Adults programs seek to form and transform our lives and our faith, through study, dialogue, community life, prayer and worship. The programs that follow are some of the ways that we can share our journeys and enrich our lives together in Christ.
Sunday school for all ages is from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. each Sunday, September through May. Adult Forum meets in the Parish Hall. The adult forum presents a wide variety of programs, topics and issues. Over the course of the year, adults engage the Scriptures, discuss topics that are relevant to daily life, Episcopal life and worship among others. Adults serve as acolytes at the 8:00 service each Sunday. If you are interested in being an acolyte, email Steve Durrant at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
During the Week
Thursday Morning Bible Study
The group participates in an in- depth study of Scripture, pertinent biblical themes through lively discussion. Class is open to all. Meets in the parish hall, Thursday mornings, 9:45 to 11:00 a.m. Class topics are presented in a series format.
Mid- Week Holy Eucharist
Meets every Wednesday in the small Chapel @ 5:45 p.m. This is a great way to participate in Holy Eucharist DURING a hectic week or if you can’t make services on Sunday. All are welcome.
Thursday mornings @ 9 a.m. in the small Chapel. A Holy Eucharist with special prayers and laying on of hands for those “in any need or trouble”. This service is on a break.
Faith Formation Programs
There are many additional opportunities for spiritual growth. Most of these programs involve small communities. All will help you along your spiritual path. For the latest information and programs not listed below, please check the Adult Education Bulletin that is updated seasonally.
Meets Thursday evenings @ 5:00 p.m. in the parlor. This is a weekly opportunity for silence and de-compressing in a busy world. Time for reflection, discussion and practicing the discipline of centering prayer. The class is about 45 minutes long.
First Friday Men’s Breakfast
Meets the first Friday of every month at 7:30 a.m. Come for breakfast & great conversation with other men of ESC.
Additional Formation Opportunities
EfM (Education for Ministry)
EfM seeks to equip lay people through the development and understanding of their faith through the study of the Bible, church history, and theology, and then by bringing that material into dialogue with the events of everyday life. This four-year program is offered through The University of the South’s School of Theology, in Sewanee, TN and is rich in content and application to life. Each year’s curriculum stands on its own and is completed during a one year term. An EfM group is limited to 12 participants. Please think about this as a possibility for personal growth, an opportunity to really learn more about Scripture and the Episcopal Church and where the next phase of your own journey might take you. A pamphlet about EfM is available in the front office. Click HERE for more information about the EfM program and course of study.