Davidson, NC

St. Alban's Episcopal Church

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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 between Labor Day and Memorial Day, pausing during the summer.

Lenten Book Study: Wild Hope by Gayle Boss

Beginning Sunday, February 26 at 9:00 a.m. (Downstairs Youth Room)

We share our planet with creatures magnificent, delicate, intricate—and now vanishing at a faster rate than at any other time in Earth’s history. You are invited to spend this Lenten season with Gayle Boss’s book Wild Hope: Stories for Lent from the Vanishing, which shares the stories of 25 endangered species. Their true and difficult stories will wake readers to a greater compassion—which is what Lent, meaning “springtime,” has always been for. The promise of Lent is that something new will rise. In fact, as these stories attest, our hope, though wild, is not impossible and is already loose in the world.

Wild Hope by Gayle Boss can be purchased from your preferred bookseller – order your copy today. A digital version is also available. Each Sunday during Lent, we will meet downstairs in the youth room at 9:15 a.m. to reflect together on what we are reading, according to the schedule below:

Sunday, February 26: Discuss pages 1-31

Sunday, March 5: Discuss pages 33-49

Sunday, March 12: Discuss pages 51-67

Sunday, March 19: Discuss pages 69-85

Sunday, March 26: Discuss pages 87-103

Sunday, April 2: Discuss pages 105-125

Confirmation Class

Periodically, 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.