Whether you’ve gone to church your whole life or you are just now beginning your faith journey, St. Margaret’s strives to offer Adult Christian Formation opportunities that meet you where you are. We offer classes, retreats, and forums as well as sharing seminars with neighboring congregations. All are welcome to come and explore.
Inquirer’s Classes for those seeking to learn more about their faith as experienced and lived out in the Anglican Tradition begin meeting during the Fall and Spring. Designed to be more Q&A and discussion rather than a continuing stream of facts and figures that can be gleaned from other sources, our focus is on what it is that makes us unique not only as Anglicans, but as Anglican Christians in this new age of globalization, when it seems that so many of the world religions are offering the same basic faith statements with only slightly different packaging. What sets us apart? For further information speak to one of the clergy.
The Inquirer’s Class is also designed as the natural stepping stone to confirmation as an Episcopalian. Individuals interested in formally associating themselves with the Episcopal church will first need to participate in the inquirer’s class in order to be confirmed into the Episcopal Church. You may also participate in the class and decline confirmation. Inquirer’s Class is an opportunity, not an obligation.
Occasional lectures, book studies and discussions are scheduled between or following Sunday services. For the 2017-2018 program year, forums will take place in the Parish Hall on the First Sunday of each month through May 2018, following the 11:15 a.m. service. For more information on topics, see the News and Announcements.
Thirsting for Justice
What do the scriptures have to teach us about racial justice? Or about LGBTQ liberation? Why is gun violence a theological issue? What’s the connection between faith and sexuality? What does the Christian tradition have to teach us about gender equality-or about rupturing the binary? And how can progressive Christians relate to people of other faiths and no faith?
Explore possible answers to these and many more questions at the intersection of Christian faith and social justice in Thirsting for Justice – a frank and honest discussion over food and drinks. Each gathering begins with a brief overview of an issue. We then have facilitated dialogue, and bring things to a close with prayer.
For the 2017-2018 program year, Thirsting for Justice meets on the second Thursday of the month through May 2018, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Locations vary.
This series is co-sponsored by St. Margaret’s, All Souls Episcopal Church and St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church. No church affiliation is required to attend. Admission and food are free. For more information contac Rev. Richard Mosson Weinberg – firstname.lastname@example.org.
On the Way
A continuing opportunity for adult fellowship, explorations of the Bible, book discussions and reflection on the faith journey is offered in On the Way, which meets on two Monday evenings each month. See the News and Announcements for updates on the particular topics.
St. Margaret’s Retreat Ministry organizes an adult retreat each year during Advent. These overnight gatherings provide a good balance of fellowship and quiet time as we step away from the clamor of our routines to reflect on our faith journeys. Our lay-led weekends include creative worship, discussion, solitude, and shared meals.