St. Paul’s offers a wide range of opportunities for adult formation (adult education and spiritual growth). Our current Sunday morning and Wednesday evening offerings are shown below. Please refer to the home page for additional offerings and activities.
Sundays at 10:15 a.m. in the Chapel
Winter Series: Women in Scripture
In the season after Epiphany, join the clergy as we explore the stories of women in Scripture. How are we to receive their witness in the life of the Jewish and Christian traditions? What might their stories teach us about God’s work in the world?
1/6/19 – Ruth (the Rev. Javier Almendarez-Bautista)
1/13/19 – Esther (the Rev. J. Carr Holland)
1/20/19 – Mary (the Rev. George Adamik)
Nurturing Faith: From Childhood to Adulthood
During Advent, we will be looking at readings often overlooked in the lectionary: the psalms and songs of Scripture. Written over hundreds of years — over times as prosperity as well as times of destruction, displacement, and exile — these texts express Israel’s longing for justice, hope, and redemption in a troubled and unpredictable world.
What do these songs of hope and longing have to teach us in these turbulent times? On Sunday mornings in Advent, join the clergy of St. Paul’s as we explore these texts and discern how Christ’s redemption is being made manifest among us, even today.
2/3/19, Stages of Faith Development, taught by Rev. J. Carr Holland, III. This forum will explore how we grow in faith throughout our various life stages.
2/10/19, Parenting Through the Stages, taught by Rev. J. Carr Holland, III. This forum will explore how parents can actively assist children in maturing their faith.
2/17/19, Finding God in Everyday Life: Celtic Spirituality, taught by Lanny Wase. This forum will explore the rich Celtic spiritual tradition and some tools it provides for those who wish to deepen their faith.
2/24/19, Young Adults and Faith, taught by Dr. Sam Laurent (Episcopal Campus Minister, Duke University). Dr. Laurent will explore various ways that faith is nurtured in older teens and young adults.
3/3/19, Finding God in Everyday Life: Spiritual Direction, taught by Carolyn Edge, Spiritual Director. Carolyn Edge, an experienced spiritual director, will discuss the art and practice of seeking God in our day-to-day lives.
Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. in the Youth Wing
The Spiritual Practices sessions will guide us through the basics of seven spiritual practices. Presenters, including Brian McLaren, Phyllis Tickle, and Doug Pagitt, will bring their years of experience and education. More importantly, they also bring their questions, wonderings, and stories of seeking out meaningful faith experiences through ancient spiritual practices.
Each session will begin with a short video to introduce the subject and open areas of discussion, giving participants a chance to encounter a variety of ideas and practices and find what is most compelling. The sessions are stand-alone, so join us as you are able.
- Jan. 9 | Prayer (Brian McLaren)
- Jan. 16 | Food (Sara Miles)
- Jan. 23 | Worship (Mike Slaughter)
- Jan. 30 | Sacraments (Phyllis Tickle)
- Feb. 6 | Money (Shane Claiborne)
- Feb. 13 | Service (Enuma Okoro)
- Feb. 20 | Community (Doug Pagitt)