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.


Adult Christian Education 10:10am Sundays in St. Barbara

Join us this program year (September – May) as we walk "The Path," along with our children and youth. The editors of "The Path" describe it this way: it “offers readers a clear and easy-to-read introduction to the grand story of the Bible. Follow the path of God’s love all the way from the beginning to the end, from Adam’s creation to John’s revelation. "The Path" is an experience unlike any other: an amazing 360-degree overview of the vast, sweeping epic of God’s extraordinary love for ordinary people.” You may read ahead in your own copy (available through Forward Movement) during the week, or simply join us on Sundays (no preparation required) as we explore the “greatest hits” of the Bible.


Feb 18: “The Path” Chapter 19


Feb 25: “The Path” Chapter 20


March 4: Guest speaker the Very Reverend Tracey Lind on the Spirituality of Dementia (see back of insert for more info)


March 11: Looking at the Psalms in The Saint John’s Bible with

Sue Kapp, All Saints’ Librarian


March 18: “The Path” Chapter 21


March 25: Inter-generational Event: Interactive Stations of the Cross


April 1: Easter Day—No Education Classes


April 8: In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Guest Presenter, Myles Lynk will share Moral Choice and Civil Disobedience: Reading the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s, “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.” Myles is a beloved parishioner of All Saints' and also Professor of Law, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law and Professor of Sustainability, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute (GIOS) at Arizona State University.


April 15: “The Path” Chapter 22

April 22: This year’s All Saints’ Haiti Mission Team shares their experiences

April 29: “The Path” Chapter 23

May 6: “The Path” Chapter 24

May 13: Bishop Smith’s last annual visitation with us

May 20: “The Path” Chapter 25 and final reflections


  

 

 

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

Confirmation

“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 hdavis@allsaints.org.


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 lwood@allsaints.org 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 2017-2018 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 Book of Genesis.

  • Choir Workshops

    Saturdays in January and August            (August 12, 19, 26, 2017)
    Music at All Saints’ is a growth process. You begin working on music that you find compelling, and pretty soon you are working on more difficult music and honing your talents further. More than anything else, we have become a training ground for music in worship. We study together to create something greater than ourselves. We offer these Saturday morning training sessions from 9am-12noon in the Choir Room. Contact Scott Youngs to sign up: 602-279-5539 x128 or syoungs@allsaints.org.