adult education

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St. John’s offers adult formation sessions twice a month, always on Sunday mornings at 9:00 AM in the Parish Hall. No matter where you stand in your faith journey, St. John’s is committed to assisting you in your growth, fostering love, and nurturing your role as a disciple of Jesus Christ. Faith is a lifelong journey, leading us into the profound heart of God, and we firmly believe in taking this journey together. We invite you to find your place and take your next steps with us.

  • Adult Forums have included guest speakers on current topics where faith is discovered in the secular; video series offered through The Episcopal Church such as “The Way of Love”; a video series entitled “The Story”; Report of the Annual Diocesan Convention of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut, Report of The General Convention.
  • Book Studies have included Debby Irving’s Waking Up White; The Pilgrim Series: A Course for the Journey—a series from the Church of England; other courses from the same series covered The Eucharist and Church and Kingdom; Rachel Held Evans’ Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again.
  • Lenten Series have included speakers from the Connecticut Council of Interreligious Understanding, a local Rabbi speaking about anti-Semitism, planned lay and ordained Episcopal speakers on racial healing, justice, and reconciliation, speaker on religious architecture.
  • During Advent, parishioners were invited to write a reflection for the Season of Advent based on Holy Scripture. These reflections were offered daily via the St. John’s electronic news.
  • Inquirers’ Class, held periodically through the year for those interested in formally joining the Episcopal Church or wanting to know more about the Episcopal tradition. Discussion includes familiarity with The Book of Common Prayer, important history of the Episcopal Church, our governance, our liturgy, and what makes us unique in our Christian faith as Episcopalians who are part of the wider Anglican Communion.