Tuesday Morning Bible Study
Each Tuesday morning, a group of men and women gather in the Conference Room from 9am to 10am to reflect upon the upcoming Sunday’s lectionary readings.
Adult Sunday School
Most Sundays in the Parish Hall at 9:15am, St. Paul’s offers an opportunity to dig deeper into various topics of our faith and tradition. At times, the Adult Sunday School will offer a multi-week course and other times offer one-off opportunities to discuss various relevant topics. The class is setup in such a way as to engage the parish in as broad a way as possible and accommodate everyone’s busy schedules. A few classes to expect this program year include: The Gospel of John, Expressing Faith through Art, History and Meaning of Christian Symbols,The Books That Didn’t Make It into Scripture, etc.
Together we will learn or rediscover the basics of our faith by looking at scripture, theology, history, liturgy, and more. This class is typically for those wanting to be confirmed, received, and reaffirmed in the Episcopal Church, but it is also a great opportunity for everyone to get back to basics. There will be five sessions at the start of 2017. Look for more details to come.
What are confirmation, reception, and reaffirmation:
- Confirmation is a sacrament, in which an individual presents him or herself to the bishop to make a mature commitment of faith. In short, confirmation is saying, “I claim my faith as my own, and I choose to practice it here and now in this place.” This sacramental act is for those who have never been confirmed in any denomination.
- Reception is for those that have been confirmed in another denomination, but want to be received into the Episcopal Church.
- Reaffirmation is for those confirmed in the Episcopal Church that want to reaffirm their life in faith within the Episcopal faith.
Adult Sunday School
On most Sunday mornings parishioners gather for Adult Christian Education in the Parish Hall at 9:15am. Topics vary from history to book studies to hands-on activities. Classes are led by a member of the clergy or another well-qualified instructor.