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


November 18: An Invitation to a Monastic Rule of Life for Advent (Fr. Reed)

One way to slow down and focus on the real meaning of the season in Advent is to commit to a disciplined pattern. Building on our rule of life classes in September, those who wish to will commit to a shared rule of life for this season (from Dec 2 through Dec 24). This will be similar in structure to what “associates" or “oblates” of religious orders would practice (those who follow aspects of a religious community’s rule of life from a distance). We will agree for the four weeks of Advent to:

  • pray some form of the daily office, except for Sundays
  • attend Eucharist on Saturday or Sunday each week
  • read a shared book on spirituality
  • work with a prayer partner for spiritual friendship and accountability
  • simplify our gift giving somewhat, while doing something for those in need
  • gather at least once as a group for a potluck meal to talk about the book and our experience of the rule

At this session on November 18, we will discuss the details. 

 

November 25: All-Parish Event: Be Prepared, Advent is Coming!

 

December 2, 9: Understanding the Book of Daniel (Jim Hartley)

 

December 16, 23: The Infancy Narratives of Jesus: Matthew 1-2 and Luke 1-2 (Grant Washburn)

 

December 30: No Christian Education.

 



  

 

 

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 12, 2019 Bishop Jennifer Reddal will confirm the Class of 2019 at the 11am service.


Church Youth Confirmation Classes for Grades 7-8

Classes will begin January 2019. 

Questions, contact The Rev. Emilie Finn at efinn@allsaintsoncentral.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 12 through April 30, 2019. Email Fr. Poulson Reed at preed@allsaintsoncentral.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 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.