Current Spiritual Formation Opportunities at Epiphany
On-going Classes and Studies
A study of “Anglican Writers and the Foundations of Faith” based on two books, Anglican Identities by Rowan Williams and Glorious Companions: Five Centuries of Anglican Spirituality, by Richard H. Schmidt.
The Wednesday study continues, but watch for updates in the bulletin.
The eStudy of the Nicene Creed will continue through the end of July.
The August eStudy will be based on Sharing the Faith You Love, by Therese and John Boucher.
Early this fall we’ll have a Quiet Day of reflection with Julian of Norwich. Watch for more details in coming issues of the STAR newsletter.
On Sunday mornings after worship and coffee, join us in the Farmhouse at 11:30 for conversation, insight, sharing, Scripture, and community.
Want a mid-week spiritual refresher? Come on Wednesday mornings for worship and stay for the 11:00am study in the Parish Hall.
Job commitments keep you away from our daytime studies? You can participate in our online study. They are made available to the congregation’s email list on a regular basis. Our “eStudies” are based on topics requested by the congregation or tied to the themes of the liturgical year. Most are 4-6 week series that include background information, Scripture passages, reflection questions, and resources. Our current eStudy – starting in September – will be on the origins of our Bible.
Want some time away from all the stress and pressures of your life? Quiet Days are mornings spent with God and a few friends. Listen for God’s voice using some of the classic forms of prayer: Morning Prayer from the Book of Common Prayer, prayerful reading of Scripture using the reflections of Lectio Divina, Centering Prayer, Quaker Worship Sharing, and free time for private prayer, reflection and journaling.
Formation through Service Opportunities
We grow closer to God as we grow closer to each other through service. Adult Education supports our Vestry and Outreach Committee work by providing resources to the congregation about the needs and the groups we support. Look for articles in the STAR newsletter on Epiphany’s role in the FOOD CHAIN starting in October with: growing produce working with Harvest for Humanity; providing staples such as bread beans and babyfood with Matthew’s Crossing (November); and, cooking and serving meals to those who are hungry at Paz de Cristo (Dec).
Education for Ministry Group
Education for Ministry (EFM) is forming in September. We will face the difficult and often subtle task of interpreting the riches of the church’s faith in a complex and confusing world. EFM helps support our faith and also teaches us to express our faith in day-to-day events. Please contact the parish office for more details and contact/sign up information.