Adult Christian Education

With regular learning, our faith becomes much more than a collection of information; it becomes a lens through which we see our lives. And when we see with the eyes of faith, we are more likely to act as God would have us act, for our sakes and the sake of others.

10:10am Sundays in St. Barbara

September 9, 16, 30:

A Rule of Life for Busy People

What habits, spiritual and otherwise, give you joy and renew your

spirit and body? What drains you and drags you down? In these three interactive sessions, led by Father Reed, we will explore how to create a “Rule of Life,” an individualized action plan for spirituality, health, and happiness.

September 23: Lord, Teach Us To Pray

This Sunday promises fun opportunities for the whole family to learn together. Learn about the Lord’s Prayer throughout history and some fun tricks for helping children to memorize it. Open to all ages.

October 7: no education classes because of Blessing of the Animals.

October 14: On this Day School Sunday, guest preacher Dr. Serena Beeks will also lead our class. Dr. Beeks is the Executive Director of the Commission on Schools at the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, and has been instrumental in helping us establish and grow our Haiti partnership.

October 21: Come learn about the new Bishop of Arizona, who will have been elected that weekend, and about how we discern and elect bishops in The Episcopal Church (Fr. Reed)




To see the other Adult Education classes we’ve had recently, click here.


“In the course of their Christian development, those baptized at an early age are expected, when they are ready and have been duly prepared, to make a mature public affirmation of their faith and commitment to the responsibilities of their Baptism and to receive the laying on of hands by the bishop. Those baptized as adults, unless baptized with laying on of hands by a bishop, are also expected to make a public affirmation of their faith and commitment to the responsibilities of their Baptism in the presence of a bishop and to receive the laying on of hands.” 

                                                                                  From the Book of Common Prayer, Page 412

All Saints’ offers Adult Confirmation/Inquirer’s Classes for those who are considering becoming a Christian; those who are considering joining the Episcopal Church; and for those who would like to deepen their faith and learn more about their Episcopal heritage. 

THE RITE OF CONFIRMATION: Sunday, May 13, 2018 Bishop Kirk Smith will confirm the Class of 2018 at the 11am service.

Church Youth Confirmation Classes for Grades 7-8

Classes will begin January 2018. 

Questions, contact The Rev. Holly Davis at

The Path of Discipleship (Adult Confirmation Class)

This is not your usual “class,” but a group committing to support one another as we walk together the path of faith, following Jesus. We will get to know each other, pray, and study the Christian faith in the Episcopal tradition. Father Poulson Reed and parishioner Michael King will be the mentors, with visits from special guests from time to time. This group is for adults who wish to be baptized, confirmed, received into The Episcopal Church (for those already confirmed in other denominations), and those Episcopalians who wish to reaffirm their commitment of faith. In other words, anyone may join the group, if you are willing to commit to our time together. We will  meet Tuesday evenings from 6-8pm March 13 through May 1, 2018. Email Lindsay Wood at to sign up. 


Other Education Offerings

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  • Book Discussion Group

    The first Wednesday of the month from 7:30 – 9:00pm in the Urbano Library (September through April)
    The Book Discussion Group welcomes anyone who enjoys challenging reading and spirited discussion.  The group reads mainly nonfiction books, and the occasional novel, that is selected to help develop spirituality and a greater understanding of our faith and the faith of others.  Click here for the Book Discussion Group 2018-2019 Reading List.

  • Monday Morning Bible Study

    Deacon Jim Bade leads this group which meets weekly in the Urbano Library in the Church Office at 9am for about 90 minutes. Currently, the study continues with the Revelation to John, the last book of the New Testament.