Sundays, 9:45 to 10:50 am, Pelletier Room
Leader: John Harper
Lectionary Class is currently on break for the summer. Watch for more information in September for a look at this year's offerings. In this class, participants will review the lectionary for the week ahead. There are questions to answer for each reading. There is usually a discussion about how all of the readings are connected each week.
RECTOR'S BIBLE STUDY / Good Book Club
Wednesdays from 11am to noon, Parish House
Leader: The Rev. Paul Canady
The Rector’s Bible Study is on a break for the summer. We will pick back up on Wednesday, September 13th with the letters of the Apostle Paul. Watch this space for more information.
WOMEN'S BOOK STUDY
Tuesdays from 10 to 11am, Second Floor Living Room
The Women’s Book Study meets on Tuesdays from 10 - 11 am in the 2nd Floor Living Room, and women of all ages are invited to attend. We open our time together with prayer requests, prayer and then read the selected book aloud.
We are currently reading In the Sanctuary of Women: A Companion for Reflection & Prayer by Jan Richardson. Copies of the book are available for purchase at the reception desk ($20.00). Richardson is an artist, writer, and ordained minister in the United Methodist Church. In this book she explores the wellsprings of women’s wisdom, inviting readers into a sacred space for reflection, prayer, and conversation about the mysteries at the heart of who we are.
CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER GROUP
Mondays at 11 am, April 10 - June 5, Pelletier Room (Zoom option available)
Leader: The Rev. Barbara Bornemann
Resources: Centered Participant Guidebook (Provided after you sign up) and Praying with Teresa of Avila by Rosemary Broughton
Who is Jesus Christ, why does he matter, and what’s love got to do with it? These are some of the questions that the Contemplative Prayer group will explore when we gather for our next nine-week study group.
During each session, we will draw from a variety of resources. A diverse team across the Episcopal Church and Anglican Community have developed a suite of resources and online tools called “Centered: A Christian Discipleship Experience.”
In addition to the “Centered” resources, we will explore contemplative writings that relate to the weekly themes of our “Centered” study. These writings are prayers and meditations from St. Theresa of Avila, a sixteenth century mystic. Come, let us gather for conversation and prayer, centered in God’s love. Come, let us learn from one another in following Jesus and his Way of Love.
EDUCATION FOR MINISTRY (EfM)
Leader: Edna Marie Thomas
This class involves deep thinking and a lot of reading on your own. Readings of the Old and New Testaments, the history of the church and theology will allow you to dig deeper than most other classes. EfM is a four-year program that can be taken with gaps between years. The class will prepare you for any and all ministries you will serve in at Christ Church.