Adult Forum

Christian formation is the lifelong process of growing in our relationship with God, self, others, and all creation.

Every experience in our lives can provide us with the opportunity to express our faith; the challenge we face is recognizing these opportunities and learning ways to live a sometimes counter-cultural life in a secular world.

“Formation” is the process of making Christian disciples. Sunday School (for all ages) is a piece of that process.

As Jesus was walking along, he saw Levi son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax booth, and he said to him, “Follow me.” And he got up and followed him. – Mark 2:14

Spring 2020 Adult Formation Offerings

Episcopal 101

Are you new to the Episcopal Church? New to Christianity altogether? Do you have a friend who wants to learn what your faith is all about? Do you want to review the very basics? This class was made for you! On the three weeks following Christmas break (beginning 5 January), and again the three weeks following Easter Sunday (beginning 19 April), Father Todd will offer “Episcopal 101,” a brief, broad introduction to Christianity, to the Episcopal Church, and to St. Thomas’.

Saturday nights

We’re trying something new this spring: a Formation offering on Saturday nights! Join us each Saturday, beginning 11 January, from 4.30-5.15 for a brief lecture and conversation on “The Anglican Vision” (based on a book of that name by James Griffiss from The New Church’s Teaching Series). This class will be led by Scott Carr and Father Todd.

Sunday Formation Hour

January

  • 5  No Longer Strangers (1/4)
  • 12 No Longer Strangers (2/4)
  • 19 No Longer Strangers (3/4)
  • 26 No Formation Hour: Annual Meeting

February

  • 2  No Longer Strangers (4/4)
  • 9 Mass Incarceration
  • 16 Diversity
  • 23 Black History Month Speaker

March

  • 1  TBD
  • 8  Convention Report
  • 15 Learning Hymns
  • 22 Enneagram (1/2)
  • 29 Enneagram (2/2)

April

  • 5  Palm Sunday Breakfast
  • 12  Easter Sunday: no class
  • 19  St. Thomas’ Archives
  • 26  History of Christianity (1/2)

May

  • 3 History of Christianity (2/2)
  • 10 Mothers’ Day Tea
  • 17 Recovery Speaker
  • 24 Memorial Day Weekend: no class
  • 31 Pentecost: History of St. Thomas’

June

  • 7  Health & Wellness
  • 14 Episcopal Polity