ADULT FORMATION

 

FALL 2020
 

Women in the Old Testament 

Beginning October 27th & 28th these sessions we will be exploring the lives of Sarah and Hagar, Deborah and Jael, Ruth and Esther over 4 weeks. Have you ever felt uncomfortable with Sarah's treatment of Haggar or wondered what was so brave about Esther? Just what was Ruth risking when she chose to go with Naomi and how exceptional are Deborah and Jael? Join us as we start to think about questions like these (and others that you may have) and see how these women's lives can help us deepen our own relationship with God.

 

To accommodate everyone, Rev. Rachel McElwee will be teaching this class at two times! Via Zoom on Tuesdays at 6:30pm or on Wednesdays at 10:30am in Burns Hall ending on November 17th & 18th. To sign up on Realm click the day you'd like to join!

Reason & Wonder with Rev. Dr. Marcia King (December 2020)

Info coming soon!

Reoccurring Groups at St. Peter's

Centering Prayer Group

All are welcome on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30-9:00 am in the church. We enter quietly, and at the sound of the bell, get centered in silence, and enter the peace of Gods loving Presence. Please contact Toby Atkinson or Bobbi Fowle for more information on this wonderfully spiritual way to start your day!

Foyer Groups

Foyer Groups began in October and run through May. They are a great way to meet new friends and to reconnect with some old ones. Each Foyer Group is made up of 8-10 people who take turns eating/hosting dinner at their homes. There is also a group for people who prefer to eat out around town as well! You can sign up online.  Please contact the Reverend Brian Alberti at the church office for more information. We hope to see you there!

 

 

Please check our weekly emailed Key News and the Sunday bulletin for continuous Adult Christian Formation opportunities.

Classes you might have missed!

 

Let's Talk About Grace

A new class which combined Bible study and discussion on the topic of Grace. Grace is that amazing, undeserved gift from the God who loves us - all of us – unconditionally. 

Taught by Laura Schulte

The First Good News

Dive into the Gospel of Mark! Why do scholars think Mark’s Gospel was written first? Why was it written at all? What are the major themes, and what does that mean for us today? The only prerequisite for the class is to read Mark in its entirety (it will take about two hours.) Remember, reading the Bible is thrilling!

Taught by Reverend Dr. Marcia King

Geno-what?! Exploring Your Family System

Have you ever thought about the ways in which your family system affects your life and faith? Together we explored this tool as a means of self-reflection to find deeper meaning in the relationships we have with our families. 

 

Taught by Rachel Davis, Director of Christian Formation.

What Needed Reforming?

Without the Reformation the Episcopal Church as we know it wouldn't exist. What needed reforming, who did it, how did they reform, and why does it matter to us now, even 500 years later.

Taught by Deacon Evelyn Payson.