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 Education Classes are at 10:10am in St. Barbara.
Exploring the Bible with Father Reed
Don’t know the Bible stories well? Not sure how we understand the Bible as Episcopalians? Confused about how to develop a regular practice of reading the Bible?
Studies have shown that regular reading of the Bible is one of the strongest indicators for spiritual vitality, and yet Episcopalians tend to read the Bible less frequently than most other Christians.
Over six interactive classes, we will:
+ Read through and discuss some of the major stories of the Bible
+ Learn how Episcopalians interpret the Bible
+ Learn how to read, pray with, and use the Bible for spiritual growth
Book for the class: “The Path: A Journey Through the Bible” by Forward Movement. Participants are encouraged to order the book (on your own) and read four chapters per week. “The Path” describes itself as being “a clear and easy-to-read introduction to the grand story of the Bible….an amazing 360-degree overview of the vast, sweeping epic of God’s extraordinary love for ordinary people.”
September 8: Exploring the Bible
September 15: Exploring the Bible
September 22: All Parish Breakfast Potluck
September 29: Exploring the Bible
October 6: No Christian education (Blessing of the Animals at 9am)
October 13: Exploring the Bible
October 20: Special Guest: The Rev. Scott Gunn, Executive Director of Forward Movement
October 27: Pledge Commitment Sunday Brunch
November 3: Exploring the Bible
November 10: Exploring the Bible
November 17: Chasing Vermeer. Sue Kapp leads this class to celebrate her
accomplishment of seeing the last of 36 Vermeer paintings, a lifetime passion.
November 24: All-Parish Christian Education—Glenda Morrissey and Dawn
Trueblood will share about the four types of prayer (ACTS: A-adoration, C-confession,
T-thanksgiving, S-supplication). Then each participant will write their own prayer of thanksgiving that can used as the blessing before the Thanksgiving Day meal.
Relationship is Essential, A 3-part teaching series led by Lucian Taylor.
Being in relationship with God and each other is essential to living a heathy and whole life that accomplishes God’s purposes and brings us the happiness and contentment we so desire. This series will explore why we need relationships, why we avoid the relationships we need, and how we can make the relationships we have richer and more fulfilling.
December 1: Relationship is Essential to Being
December 8: Relationship is Essential to Becoming
December 15: Relationship is Essential to Belonging