Adult Formation on Sundays

Download the Spring 2016 Educational Offerings and Program Guide (PDF)

Note: All classes meet weekly unless stated otherwise.

Dean’s Class

10–11 a.m., Reynolds Hall

Guest Speaker: Kelly Brown Douglas (Jan. 17)

The noted theologian, author, and Episcopal priest will be our guest as we mark the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr.

Who Are the Shepherds? (Jan. 31)

Learn more about our new pastoral care teams trained in the Community of Hope program, and meet the lay members assigned to aid your family.

The Hero’s Journey (Feb. 7)

Dean Thompson will explore the literary concept of the hero’s journey and look at its application to the Christian story.

This is the Night (April 3)

The Rev. Eileen O’Brien will examine how the liturgies of Holy Week speak to human suffering and provide a path for hope to tread.

The Book That Changed the World (April 10–24, May 8)

Dean Thompson will present a study of the 1549 Book of Common Prayer, the first worship book published in the vernacular of the people.

Journeys into the Presence of God (May 15)

The Rev. Eileen O’Brien will review the travels and explorations of the Worship Task Force and offer insights into the development of a new worship service.

Exploring the Connections

10–11 a.m., Jeffers Conference Room

Each week, this lay-led group will view and discuss programs from the Faith and Reason Studio Series, which features noted scholars in roundtable discussions of social justice and contemporary theology.

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.

Parenting Class

10–11 a.m., McGehee Conference Room

Based on Robbie Castleman’s book “Parenting in the Pews,” this class will explore strategies for both engaging and teaching our children through the work of worship. Begins April 3.

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

We will cover chapters 9–16 of the Gospel of Mark, focusing on differing aspects of Jesus’ ministry. In Spanish.

Historia e Identidad

3–4 p.m., Reynolds Hall

This Spanish-language class is designed to enrich your understanding of the Anglican tradition and inform your sense of Christian identity.

Robert C. Stuart Lenten Series

Health And Healing: Faith Perspectives

Sundays in Lent
10 a.m. Lecture, 6 p.m. Dinner, 7 p.m. Conversation

This year’s series will focus on the role that our faith plays in several aspects of health and healing. Presenters will explore this topic from various angles to develop a comprehensive understanding of the wholeness that God desires for his creation. Speakers include: Archbishop George Carey (Feb. 14); Beth-Sarah Wright (Feb. 21); Kayleen Asbo (Feb. 28); Mimi Kiser (March 6); Nicholas Porter (March 13).

Celebrating Black History

This February, we will present a four-part series in honor of Friday Carr, the beloved sexton who served the early Christ Church for 32 years. Events include Meet Me at the Labyrinth (Feb. 7), Advocating Literacy and Education (Feb. 14), Hattiquette (Feb. 21), and an Afternoon with Lauren Anderson (Feb. 27).