“Our steps are directed by God who strengthens those who walk in the way.” Psalm 37:24
The Adult Formation Program seeks to provide a variety of opportunities for deepening our understanding of our Christian heritage, for engaging with the intersection of our faith and mission in the world, for nurturing ourselves and our families, and for growing together as Christians. The committee sponsors a regular Sunday morning program at 9:00 and 11:15 am as well as Quiet Days, workshops, and weekday offerings. Our offerings are designed in style and content to respond to the varied needs of parishioners. Led by our clergy, members of the congregation, and outside guests, our adult events include concerts, lectures, seminars, forums, webinars, book groups, movie series, quiet days, and Bible study.
The Sunday Adult Class was instituted in the nineteen-fifties. Touching on every aspect of living as a follower of Christ, this program quickly became one of Epiphany’s most appreciated offerings.
Sunday Morning Formation
9:00 am The Word Today: Lectionary Bible Study
We gather in the library for a member-led, relaxed, and friendly study of the day's lectionary readings connecting our faith journeys with the texts.
11:15 am Christ in Community
Topics vary from week to week. We gather in Hadley Hall.
This Program Year we will focus on Discipleship: what does it mean to be a follower of Jesus? How can we share our faith with others? What do you need in order to share your faith? Come and see!
October 8 Fellowship Sunday
October 15 Leadership Development Initiative (LDI) & Episcopal City Mission (ECM). These two vibrant organizations in our Diocese have joined! The Rev. Arrington Chambliss, the new Executive Director of ECM will speak about their new partnership and how they are working to train folks in parishes to help us fulfill our Baptismal Covenant: “to seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving our neighbors as ourselves.”
October 22 The Rev. Louis Pitt reflects on Seventy Years of ordination. Come listen and celebrate with beloved friend Louis Pitt as he shares some of the highlights of his ministry among us and in Africa.
October 29 Constance Perry, known to some of us from her work on the film, “Traces of the Trade,” will talk with us about Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) and the amazing ministry of this organization here in the States and across the world.
Please note that the second Sunday of each month is devoted to fellowship
Small Groups for Study, Prayer, and Fellowship
This is a simple half hour prayer service with lots of silence and beautiful Celtic prayers to help you center and breathe in the love of God. Join us in the Chapel at 9 am each Thursday.
A weekly Bible study group at Epiphany meets on Thursdays at 9:30 am in the Suter Room. For 90 minutes, the group enjoys an in-depth discussion and analysis of the book of Luke. For information, contact John Jenke.
Fall 2017: Pauline Epistles
During the seasons of Advent and Lent, a Saturday Quiet Day is offered at the church. A Quiet Day is a half-day retreat offering three meditations interspersed with silence and prayer.
The entire parish building is set aside this morning for quiet prayer following three short meditations. During the quiet time, those who wish can meet with the leader for individual confession or for a conversation. The day concludes with noonday prayers in the Nave. It is not necessary to commit to the entire morning — feel free to come for as much or as little as your schedule permits. All are welcome!
Education for Ministry (EFM)
Do you feel called to guide others in faith? This is a distance learning, theological education program designed by the School of Theology at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. Completion of the program takes four years, during which participants study the Old and New Testaments, church history, and Christian theology. Participants commit one year at a time to meet weekly in seminars led by a trained mentor. Through weekly reading assignments, group discussion and theological reflection, participants develop knowledge and confidence about the ministry we are each called to in Baptism. For more information, contact Rich Goldhor or Jason Kinchen.
Men’s Breakfast Group
We meet every Tuesday morning from 7:15 to 8:30 am in the Suter Room. The group begins with breakfast (bagels, coffee, tea) and fellowship for the first 30 minutes. Following is a reading and open discussion for the next 45 minutes. For more information, contact Didier Collin de Casauban.
Women's Spirituality Group
The Women's Spirituality Group gathers on the first Wednesday of the month sharing a light lunch from 12:30 till 2:00pm to companion one another in our spiritual lives. We read poetry, essays, and books. We laugh, cry, write, talk, and sometimes meditate. It's member-led and different each month. All women of Epiphany are welcome to join us. We meet in the Jeanne Sproat Room at Epiphany.