Adults

We offer Adult Christian Formation classes both in-person and digitally.

 

We use the term “formation” to refer to Christian education, but it means more than just education. “Education” implies a finish - a person graduates and receives a diploma or certificate and moves on to the next stage of life. “Formation” implies a continuous, life-long journey marked by questioning, wondering, learning. We are being formed constantly as Christians as we strive to define our personal relationship with God and seek a closer relationship with Him.

 

At St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, we are committed to Christian Formation, and the opportunities it presents to take ourselves into deeper spiritual fulfillment. 

Please check our weekly Key News email and the Sunday bulletin current Adult Christian Formation opportunities.

Our Staff

Rachel Davis

Director of Christian Formation

Adult Formation Classes, Summer 2021

Foyer Groups

Foyer Groups begin 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. We also have foyer groups who hold dinners in restaurants all over the island.

 

You can sign up online or contact the Reverend Brian Alberti at the church office for more information. We hope to see you there!

Community Garden Project

Over the last several years, the people of St. Peter's have maintained a garden space on 9th Street. This space has been designated as a growing space to be used by our members in partnership with neighbors in Fernandina.

If caring for creation is a passion of yours or you would like to learn about compost and gardening, please contact Rachel Davis to receive our monthly newsletter!

Reccurring Groups at St. Peter's

Centering Prayer Group

Please join us on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30-9:00 a.m. in the church. We enter quietly, and at the sound of the bell, become centered in silence, entering the peace of God's loving Presence. Please contact the church office for more information on this wonderfully spiritual way to start your day!

The Practice of the Presence of God

Wednesdays, June 9-30, 10:30-11:30 in Burns Hall

Using Brother Lawrence’s classic work, The Practice of the Presence of God, Awake My Soul by the Reverend Tim Jones, and Praying in Color by Sybil McBeth, the Reverend Dr. Marcia King and Claudia Booth will lead a discussion class on meditation, prayer, and connecting with God.  We will also look at the neurological changes in the brain when we pray. Reading the books is not required, however, having Praying in Color would be helpful; it is available on Amazon.

Gifts & Talents

Mondays July 12-26 & Wednesdays, July 14-28, 6-8pm

Most of us are generally aware of our physical or intellectual abilities but what about our spiritual gifts from God? What stirs your soul? What are your interests? Passions? Motivation? The Lord asks us to love him with all our heart and mind and soul. How can we best serve Christ and his people using our God-given talents and spiritual gifts? This summer, St Peter’s will offer an opportunity to explore this and more in a short course spent in committed small groups.

GROW days in the Community Garden

Each Thursday in June & July from 2-4pm

To get involved, donate supplies, or sign up for the monthly garden newsletter please contact Rachel Davis.

 

Classes you might have missed recently!

Christians Gone Wild: Heresy through History

Taught by Reverend Dr. Marcia King

Genesis 1-11

Taught by Tom Ray

The Extraordinary in the Ordinary: a Lenten Series

Taught by clergy and staff

Angels & Dreams

Taught by Reverend Dr. Marcia King

Women in the Old Testament

Taught by Reverend Rachel McElwee

Let's Talk About Grace, a Bible Study

Taught by Laura Schulte

The First Good News

Taught by Reverend Dr. Marcia King

Geno-what?! Exploring Your Family System

Taught by Rachel Davis

What Needed Reforming?

Taught by Deacon Evelyn Payson

The Ten Commandments

Taught by Tom Ray