SUNDAY ADULT EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES – SPRING 2013
Adult Education Forum - meets weekly, usually in the lounge from 11:30-12:30 with guest speakers on a variety of topics relevant to various aspects of spiritual formation and church life
Feb. 10 Sacraments: Why, What, and How Many? – Building on a session in the fall that focused on Holy Communion/the Eucharist, this is the first in a series of forums to be led by a clergy panel dealing more specifically with sacraments and rites in the Episcopal Church.
Feb. 17 , The Rev. Domnic Misolo, Anglican Church of Kenya and founder of the Ekklesia Foundation for Gender Education - Our ministerial intern, Joe Lenow, met Rev. Misolo this summer while attending a seminar in Canterbury. Rev. Misolo's theological studies at St. Paul's University in Limuru, Kenya, completely changed his worldview on gender equality and the role of the church in relation to gender justice and equality. Now he works to address gender gaps in the African context and to challenge structures and attitudes in the church and society that undermine women's dignity, freedom, and justice. He is keen to hear from us how we address and engage these and related issues.
Feb. 24 PACEM
March 3 - Whither Theology? IV - This is the fourth session exploring the cutting edge of contemporary theology led by graduate student members of the Canterbury Fellowship and the Rev. Nik Forti.
March 10 Confirmation, Reaffirmation of Vows, and Reception into the Church – Join us for part three of our series on the sacraments and rites of the church. Explore such questions as: Why do we have confirmation? At what age should a person be confirmed?
March 17 Reconciliation of a Penitent, Ministration at the Time of Death, and Holy Listening and Healing in Stephen Ministry – Our series on the sacraments and rites of the church resumes this week with attention to two pastoral offices that belong to the broader sacramental offerings of the church and the role that Stephen Ministry, a lay ministry of listening presence, plays in helping people through particularly difficult times in their lives.
March 24 (Palm Sunday) Baptism – Come to the fourth and final class in this series on the sacraments and rites of the church.
March 31 EASTER – ALLELUIA! CHRIST IS RISEN!
April 7 Hinduism – Led by Adam Newman, doctoral candidate in UVA’s Department of Religious Studies, we will learn some of the basic beliefs and practices of Hinduism and challenges that Hindus face in the contemporary setting. This is the first in a short series on non-Christian world religions.
April 14 IMPACT – Hear St. Paul’s own John Frazee aided and abetted by other St. Paul’s members involved in organizing efforts for interfaith social justice action. Learn more about this year’s focus on homelessness and continued attention to unemployment among young adults in the Charlottesville-Albemarle area.
April 21 Zen Buddhism – Back by popular demand is Natasha Mikles, a doctoral student in UVA’s Department of Religious Studies, who will provide us with background to Zen Buddhism and tell us what challenges Zen practitioners and the Zen tradition are facing today.
April 28 Islam – Come hear Nauman Faizi, a doctoral student in UVA’s Department of Religious Studies, teach about the basic beliefs and practices of Muslims and the challenges facing Muslims in the countries of South Asia.
May 5 Q & A with Bishop Susan Goff
May 12 Integrity – Led by Buck Smith and other members of Integrity Charlottesville, we will hear how this Episcopal organization is reaching out to gay, lesbian, and transgender members of our wider community to let them know of God’s love for them and its commitment to all of the sacraments for all of the baptized.
May 19 Pentecost—Picnic in the Park
Adult Classes and Short Courses—Sunday Mornings and Wednesday Evenings
9AM SUNDAY CLASSES
FAITH FOR TODAY – A class for adults seeking to explore, connect, and grow their faith in relation to contemporary events and family challenges.
DEVOTION IN PRAYER AND POETRY, PART II
(April 7-28): Join Paul Gleason, Skinner Fellow and Ph.D. Candidate in Religious Studies, for further exploration in devotional practice and prayer through study of poets in the Anglican tradition. This class will prompt you to reflect on the feelings and thoughts the poems stir and how these pertain to your faith.
10AM MONDAY MORNINGS
REVISED “COFFEE LECTIONARY” (BIBLE STUDY) AT C’VILLE COFFEE
Led by Senior Associate Rector Peter Carey, this group meets every 2nd and 4th Monday from 10am to 11am for study and discussion of the Bible lesson for the day. Readings are available as a handout at church and online at two sites: 1) the “Revised Coffee Lectionary” blog (http://revisedcoffeelectionary.blogspot.com/), and 2) the St. Paul’s Memorial website (www.stpaulsmemorialchurch.org).
EXPLORING FAITH, GOD, COMMUNITY AND PEACE – We will launch a special Community Night course beginning Feb. 20 that explores the mysteries of faith and doubt, the sometimes-flawed institution we call "church," and how we live in a community committed to values of justice and peace. The course extends over 10 weeks with a break for Holy Week. This course is especially for designed for adults seeking confirmation or being received as official members of the Episcopal Church, but all are invited to join us. Rector Jim Richardson will lead the first five weeks of the course and assorted other individuals will lead the second five. Call the office to sign up or if you are interested.
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