the real world.

The Commercialization of Christmas (Dec. 13)

What if we discovered that Christmas has always been commercialized? Dean Thompson will lead us through a fascinating history that includes St. Nicholas, Coca-Cola, and Charles Schultz’ “Peanuts Gang.”

Exploring the Connections

10–11 a.m., Jeffers Conference Room

As a group that is progressive in theology and politics, our goal is to discuss vital issues with love and compassion. This fall will cover Marcus Borg’s “Convictions: How I Learned What Matters Most.” (Meets Sept. 6 to Nov. 8.)

Parenting Class

10–11 a.m. McGehee Conference Room

Compassionate Parenting (Sept. 6 to Oct. 4)

Drawing heavily on the work of Frank Rogers, we will seek a deeper understanding of ourselves and a means to communicate that understanding to our children.

A Guide to Biblical Parenting (Oct. 11–18, Nov. 1)

The Bible is filled with stories of God’s faithful people, many of whom are parents. Join the vicar as we explore the stories of Biblical parents and their adventures in faith.

Social Media Sunday

10–11 a.m., McGehee Conference Room

Join Jen Frazer and Canon Genevieve Razim as they show how you can share the joy and wonder you experience each week in worship. (Meets Oct. 25.)

Christian Meditation

10–11 a.m., Bride’s Room

Learn and practice a form of prayer taught by Jesus. This class, open to all, includes teaching, meditation, scripture and prayer.

Clase Dominical

12–1 p.m., Mellinger Room

The first eight chapters of Mark’s gospel will be covered, focusing on differing aspects of Jesus’ ministry. In Spanish.

Historia e Identidad

3–4 p.m., Reynolds Hall

Christians share the rites of Baptism and Eucharist. This Spanish-language class explores the rites’ origin and how they help us define our identity. (Meets Aug. 30 to Nov. 8.)

The Anglican Way

6–7:30 p.m., McGehee Conference Room

Designed and taught by Dean Thompson, this evening class is intended for those who wish to deepen their understanding of the Church, its faith, and its mission. Those new to the congregation and those adults seeking to be confirmed or received are especially encouraged to attend. (Meets Sept. 13–20 and Oct. 4 to Nov. 8. Childcare is available.)