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:

Christian Education programming for adults is held on Sunday mornings from 9:10 a.m. to 10:10 a.m. Gatherings are typically held in the senior high youth room downstairs (next to the choir room) or may on occasion be held in the nave or elsewhere in the building. No RSVP or prior attendance is necessary. This calendar is subject to change and all gatherings will follow the current COVID-19 protocols of the Diocese of North Carolina.
Poetry On first and fifth Sundays of the month, we offer Journeys, our popular Poetry Discussion Group. All are welcome to join the conversation, which begins with looking at the spiritual themes in a selected poem, before often meandering in a variety of different directions. The poems range from ancient to contemporary, and it is remarkable how poetry can spark such rich and reflective discussions. 

Outreach Forum On second Sundays of the month, we hold a forum to learn more about the Outreach ministries our parish supports through volunteers and/or financial contributions. Hearing from parishioners and community leaders to learn about the needs of our local and global community, we will grow in our understanding of the complex issues around us and the many ways St. Alban’s is involved in loving our neighbors.
Bible Study On third Sundays of the month, the clergy offer a drop-in Bible Study from 9:10 a.m. to 10:10 a.m. to deepen our knowledge of Holy Scripture and reflect on its relevance for our lives today. Each month, the study will focus on themes found some of in the upcoming lessons (Old Testament, Psalm, New Testament, or Gospel) of the Revised Common Lectionary. No advanced reading required! 

Faith Forum Typically, on the fourth Sunday of the month, we will hold a forum on topics related to being a disciple of Jesus and following his way of love. This may include presentations from our clergy, members of the congregation, guest speakers, or other miscellaneous topics and events that will help us to grow in our faith and live the Gospel.

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.