Adult Forum

On Sundays at 10 a.m., our parish gathers for discussion and teaching on topics that matter to us as Christians. Usually our talks are energetic and fulfilling, with lots of great ideas in the air. Come by for a good cup of coffee, stay for a great class and a rousing discussion!  All classes meet in the Parish Hall, ending in time for the 11 a.m. Mass. Contact Mother Nora Johnson if you have questions or would like to hear more

January 13 through February 3: Prayer Book 101
A four-part series on the Book of Common Prayer.  If you have never had a good look at those red books in the pew, or if you are very familiar with some parts and not at all with others, this is your chance to learn more about the book (other than scripture) that most shapes our faith. 

January 13: Prayer Book 101, Part One
Where did the Book of Common Prayer come from? Come for a lively discussion about the foundations of Anglicanism and our life of prayer and worship today.

 January 20: Prayer Book 101, Part Two
What makes the American Prayer Book different?  How has it been revised since 1779?  How and why would it be revised in future years?

 January 27: Prayer Book 101, Part Three
What’s in the book?  We’ll talk about the major sections of the Book of Common Prayer, and how to use them.

February 3: Prayer Book 101, Part Four
A guide to using the book at home.  How the Book of Common Prayer can shape your personal prayer and help you to learn about and grow in your faith.

February 10: Parish Meeting
We won’t hold our regular Sunday Forum today, but will instead join the annual parish meeting.  This is your opportunity to hear how the parish is run, ask questions, and learn what’s up and coming.  Don’t miss it!

February 17 through March 3: Great Anglican Sermons, Lancelot Andrews and John Donne 
Come explore some of the great preaching of the seventeenth century that has shaped our theology and our sacramental life ever since.  We’ll be looking at small portions of larger sermons that challenge our minds, hearts, and souls.  Continues February 24 and March 3.

March 10 (Lent I): What is Lent and how do I observe it?
Ashes, penance, fasting, Holy Week, and a holy season. How have Christians historically observed Lent, and what kind of observance are you called to this year?

March 17 (Lent II): What is Lent?: Part Two
More discussion of the observances that make this season challenging and rich.

March 24 (Lent III): The Liturgies of Holy Week, Palm Sunday
We’ll talk about the blessing of palms, the reading of the Passion narrative, and the specific prayers for this day.

March 31 (Lent IV): The Liturgies of Holy Week, Maundy Thursday
Come talk about what we do at the Maundy Thursday Mass. Learn more about the Mandatum, or washing of feet, the institution of the Eucharist, the stripping of the altar, and the procession to the Altar of Repose.

April 7 (Lent V): The Liturgies of Holy Week, Good Friday
Why is there no Mass on Good Friday, and why and how do we venerate the cross? What does “Pre-Sanctified” mean?

April 14 Palm Sunday: The Liturgies of Holy Week, The Easter Vigil
Come ask questions and learn more about the elaborate and beautiful ritual of this holy night. Why do we start with a fire in the back of the church, and why are baptisms traditionally held on this night? Why are there so many readings?

April 21, Easter: No Forum today