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


April 7: Why Was Jesus Killed? (Fr. Reed). As we prepare for Holy Week, we will consider why Jesus was such a threat that some wanted him killed, and also, why God allowed Jesus to suffer and die. 


April 14: Station of the Cross for All

As Holy Week begins, join us for an abbreviated experiential version of the Stations of the Cross for all.


April 21: no Christian education for Easter Day


April 28 and May 5: Parishioner and vintner, Kim Hartleroad will teach us about Wine in the Bible.  The two-session class was inspired by the book "Wine in the Bible - A Biblical Reference to Ancient Grape Growing and Winemaking" authored by Jabier Marquinez. Jabier Marquínez is a winemaker, currently working in Rioja, Spain where he makes both young red wines and Kosher wines. From his work and other sources we will see how wine was an inseparable part of the ancient Israeli diet with direct references form the Old and New Testaments. You will learn about specific vineyard practices, ancient winery technology, and the use of wine as medicine and dyes. Finally, we will compare the currents teachings of wine consumption by various religions and come to some conclusions about what the Bible really teaches and how this has been interpreted in the Catholic and Protestant denominations. We will touch upon why even the research into wine and the Bible has often been difficult due to the various translations - from the Hebrew Bible, the Greek Bible, the Complutensian Polyglot Bible and more.  Other than bread and water, wine is the most referenced subject in the Bible. Join us to find out why.

 

  

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 began January 2019. 

Questions, contact The Rev. Emilie Finn at efinn@allsaintsoncentral.org


The Path of Discipleship (Adult Confirmation Class)  CLOSED FOR 2019 SEASON

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.