“Christian formation is the lifelong process of growing in relationship with God, self, others, and all creation. In this process, we are transformed into the people God wants us to be.” ~ The Episcopal Church Office for Formation Ministries

Ongoing growth is vital to our life in faith, and we offer a variety of ways to engage in this important work. Our regular in-person adult formation class, the Adult Forum, meets before church on Sunday mornings in the Parish Hall. All are welcome. Our topics vary widely, largely based on the interests of those who attend. Check out the Upcoming Events tab to see what Adult Forum is up to this week.

In addition to Adult Forum, we offer seasonal resources for the whole parish, partner with local parishes for short courses, and are hoping to resume our occasional film and discussion series.

We do not have an active children’s Sunday School at the moment, but we would be happy to form one or discuss ways to help the children in your life grow in their faith. Contact Rev. Catharine.

If you are interested in Confirmation or Reception in the Episcopal Church, please contact Rev. Catharine.

Adult Forum

Adult Forum is a time to explore our faith through the study of scripture and history (and the consumption of coffee) at 9:15 Sunday morning in the Parish Hall. All are welcome.

We vary our offerings depending on participants’ interests: book discussions, video lecture series, single-topic presentations, Bible studies. At times we have supplemented our gatherings with mid-week Zoom sessions, some of them joint with other local parishes.

We are currently working through a video-based series from The Great Courses on the lives of “great” Christians. The series covers 20 centuries of Christianity. Both a CD and a DVD of the course are available from the PG County Library, for those who want to listen ahead. Lecture outlines are provided to participants ahead of time.

Our range is broad, and based on your interest. Books we have read include: A Passion for Justice, a biography of Ida B Wells; Walking to Egypt, by Clyde Edergton; Falling up, a spirituality for the two halves of life, by Richard Rohr. Lecture series we have watched include: New Testament, by Bart Ehrman; Old Testament, by Amy Jill Levine; various episodes from Living the Questions. In collaboration with other parishes we have participated in Alpha and in Sacred Ground.