Adult Faith Formation
As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, continue to live your lives in him,
rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.
- Colossians 2:6-7
At St. Alban’s, we believe faith formation is a life-long endeavor. We offer the following opportunities for religious education and spiritual growth for adults:
On the fourth Sunday of most months, we hold a forum for reflection and conversation. Forums are typically led by the clergy or a guest speaker. Topics range from theology, scripture, contemporary issues, and community needs. Adult Forum dates for 2019-2020 are: September 22, October 27, November 24, January 26, February 23, March 23, and April 26. The Adult Forum is held in the nave.
A few times a year, our lay-led book group selects a book and discusses it informally (and spiritedly!) at a potluck brunch following the 10:30 a.m. service on a selected Sunday. Notices are found in the weekly bulletin and in the weekly e-newsletter. Selections have ranged from spiritual memoirs to best-sellers, C.S. Lewis to Ta-Nahesi Coates to Parker Palmer. Notices are found in the weekly bulletin and in the weekly e-newsletter. Come join us for fun, food and great conversation. Next meeting is: Spetember 15th following the 10:30 service in the Reflection room. The book club will be discussing David Brook's book The Second Mountain. Please bring a food to share for lunch.
Rector's Bible Study
The Rector’s Bible Study meets in the Reflection Room on Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Together we read and reflect on the lectionary scripture lessons for the upcoming Sunday. This is a wonderful way to deepen your faith and understanding of the Bible. No RSVPs or preparation needed–just drop in when you can. To find the Sunday lectionary readings, visit: http://www.lectionarypage.net
St. Alban’s offers a class for any adult who wishes to be baptized, confirmed,
or received into the Episcopal Church, or who simply wants to explore what we
believe and the basics of faith. The class explores the basics of Christianity:
God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, the sacraments, the Bible, and The Book of Common
Prayer. The class also addresses the way the Episcopal Church lives out our faith
through worship and outreach. Bishops preside at Confirmation, so the class is
scheduled based on the date of the Bishop’s annual visitation. Class dates will
be announced in the weekly bulletin and in the weekly e-newsletter.