Adult Formation

Each year, we offer opportunities for adults in our community to learn more about the Christian faith and to deepen their spiritual life. Below are this fall’s class offerings. Due to the pandemic, all classes and adult formation gatherings are currently offered virtually via Zoom. Please note the meeting days and times as some classes are offered on Sunday mornings while others are offered on weekday evenings. Meeting times and dates may change due to scheduling conflicts that arise, so feel free to contact the church office to confirm (office@saeccp.org or 301-864-8880). Registration is not required, and all are welcome to attend and participate. 

Adult Formation in March – Why Jesus?

 
In the spring of 2019, Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota, gathered together members of their community (professors, students, and staff) and asked them to share their faith story:  Why are they Christian? Why do they follow Jesus? Why is their faith important to them? On Sunday mornings in March (7th, 14th, 21st, 28th), we will gather at 9 a.m., via Zoom, and listen to a recording of a faith story from a member of the Luther Seminary community for 15 to 20 minutes. Afterward, we will discuss what we heard in that specific faith story and how it resonates or does not resonate with our own experience of faith. These weekly gatherings will be facilitated by our seminarian Logan Lovelace. You may access this gathering on Zoom by using the following link.

Coffee & Theology Chats, Continued!

 

On three Wednesday evenings this winter/spring, from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., we will gather via Zoom for theological discussion and Q&A. Each evening, our discussions will explore a different topic. During the first thirty minutes of each evening, Fr. Tim or a guest speaker will speak for thirty minutes about that evening’s topic; the remaining hour will be free for questions and discussion. Click on the following link to access the discussions. No password is required.
 
Topics:
Wednesday, March 3rd – The Theology of Harry Potter (led by the Rev. Dr. Patricia Lyons)
Wednesday, March 17th – What about the saints in Anglican Christianity?
Wednesday, April 14th – Jesus and Redemption

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