Continual Learning is a Cornerstone of Faith
Our faith is based on three foundations: scripture, tradition, and reason. This means that learning about God’s word, and how we should respond to it, is central for us. Thus a primary part of St. Paul’s mission is “to learn.”
Confirming our Baptismal Vows
- Are interested in being Confirmed in the Episcopal Church
- Would like to learn, more formally, what membership in the Episcopal Church, and St. Paul's, entails,
- Are interested in reaffirming your faith by renewing your Baptismal Vows in church,
Then - Please - Join Us!
Sundays beginning March 10, through April 14 at 9:30 a.m. in the Garden Room of St. Paul's. All are welcome to come as you are able.
A primer on Christian life and faith in the Anglican Tradition, "Confirming our Baptismal Vows" is for all ages. This series serves as official preparation for confirmation, and for the renewal of baptismal vows.
March 10 Apostles' Creed & Christianity in England
March 17 Baptismal Covenant (BCP 304-305) question #1 & magesterius vs sola scriptura
March 24 Baptismal Covenant question #2 & CoE/Reformation
March 31 Baptismal Covenant question #3 & Worship & liturgy
April 7 Baptismal Covenant questions 4, 5 & Moral Theology & Incarnation
April 14 Living our Baptismal Faith in the Episcopal Tradition
The Spiritual formation of Children builds young people of faith in ways that also fortifies the entire community. Proclaiming the gospel through the lens of young persons, and seeking and serving Christ in the chaos and joy of adolescence, reminds us of the deep joy, and also the deep woods, of becoming. More about ministries with young people and their families is coming soon.
Education For Ministry
During the Service of Confirmation we ask God to "Renew in these your servants the covenant you made with them at Baptism.” Which includes proclaiming by word and example the Good News of God in Christ. And we need help doing this. Commonly referred to as “EfM” - this religious education and spiritual formation ministry with adults helps members and friends of St. Paul’s church build lives of faith and service through theological reflection and study. Every baptized person is called to ministry. The Education for Ministry (EfM) program provides people with the education to carry out that ministry.
Get Involved: The EfM year begins with a retreat held at St. Paul’s on the Sunday after Labor Day. Regular meetings are held on Monday evenings from 6:30 – 9:00, starting the Monday following the retreat through mid-May. Watch for opportunities to enroll mid-summer.
Contact: Marie Thompson, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday Adult Christian Formation Opportunity
We are primarily formed, as people of faith, in our worship services ~ hearing the readings, saying our prayers, and breaking bread together. But we are informed by having intentional conversations and study, around the table with others, exploring how those words and actions impact our daily lives of faith. Sunday Adult Christian Formation meets from August through May at 9:30, usually in the Garden Room (which is downstairs and through the kitchen). Typically, the rector chooses a topic or theme for discussion over a period of 4-6 weeks. There may be some didactic instruction followed by conversation, discussion, and Q&A. Occasionally, we open the door to “Stump the Rector;” a game of Q&A with the rector on matters of interest or curiosity. Come early some Sunday and give it a try. We even have coffee, no extra charge.