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.

9:00am Summer Sundays in St. Barbara

May 26: Summer Schedule starts—Adult Education moves to 9am

Find out more about the upcoming JustFaith Program that starts this Fall, on Tuesday, September 10.  



The First and Second Letters of Peter, and the Letter of Jude (Sundays at 9am in Saint Barbara)

Once again this summer, we will explore parts of the New Testament that are often ignored, led by our clergy and friends. These three, short biblical letters are closely connected. And they offer some intriguing questions, which we will explore. How are they related? Were they really written by Peter and Jude? What do we make of some of their “problem passages”? And how do their discussions of   the relationship of Christian community to the pagan culture around them have wisdom for us in our own day? Please bring a Bible in any translation. You are welcome to read the chapter in advance, but not required to do so.


June 2: Introduction and 1 Peter Chapter 1

June 9: 1 Peter 2

June 16: 1 Peter 3

June 23: 1 Peter 4

June 30: 1 Peter 5

July 7: 2 Peter 1

July 14: 2 Peter 2

July 21: 2 Peter 3

July 28: Jude



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 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

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 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 2019-2020 Reading List.

  • Monday Morning Bible Study

    (ON HIATUS ) 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.